A Letter to the HTC Rookies | Off the Field

To our amazing HTC Rookies,  

As you enter into your first official Houston Texans Gameday as a Houston Texans Cheerleader, here are a few tips to remember:  

  1. Keep your eyes open. Look around and observe every detail of your beautiful second home, NRG Stadium. Make eye contact with the fans, who although might be total strangers, share an incredible new bond with you as your Texans family. 
  2. Smile (even with your mask on). Smile at the fans, smile at your fellow teammates, smile at photographers trying to capture your gameday radiance, smile at our amazing HTC Coach Casey and HTC Alumni, and even give a little wink to TORO. 
  3. Be alert and aware. No gameday is the same, but they are all magical. There are so many distractions, noises, and changes that occur during gameday. Paying close attention to the game, the vets, and the dances are important. If something goes wrong, fix it and keep smiling! You can worry about it after the game. Take a deep breath and believe in yourself. You are wearing the HTC boots, which means you've already proven you can do anything you set your mind to! 
  4. Soak in every moment. As cliché as it is to say, it's incredibly true. Veterans and HTC Alumni can all agree, there is nothing like a Texans gameday. Each HTC may have their own special favorite memory about gameday, but the overwhelming joy, love, and honor you will feel from gameday is something that bonds all of us together. The feeling is literally indescribable and can even move some to tears.  

Gameday is finally here. You will be glammed up in our beautiful HTC uniform and legendary boots, with so many wishing they could be where you are standing. Enjoy the moment when you get the overwhelmingly happy chills during the game because you've realized you've made it; your dreams have come true. You are a Houston Texans Cheerleader.  

I can't wait to hear about each of your experiences! I love y'all & GO TEXANS! 

Love, 
HTC Lauren

Houston Texans Cheerleaders performed at the Texans, Vikings matchup at NRG Stadium.

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