Caroline Caponi | JR | William & Mary:
… focus on having fun and rely on my training to take care of the rest.
I talk and joke around with my teammates and always listen to the same pump-up playlist. Before I compete each event, I do one mental set in my head and take a big, deep breath that helps me calm my meet nerves. …
Skyler Memmel | SR | Central Michigan University:
“The night before a meet, I always do mental imagery of my routines and imagine myself in the arena I’ll be competing in.
The day of the meet, I love getting hyped up to music and doing makeup and hair with all my teammates and setting the positive energy.
Before warm-ups I go to the beam and listen to the same songs while I do a mental set/dance-through next to the beam.
… I always at least do one beam routine on the floor before I go and a mental set right before I go.”
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