There is no easy way to say it: Jacksonville cheerleading is not always all about having the physical capacity to cheer. It’s about having the right emotions and mentality for it as well. And sometimes, having the right personality to be a cheerleader is harder than training or perfectly executing one’s routine.
How does one cultivate the right personality? How can we be cheerful despite having personal problems? How can we cajole the audience to roar and cheer when all we want to do is cry? How can we cheer when our grades are suffering?
The answer to these questions is simple. The key is balance. You have to find the right balance in life to be able to perform your duties as a cheerleader, as a student, as a daughter, etc. There should be equal effort and sacrifice in everything you do.
Make friends with the squad
When planning to join a cheerleading squad, the first thing you should do is to be friends with the members. You can be groupmates with them in school projects or seat with them over lunch breaks or go malling with them after school.
It is better to develop a close friendship with the Jacksonville cheerleading team even before you try out for it. This will make it easier for you to be comfortable once you’re in.
Maintain a positive outlook
We cannot run away from problems, certainly, but we can deal with them in a way that won’t affect our duties as a cheerleader. To become a successful cheerleader, you have to be energetic and positive since you’ll be asking the crowd to cheer with you.
It is completely disconcerting for the crowd to see you sullenly asking them to stand up and welcome the football or basketball team. You should not only have a strong voice, your facial expressions should also convey your message that they should be on their feet, cheering for the team.
When your team is losing in a game, the crowd will look at you for support and they will want assurance from you that the team can still pull out from the slump they are in.
Being confident is the key to that. All throughout the day, you should work on being confident–patting yourself on the back when you did something good, telling yourself it’s going to be okay when you failed, and staying calm and relaxed even during the stressful situations.
Practice being confident and in no time, you’ll get the hang of it, and it won’t feel like a chore anymore.
What kind of a cheerleader are you when you cannot even stay awake to watch the game. If you’re feeling sluggish, stretch for a while. If you’re feeling bored and sleepy, watch a funny clip online or watch your favorite comedy movie. Hang out with friends who make you laugh, too.
Make sure to get enough rest during the night. Sleep at least six hours every night, so you won’t feel sleepy for the rest of the day.