So you’re trying out for Fresh Meat on Saturday? That’s so cool! See you there.
Who wants tips?
I guess you’re probably worried about how you’re going to skate. Here’s the thing: don’t. The work you’ve done in the last few months is what’s going to show at tryouts, for better or worse.
Not sure if you should try out? Just go. The best way to practice trying out is to try out. The next time it won’t be as scary.
Hydrate. Make time to eat something and let it digest a little. I like to eat light, but everyone’s different.
Don’t booze it up the night before. Get some sleep, too, for crying out loud. And wake up with time to get there plenty early (sign in, gear up, get your gear checked, warm up…it all takes a while).
Double-check your gear bag. Grab an extra skate lace. Why not? Throw a water bottle in your gear bag. Bring one that can last you through a two-hour workout with no refills.
Wear something memorable. Bright colors are great.
Listen and focus. Don’t compare yourself to others. Follow directions.
You may fall down. This will not disqualify you.
Oh: and don’t leave your gear in your car beforehand. Lesson learned from ol’ Frisky here, who had her gear stolen the day of tryouts.
Isn’t roller skating fun?