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09-04-2012, 09:31 PM
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Need help-tryout

So, I signed up for silver A but I don't think there are any spots open, or no one wants some guy they've never seen play.

But a captain from silver b called me and assumed I'd played for a while cuz of the A registration. When I informed him of my experience, the tone of his invite changed to what sounded more like a tryout in their preseason game.

I don't see any problem with this, but I need tips! What should I be doing to make him put me on team!

I don't want to overthink it, but my lack of experience in league games is gonna be rough. So I'd love your insights on league vs. Drop in etc..

Thanks!

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Play hard, short shifts, be a team player. Play how you play and let them decide if they want you or not. Show him the player he would get, not that player that's trying to woo him for just that night.

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Play hard, short shifts, be a team player. Play how you play and let them decide if they want you or not. Show him the player he would get, not that player that's trying to woo him for just that night.
This,

Nothing worse than signing a guy on only to discover he is a completley different player than you saw in tryout.

But seriously, just do your best and play YOUR game and if you stick to the fundamentals he'll probably invite you back.

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Don't think. Just go.

Meaning let your instinct take over.

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Just curious why would you sign up for a division that it seems like you don't have enough experience for?

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Don't think. Just go.

Meaning let your instinct take over.
Thanks guys,

I emailed him just to clarify and he said they'd only tell me no if I barely knew how to skate.

I guess the biggest difference is that I'll be playing the same position all night. My first instinct during drop in is to cycle the puck or wrap it to the other side. Most ppl tend to dangle every play. So I'm more curious on what surprises I'll face in a league game vs drop in.

Is there simple rules that noobs tend to forget?

I don't know what kind of player i am, but right now I feel I'd shoot first, should I make sure to pass more?

Thanks guys!

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I guess the biggest difference is that I'll be playing the same position all night. My first instinct during drop in is to cycle the puck or wrap it to the other side. Most ppl tend to dangle every play. So I'm more curious on what surprises I'll face in a league game vs drop in.

Is there simple rules that noobs tend to forget?
You'll probably be put on wing. In the D-zone, avoid chasing the puck down low. Stay high, cover the point and get ready to be an option for an outlet pass. But most of all, cover the point.

That alone should make them thrilled to have you.

btw - Don't get suckered into trying to cover both points if the other winger has wandered down low. I've fallen into this trap. Covering both points = covering no points.

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Just curious why would you sign up for a division that it seems like you don't have enough experience for?
Several "b" players have said after watching me I'd do fine in "a". So that's what I decided to sign up for

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