10 Facts All Cheerleaders Should Know

There are a lot of things that most people—cheerleaders included!—simply do not know about cheerleading  Because cheerleading has been practiced for more than 100 years, it goes without saying that there is a whole lot to know about cheerleading. Here are 10 interesting facts that will capture your attention about your favorite activity. In the…

The World Without Cheer

WOW! A world without cheerleaders, think about it. Talk about dull, depressing and colorless! Who would wear the super cute hair bows or give us sassy sayings? Who would make sports like football so much more interesting? OK, that was a little tongue in cheek, but seriously, cheerleaders work HARD at their sport. Yep, that’s…

The Science of Cheerleading

It seems that they have thought of everything for training cheerleaders and providing a way for them to learn safely. Did you ever wonder how those girls learned how to stand in a guys’ hands and hold her other foot over her head? Well, they use something called a “stunt stand” that allows her to…

Practice Gear for Cheering!

The best practice gear for any athletic event should allow for freedom of movement and protection for the athlete; this applies to cheerleaders because they need to wear gear that will help them in tumbling and working out. Shorts, a tank top or tee shirt and the right socks and shoes are important. There are…

3 Steps to a Successful Cheer Tryout

Trying out for a cheerleading team? Usually, cheerleading captains and coaches look for a great and long-term potential in their new tryouts. These behaviors will improve you chance for success: Show That You Care Coaches want to know that they are getting new team members who truly care about being on the team. Best ways…

Twitter Rage Turns Social Media Support

A blogger named Anna Megan Raley calls herself “Claire Crawford” and is making waves on the cheer Web. Recently, Raley recently called an Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader named Kelsey Williams fat. Specifically, the blogger said that Williams is “too chunky” to be a cheerleader. However, Claire wasn’t satisfied to stop there. She went on to…

Myth Busting—Cheerleaders Are Not Airheads

There are certain stereotypes that continually follow cheerleaders around. No one knows where it got started, and no one understands why cheerleaders are always characterized as being airheads. The truth is that in order for someone to become a school cheerleader in the first place, they must hold a certain grade point average. This alone…

The Case Against Cheerleading

Some cheerleading support groups apparently presume that the squad should be classified as athletes. Now, every reasonable person has to agree that there is absolutely nothing sport-like about smiling, waving, batting eyelashes and flirting with the visiting team. I mean do we really have to resort to the simple power of logic and basic argumentation?…