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Published: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:16:40 -0500


Is Cheerleading a Sport? Of Course!

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:22:48 -0500

This article will hopefully help people understand how hard theses athletes have to work to prove that cheerleading is a sport. It will cover Stunting, Tumbling, Tosses, and Dance.

The Team Jacket As A Team Uniform

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:55:43 -0500

Cheer squads look for any way to build a team identity. Some of these ways are more subtle than others, such as keychains, but there are also ways to make it obvious. Team jackets are the best way of expressing that team spirit, allowing the squad to show that they are both one of the school's athletic teams as well as that they are belong to the same team.

Cheerleader Teams Always Do Well With a Car Wash Fundraiser

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:26:50 -0500

There are a lot of advantages to cheerleading squads that other sports simply don't enjoy. I guess that goes without saying, especially in high-school, but I would submit to you that the same applies for those in college - let me explain and give you a real life example here if I might.

Avoiding Stress Before Cheerleading Competitions

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:49:06 -0500

Anyone who has coached competitive cheerleading knows that a last minute issue can cause major stress. Use this checklist to try to avoid last minute stressors for you, your squad, and the parents.

USASF Rules and The Cheerleading Worlds

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:45:09 -0600

The USASF (United States All Star Federation) is the largest company that sets out all of the rules and regulations for All-Star Cheerleading. Each year they come out with new rules - some of which bring up a lot of buzz in the cheerleading world. The 2012-2013 season is no exception to this.

USASF Certification

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:44:49 -0600

The USASF is set in place to maximize the number of participants benefiting from the positive life experiences of all-star cheerleading and dance. They create a set of rules and guidelines for training. They are constantly making sure gyms, coaches, and athletes are aware of the latest safety, educational, and ethical practices. The USASF has a program set in place for not only coaches to be certified but also gyms and individual athletes.

Trouble With Motivation?

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:44:36 -0600

Every coach knows how difficult it can be keeping your athletes motivated to work, especially with it being crunch time with getting routines pristine and ready for competition. Most coaches are not questioning the skills of their kids and whether or not they will be ready, they are wondering how do I keep my team motivated to work hard? This is a question that is asked every single year. If you are searching for ideas on how to keep your team motivated then you have come to the right place!

Have a Child Participating in Cheerleading? Learn More About Common Cheerleading Injuries

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 08:24:44 -0500

Cheerleading is a popular activity and it requires a lot of athletic skill and physical conditioning. Cheerleaders sometimes experience injuries from trauma or overuse. Find out more about common cheerleading injuries and some typical treatment options. Thinking about strength building exercises and injury prevention programs in advance to avoid common cheerleading injuries is highly recommended.

Improve Your Core Strength for Cheerleading Competitions With These 3 Cheerleading Workouts

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:58:39 -0500

If you're getting some cheerleading workouts into place to help improve your performance when going about your cheerleading practice or at games, it's important that you make sure to take core strength into account. Maintaining a strong core will help you as you go about all the various moves that you do, ensuring that you never become injured at any step along the way.

Improve Your Overall Performance on the Dance Floor With These 3 Dance Workouts

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:29:54 -0500

If you're a dancer getting involved in cheerleading, taking the time to perform some dance workouts in the gym will be a great way to boost your performance and help be the best you can be. Many dancers shy away from all weight lifting activities because they think that they're going to cause them to become big and bulky, when really that's just not the case. Instead, dance workouts can help you get much stronger, while increasing your leanness and muscle tone, allowing you to burn fat quickly and maintain a tighter overall physique, which will only be helpful when it comes to cheerleading.

Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Cheer

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:25:21 -0500

It can be a wonderful experience to coach youth cheer but you need to be sure you know how to do so successfully. As a coach, you are also a role model.

Stunting: The Primary Spectacle

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:33:08 -0500

Stunting is really the primary spectacle in the performances. High flying flips and feats of strength and endurance easily make it the performance's spotlight.

