I didn’t make the professional cheer team. Now What??
Notes from GeNienne
First and foremost, Congratulations to ALL of you who auditioned for the Washington Wizards Girls… or any NBA team.
Let’s give a HUGE shout out to everyone that:
- Attended auditions
- Made it to boot camp
- Advanced as a Finalists, and/or
- Made the team!!
- ALL of you get KUDOS!!
3 of the 5 Wizard Girl Rookies are Sideline Prep Lovelies (60%!!!):
PLUS… many of the WG Veterans are also our Lovelies… YAY!!:
Now… let’s get to our Q&A Hump Day question for this Wednesday! Here goes… I didn’t make the professional cheer team. Now What??
Gosh… I know that this can be a very frustrating situation. For some of you, you may have put many hours into preparing for auditions. For others it could’ve been something that you decided to do at the last minute. Either way… Rejection is not something that is easy to handle. The key here is to learn from the experience. To get up, dust yourself off, and reflect on what went well, and what you could’ve done better. Next you just need to set up a plan of action and figure out what to work on and improve so that you rock out the next audition.
Here are a few things to get you started…
1. Contact the Coach/Director for feedback. Who better to tell you what you need to work on?
2. Complete a self-assessment. Be honest with yourself. Think back on the moment you walked into the facility to sign in to each round of the audition. What worked well? What do you need to improve on? What things made you feel insecure or uncomfortable? Then…. Work to improve these areas.
3. Keep Dancing. The more you continue to dance and improved your cracked, the more prepared you will be for the next audition. You will find yourself feeling confident and secure when you arrive and during the actual audition process.
4. Audition for a semi-professional cheer or dance team. Let’s be real about this…The majority of the young women that audition for any dance team normally hear “No” before they hear “Yes”. The percentage that doesn’t make the team is far greater than the percentage that makes the team. Simply because there just aren’t enough spots on the team. So why not look for other teams or dance troops to be a part of. Gain your experience on these teams and then add them to your resume.
Tip: Remember failure is not an option. Keep pushing for your dreams. Every “no” gets you closer to your “yes”!
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