It is finally fall, which means it’s finally scarf weather and the start of the holiday season. So, get ready to get scared, because here are eight cheerleading nightmares to get you spooked for Halloween!

1. Conditioning day.

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We are cheerleaders–we are not trained for track and field. Conditioning day is important for building up endurance, but running is so boring and horrible! Do we really need conditioning day?? Unfortunately, conditioning day is a necessary evil and makes you a better cheerleader in the long run. But, that still does not mean you have like it.

2. Wrong outfit.

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This is not your first cheer team, and you brought the right shell top but packed the wrong skirt from an old team. Or, like many of us, you are getting ready in the dark. Instead of throwing navy Soffe® practice shorts in your bag, you grabbed black. It happens to the best of us, but you sure will stick out like a sore thumb at practice or performance today. WHOOPS!

3. You’re lost.

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Some schools are lucky to have team buses; other teams drive themselves to and from games. Nothing can be more stressful than getting lost on your way to a game. Why is finding a school so difficult? And, where the heck is the football field? Or, my favorite, you park on the opposite end of campus and have to walk all the way to other end to get to the football field.

4. AGAIN!

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You’re getting closer to competitions, and your coach wants everything to be perfect. At practice, you feel like your team has the routine down. Your coach, however, does not see it that way–making you do the routine over and over again. Come on, coach, we are tired and ready to go home!

5. Bad haircuts.

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You decided to get that really cute short haircut you have always wanted. You had one idea, but as always, your hairdresser cuts it way shorter than you asked for. You turn around in your chair, and freak out because it is way shorter then you thought. Your coach is not going to be happy, since you now don’t have enough hair to wear your hair bows.

6. Forgot something?

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Right before you went to bed, you thought to yourself, “I should really put my glitter in my makeup bag.” But, then thought, “I’ll just do it in the morning.” Then, you woke up, and completely forgot about it. You pull out your makeup bag four hours later and think to yourself, “CRAP! Why did I not put my makeup in the bag last night?!”

7.  Lost a pom.

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This happens way more than cheerleaders like to admit. Poms go missing like bobby pins: one minute they are there; next minute, they’ve disappeared into an alternate universe. Thank goodness coaches are prepared and have extras on hand!

8. Wardrobe malfunction.

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Okay, so your shell top probably won't just fall off like in Bring It On, but seams do split and skirts can tear. Cheerleading uniforms are built to withstand constant motion and move with a cheerleader, but accidents happen. But, if a little tear or rip is the most of your worries, you are doing pretty good!

What are other cheerleading fears? Let us know what gets you spooked and startled in the comments!