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I am a cheerleading fanatic! I wuv cheerleading... I am 12 years old and trying out for cheerleading for the second time. I am from Miami!
I was at my first ever cheerleading tryout. I felt so intimidated. Most of the girls trying out were previous cheerleaders. I tried my hardest in the clinics. I was perfecting my toe touch and working on my tumbling. I felt great the day of the tryouts! I was paired up with my only friend there, Sabrina. We prayed and practiced together. Finally, it was our turn. We did our tumbling and our optional jump. I messed up on my pike but I don't think the judges noticed. On my tumbling, I kinda messed up my landing from my front-handspring but I was still good! I was the loudest and cheerful in the cheer. And i showed attitude on the dance. I felt I had it in the bag. Then the next day, they announced the winners. I crossed my fingers with Sabrina's sister. Sabrina had made it but I didn't. I cried for 3 weeks! I almost tried to cut myself! I was so stupid!! I immediately stopped myself from any pain. I thought to myself, "If I hurt myself, I wouldn't be able to cheerlead!" I was so embarrassed with myself! Sabrina and her sister were comforting me the entire time! I just laughed at myself! I can't ruin my reputation in school! I'm a tough cookie!
- Don't cry! Keep trying! xD
- It's not the end of the world! Think of it as a sign that you need to try harder!
- If this happens to you, ask your coach what you did wrong. Use that information to perfect yourself!