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KeithChung Rookie 3 posts since
Sep 19, 2010
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Oct 9, 2010 6:15 PM

High School Tryouts

Hi, I am trying out for my highschool on november 15 and i am a good player and the other current players believe in me but its almost like my jumpshot comes and goes.. i really dont think my confidence is up to par and im kinda nervous about the upcoming tryouts.. i have been attending preseason workouts nd i just wish myself the best. are there any tips so that i can be more confident about tryouts and make this team?

  • hooper24 Amateur 30 posts since
    Aug 10, 2010
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    1. Oct 9, 2010 9:30 PM (in response to KeithChung)
    Re: High School Tryouts

    Just work on your game and try your best to improve everyday. I think you should work on your shot and get confident in it...ecspecially if your'e a guard.

    What position do you play?

  • ToughD Legend 502 posts since
    May 11, 2010
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    2. Oct 10, 2010 6:08 AM (in response to KeithChung)
    Re: High School Tryouts

    Practice hard every day so that your confident and your ability and you know you can knock down shots.

    Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.

    - Kevin Durant

  • aikb243 Expert 36 posts since
    May 15, 2010
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    3. Oct 10, 2010 7:22 AM (in response to KeithChung)
    Re: High School Tryouts

    this is a drill i saw somewhere to improve your jump shot


    first, shoot 5 feet away from the rim and keep shooting until you make a swish, no rim or backboard

    then, take a step back and keep shooting until you swish it


    repeat this process until you get to the three point line


    then, wait a few hours and shoot from the same spot on the three point line

    you have to make 6 out of 10, rim, backboard, whatever



    it really works!

  • basketballhq Expert 53 posts since
    Oct 9, 2010
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    5. Oct 10, 2010 10:34 PM (in response to KeithChung)
    Re: High School Tryouts

    You want to make sure that you are working hard but you are also working smart. Checkout my website for drills to improve your shot as well as ball handling and other workouts. Confidence comes with repetition.

  • iAthletes Legend 429 posts since
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    6. Oct 11, 2010 3:21 AM (in response to KeithChung)
    Re: High School Tryouts

    November 15th is still a month away...confidence comes from knowing that you worked hard and have earned the right to make the team. Shoot me an email and I will get you a month workout that focuses on building confidence by action (for free) -


    A great tip is to contact your coaching staff this week to set up a meeting with them...ask them what they are looking for during tryouts and what you need to do to put yourself in the best position to make the team. This will give you the answers you need but also let the coaches know how serious you are.


    Also, these are good tips for you on tryout day.


    1.) Coaches always look for someone who is hustling his butt off.
    2.) Coaches always look for unselfish players
    3.) Coaches always look for someone who can really guard someone else.
    4.) In a PG, coaches look for leadership attributes - the PG is an extension of the coach on the floor.
    5.) In a PG, a college coach is looking for someone who can break down a defense and create options for himself and others.
    6.) In a PG, a college coach is looking for someone who he can rely on to communicate and handle pressure.
    7.) Coaches always look for someone who thinks and acts positive about the team.


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