Cheerleading Cheers Are A Very Fun Activity

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:34:32 -0600

Cheerleading cheers puts the energy of games and impart a spirit of strong stimulus in the group. Cheerleading cheers when done effectively can facilitate team players build a rapid return in the contest. Cheerleading does not just perform a skill it must be done creatively with a goal to achieve winning perfections. Cheerleading cheers get better gradually until it reached the peak of the competition. Generating your own cheerleading cheers may be too easy and inspiring relatively reverses to what you think is difficult. Having team members who are skilled and gifted with poetry or writing of any kind is a good asset in creating your original cheerleading cheers and chants. More so, having original cheerleading cheers could be an add factor for your team, particularly if you're at a contest where the adjudicators are familiar of some common cheerleading cheers and chants.

Cheerleading Scholarships For College And University Attendance

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 09:46:56 -0500

Cheerleading scholarships are available at many colleges and universities for students with prior background and abilities. In addition to the availability of scholarships based on grades, ethnic backgrounds, academic majors and hobbies, there are also specific ones for cheerleaders.

The Weekly Fitness Post: Build Strong Arms For Stunting

Wed, 11 May 2011 12:29:16 -0500

If you're a base for a cheerleading team, you are well aware by now that arm strength is crucial to becoming a better base. Tossing, lifting, twisting and catching other girls in the air is not for the faint or weak. Many females, in general, tend to lack the arm strength their male counter parts have, so arm strengthening is the key ingredient to a cheerleading base's exercise routine. From your triceps to your wrists, I have a fitness plan that will make you a lean, mean, lifting machine.

How to Become Captain of Your Cheerleading Team

Wed, 11 May 2011 10:15:19 -0500

The position of a cheerleading captain is a prestigious position on a cheer team, but one that carries a lot of responsibility. Not only does the position take a lot of work and passion, it's also the most competitive position to obtain. The best of the best on any team is vying for a spot to be filled by only one. If you have what it takes to be a captain, we'll show you how to get there.

The Weekly Fitness Post: Stronger Legs for Flyers

Tue, 10 May 2011 16:00:29 -0500

This week we'll be covering specific leg targeting exercises that flyers will find necessary while stunting. From the top of your legs, down to your ankles, we've made a list of the basics you need to get the leg-up on conditioning.

The Sport of Cheerleading and Its Evolution

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:32:24 -0500

Before cheerleading became an integral part of professional sports as a way to help fans cheer on their team, it had its beginnings at the collegiate level. Through many decades it has evolved not only as a competitive sport in its own right, but has served as an emissary to bring attention to charitable causes and offer support in a variety of ways.

The Weekly Fitness Post: Core Building for Flyers

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:38:14 -0500

The beauty of a cheerleading team is that everyone has a specific role on the team, and without each other, the team doesn't exist. Period. End of discussion. In these next series of articles, I will be sharing my expertise with you. From stretching to building muscles, you'll learn everything you need know to fly higher, throw harder, lift higher, and flip for perfection! So lets start from the top of the pyramid and work our way down!

Kids Cheerleading Uniforms

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:59:04 -0600

When you have a kid who is interested in cheerleading, you will most likely find yourself looking at kids cheerleading uniforms to find the perfect one for them. There are a few things to take into account here, as there are so many different reasons to be finding a uniform and so many different preferences among the kids who want them.

How a Plyometrics Workout Routine Can Help You in Your Cheerleading

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:52:43 -0600

Plyometrics increases speed, power, force, and rapid movements. Many of the gymnastics movements are considered plyometric. This can help greatly in your cheerleading practice because of the great way you can increase all of these elements.

Cheerleading: Why Try Out for The Team

Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:02:57 -0600

Gone are the days when being on the varsity cheerleading team was all about being popular. These days, a cheerleader has to really be on top of the game to even make the team and then be constantly improving in technique, strength and discipline to keep the position. What are some of the reasons a high school student would want to try out for the cheerleading team? Of course, the first thing to come to mind is spirit - or support for the varsity team. Traditionally the cheerleaders were the one who excited the crowd to loudly encourage the team on the field or court. They would unify the spectators into one body with one goal - to support the team to a win. And at a high school game, that is still the primary purpose for the cheerleaders.

