A few things that seem to help cheerleader hopefuls through this stressful time:
1- Eat and drink more thank you think you need to, even if you are not hungry. Make sure you have plenty of good (for you) snacks like bananas, almonds and other healthy treats that are easy and quick to eat. Also drink TONS of fluids, preferably liquids that contain lots of electrolytes like coconut water.
2- Get plenty of sleep. Your brain and body will work much better if you get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. I know it might be hard to do on top of the clinic hours and homework, but I promise the good sleep will definitely help keep you on top of your game!
3- Don't over do it. It is hard not to practice every second you can before the actual try out but remember that you can easily over do it. Practice enough to feel confident and prepped, but not run down and exhausted.
4- SMILE AND HAVE FUN!!! Remember through all the stress that you are trying out for fun. Smile and show off. Do your best and you will always have an accomplishment to feel proud of.
Good Luck and Happy Tumbling!!!