How can you differentiate a Lakeland cheerleading camp from tryouts and practices? Aren’t these the same things? In a camp, you will learn different skills and routines. You will have to get along with your teammates, who you’ll most likely spend a room with. Some camps are overnight while some finish by the afternoon. There are also cheerleading camps that last for about three days to a week.
Whatever kind of cheer camp you’re going to attend, we’re sure you will have the time of your life with your teammates and even meet and make new friends there. You will also learn a lot of new skills, as well as hone the skills you already have.
Here are some more things you can expect when attending a camp:
Nerves or anxiety
It’s normal to feel nervous and anxious when you’re in your very first cheerleading camp. Even those who have attended numerous camps in the past can still feel anxious when they have to attend a camp with their teammates or cheerleaders from other squads. As long as you follow the rules and learn with an open heart, you’re bound to enjoy the minute you stepped in the venue.
Feeling sweaty and sore
If this is your first time cheering, this will also be the most physically challenging and grueling stage of your life as a cheerleader. This will be the case during your first few days at the camp because there are so many skills you have to learn. You will also have to work out every day while you’re there, so make sure you are physically fit to do so.
This is a great opportunity to bond with your teammates and with cheerleaders from other teams. This will also be a time when you will learn a lot about your coaches and your mentors. Usually, your coaches are much less stiff during camp sessions. This could be a start of a beautiful friendship among your team.
Because of the gazillion things you have to do during camp, you will feel your appetite increase. Don’t worry about it because you need all the energy you can save up for another day there at the camp. Just make sure you eat a balanced and healthy diet of protein-rich and healthy food, fruits, and vegetables. During the day, you can snack more than you usually do because you need to keep up with the activities your coaches and mentors will ask you to do.