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Upcoming Try Outs 2011 - Minor Hockey Preparation - For Parents & Players - Canada, USA, Hockey Training

Upcoming Minor Hockey Try Outs 2011 

As spring & NHL playoffs arrive, comes the inevitable minor hockey try outs through out Canada & the United States.Parents & players must ask questions and prepare themselves for challenge ahead.  Here is a brief guideline of questions & issues that Parents & Players must consider when attending hockey try outs this year.

Parents

 

  • What is the philosophical approach of the team.  Do they balance ice time?  How much importance do they place on winning?  
  • What is the staff - Coach, Manager, Trainers like?  What is their reputation?  Will my son/daughter develop, have fun and grow under their leadership
  • What is the planned schedule of the team? How many tournaments?  Practice frequency?  
  • How much will participating on this team cost us financially & time commitments?
  • How are the try outs run?  How do they select the team?  How many players are returning from last season?
  • How much success did this team have last year?  What is the reputation?

 

Players

  • Is this the team I want to play for?  Will I have fun?
  • What can my role be on this team?
  • What do they want to see during the try outs?  What do I have to do to make this team?
  • Do I have any friends on the team?
  • Do I like the coach & will He/She be able to teach me the skills to allow me to become a better player?
  • What can I achieve from playing for this team?
  • How is this team selected?

 

It is imperative the a family prepares together and asks questions before they commit to a team?  Every team is different and making assumptions can lead to difficulty down the road.  

Know the Schedule.

Prepare to Succeed.

Be Assertive.

Allow a Players Skills & Talent Shine to Earn a Spot on the Team.

Have Fun.

Good Luck at this Years Try Outs

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