Spring sports tryouts provide different experiences


For those who are athletically gifted, spring sports tryouts come easy. For those who aren’t, or haven’t continually been involved in sports, spring sports tryouts have already began to pose a challenge.

Sports were not sophomore Amanda Singh’s forte until she tried out for winter track this year. Before that, Singh hadn’t participated any sports.

“I hated sports. I don’t know why,” Singh said.

After not participating for three consecutive seasons, Singh tried out for indoor track and made the team.

“My brother did track and always made fun of me so I decided to do track,” Singh said.

She is now trying out for girl’s lacrosse and has attended most of the conditioning in order to improve her game.

“I think [lacrosse] is easier than other sports to pick up,” Singh said. “A lot of my friends are trying out for lacrosse.”

That being said, trying out for many sports has turned into a social event for many students.

“Not everyone liked soccer. They just wanted to try a new sport, some just didn’t take it seriously,” freshman Philip Blystone, who tried out for soccer, said.

“They can make you look good, and they can make you look like crap,” Blystone added. “You can’t really rely on them when you’re in a tough situation.”

Trying out for a team with a friend may make someone more comfortable, but that can sometimes result in over-populated tryouts with a portion of athletes who don’t want to be there.

However, not all student athletes believe that tryouts have turned into completely social events.

“I think a lot of people [tried out] because they enjoy it,” sophomore Kiwon Sue said. “Not because their friends are doing it.”

Most tryouts began on Feb. 20 and will continue for the rest of the week, with coaches making cuts and selections throughout the course of the week.