When you have clinched that Jacksonville cheerleading tryout, you now have the most nerve-wracking thing in front of you: actually preparing for the day of the tryout. Preparation is as important as the actual performance in front of the coach. Sometimes, it’s even more important than the execution itself.
Get plenty of sleep
You need to be focused when it comes to trying out for a cheerleading squad and you cannot be focused rightly when you don’t get plenty of sleep. Since when were you able to function properly with just two hours of sleep? It almost feels like we’re functioning mechanically when we don’t get much sleep.
It may be hard to get a good night’s sleep when you’re constantly thinking about what’s going to happen when you wake up. Do everything to help you get sleep–drink hot milk, watch a boring movie, or read a book.
Eat a healthy breakfast
Don’t eat anything heavy because: 1. You’ll feel full and you may not be able to move fluidly during your tryout; and 2. You’ll probably feel sick afterwards because of too much anxiety or nervousness. Ask your mom to prepare something for you–a nice salad or white egg omelette and toast will do just nice.
If your mom or your dad can’t prepare a healthy breakfast for you the next day, why don’t you take matters into your own hand and just buy something the night before? That will lessen the stress of trying to find healthy food the next day.
Remember, eat healthily. Never not eat. You will regret it if you don’t eat.
Drink plenty of water
You’ll most likely sweat a lot during the tryouts. The task at hand will get you nervous and you might get little beads of sweat on your brows. If you don’t drink plenty of water, you will dehydrate and could possibly pass out. You certainly don’t want to pass out in the middle of the gym floor, right?
You have to keep yourself hydrated because you cannot survive a tryout without drinking enough water. You’re putting yourself in danger when you don’t.
Try to relax
You have to relax even if you’re feeling all kinds of emotions right now. Panicking won’t do your tryouts any good. You will only make mistakes if you don’t calm down. Take deep breaths and talk to a friend, if possible, so that he/she can distract you enough. Remember, you’re the one who wanted to be a part of this Jacksonville cheerleading team, so you have to relax and just do your best.