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The Only Tryout Guide You Will Ever Need (For Hockey Players)



Tryouts are tough for most players.


But they don't have to be.


I have played 20 years of hockey and have tried out for many teams.


I want to share with you what I learned and what I stole from other great tryout players.



First Things To Understand

Tryouts are like an interview


Coaches want to see who is qualified to play on the team.


They want to see what value you bring


Your value has most to do with your ability and your character

Here is the checklist I breakdown in the full video:

1. Master Your Mental

  • Focus - meditation

  • Confidence - visualize, confidence programming, affirmations

2. Know your unique player Identity

  • Ideally, build it before tryouts

  • Know your skill set player your game

  • If not, just focus on playing your strengths

  • Know what scouts/coaches want

3. Be stable

  • Coaches don’t wanna see an angry outburst

  • They wanna see energy and passion

  • Know the difference

  • Be in control

4. Be vocal and alpha

  • But don't be fake

  • Lead

5. Set intentions and release them

  • Think of this as a prayer

  • Be clear the way you want to play, then let of attachment

6. Have a tryout day prep routine that can be altered easily

  • Mind

  • Body

  • Skill

7. Relax

  • You can’t control everything

  • Trust that what is meant to happen is meant to happen

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Who is Corson Searles?

I am a former player & mental/performance advisor for AAA, junior, college, and pro hockey players. I am obsessed with dissecting atheletic performance potential, lifestyle design, and hockey development.

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