Archive for April, 2011

April 19, 2011

Week 10

“Life is going to give you just what you put into it.

Put your whole heart in everything you do.”

This year was truly a success. Nationals has given our team such a great experience. It really taught our team to come together and reach our goal, and to realize it is not only about winning, you get what you deserve you remember all those practices all that time you put in for that one moment and performing our routine at finals, made it all worth it.  It taught us to work hard for what we want, and how having fun and becoming a family is the most important part.

Now our focus is on next year. We already started practices twice a week, and tryouts will be in May. Next year there will be a couple changes with harder practices and tougher work ethics.

April 11, 2011

Week 9

Some succeed because they are destined to.
Bust most succeed because they are determined too

They day finally came. Towson’s cheerleading team was walking out on to the band shell for the first time ever. Twenty girls with big gold bows, holding hands with their chins up high were ready to prove themselves.

Wednesday morning, nationals were here. We were on our way to Daytona, Florida. Once arriving we had a team lunch and a practice in the arena. Our practice was not one of the best ones with the stress and pressure with teams all around us, our team was not focused. Our coach reminded us why we were here “for us”. We had a team talk and reminded each other what our goal was, “to make it to finals”.

The next day was prelims, this is where all the teams in your division compete and the top half advance to finals. This ended up being one of our worst performances; we rushed the counts, let our nerves get to us and didn’t stay focused. We had some touchdowns in our tumbling and our pyramid did not go up. We got off the floor and looked around with disappointment all that work we let nerves get to us. But we held our heads high and just waited for the scores we came in fourth place and advance to finals.

We were lucky, and we knew we weren’t going to allow that to happen again, we went back and practice more did what we were worried about. We gave each other confidence and the drive to show people how hard we worked and how good we are.

The next day was Finals. We all got up and watched our dance team who received first and it inspired us. That was our goal to just hit our routine. After spending hours of getting ready curling our hair and doing our makeup we were off to warm ups.

Well the moment was finally there, we were holding hands, praying for everything to hit, telling each other last little reminders and before we knew it we could hear our family and friends chanting TU! We knew it was our moment we had one shot and one opportunity. We walked out on that mat with our heads high and smiles on our faces we set in our spots and waited for the music to begin.

Once the music started you could see on our faces we were determined to hit this we were going to give it everything we had, and all of us did. We hit our routine, we reached our goal. We ended up placing third in the nation in division 1 all girl.

April 6, 2011

Week 8

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime

First Practice:


The final days.. Well tomorrow is the day, Towson cheerleading will board that plane and head out to Daytona beach. These last two days was very exciting of us. On Monday we performed at an exhibition at University of Maryland. It was another successful routine and everything hit. Tuesday was our last practice of the year, you could tell everyone was a little upset it has come to and end but at the same time everyone is anxious to just get to nationals. So with our bags all packed and confidence in our hearts were ready to hit the mat and show how hard we have worked.

 

My door that my mom decorated

 

Video by: The Towerlight, Towon Universities newspaper

April 4, 2011

Week 7

“Sometimes you need someone to believe in you

until you can believe in yourself”

 

This was our last full week before nationals, we had practice everyday and focused on running our routine.

We learned our cheer that we will perform in prelims and also held an exhibition at the Towson Center on Friday. The purpose of the exhibition was to show what we have worked so hard for and the difficulty they dont see on the sidelines. It was very successful, a lot of people came and supported us.

2 days left till Nationals !

Our practice bows: