How to Overcome a Fear of a Basketball Tryout

Many people crack under pressure. This article will show someone how to stop themselves from cracking in the most critical points of any sports team: tryouts.

Steps

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    Try getting your friends to tryout with you if there are multiple tryouts. Whether or not they really want to play basketball on the team, you don't tend to be as nervous when you play with friends. When playing with friends, you have a higher shooting percentage, but you have to be more careful while ball handling.
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    Do minimal stretches before the tryouts. Too much can result in a weakening of muscles, and too little can result in an injury.
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    Become self confident in your game. If you think you need to work on something, work on it.
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    Don't brag or boast, but don't put yourself down either.
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    Try to think casually. Take things a step at a time without concentrating too much.
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    Just do what you can, and don't stress the small stuff. If you mess up, show the coach you can make up for it! Keep your head up!
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    Try not to keep checking whether the coach is watching or not, as that will only add anxiety.
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    Dress comfortably. Make sure you are comfortable and can run freely in your clothes/shorts.

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Categories: Basketball