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Five Tips to Perform Your Best at Tryouts

By Joe Ulm

Tryouts can be stressful for many players, however, there are things every player can do to perform their best at tryouts.  Here are five tips that could help your son or daughter perform their best at tryouts this season…

  1. Sleep well. Science has proven good sleep equals better performance.

  2. Take some of the stress away by thinking about tryouts in a positive way…as an opportunity to play more soccer with friends, or as a way to show off your best skills.

  3. Expect success. Research has shown that a positive mindset improves performance.

  4. Know that every PSU coach wants you to succeed. Ask them questions and engage with them – they’re there to help!

  5. Leave your mistakes behind. Everyone makes mistakes during tryouts. The quicker you focus on the next activity, the better you’ll do.

Tryouts are right around the corner. Learn more and register today!

street soccer

In our Street Soccer program, players have the opportunity to create their own teams, make their own calls, and unconsciously develop their technical and tactical awareness–all while expressing themselves with the ball at their feet. We believe players should be able to manage themselves and have the freedom to play, interact, problem-solve, innovate, and take ownership of their participation in the game. Teams are created the day of to promote diversity, and games are played without referees to reinforce positive conflict resolution techniques. Our I-Mentor coaches will supervise each field making sure that players and facilities are safe while maintaining a fun and challenging environment.

PSU’s Street Soccer is open to all 9U to 19U players. Our Old School Street Soccer is open to any parent, soccer coach, and their significant others. Bring the whole family!

Details

  • Fridays : April 15 through June 3
  • Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Location: Pewaukee Sports Complex

Rules

  • Games are 7 minutes long
  • Sliding or going to ground is not allowed
  • There is no offsides, but all other soccer rules apply
  • There are no referees – players call their own fouls
  • Profanity of any kind is not allowed

Important Information

  • Cleats, shin guards, socks (covering the shin guards) are required
  • Teams may be adjusted by PSU team members multiple times during each session, including during games
  • PSU reserves the right to disallow the participation of players in the program for any reason
  • Signed waiver is required