so as we move into try out season and coaches are looking for ALL the best players I want you all to keep this in mind.
From the top of my head I’m going to name some teams. don’t feel bad if I leave your out your organization.
Ashburn shooting stars
Tsunami Fast pitch
Mount Vernon magic
Xplosion Fast Pitch
Great falls sharks
to name a few!
If every organization had just 1 team of a 15 players roster than you’re talking about 405 players. for one age group per organization . Ok so now imagine if all these programs had 10u through 18u and some even do the 11u and 13u and 15u, so those are more teams and players (about 2,025 players) . These are all teams I can THINK of in the NORTHERN Virginia area. in fact all teams I can drive to from where I live and get there in an hour or less. Keep that in mind coaches and parents.
In my opinion we need to stop looking at the shiny new toys and the shiny names and start looking and researching these coaches. Find out your players goals and expectations and then do tryouts by that.
the coaches are what players should be looking for!
Do your research folks! go to many tryouts. I am a coach and we all have our happy faces on and we all paint pretty pictures for everyone. Find out about the coach and coaches, we hold player responsible for working on their own time and getting better, is your coach doing the same thing to get better?
When you buy a car you don’t just test drive one car, same with buying a house. This is your more prized possession! your child! so make sure you are making the right choice for them!
Good luck to all this tryout season!
See you on the field,