Cheerleading Pre-Training

Sat, 26 Feb 2011 10:29:09 -0600

Most high school varsity cheer teams hold pre-try-out practices for several weeks before tryouts, but you may not realize how beneficial additional personal or group training could be to successful cheerleader tryouts. If you have never been a cheerleader, you would be surprised at the level of athleticism that is required for cheerleaders. When the school holds the pre-try-out practices, they are primarily working on the required cheers, yells, dances and routines. But if you are serious about winning, a bit of supplementary coaching and training can really give you an edge. If you are a veteran cheerleader, you know the competition becomes fiercer every year. Having a private coach will help you continue to increase your skill.

Christian Cheerleader - Really?

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:10:45 -0600

You might be surprised at the benefits you will gain as a Christian Cheerleader. The first benefit is in the area of discipline. It takes discipline to practice cheerleading and to train constantly, as well as keeping your grades up and being active in your church. If you are Christian, you know how important discipline is in a believer's life. The discipline required for cheerleading might carry over into other areas of your life as well. Next consider this: Being a cheerleader will give you a voice. As a cheerleader, people will look up to you, and you will have the opportunity to share your faith, both with your teammates, and possibly with the community. Your good conduct and good testimony will be a refreshing light to those around you.

Cheerleading Bows

Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:44:30 -0600

How do you select the perfect cheerleading bows for your team? Five questions to ask yourself when creating your perfect bow.

Get Better Apparels and Gears to Give Your Cheerleader's More Style

Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:24:08 -0600

Cheerleading needs both the cheerleaders and their outfits to be outstanding. The cheerleader needs to be physically fit with the moves, and the outfit should should be visually appealing and enhance the cheerleader's performance while warm ups or at tournaments.

What You Eat Can Affect Your Cheer Competition Outcome

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:25:44 -0600

You've poured your blood, sweat and tears into practicing a cheer routine over and over again for the upcoming cheerleading competition. You are physically ready to dance, tumble, stunt and yell your heart out to get that first place trophy. But have you put much thought into your diet the week of competition down to the actual day?

How Strong Is Your Squad? (Teambuilding Activities to Increase Unity)

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:44:25 -0600

In sports like Football and Basketball, one star athlete can oftentimes carry a team on their back, using their individual talent to overcompensate for the shortcomings of other, less-skilled team members. Remember Michael Vick, when he played at Virginia Tech or when Michael Jordan made his comeback as a Washington Wizard? Without these superstars at the helm, neither team would have endured the success they did. With cheerleading, however, every member of your squad needs to be performing at that 'star athlete' level and with competition season right around the corner, October is the perfect time to focus on building a sense of "team" within your cheerleading squad.

Cheer Director Integrates Training to Make Cheerleaders Faster, Stronger and More Fit!

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:36:25 -0600

According to the La Jolla Light, CrossFit, an "inclusive" fitness program may help some La Jolla, CA cheerleaders become more physically fit than the players they're cheering for. Chrisanna Northrup, a La Jolla, CA cheer coordinator, is a huge advocate for CrossFit. So much so, she actually decided to get certified as a CrossFit trainer, to share the benefits of CrossFit with others, specifically her cheerleaders.

Trendy Pom-Poms Add Flair to Your Performance

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:59:32 -0600

Cheerleading products include uniforms, shoes, socks, hair bands and not to forget the most important one - pom poms. These extensions, available in various sizes, are used for tossing and turning which make the whole cheerleading performance stand out.It is originally known as pom pons are a decorative ball of fluff widely used in cheerleading across the globe.

Improve Your Cheerleading Jumps

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 15:27:00 -0600

For all you cheerleaders out there who are looking to improve your jumps, I have a number of exercises that will help. These exercises are tried and true and will surely improve the height and form of your jumps with a bit of hard work and dedication.

Trendy Cheerleading Outfits On Sale

Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:42:56 -0600

Cheerleaders are always willing to make an outstanding performance and to help them in this endeavor the use of the ideal outfits is essential as it allows them to perform with confidence. Cheerleaders are the attention grabbers at any sporting event. They get the much delighted opportunities of wearing the fanciest and trendiest outfits at the big games.

