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    WELL, THERES GOING TO BE THESE BADMINTON TRYOUTS HELD AT MY SCHOOL, AND I WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS ANY ADVICE ON HOW TO GET ON THE TEAM AND IMPRESS THE COACH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayame
    WELL, THERES GOING TO BE THESE BADMINTON TRYOUTS HELD AT MY SCHOOL, AND I WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS ANY ADVICE ON HOW TO GET ON THE TEAM AND IMPRESS THE COACH.
    Easy, just play your normal game and do your best. Dont try to impress the coach with fancy moves and tricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jas1121
    Easy, just play your normal game and do your best. Dont try to impress the coach with fancy moves and tricks.
    Yeah no fancy stuff lol. I remember I guy in one of my teams who would always go for a fancy "deceptive" net shot, and miss it every time . So annoying, didn't impress anyone lol. If you can consistently do fancyish stuff and it's a regular part of your game (as in it's not just all about looks) then by all means do it. Otherwise don't try too hard.

    I recommend being confident in yourself though (if possible, I know I find it hard). Be confident, and show it!

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    Just pretend it's a normal day of badminton. Our badminton season was over already. Long time ago.

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    Ok, Thanks For Your Advice Guys ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by jas1121
    Easy, just play your normal game and do your best. Dont try to impress the coach with fancy moves and tricks.
    well, just for the heck of it, do some fancy moves and tricks if you can actually do them... it'll make you look like you have l33t skills

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    Yea, like the other guys said, first thing is to get out of the mindset that you have to impress anybody. Just play the way you are confortable with, it doesn't matter if you can do jump smashes like LD if you lose the game, especially from forcing shots. Also, most important thing, have fun.

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    play good, show determination, dedication, all the stuff a coach looks for.

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    First thing you have to do, not type in caps lock. Its rude. Second, just play. If you don't make the team, you just have to admit that they are more better players than you, tough luck.

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    Also, you can purposely do shadowing to make yourself even more tired against an easy opponent to make yourself sweat real hard. Even better if you impress the coach and then puke cuz you tried so hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adone
    First thing you have to do, not type in caps lock. Its rude. Second, just play. If you don't make the team, you just have to admit that they are more better players than you, tough luck.
    My keyboard is messed up and it got stuck on capslock. Normally I wouldn't bother with capslock.

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    The thing about getting a spot on a team (or getting a job, and many other things in life) is not so much about having the correct skills, but rather by making an impression on the coach. Of course, your skills can't be too far below the others, but what you need to do is get the coach's attention. This is particularly true when many people of approximately similar skill level are trying out for a team.

    A real life example is the team at my school - each fall we get tons of guys trying out, but not many spaces are available on the team. Often there might only be 1-3 spots available for 50+ guys. If we suppose that maybe one guy demonstrates exceptional skill that warrants making the team on skill alone, then for the other guys it is necessary get yourself into the coach's mind. For example, talk to the coaches and be friendly - a coach will appreciate having a player with a pleasant personality to work with.

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    Thanks for your advice and tips guys ^_^. I just hope I don't mess up because there's like 100 something girls trying out and only six are gonna make it.*_*

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    Things coaches are looking for are :

    -Technique
    A coach will be more likely to choose a player with a better technique even if this player is losing his matches. Technique = Potential. If you don't have the right technique, you wont make good gains. I'm in college and have been playing since i'm 6 years old. Boys and girls in the badminton team played in my club from 10 to 20. There is only one competitive club in my region. If we're short on players in college, we usually take a few beginners and they end up doing pretty well because their play level goes up fast.

    So yeah, make sure you have a good technique.

    -Attitude
    See post #2
    Make sure you looks like you're having fun and always give 100% of yourself. Remember that you gain more losing than winning. When you have a good rally with an opponent and you end up smashing the bird out, just lauph, make fun of it and go on. Concentrate on the current rally.

    -Play like you have nothing to lose
    You will play better against people you think you will lose to and you will suck against people you should win. Try to concentrate and always play like you have nothing to lose.

    Finally, try to sleep well and eat clean(No junk :P) 3 to 4 days before the day. I usually try to sleep 12 hours before a competition day. It improves my performance.

    Good luck
    By the way, where do you live in Canada ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayame
    Thanks for your advice and tips guys ^_^. I just hope I don't mess up because there's like 100 something girls trying out and only six are gonna make it.*_*
    Tell us if you made the team!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliviergmar

    Good luck
    By the way, where do you live in Canada ?
    I'm not in Canada right now, but I'm normally living in Ontario. I'm currently in Ecuador because my dad was working on some documentaries on the Galapagos. I wanna go back home soon for the tryouts.
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    Haha nice. Ontario is close from Gatineau(near ottawa) so my heart will be with you. UNLESS WE GO FOR THE INDEPENDENCE. then you're cursed

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