Before joining a Jacksonville cheerleading team, you will have to research about a team’s expectations and what should you learn and prepare for. Before you finally decide to audition for one team, learn as much as you can about it–what kind of cheers and routines they do–and study if this squad is really the one for you.
Researching about the team will make you understand what kind of camaraderie they have, and how hard their workout and training schedule is–whether this is something you can do with school work and other personal stuff.
Talk to those who have tried out
There is no better way to learn about how to try out for a team than to talk to those who have tried it. You can talk to both–those who have been accepted and those who were not. You can learn what those who have been accepted did and study and practice them.
On the other hand, those who failed can impart knowledge as well. What should you avoid in your tryout and why did they think they failed? All of these information, once compiled, will help in your decision to tryout for that team or not. You may also base on their answers the kinds of flips and tumblings you will do.
Talk to the coach or head cheerleader
If you cannot talk with someone who have tried out for the team, you can at least talk to the coach and the head cheerleader.
There are three reasons to this: one, you will get to know what they are looking for; two, they can give you tips; three, you’ll have a feel if you can work with their personalities.
Talking to the coach or the head cheerleader will allow you a glimpse of what it’s like to be a member of that cheerleading team. If they are approachable and easy to talk to, then you’ll probably won’t have a hard time cooperating with them once you are part of the team.
Go to games
If you are really hell-bent on joining that particular team, why not watch their games and competitions? That way, you’ll be able to see their moves and learn their chants.
It is also important to assess yourself and whether or not you can keep up with the energy of the whole team. There is no use to try out for the team if you are not as dedicated as its members.