I know those of you up in the Northeast woke up to a bad April Fool’s Day joke — springtime snow. But just think…next week you’ll be in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida for the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship!
If you’ve been there, you get it. If you haven’t, you need to experience it! Put it on your MUST DO list!
Last weekend I had the chance to MC the Daytona Preview hosted by my alma mater, SMU. It was great previewing the routines for some heavy hitters like Oklahoma State, SFA, Trinity Valley, and SMU. But more importantly it gave those teams a chance to perform their routines full out in front of a crowd and work out some jitters. I don’t think any one team hit a perfect routine, but that’s beside the point. They got the chance to have their “not so great” performance BEFORE they hit the mat in Daytona.
I know many schools already do this – some even have previews set up for later today. But if you don’t have something planned, I encourage you to do so. It doesn’t have to be a big production, just plan a time in the next few days and invite friends and family to come watch. College teams don’t get all the chances to perform their routines full out in competition mode like all stars or even many high school teams do. So if you have a chance to perform full out in front of a crowd prior to Nationals – I say do it!
5 Days…until the largest Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship in the world takes place. Hope you can make it!