Tryouts and the Stress They Bring

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Karsyn Crawford, Staff Writer

We all know that tryouts can be stressful. We all want to do our best and make the best team, but not everyone will do that. Here are some tips and ways to handle the stress that trouts bring with them.

Don’t fear or dread the thought of being rejected. If that’s the only thing you focus on it’s more likely to actually happen. Instead, focus on the positive, or even practice more of whatever it is you’re trying out for. If you only think about not making the team, then you’ll look down on yourself and make yourself think you won’t. Try to be positive and find ways to make your tryout to be even better!

Be confident in yourself, we all know a little motivational speech can pump you up and get you ready. But, if you’re confident in yourself that could make a world’s difference. If you’re confident in yourself it gives you a higher chance of making whatever it is you’re trying out for. Confidence is key, that’s what a lot of people say, and yes it’s true.

Although it’s hard, be prepared for denial. If you don’t make it, it will push you even harder to try and practice more so you can make it next time. Denial is hard, and it does suck but you can be even more determined to make it next year. On the flip side, be prepared for acceptance! If you make it on the team be humble, some other kids didn’t make it. It’s okay to be proud of yourself, just try not to brag about it and maybe even help people practice so next year they can make it too!

You can enjoy tryouts if you do these things, even if you don’t make it you’ll know what to expect in future tryouts. It’s okay to fail, just think about when you will succeed!