With the preseason complete and the 2010 season opener approaching, the new Broncos season has kicked off. All of us in Broncos Country could not be more ready.
Entering my third season on this incredible team, I had no idea how fast it would actually fly by. But here we are again. Summer is coming to an end, and you can practically taste the energy in the air. That first regular season game is just around the corner.
From new players that have the town talking, to predictions and hopes for the season, to the new cheerleaders, or “rookies”, on our team, this entire organization is pumped up and ready. Each year, new additions to both teams help drive motivation for the coming season, but it’s no easy task to join a new team, let alone one with such high expectations and history of excellence, like the legacy of the Denver Broncos.
From the moment my name was called at the finals three years ago, I have grown to understand what this means. From the bottom up, people within this organization strive for excellence, and nothing less. Whether it’s making sure the Broncos are a part of the Denver community, or striving to have the best starting lineup that our fans can be proud of, everything is done to make sure this team upholds the standards that are expected of us.
For a rookie joining the cheerleading team, it can be pretty overwhelming, in the best way possible. With hard practices, lots of dances, learning how to always represent the Broncos in the best way possible, and physically and mentally getting prepared for that first step on the field, it’s a big job. Now, after two games under our belt, I must say that our rookies have far exceeded expectations. The entire first year on this team is a learning experience, and it certainly does not stop there.
As a veteran, we never stop striving to better ourselves as teammates, and we’re expected to lead the rookies and share the legacy of our team. When it comes to game day, one thing we always stress, is how to “be present” in every moment. You only have that one moment to give it your all, try your hardest, and make fellow alumni cheerleaders and Broncos fans proud.
It has been an honor to share the legacy with the new women on this team, and shocking how fast three years goes by when you’re having fun!
Whether it’s one of our new players, or a new cheerleader, the new rookies help kick off the new season, and will be part of the future of the Denver Broncos legacy that all of us here in Broncos Country know and love.
Look for more thoughts from Erica and other Broncos cheerleaders throughout the 2010 season.