Although each Jacksonville cheerleading camp is different, there is only one goal why cheerleaders attend them—to hone their skills and better their craft. It isn’t easy to become a cheerleader and it’s doubly hard when the support from their parents, their coaches, the school are not there. Attending camp would mean cheerleaders have a chance to bond with people who think like them and who are passionate about the same things as they are.
Here are some of the things that cheerleaders hope to learn from attending a cheer camp:
This is particularly important if you are just new in the team. If you are a new member of the squad, there’s a good chance you haven’t had the chance to bond with your teammates yet. Attending camp would make you spend as much time with them as you can. You will get to know them—both as a cheerleader and as a person. A team bonding is exactly what everyone needs if winning is important to the squad. Without cooperation and without teamwork, there’s no way a cheerleading team could be successful. The goal of each cheerleader should be to be successful as a team and not to be successful as an individual or as a star of the squad.
It’s important that every cheerleader has an arsenal of moves in her pocket. You should at least learn one-full routine from attending a cheer camp even if you are not going to use it for a competition. Learning a series of movements may be hard at first, but once you have gotten the hang of it, practicing routines will be a lot easier. Through this process, you will learn what you are skillful in and what you are not comfortable with. You will be able to identify your weaknesses and work on them.
Just like any other industry, cheerleaders have a language of their own that only those in the industry can understand. If you are new in the team or if you’re new in the cheerleading industry, you should study the terms being used because you don’t want to get lost in translation whenever your coaches and your teammates discuss terminologies and other jargons.
During your time in camp, you will learn personal details about your teammate. They will open up to you as you bond with each other. This is not a reason for you to divulge whatever you hear from them to other people. They trusted you enough to open up their lives to you, so you should value that trust and keep whatever you hear to yourself.