Spring try-outs are comin’ up
fast—and you’re freaking out! Get ready to get your game on with a few quick
tips from Girls Gone Sporty founder Laura Williams. Buh-bye, butterflies!
Laura says that even though it might
not work out the way you want it to, you’ll feel oh-so proud of yourself for
trying something new. After all, what’ve you got to lose?
Do you really want to sit out all
season when ya could’ve given try-outs your all and made the team? Of course
not! “Remember,” says Laura, “you’re more likely to regret the things you don’t
try than the things you do.” So go for it, sistah!
Talk it out
“See if you can talk to the coach and get a few pointers
before trying out,” Laura advises. “Then try practicing on your own in the
weeks leading up to tryouts.” Got a friend who’s already on the team, or an
older sib who’s a super jock? Ask ‘em to practice with you. There’s no harm in
seeking help, so when they offer up pointers, be grateful and learn as much as
It’s OK to be nervous
Laura says it’s totally normal to be
a tad bit jittery before try-outs. In fact, those butterflies in your stomach
can even help ya perform better. If your nerves get out of control, though,
learning a few relaxation techniques—like meditation, deep breathing and taking
a mental vacay—can calm you down when it matters most.
Spill! What’s your secret to
acing tryouts, sweeties?
BY GL ON 2/25/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN sport, Rock try-outs