I had cheered for one team for 5 years. Every year was amazing. There were so many fun and exciting events including my favorite, HOMECOMING.
Competition is one of the main things in cheer leading. It is hard to learn the routine and most importantly, do it right when you’re preforming in front of hundreds of people. Practice is a big part of competition. You have to work hard to make sure your routine is perfect. But at the same time it is a bunch of fun and you get to know a lot of new people.
Stunting is really important in cheer. If you don’t do it right, you could get severely injured. Before you do anything, you need to get used to the flyers foot. (a flyer is the person that is being stunted.) Then you practice cradling, just to make sure that both the bases and the flyer are ready. Once you are ready, slowly lift the flyer to a comfortable height.
The next topic in cheer is the games.
Cheerleaders cheer for the football players. They cheer for football players their age. The age groups are 3-4 grade, 5-6 grade, and 7-8 grade. One if the main things we do at a game is the halftime cheer. It usually includes stunting and (of course) cheering. But no matter what, we always go to our games, rain or shine.
And last but not least, HOMECOMING!!!!
Homecoming is super fun. Everybody gets bags full of candy and the cheerleaders and football players get to make their own posters. A couple days before homecoming, all of the cheerleaders meet up and make giant boards with our team name on it. There’s also 1 or 2 hay rides before each games that the football players and cheerleaders get to ride on. And the cheerleaders preform a routine they made up each game. It’s lots of fun. And most important we watch the football game and cheer the football players on.