5 Ways To Unwind After A Long Day Of School And Practice

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Balancing the life of a student-athlete can be hard. Making good grades, going to practice, eating healthy, and cheering ball games is a lot to manage in one day. After a full day of activities, here is a handful of tips to help you wind down and get a good night's sleep!

1. Wash away your troubles

A hot bath with Epsom salt or a bath bomb will help relax your muscles and your mind. Add some essential oils and tea lights for the full spa effect!

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2. Skip the caffeine and sugar

Sugar and caffeine before bed will keep you up longer and will rob your body of the precious sleep you need to allow it to recover after a long day of practice. Try Sleepytime Hot Tea help satisfy your sweet tooth and help you unwind before bed.

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3. Unplug from electronics

Limit your social media usage late at night to help your mind relax before bed. Scrolling through Twitter or Instagram while laying in bed keeps your mind alert and makes falling asleep difficult. For better sleep, unplug from your tech 30 minutes before bedtime.



4. Nighttime yoga

Yoga and meditation is known to relax your body and mind. Doing nighttime yoga can help you reach a deeper sleep at night!

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5. Organize for the day ahead

Worrying about tomorrow will only hinder your sleep schedule. Set out your clothes and organize your planner and backpack to help you feel more prepared for the day ahead. Now it's time to catch some Zs!

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Next Weekend Is Going To Be MAJOR!

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Want to watch the top Senior Level 5 teams from the most prestigious programs in the country? Then you don't want to miss the The MAJORS 2018 on Friday, January 26, in Indianapolis on Varsity TV. 

Meet The 2018 U.S. National Cheer Teams

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Some of the most talented cheerleaders from across the United States traveled to Orlando, Florida, to try out for the opportunity to represent the USA this April at the ICU World Championship. There were 115 cheerleaders who attended this year's selection process.

Memphis Rocked The House In Hip Hop Finals

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The University of Memphis rocked the house today in division IA hip hop with a routine full of attitude! The Tigers want the title and they made that statement clear in finals at the 2018 UDA College National Championship this weekend in Orlando, Florida.

FSU Showcased Their Seminole Pride In Jazz Finals

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To college cheer fans it feels like Christmas morning, because it's finally time for one of the biggest nights of the year: the division IA finals at UCA & UDA Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Florida!

Shelton State Earns 11th Championship Title!

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Shelton State earned their 11th national championship title at 2018 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.

Pom-Perfect Routines To Watch In Div. lA Finals

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The pom division is always one of the most fun and exciting divisions at the college championship. This season, the division lA teams stepped up their game with some incredible, fast-paced, and skillful routines.

UNITY Brings UK Hip Hop Into Finals!

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UNITY: That’s what the UK dance team signaled to fans as they finally debuted their 2018 UDA Nationals routine on stage in the new competition arena at Walt Disney World.

Once Again Goldy The Gopher Truly Goes Gold!

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The University of Minnesota to take another gold home in the Division IA mascot competition by none other than Goldy the Gopher! Goldy has become an iconic character in the division as he continues to wow the crowd year after year with his hilarious and creative skit performance.

MUST WATCH: Division lA Cheer Finals!

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Division lA teams rocked the competition stage in Semi-Finals at the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship.