I have cheerleading tryouts for high school soon. The
only problem is I¹m incredibly intimidated by the older girls. I also have
anxiety when it comes to tryouts, do you have any suggestions to "keep my
Hey, girlie! Here’s the deal: Everything that you are
feeling is completely normal. High school can definitely be a scary
thing—you’re entering a new school with new kids that are older than you, and
you don’t know what to expect. Let me be the first to tell you that you can’t
let that hold you back from anything!
Been there, done that
Chances are the older girls on the team felt the exact same
way that you’re feeling right now. They were freshman trying to make the squad
once, too. The natural response is to feel nervous and uncertain when you’re
put into a new situation, so know that you are not alone.
If there is one piece of advice that I want to stress, it is
to be yourself. Sure, it might be the cheesiest line in the book, but it’s the
truth. Trying to be someone you’re not will only hurt you in the end, when you
either get caught up in pretending, or get too tired of putting on an act.
While the older girls might not become your BFFs on the first day, give them
time to get to know you—the real you—and you’ll gain some true-blue buds soon.
Knock out nerves
As for feeling anxious about tryouts, I bet everyone else
who’s trying out is feeling the same way. All you can do is prepare as much as
you can—drink tons of water to stay hydrated, get a good night’s sleep and
practice your moves ‘til their top notch. Finding a buddy to practice with,
like another freshman who’s dying to join the cheer squad, will help you stay
motivated and get some good critiques before the big day.
My fingers are crossed for ya, babe!
BY KATELYN LESTER ON 8/25/2011 4:56:00 PM
POSTED IN bust school stress, sport, Rock try-outs, extra curricular, back to school, have the best school year ever, get your act together guide