Everyone who’s been to a UCA College Camp knows how intense those 4 days can be. You’re trying new skills, working with new teammates and learning how to perform as a team in long two-a-day practices.
Jeff Webb, founder of UCA, is on the UCA College Camp circuit this summer; meeting, coaching and working along with the UCA staff to train athletes from colleges all across America.
He opened up with some tips for cheerleaders attending the UCA camp at the University of Alabama today and we’re here to share them with you!
Be on time and ready to go.
This means be dressed and ready on time, stretched out and mentally prepared for class to start. Make the most out of every minute you have with your UCA instructors so you can be your best on the sidelines for your school.
Drink a lot of water, stay hydrated.
Even if your camp is indoors, it’s still going to be physically demanding and you will need plenty of water. It will help your muscles and brain be in peak condition to push through even the toughest pyramid—and also help with recovery, too!
Eat every meal. This is not the week to go on a diet.
Refuel, replenish, reinvigorate. Make sure you’re getting enough protein, carbs and good fats to keep your body in top form.
Safety. The most important thing.
You are not only responsible for your own safety, but everyone else on the team. When you or someone else on your team is learning a new skill: Be focused. Be involved. Be active.
We also love that Jeff takes every chance to get down and have fun with the staff and campers.