We do shake our pom poms but we do a lot more than that. One thing that I love about our team is that none of us fit the cheerleader stereotype, there 's so much diversity on our team. We have singers, guitarist, skaters, cross country runners, and even a very special senior that has been student of the week twice in the last month. Continuing on as I said before we do so much more than shaking our pom poms. We compete routines that involve high difficulty stunts, jump sequences of four or more jumps in a row, we yell out cheers at the top of our lungs, we do high intensity dances, and we get to do it all with our best friends.
I was even able to make the SACS Varsity cheer team, which is an unforgettable experience knowing that they are one of the best in town. Every single accomplishment has been worked for with hours and hours of preparation, and even years in experience. Nobody would ever imagine that my first year trying out as a cheerleader I had been rejected. Although I did fail at cheer my first try, it only fueled me to try out again the following year. After weeks and
I have had dance experience from the drill team and have been a member for four years. I am also in color guard, and have been for three years. Out of those three years we have gotten two Division 1’s. My junior year in high school I was the captain of the team and we got best color guard. My senior year I did not try out because of my busy schedule, but i regret not making more time for it.
It is incredible how much upper body strength some of the stunts really do need. I now have cheered for over 7 years and I will never go back to anything else." Teams must be in top shape, especially in competitive cheer to preform perfectly and make sure it's all safe, not to mention the amounts of cardio they must go through to stay in shape (Lewis). Wrapping things up, cheer is harder than meets the eye. But many people don't realize that's the point, if you didn't look at the girls and say, "I could do that" then it's not done well enough.
Freshmen year was a rude awakening of what I was getting myself into. Coach Smolder was the toughest coach I have ever had. Our first day of practice we had to run 66, 40 yard sprints and I did all that just to start kickoff return on a 7-3 playoff football team, but I was the only freshmen to start. Sophomore year came around and it was a great learning experience because I started offensive line and played over ¾ of the game at defensive end which was weird because I’ve always played middle linebacker. I suppose everyone was in a sophomore slump because that year we were mediocre, going 5-5, but I was the only sophomore to play and I even picked up a fumble and ran it in for a 43 yard touchdown, it was our best game if the year.
She and Candy were still friends, so...what was the deal? This behavior seemed to only intense upon their fourth summer in Gravity Falls, and at this point Dipper was fueling it on purpose, trying to figure what exactly was going on with his sister. On this particular night, Dipper was getting dolled up for a date with Candy, wearing the finest clothing his little income could purchase. It was the first date that they had been on since their last summer in Gravity Falls, and they were both obviously excited to be able to see, talk with, and touch each other physically again. "Mabel, do you think this is too dressy?"
After a nice and relaxing day at Disney with my teammates and coaches, it was time to compete, and nerves were running as high as NYC skyscrapers. As all 20 of us were getting ready, we got out nice little coach pep-talk from our coaches, Tim and Tammy, who I’ve known since I was a mere gymnastics baby, a two year old level one. Tim was in a blindingly bright purple tuxedo and Tammy was in an absolutely drop-dead gorgeous red dress, a humongous change from their usual athletic gear, for they lost a bet saying that if we all qualified for nationals they would dress up. I looked up at the clock and saw the dreaded time; 8:00 AM. “Time to leave!” I shouted over our blasting playlist of everything from Lady Gaga to Lil Pump.
the thought of receiving your first (and hopefully only) swirly or being jammed into a tiny locker has plagued the minds of incoming freshman for generations. In today 's society, educational institutions have a zero tolerance policy for bullying of any kind and if you are to be bullied in any way, make sure to report it right away to administration. There is very little to worry as many high schoolers are very inviting and nice to incoming freshman because they all have been there. 4. 'Project X ' Parties We 've all seen the never-ending teen movies in which the goal of a group of friends is to have the most epic party ever.
However, this year, I have been unable to cheer for the competitive team in Knoxville. My team’s name was Viper. As much as I loved the competitive cheering for Viper, I had to stop because of another back injury I had. During high school cheerleading, I have been able to be hurt and still be on the team; however, on my or any competitive team, if you are injured, you no longer are able to participate at all, ending with you having to quit. My first back injury was the worst out of them all, and led to many other complications with my back
I shot a 55 the next day, which kind of lowered my spirits, but not so bad as I was feeling defeated like the year before. On the final, and probably most important day of tryouts, it was like I had practice the whole day before that tryout. I shot a 43, which amazed everyone, and got me a place on the team. I felt unstoppable. I already was envisioning myself getting a hole in one the next day.
It 's about how hard you 're willing to work for it.” This is a cliche with a lot of meaning and motivation. These inspiring words are crucial to my own success. I was an all-star cheerleader for 11 years before my parents eventually ran out of the time and money to pay for my two sisters and I. I finished cheering my freshman year, and also started dancing. In past years, I took an interest in the high school dance team. I decided to join my freshman year, and instantaneously fell in love with the
Even on games where I didn’t start, I was getting a lot of playing time. That really pushed me to be even better for my senior season. After my first season of varsity was over I felt even more motivated to get better. I started lifting weights almost every day, even if it meant I had to go to the gym at midnight and still go to school the next morning. The summer of my senior year all I did was either work or work out, I barely spent any time with my friends.
Most successful dancers tend to go from cradle to studio, and dance their entire lives, yet she managed to accomplish in two years what many never see come to fruition. Copeland has overcome many struggles, a huge one being her body. In the dance world, the slim and boyish physique is highly sought after, and when she stopped fitting that image, Misty fell victim to an eating disorder. However, she didn’t let that stop her. With the help of those around her, she overcame it, and learned to accept her
“You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that”-(Michael Jordan). Since the age of four, softball has always been my favorite leisure activity. However, at the level I competed during my high school career it was not what I would consider a leisure activity. Due to the time commitment required for tournament softball, it was more like a job. It was, however, the type of job that everyone dreams of, a job that I enjoyed almost more than anything.
I always get nervous when I feel I have to perform the best I can. I went to the camp and did great in hitting and fielding; my performance caught the attention of the head coach and he said he would like to stop by my high school to see me play a few games this upcoming year. He told me, "I am not willing to take any student athlete who is not willing to run the extra mile or to take the extra 100 swings a day." So every morning before school, I took 100 swings off my tee and after school, I ran an extra mile. Over the course of my season, I saw dramatic improvements and they were just in time for the game the college coach stopped by to see.