Fitness For Cheerleading - Think Overall Fitness

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:28:30 -0600

Being physically fit as a cheerleader has many benefits. In addition to your overall feeling of well being, your cheerleading experience will be safer and you will have the strength you need. There are some excellent exercises you need to do to strengthen your legs and upper body, but to get good overall fitness for cheerleading you must try many things.

Jump Higher For Cheerleading - This Is The Best Exercise

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:15:33 -0600

Are you looking for the best way to jump higher for cheerleading? There are numerous programs and tricks to help you gain more height while jumping, it's what you do with them that will make or break you. Find or set yourself up with a program and give it time to work. If you don't make any gains in say a month, try something different.

Competitive Cheerleaders - Get Strong and Flexible

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 09:29:35 -0600

Cheerleading can be a very athletic event. For those that think otherwise, take a closer look. Cheerleading has become a competitive sport in its own right and it takes a good level of physical conditioning to compete. Of course there is no real competition on the side lines of a game but to perform the stunts they do these days requires strength.

Cheerleading Strength Training - Improve Your Jump

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 07:01:45 -0600

Jumps are an integral part of cheerleading so you need to master them as best you can. Learning proper technique and practicing are what you must do to get stronger and be impressive. If you can't get much height when you first start out don't give up, it takes time to develop a good vertical jump.

Cheerleading Injuries - Cheerleaders Facing More Risks

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 13:33:31 -0600

What is possibly the most dangerous sport for girls to participate in? Cheerleading is it, over all other sports. A report from the National Center for Catastrophic Injury Research shows that cheerleading accounts for at least 65 percent of injuries in girls sports at the high school level.

4 Tips For Stronger Cheerleading

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 10:16:53 -0600

These days cheerleading can be considered a sport where competitions pit teams against each other. The individual cheerleaders today are more physically fit than in the past because they are doing stunts that have them flying higher and in need of a stronger base. Below are some exercises that can help you develop strength for cheerleading.

Cheerleading Tips - The Importance Of Good Nutrition

Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:05:53 -0600

Just like any other sport, with cheerleading you must take into consideration good nutrition. Taking advantage of a good diet will help give you energy, build strong muscles and improve your performance.

Improve Your Cheerleading Jump - Commit Yourself To Practicing

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 12:01:45 -0600

If you want to improve your jumps for cheerleading you must decide you are going to dedicate yourself to it. Commit yourself to practicing till you get it right working on your strength and improving your flexibility. You can spend time everyday working on your flexibility because it is a low impact workout on your body so don't neglect this.

Stretching And Injury Prevention For Cheerleading

Thu, 02 Dec 2010 13:27:14 -0600

When you are a cheerleader, just like any other sport, you want to protect yourself from injuries. You should be doing conditioning and strength exercises and doing some stretching either before, during or after your workout. The stretching is what helps you prevent injuries when integrated with your other workouts.

Enhance Your Performance For Cheerleading With Core Exercises

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 08:52:11 -0600

Having a strong core or middle section is an important aspect of your physical conditioning. A strong core will not only help you stabilize your body and enhance your performance, it will also reduce the chance of injury. You can achieve this with a regular workout program that includes exercises geared towards this.

Jump Higher For Cheerleading - Your Best Exercise

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 10:53:59 -0600

If you are taking your cheerleading serious, you should be doing what you can to strengthen your legs. To get the most impressive vertical jump you need the strength from your legs to propel you off the ground. Following a simple cheerleader training workout can do a lot to make improvements and you should try to get your whole squad involved.

Improve Your Endurance For Cheerleading And Save Time

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:13:13 -0600

Cheerleading is not known to be an endurance event, it actually consist of short periods of high aerobic activity. Fast paced routines requiring strength are what a cheerleader will experience and therefore should train towards that goal. Below are some tips that can help you get a good base of endurance that will make your cheerleading experience much easier.

Are You Exercising Correctly As A Cheerleader?

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:43:20 -0600

Being a cheerleader is the same as being an athlete so you should train as one. But instead of just random workouts, how about being specific in your exercises so you will benefit the most as a cheerleader. For example tennis player's workout and train specific to their sport as do other athletes to theirs.

