August 2012

Successfully Managing a Busy Schedule

Spread the CheerWhether you are a cheerleader, cheer coach, or cheer parent, cheerleading most likely demands a good amount of your time, and as much as we’d like to believe that the world revolves solely around cheer, it does not. So how can you effectively manage that crazy schedule without losing it? Quite honestly, managing […] Read more

The Evolution of Men in Cheerleading

Spread the CheerMany people unfamiliar with the history of cheerleading may think of men in cheerleading as a “new” trend, or even a taboo idea, but in fact the first cheerleaders were all male! The roots of cheerleading in the United States reach back more than 100 years. The first documented appearance of cheerleaders dates […] Read more

Leading with Cheer

Spread the CheerThe essence of cheerleading is embodied by the ideas of spirit and leadership. Many times, one person or multiple people are elected or appointed to take on the responsibility of a captain and assist the coach in leading the squad. The responsibilities of a captain can be wide-ranging, but there is a core […] Read more

Why do Cheerleaders Point their Toes?

Spread the CheerThis is a question to which it seems everyone involved in cheerleading should know the answer. But oftentimes when asked this question, cheerleaders, parents, and coaches don’t know the answer. The most common guess is “because it looks good.” And although this is usually just a guess, that answer is actually correct. Cheerleaders […] Read more

Thinking Outside the Cheer Box

Spread the CheerOftentimes, cheerleaders become so involved in cheerleading that it not only becomes a way of life, but also prohibits us from seeing the benefits of other activities. During the off-season, consider incorporating some of these great activities into your schedule; you’ll undoubtedly see the results the following cheer season. Swimming – Swimming is […] Read more