Summertime is here, and for Lakeland cheerleading athletes, it can mean many things. For some, it is a rather bittersweet time, as the cheer season is over. However, they can use the summer season to improve their cheer skills and gear themselves up for the next season.
For others, they may be spending this summer attending cheerleading camp! Cheerleading camp is a great experience for many cheerleaders. It’s a time spent with your cheerleading friends, as well as time spent honing and learning new cheerleading skills and moves.
For first-timers, this may be something that they simultaneously look forward to and are nervous about. Well, this is where we tell you that there’s nothing to worry about. Even if you consider yourself inexperienced when it comes to cheerleading, you have to remember that everybody is there to learn, so nobody will ever look down on you for now being as knowledgeable as the rest. So simply enjoy yourself, learn, and make new friends while having the time of your life at cheer camp. If you’re still nervous, here are some things that you can prepare yourself for at cheer camp.
Cheer skills and moves
The number one thing that you can expect when attending cheer camp is the amount of information, techniques, skills, and exercises related to cheerleading that they’ll be teaching you. Cheer camp is all about learning new cheer skills after all, so be prepared to be introduced to all kinds of moves and skills that you never thought you’d have the chance to learn.
Some first-timers may feel overwhelmed and don’t like standing out, so they have a tendency to stay quiet, even if they’re having some difficulty understanding the concept of the move. Don’t be afraid to speak up and ask questions, after all, everybody is there to learn.
Making new cheerleading friends
At cheer camp, you’re going to meet more people who are into cheerleading than you ever had in you entire life previously. So expect to make some new friends as you go along the duration of your stay at cheer camp. Don’t be nervous about meeting new people, these are people who are just as interested in cheerleading as you are, and would love to be friends with you. If you’re attending cheer camp with your squad, then take this opportunity to get closer with your cheermates.
For a first-timer, you’re going to understand the schedule of a full-time cheerleader
One of the biggest things that you have to prepare for in Lakeland cheerleading camp is realizing the schedule of a full-time cheerleader, especially if you’re a first-time cheerleader. Between exercise, drills, and practice, you may find it more exhausting than you initially expected. Take the time to learn how to manage your stamina, as well as find out what nutrition and exercise works best for you.