Strength Training For Cheerleaders - Cheerleader Workout Tips

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 13:48:50 -0600

If you are a cheerleader you should consider yourself an athlete. The demands of cheerleading are great - it requires cardio conditioning, strength, flexibility and not being afraid of heights. There are many girls that start cheerleading at an early age and if they continue on through college they can find themselves in pretty good physical condition. So why not make strength training for cheerleaders a part of your life.

Exercise For Cheerleading - Prevent Cheerleading Injuries

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 13:36:33 -0600

As a cheerleader, you are just as likely to get injured as any other sport. Ankle and muscles injuries can put a damper on your cheerleading experience so do what you can to keep yourself in good physical condition. Exercise and stretching for cheerleading can help you prevent injury and boost your performance.

Exercise For Cheerleaders - Stronger Legs For Better Jumps

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:22:42 -0600

If you wish to improve your cheerleader jumps you are going to have to put in some work. There are some exercises and drills you can use to help you get higher jumps and help you prevent injuries. If you make an effort at strengthening your legs during the off season you will be ready when cheerleading starts.

Cheerleading Strength Training - Core Strength

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 14:33:22 -0600

When working on your cheerleading strength training, flexibility and leg strength are very important but you must also consider your core strength. When we refer to your core, this is basically your midsection area. Core strength is very important for flyers and they should absolutely be working on improving this.

Improve Your Cheerleading - Stretching For Flexibility

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:12:43 -0600

Stretching for cheerleading should be an important part of your exercise routines. Improving your flexibility will help you not only in doing splits and so forth, but it can help prevent injuries. When you do your stretching can be just as important.

All About The Trophies

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 14:22:51 -0600

Tips For Cheerios: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE. So obviously I am not talking about the romantic love of hand holding, pillow talk and slushy Facebook statuses. I'm talking about what your heart desires to do day and night and the one thing you know you are good. So remember, you will only be good at something that you love doing if you give 110%. Until you give your all, it will only ever be a hobby.

Cheerleaders and The Importance of Their Accessories

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 10:59:09 -0600

Think of any well-known sporting occasion that you've visited recently, and you cannot but forget those stunning cheerleaders. They're the lifeline of nearly all squads, egging on their players to play better yet by swirling their pom poms with each accomplishment for the teams that they represent. Apart from this, you can nowadays see them in birthday functions as well as other events, adding a great deal of color and oomph to the function.

Cheerleader Makeup: 9 Ways to Use Glitter "Dancing With the Stars" Style!

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 15:01:21 -0500

Looking for a little extra sparkle in your cheerleader makeup? This article will help you get a professional and gorgeous look with these 9 tips.

How To Choose The Best Cheerleading Music For Your Cheer Squad

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:22:37 -0500

To this day, there are a lot of people that would not dare classify cheer as a sport. It is actually sad that people still believe that this athletic activity is only made for girls with short skirts and tight bodies. These ignorant individuals have no idea how much work and dedication goes into making this sport succeed.

How To Conquer With Your Cheerleaders

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:15:15 -0500

Cheerleading performances need a lot of hard work. At the same time, they are fun too. If you approach, perform and analyze your work in a properly, the show would go on without a hitch.

Training Day: Competition Prep Starts With Mega Conditioning

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 15:33:03 -0500

Cheerleading continues to grow in popularity, a trend that is exciting to watch. As the sport becomes more popular though, the competition increases. Teams now have to integrate elaborate stunts and advanced tumbling into their routines to remain competitive. More competitive routines mean cheerleaders must become stronger while not compromising safety. Fortunately, an increase in strength goes hand-in-hand with both more exciting routines and greater safety.

Floor Cheer's Role In Cheerleading

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:20:48 -0500

Cheerleading is a lively physical activity that exhorts sports teams and the crowd. It combines stunts, chants, jumps, with choreographed dance moves that will build the spirit of the team athletes and the spectators in the game. In cheerleading, cheer dancers play their roles, there are people for the stunts and there are people on the floor who chants and dances.

How to Make Your Own Cheerleader Uniform

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 15:16:58 -0500

A DIY guide on cheerleader uniforms. Why buy one when you can make it yourself?

A Fundraising Idea to Band Your Community Together Through School Spirit!

Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:53:58 -0500

Seeing as how every other 'good cause' on Earth has looked to fundraising wristbands as a fundraising opportunity, why shouldn't you and your cheerleading squad? Several years ago, you couldn't leave the house without seeing someone with a yellow wristband. It seemed like 'Live Strong' wristbands, amongst others, were being sold everywhere - 7-Eleven, the local grocery store, sporting goods stores, restaurants- you name it. Wristbands are a stylish and affordable way for cheerleaders to raise money and promote school spirit. Here's one method to starting your own wristband campaign that will raise some serious money for your cheerleading squad.

Cheerleading Uniform - Style Meets Comfort

Tue, 12 Oct 2010 15:41:27 -0500

Cheerleaders add to the excitement and spirit of a game with their amazing and flexible moves. They need to look great and hence need attractive uniforms but they also need flexibility for free movement, which requires comfortable dressing. All these factors should be given due consideration while designing a uniform for cheerleaders. Read on to find out more.

Kids Learn Important Life Skills Through Cheerleading

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 09:23:32 -0500

It's funny, when the topic of cheerleading should randomly pop up in a conversation, how many people actually have rather strong opinions on the subject. These opinions can be in either a very positive or very negative light, and are often associated with a person's own experiences in high school or college, but only rarely is cheerleading discussed objectively as the important resource it can be for helping kids learn some really important life skills; skills that will help them achieve success in many areas of their lives ahead. Think about the importance of life skills and learned personality traits...

Straight Backs for Cheerleading

Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:13:28 -0500

Promoting good posture is a task oftentimes more easily said than done and in many cases, our daily activities prevent us from sitting-up straight. We've discovered several simple exercises that may assist in improving athletes' posture.

How to Select the Right Cheerleading and Aerobic Outfits

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 17:44:23 -0500

Aerobics and cheerleading are the activities that involve a very exhaustive physical activity. It also requires proper and free movement of our limbs.

How to Find the Right Cheer Bow

Sat, 21 Aug 2010 13:12:13 -0500

Cheer Bows are decorative hair bows used to distinguish a cheerleaders uniform. Learn how a perfectly suited bow which incorporates color, appeal and placement can enhance your teams brand.

Brief Background on Cheerleading and the Issues Surrounding a Cheerleader's Life

Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:16:17 -0500

It is no surprise when you see cheerleaders cheering for their team when you watch any sport. Having them around just makes the entire event more memorable and even worthwhile. When you watch basketball leagues or football games, they are always there to cheer their team, to support and to help in winning the game through their loud chants and different stunts.

Ideas For Improving School Spirit

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:38:56 -0500

Have the morning announcements remind everyone the day before a game to wear the schools colors. Have your group of friends participate every week and get creative!

Tips For Flyers

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 08:14:49 -0500

Tips for flyers in cheerleading stunts. Whether your a new or veteran flyer, these tips will help your performance, prevent injury, and get your bases off your back!

Cheerleading is Not a Sport?

Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:09:20 -0500

According to a report, United States District Judge, Stefan Underhill, handed down a ruling on Wednesday, July, 22, that competitive cheerleading is not an official sport, as far as the Title IX's "gender-equity requirements" are concerned. The ruling came after Quinnipiac University volleyball players - along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)- had filed a suit against the university, who tried to cut the women's volleyball program and replace it with a cheerleading squad because of budget restrictions.

How to Make the Cheerleading Team in 3 Easy Steps

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 16:14:05 -0500

The Internet is now our planet's reference library. You'll find more info about almost anything here. Perhaps you'd be interested in how to make the cheerleading team.

How to Improve Your Toe Touch

Tue, 20 Jul 2010 07:34:10 -0500

Do you have what it takes to have the perfect toe touch? Do you want to improve your jumps and flexibility? Do you want to impress the judges during tryouts? Read this article to improve not only your toe touch, but cheerleading jumps in general.

Taking it Back to Basics - The Importance of Core Fundamentals

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 13:15:40 -0500

Stopping every once in a while to review the basics and work on the fundamental aspects of your cheerleading can improve your form and prevent injury to you and your squad. It may not be the most glamorous part of practice, but it will set you apart from the rest of the competition.

