7 Ways to Mentally Prepare for Team Sports Tryouts

Team tryouts can be mentally and physically challenging for young athletes. Kids may feel nervous, unsettled or feel pressure to perform well. This anxiety and nervous energy can have negative effects on an athlete's performance.

Many kids and teens are crippled by a fear of failure or embarrassment. Some young athletes may worry about impressing a coach or parent, while others sabotage their performance due to a lack of confidence.

Overcoming these mental setbacks can help an athlete have a better experience at tryouts. Here are seven tips to help kids perform their best.

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