Being involved in cheerleading often leads to becoming
absorbed in it. It’s hard not to get bitten by the ‘cheer-bug’ once you realize
everything that goes into being a cheerleader, a cheer parent, a cheer coach, or
anything in between! Once you’re in, you’re in for good–and life could not be
more exciting! However, no matter what role you fill in the cheer world, there
are times of uncertainty, tough decisions, and tight spots. Sometimes, you just
have to brush things under the proverbial rug and move on, hoping that no one
noticed. Or, maybe you keep problems bundled up inside without it ever coming
to the surface (hopefully). Either way, there are secrets in cheerleading, and
we want to expose them once and for all! Here are four cheer confessionals that
we’ve compiled: all revealing what you’ve held inside for too long, all set to
GIFs. Recognize any of these??
- First off, competitive cheerleaders hold a different mindset than their
sideline brothers and sisters; this is, of course, due to the fact that
competitive cheerleaders perform for different reasons and for different
audiences. There are no judges watching at Friday Night games! Because of the
vigorous training embedded in competitive cheer (as well as the stigma), there
are 6 Confessions of Competitive Cheerleaders that don’t necessarily transfer
over to the sidelines.
- But, what if you’re brand new to it all? You don’t just ‘dip
your toes’ in cheerleading–you’re forced to dive in headfirst. No matter if
you’ve just landed a spot on a school or a competitive team, you probably are
experiencing your fair share of ‘firsts’, problems, and doubts. It’s easy to
get overwhelmed! Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here are the Confessions of a
Brand New Cheerleader, all in one GIF list.
- And, cheerleaders aren’t the only ones with secrets! Let’s
talk about cheer parents–specifically, sideline cheer parents. Sitting on those
bleachers during the fall football season gets colder and colder, and you’ve
never noticed how little winter wear you actually own until you’re bundled in
every last scarf, coat, mitten, and hat. But, you wouldn’t want to be anywhere
else! Watching your little cheerleader shine is amazing, but there are some
things you keep to yourself every Friday night. You’re so busted, since there
are 5 Confessions of a Sideline Cheer Parent that we know about… and don’t act
like you don’t!
- Lastly, cheer coaches can’t do it all. That’s where cheer
captains come in the picture–to help with team duties and keep up the team
spirit. Even though being Captain is a great accomplishment and title, it’s
harder than it seems! Cheer captains have to put up with a lot of flack, and
captains can start to be discouraged with their efforts if there are too many
unexpected bumps in the cheer road. They might keep it on the hush, but there
are some things that captains never talk about, and we reveal what those are in
4 Confessions of a Cheer Captain.
Do any of these GIFs
seem familiar? Do you have your own cheer confession that didn’t make the list?
Spill what you’ve been holding inside in the comments!