"Cash For Cans" is a Great Way to Raise Money For Your Cheerleading Squad!

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 11:28:09 -0500

A "Cash for Cans" recycling drive is one of many ways to raise money for your cheerleading squad. Check out "Cash for Cans" to find out ways to raise funds for your squad's supplies next year. Money earned from fundraisers like "Cash for Cans" are an excellent way to pay for things like cheer uniforms, cheerleading shoes, pom poms, warm-ups and more.

Is Cheerleading a Sport? - Quinnipiac Cheerleading Argument Brought to Courts

Tue, 22 Jun 2010 13:27:05 -0500

Cheerleading has changed greatly since it's inception about a century ago, but has the practice morphed into an actual sport? A Connecticut judge has taken a case looking to answer that question.

Today's Cheerleaders Aren't Like They Used to Be - Best Knee Brace For Cheerleading

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:10:59 -0500

Gone are the days when cheerleaders just clapped their hands and maybe did the occasional cartwheel. Today's cheerleaders are performing very elaborate routines including gymnastics tumbling and gravity-defying stunts.

A Few Tips For a Successful Season

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:02:27 -0500

Becoming the best squad you possibly can takes a lot of dedication. Help from others makes a big difference in how fast you can achieve this goal.

Touch Those Toes!

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:11:12 -0500

For cheerleaders, stretching is a vitally important element of practice and performance. With proper stretching techniques, you'll see your performances improve and your injuries decrease. Believe it or not, leg injuries often result from a lack of stretching or stretching incorrectly.

Help With Cheers, Stunts, and Formations

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 21:07:48 -0500

Coming up with a new cheer, stunt, and formation can become a tedious task. Here are six basic steps to help you through the job!

Cheerleading Has Come a Long Way

Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:14:42 -0500

Since its origination at the University of Minnesota in 1889 cheerleading has drastically evolved. Where once cheerleading was considered only a hobby, it is now considered a sport and many people choose to dedicate their lives to it.

Cheerleading Uniforms Bring Spunk to the Game

Tue, 06 Apr 2010 16:53:14 -0500

What makes a cheerleader? Some will say spirit (and they even have a cheer for that). Other will say good looks. But neither spirit nor looks are enough for a cheerleader come game day if they aren't wearing a cheerleading uniform.

Cheerleading Tryout Help For Coaches

Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:26:53 -0500

Cheerleading tryouts are a tedious task, but when done right, give the squad the best chance of living up to its potential. However, as a new coach, you don't get a lot of help. This article breaks down the steps of preparing for tryouts as well as how to conduct them.

Cheerleading in Professional Football - A Review

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:53:45 -0500

Cheerleading for professional football teams has become an important part of the sport. Cheerleaders provide support on the sidelines with their cheers, as well as support of the team in the community.

Cheerleading in Professional Basketball - An Overview

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:56:16 -0500

Cheerleading for professional basketball teams has become an important part of the sport. Cheerleaders provide support on the sidelines with their cheers, as well as support of the team in the community.

Cheerleader Tryouts - Tips to Be Successful

Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:47:25 -0500

If you are trying out for the cheerleading team, and are a little nervous before the tryouts, here are a few tips that will help you do your best, and hopefully help you to make your place on the team. The judges are looking for cheerleaders with a good attitude.

Be Prepared For Cheerleading Auditions

Tue, 16 Mar 2010 17:38:16 -0500

Every young girl dreams of becoming a cheerleader, and wants to do well in the cheer-leading auditions. If you want to do get accepted into the cheer-leading team, you need to be prepared for the auditions.

Cheerleading Injuries

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 10:43:06 -0600

An acknowledgment of the dangers of modern cheerleading practices and a possible suggestion to alleviate and/or minimize the severity of these injuries. This proposed suggestion is a largely ignored one in the literature dealing with cheerleading injuries.

Discover What a Mascot Is

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 15:33:02 -0600

Have you seen those people that represent groups of or even organizations? Some of the mascots wear animal type costumes to scare off the other guys, kind of like they do with sports. And the sports one also represents the team as a whole, and to get the crowd pumped up.

