Ok, here's my problem:
I entered grade 10 in the beginning of this year. Tryouts for the football team were a few days after school started, but I didn't attend the tryouts, since I was scared I would not make the team. I started working out and now, I'm in the best shape of my life. Now, I believe that I could tryout for the team successfully. However, the fact that I did not join the team during my grade 10 year puts me at a severe disadvantage. I heard you could try out for seniors if you didn't do juniors, but with all the competition, I don't think I'd make it. It is very possible that I could do Juniors (w/ all the gr 10s next year), but I'm not sure if i'll be eligible. If I were to make it on to the team, I'd want to be a punter/kicker (I got strong leg muscles), or else, be a wide receiver (I'm a pretty fast runner w/ long legs). However, I'm pretty much fine with anything else. So anyways, here are my questions:
1) Do you think I have a chance to make either team? (It doesn't matter if im a backup or not)
2) Which of the two teams should I try out for?
3) What position do you think suits me the best? (I'm 16, 6'0", and 175 lbs, with strong leg muscles and broad shoulders. I'm somewhat big, but I'm not a tank)
4) What advice do you guys have incase I go for tryouts? You see, I've never tried out for a school team (Obese until 8th grade), and I don't know what to expect. Also, I have a big fear of rejection and I constantly think I'm not good enuff, even though my cousin, who was on a football team, says I could possibly make it. You could probably tell I am very insecure about my physical shape (due to my past obesity).
Thank you guys very much.