If you are a player that is trying to make their basketball team, or is looking to better establish a role on the team when the season starts; you need to be able to use any advantage possible. That is why we have come of with a list of basketball tryout tips that you can use to help set yourself apart from the rest of the competition.
Spoiler Alert: these tips are not going to all be based around taking more shots. In fact, shooting bad shots during a tryout can actually get you the kind of attention that you don't want from the coach. Coaches may even get the wrong impression about you, and think that you are a selfish player.
So if shooting more shots isn't the key, than what is? Coaches look for a lot of different things when trying to figure out what players to keep on the team, and sometimes there are a lot of players that are very close in skill, so it comes down to the intangibles.
The funny thing about the intangibles that coaches look for, are that anyone can do them; players just need to recognize them, and then choose to do them. So whether it is; communicating, hustling, etc. (see list for full breakdown) you need to be recognizing these opportunities, and then taking full advantage of them. If it comes down to two players that are at the same skill level, the coach is going to take the player that is; bringing energy to practice, being a good teammate, and listening. Be this player, and set yourself apart!