Becoming a Chanticleer

On April 14, my mom and I headed down south for Coastal Carolina University tryouts for cheerleading and on Friday, open gym started. We introduced ourselves and the diversity of the group showed through the accents of others. On Saturday, we spent four hours in tryouts before we were free for the rest of the day.


When Sunday arrived, it was the last day to show what we were all truly made out of and nervousness was in the air. Cuts were made and we found out who was now a 2016-2017 Chanticleer cheerleader. As I got further and further down the first column, I noticed my name was not present and I got discouraged. I kept looking and finally I found it. I was so excited, all I could do was breathe with a giant smile on my face.


The best advice I can give anyone for any sport when trying out, whether it be here next year at Millbrook or perhaps for college, is to go for it. Prepare yourself as much as possible and do whatever you can to put in the effort and work hard. It’ll show in your tryouts. Give the people judging you no other choice but to put you on the team because you earned that spot through hard work and dedication. Give them no question in their mind that you will be the best asset and choice they made for the upcoming season. Lastly, go in with confidence. If you did everything in your power to ensure this, you will do great. With your best foot forward and a positive attitude, you will succeed, not only in your sport, but in life as well.