To make a team right out of the cold your child will need to perform exceptionally well. In most cases the coaches have 90% of their rosters already filled. No matter which situation your child is in you want to do the following to prepare him as best as possible.
- If you really feel your child has a good chance of making the team you need to call the coach beforehand to make sure your child is on their radar. This will make sure the coach pays extra attention to your child from the start.
- Also make sure your child is on the ice 2 -3 times a week for 3 weeks prior to the tryout to maintain their fitness level and keeps their skills sharp.
- Keep your child focused on a few themes for the tryout. Mainly they need to skate fast and always keep their feet moving, work harder than the player beside them, and carry puck more than they normally would.
- Focus you child on having a great tryout and worry less about making the team.
- They need to remind you of the themes for the tryout 'skate fast, work hard, take chances.'
- Work hard to prepare for the tryout and attend extra sessions.