“It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.” ~ Wayne Burgraff
Hey Broncos Fans!! Are you ready for our second game against the Seahawks?!
Your DBC’s have been working incredibly hard to prepare for the season. We have been practicing since June, and we are ready to bring all our hard work to the field! I thought it would be fun to let you all in on a few secrets we have to get ready for games!
Some common preparation starts a week before the game. We make sure we eat particularly healthy in order to look and feel our best on game day. WE NEED LOTS OF ENERGY TO GET US THROUGH A WHOLE GAME! About a day or so before the game, most girls get a dark spray tan to give us a little color. Hair is also something that some girls have to worry about a week prior to the game. Depending on hair type, some girls (who we will leave anonymous) don’t wash their hair for five days before the game in order for it to look it’s best on game day! You might think it’s gross, but it works! They always look AMAZING on game day!! Also, the night before the game, we shine our boots and make sure our uniform is clean and ready!
On gameday, we have the same schedule of events leading up to kickoff. The cheerleaders get to the stadium approximately four hours before game time. We set up in the locker room and organize all our gear (hang up our uniform, get our makeup ‘station’ set up, etc…). We then get into our four lines and practice our sidelines (the routines we do during the game to whatever music is being played). Next, we all head out to the field for our field rehearsal. We practice our pregame/halftime routines if we have any, our quarter break routines, and our time outs! We rehearse all of these until they look perfect! Next, we rush back to the locker room where we will clean up, eat, get our hair and makeup done, and get into uniform! We are only given about an hour or so to do this, so as you can imagine, it gets a bit chaotic! Then we are off to promotional events around the stadium. Finally, once we are finished with our stadium appearances, we all meet back in the locker room where we get into a ‘team circle’. This is when our captains and coaches give us some last words of inspiration and motivation. We also say a quick prayer and then are off to the field for the big game! LONG DAY!
I asked the girls what some personal superstitions/traditions that they have/do before a game, and here are a few responses:
Sam- “I always eat the Black Bean Quinoa Salad from Whole Foods (light on the stomach but slow to digest for lasting energy!). I usually take photos together with Michelle (a tradition we started the first game last year). Lastly, I always sit on the floor in the same spot at the mirror in the dressing room to get ready for the game.”
Tara- “My traditions are a travel latte and a power bar in the morning of the game. The night before I make sure to pack my bag so I don’t forget anything. The week leading up to the game, I make sure and go over the gameday time line every night before bed.”
Jessica- “I bring a stuffed elephant or elephant charm in my bag to every game. Elephants with their trunks up are good luck so I always have to have one with me. At some point before the game I hold it and wish for a fun, safe game!”
Kim- “I listen to KLOVE on the radio and as I get ready, I pray that I keep my mind on what is important in life. At the game and throughout the day, I pray I stay humble and that I can be a light for others.”
Lauren H.- “I always eat a few pieces of candy before games to give me a little boost of energy!”
Lelanna- “I always practice the dances at home before arriving to the stadium. I always say a prayer right before we step on the field as well.”
Kristin- “I enjoy our team tradition of praying before the game. If for some reason we couldn’t do a team prayer before the game I would probably pray to myself because that time always puts me in a good mood.”
Katie K- “I don’t leave for the stadium on game day without enjoying my breakfast complete with scrambled eggs, toast, and OJ and setting my fantasy football line up!”
Allyson- “I sit in front of the mirror with the speaker blaring music right next to me while I do my makeup!”
Lindy- “I wear the same shiny shorts every game while I’m getting ready after field rehearsal!”
Now that you know our little secrets of preparation, I will leave you with this quote:
“When you’re prepared, you’re more confident. When you have a strategy, you’re more comfortable.”
We are definitely ready for game day and we couldn’t be more excited! See you all there!
GO BRONCOS! BEAT THE SEAHAWKS!!!