Cheerleading Reminders

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:45:33 -0600

No matter how tempted you are, it is important that you not join in with fans when they start distasteful cheers. Showing such poor sportsmanship promotes a negative image of your team.

Keeping Your Spirit High

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:41:16 -0600

Cheerleading is unlike any other sport. Through the common goal of promoting the growth and popularity of the sport, cheerleaders support one another, regardless of what team they are on.

National Cheer Competitions

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:46:16 -0600

Lawrence Herkimer, one of the most important men in cheerleading, founded the National Cheer Association in 1948. (The Herkie is named after Herkimer, who founded the first cheer camp. He took the pep-spirit squads of days past and made them into what we know to be cheerleading today.)

State Cheerleading Leagues, Men in High School Cheerleading

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:45:37 -0600

Male cheerleaders... they are everywhere in College cheerleading, but seem to be missing from the high school teams. Where did they come from? And how do all cheerleaders, men and women, go from sports sidelines to national collegiate competition? Read on to find out!

Cheerleading Overview

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:28:13 -0600

We all had them, the peppy, friendly, almost way too excited girls, in our classes in high school. Their constant energy and cheerfulness made them unbearable at times, like when the rest of us failed a test and knew that a week of grounding was on the way after our parents saw our grades. These girls, however, would make a cheer to help us feel better.

Cheerleading Uniforms

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 08:27:17 -0600

It's uniform time. Choosing the right Cheerleading Uniforms will be one of the most challenging tasks for the team. Regardless if cheering for high school or college team most important you need to choose a uniform that look good and match. You are not just representing yourself, but most important, you are representing your school or team.

Cheerleading Drills For Jumps

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:47:53 -0600

Here we will talk about how to strengthen your body to increase your height on jumps. One of the most common jumps is the toe touch, where you do a split (reaching your toes for your hands) in the air. It's also one of the most difficult, as you need strength and flexibility to achieve lift. Here's how to perfect your toe touch in 3 stages.

Cheerleading Competitions - What to Expect From Competitive Cheers

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:59:11 -0600

Cheerleaders face many stereotypes. This article explains competitive cheering, and hopefully dispels some of the stereotypes associated with cheerleaders (specifically that they only exist to cheer on the football team).

Cheer-Leading - Pep Rally and Spirit Events

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 22:55:11 -0600

As time progresses, cheer-leading has become more about stunting competitions than school spirit. Though teams are moving in that direction, there are a few big games every year that involve the whole school. Cheerleaders are at the forefront of spirit planning for big football and basketball each year.

Cheer-Leading Drills For Lifts

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 22:55:03 -0600

Cheerleaders may have a reputation as spunky, jumpy girls, but the sport is much more than that. It requires great deals of strength to pull your whole body up in the air! Read on for some training hints to keep your body in top shape for cheer season.

All-Star Cheerleading - How to Get Involved With Your State Cheer Squad

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 08:18:34 -0600

Many cheerleaders choose to be on the All-Star team as well as the school squad. Why? Because All-Star cheerleading squads are dedicated to competing, so members can focus on the stunting and tumbling that makes cheering fun.

Cheer Bows - Attraction in Cheerleading

Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:46:58 -0600

Cheer Bows play an important role and are an inseparable part of a cheerleaders' costume. It can be procured from any of the shops that deal in Cheerleading costumes or can be custom made according to your preference. When the material is available, one can make almost anything they want out of it.

Favorite Cheerleading Drills and Techniques

Fri, 08 Jan 2010 21:02:36 -0600

Savvy cheerleading sport drills and techniques is what sets the good cheerleading squads apart from the excellent squads. Attention to detail, frequent practices and consistent drill practicing can help a team improve greatly on their performance and team abilities. There are numerous techniques that a team can use to broaden their skills and set them apart from their competition.

Top 3 Cheerleading Coaching Tips

Fri, 08 Jan 2010 20:59:47 -0600

Cheerleading is one of the most intense sports and it's not just for woman. Men in the sport are extremely fit and adhere to a strict training regiment. The difference between best and worst is often a few movements. In this article, we see how some coaches take their team from mediocre to amazing.