Try outs can be intimidating...
So how do you make an Elite Football Team like the Sherwood Park Rams?
It is pretty simple actually.
1. Attendance: Show up to all of the Try Out practices ready to go and willing to work hard.
2. Attitude: When you show up, bring the best possible attitude as there is a lot to learn and the coaches grade you based on how well you respond to correction.
3. Ability: Bring your A Game. Make sure that you work 100% in every drill and scrimmage so that you can show off all of the raw talent that you have.
Obviously skill has a lot to do with making a Tier 1 team. However it is not the only thing that the RAMS look for. The dedication to show up and work hard will always win over raw ability when the player is inconsistent.
Rather than worrying about getting cut, remember that working hard every practice and bringing every skill you have (catching, running, kicking, punting, long snapping, etc) are skills that the team needs. Coaches look for these other skills. And remember, other players who do not try as hard as you will "self cut". In other words, they may choose to give up rather than to work hard, leaving another spot open on the team.
Every year, the RAMS have 20+ open positions that they need to fill, so come try out and see if all of the hard work and dedication that is required to become a RAM is what you want to work towards.