In this video, Suzanne Fitzgerald discusses the essential traits an athlete needs to show in tryouts in order for them to earn a spot on the team. Two of these non-negotiables include strong communication skills and hustle.
This simple drill will help demonstrate if players have these non-negotiables:
Line passing drill: Two passers start on each line. After one player passes, she sprints to the other line and gets ready to pass again. Each player should say the person's name they're passing to prior to the pass, and yell "Mine!" each pass. The keys here are communication and hustle: Who's willing to be vocal and hustle for every single ball?