Cheerleading tryouts are your opportunity to show off what you’ve been working so hard on, but if you’re trying out for a new team, tryouts can be nerve-wracking, too! If you’ve ever tried out for a new cheer squad, you know that there is no one word to describe what it’s like. You go back and forth over a whole range of emotions in that single day. Even though you know you should just go in calm and confident, you can’t help feeling a little (or a lot) nervous at times. These are the eight emotions you experience at cheer tryouts: Excitement. I’m going to be a cheerleader!!! Cue the images of yourself walking on a red carpet out to the football field where you’ll be rocking that cheer uniform as the crowd cheers. (Source: tumblr.com) Nervousness. Wait…what if I don’t make the team? I already told my whole family I was trying out and posted it on Facebook and Instagram! (Source: giphy.com) Calm. You take a deep breath and remember that you haven’t just been sitting around waiting for tryouts. You’ve been getting in shape and practicing your skills! (Source: tumblr.com) Panic. You walk into the gym and are terrified to try out in front of a new team and judges! (Source: giphy.com) Nervousness again. You get a hold of yourself and your fear level drops from panic back to nervousness. (Source: giphy.com) Confidence. Right before you take the floor for your performance, you take a deep breath and remind yourself that you are prepared, you want this, and you are ready to do your best regardless of what happens. (Source: tumblr.com) Enjoyment. Your music comes on and you just have fun doing what you do best. (Source: tumblr.com) Relief. You did it! You made it through tryouts, and, regardless of what happens next, you did your best‚ and that’s something to be proud of. (Source: giphy.com) When are your tryouts? How do you keep your nerves in check on tryout day?