Reflection About Cheerleading

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In the words of Kendall Jenner, “I don’t work with a trainer. I just go to cheerleading practice and run a couple times a week.” I first tried out for cheerleading in 6th/7th grade and I had never done cheerleading before, but I really wanted to do it whenever I went to basketball and football games.Surprisingly, after a few days of try-outs, I made the team! I was so excited and I couldn’t wait for the season to start. Practices started not long after try-outs and they pretty much last year-round (especially when there are competitions). My favorite thing about being on the team last year (I tried out again this year and made it) was when the competition season started! My team first get to learn the competition routine, including…show more content…
Before we compete, the thing that throws us off the most is when we watch more experienced teams do their routines. It makes us believe that we might mess up or that we aren’t as skilled as we really are. Obviously, we were all inaccurate! After hitting everything perfectly, we waited for all of the teams to finish, which took quite a while due to the fact of how many teams there were! Because every team was finished and left the mat, anxiety and curiosity were building up in everyone. Soon, everyone sat down, waiting to see what team placed where. Unfortunately for some teams they didn’t get placed (top 13 or so). After being relieved that we actually have a chance of scoring high, we waited for the Eureka Hornets to be called. It was getting down to the top 3 and our team had not yet been announced. As our whole team was bubbling with excitement, we knew that no matter what place we got, we would be the winners in our own minds.3rd place, not Eureka. 2nd place, not Eureka. “The state champions of the IESA cheerleading competition is… EUREKA MIDDLE SCHOOL!” Jumping up, crying with joy, hugging our fellow teammates, was the best feeling in the world.

This year (as I already said) I made the cheerleading team again. I was excited to be one of the “leaders” of the new team because the previous 8th graders went on to high school. After try-outs, many amazing new girls made it,
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