Surviving All-Star Cheerleading Choreography
Whether this is your first year cheering or your fifth, you know what’s coming — choreography day! From learning your stunt sequence to finding out which pass you’ll have during running tumbling, this can be an exciting time filled with a burning desire to hit the ground running with a new routine. However, if you aren’t ready to go or in the right headspace, choreography can feel more like a draining chore than an exciting opportunity. Today, we are covering some of the best ways you can feel ready to go on choreography day.
First, eat breakfast! Even if you aren’t much a breakfast eater, having the right nutrients can help power both your brain and your body. This is essential during choreography. Your coaches and the choreographer will be looking to see who is the sharpest and who catches on to choreography the easiest in order to determine who gets the specialty spots. If you want to be the center of the routine this year, you’ll need to be on your A-game! Most choreo sessions are long, so make sure to pack some snacks to keep the energy high all day. Plus, hydration is extremely important. Choreography usually includes doing the same thing over and over again, and that is much more tiring than it sounds! Water can help alleviate that fatigue.
While you’ll spend most of your day learning new dances, moves, and formations, this is also an exciting team bonding day. After all, you’re all in this together — and this routine could carry you all the way to the Summit (or even the Cheerleading Worlds)! Take this time to make friends with anyone you haven’t gotten close to on your team yet. If you are put in a new stunt group, take the time to introduce yourself and encourage your teammates before you guys get to work. A little trust and friendliness can go a long way!
It doesn’t matter where you get placed in the routine; we can promise you that your part matters! Everyone has their strengths, and there is always time to improve. If your choreographer doesn’t put you where you wanted to go, don’t stress. You can prove yourself as time goes on, and there are always other opportunities to shine. Keep in mind that attitudes are contagious. If you roll your eyes, cross your arms, or just have a bad attitude in general, you will pull down the energy of your teammates and upset yourself further. Be excited about every opportunity. After all, many athletes don’t get the chance to show what they can do on the mat. Enjoy this time while you have it!
Choreography season is underway, and we cannot wait to see what your team comes up with. From daring stunts to revolutionary tumbling passes, we are thrilled for the 2019-2020 season! Get in touch with our team to learn more about our upcoming schedule, as well as when we will be in a city near you. Have fun in choreography, and good luck. We’ll see you once competition season rolls around!