Balancing All-Star Cheer & School
The balance of being a cheerleader, teenager and full-time student is the craziest best roles I’ve had yet… The harder you work the better you become, and remember the work is WORTH IT! Learning how to manage cheer practice ending at 8pm and Algebra exams beginning at 8am can be demanding. Practicing sometimes 5 days a week can be a lot, while being a student in high school and juggling a social life. People don’t understand the demands of an All-Star cheerleader.
At Dynasty Spirit Elite most of us are coming in from school so when we get to DSE gym we start our homework, within the next hour we are trying to remember the last 8 count our coach recently taught us. We definitely need the support of our gym to maintain good grades. Allowing us to start homework at the gym gives us extra time to focus on school work and not fall behind. When we have free time even if its 30 minutes we don’t waste it, we do something even if it is looking over notes for an exam the next day.
School should always come first and take the front line in anything you do. If you are not motivated by education, then being a student athlete can be very difficult. You have to want to succeed because you will be sacrificing a lot by being in the gym and traveling to competitions. Set a goal for yourself and create your path to get there.
Never think that you are alone. There are other girls going through the exact same thing as you are.
Try to get a good night sleep it can help with those long days when you go from school straight to practice and not making it home until late. Make sure you are also eating a well-balanced meal. This will help provide your mind and body with the nutrients that is needed to be a scholar in school and an awesome athlete. Remember if you eat good you feel good and you will perform good.
Don’t forget to prioritize and remember education is the key to success on and off the mat!
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