When was the last time you tried out for a team and failed to make it? Did you leave that day feeling disappointed wondering where you failed? Or did you leave thinking that you just didn’t have what it takes? Either way, you are in luck. There is a real way to beat tryouts that many people do not know. However, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s start with the basics.
In this article, we are going to talk about the natural break. There are really three categories of scores in tryouts. These are the upper level scores (basically participants who have made the team), lower level scores (participants who get cut in the first round), and finally the natural break scores (participants who are in between the upper scores and lower scores). We can essentially call participants in the natural break category the maybes. Why do we say that; because they are on the verge on making the team.
So what does all this mean for you? Depending on what stage of a tryout you made it to, you can know where you sat. If you were let go in the first round of tryouts (lower scores); you are at a stage where you need to beef up your skills. From this stage, you really need to shoot to get into the natural break at the bare minimum. Do not worry as you can be ahead of the curve if you choose. Try and write down the skills you were asked to perform and go to a local gym or studio to work on these skills. Or as a cheaper alternative, you can always try to find a friend to teach you as well. Either way, you need to work on your skills and get into that natural break.
For those of you in the natural break category (or later rounds in the tryouts), you are in the most competitive spot. Literally, you are fighting for one spot that ten or more other participants are fighting for as well. What this means for you is that you need to find a way to edge your competition out. And how you do that couldn’t be more simple. Earn more points than your competition. The participants who succeed in the natural break can literally make it by one point.
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