Tryouts for Fall sports for high school athletics will be here before you know it. We can’t even believe another school year has already come and gone. If you were on the Junior Varsity team last season, but want to make it up to the Varsity level this year there are ways to go about helping your chances.
It’s one thing to play your sport during its main season, but it’s another to play year-round. This is an absolute necessity if you are trying to be all you can be. You can almost think of the off season as the actual regular season, because it is just as important, if not more.
We’ll use football as an example. In many places, football is a Fall sport. The season normally begins in late summer and is over by the end of November for high schools. If you don’t continue to practice your strength training, it reduces your chances of breaking records, making tackles, gaining yardage and complete passes. Your skills just won’t be as refined.
You need to do your best at getting yourself involved in as many offseason camps, strength training sessions, or other activities as possible. We know that can be extremely tough and often quite expensive, but trust us, it’s worth every penny.
Playing your sport and getting repetitions in during the off-season is vital to success, but offseason conditioning can truly propel you ahead of your peers. Getting involved in a cardio and strength training program at your school or your local fitness club can make all the difference.
Finding an instructor who knows what they’re talking about and who will give you sound advice will help you significantly. Not only will this benefit you for obvious reasons such as building and strengthening your muscles, becoming faster and increasing your endurance, but for less apparent reasons as well. That includes helping with nutrition, correct posture when strength training and ways to help with mental strength during competition.
Every athlete will feel more prepared for tryouts and will gain a competitive edge with good nutrition. Teach yourself about the basics of good sports nutrition and help them understand why maintaining a healthy diet is important to being successful on and off the field. It’s important to understand the importance of staying hydrated, as well as maintaining the frequency and timing of their meals and snacks.
This has major benefits as it will not only help excel your strength training, but in your mental clarity for school and overall life. Athletes will feel more confident if they know they have taken the necessary steps to make sure you’re properly hydrated and fueled to play your best during tryouts.
Excelling at a sport is not only based on your skill, but as you can see many other factors contribute to your success. Now that you know what it takes to rise to the top of your high school sport, the next step is to get out there and prove to everyone what you can do.
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