Being a cheerleader has many different kinds of meanings. The obvious
definitions are sideline, competitive, recreational, college, professional… yet
there are several subcategories of each, as well! You can’t just lump all
cheerleaders into a group, and say that they’re all alike–because they aren’t!
Where a cheerleader is cheering, and what they’re cheering for really matters
when it comes to a cheerleader’s experience participating on a team. Are you
working towards a performance victory? A sports team win? Or, just for fun to
gain experience on a rec team? Most cheer blogs don’t cater to specific
cheerleading groups, so we went ahead and wrote spotlights on a few.
What are other different types of
cheerleaders that you want to learn about? Let us know in the comments below, and
we will write about them, too!
- Some cheerleaders start cheering as soon as they can walk and talk, but some
cheerleaders come into the sport much later in life. No matter which way you
wind up a cheerleader, your cheer career escalates once you hit high school.
Juggling school, your adolescent social life, and cheer teams isn’t an easy
gig, so we highlight What It’s Like to Be a High School Cheerleader.
- Being a cheerleader, in any way, makes you aware of what’s going on in Texas.
Texas remains the cheer capitol of the United States, and historically
speaking, that state has earned it! With the Texas Cowboys cheerleaders being one
of the most prestigious NFL gigs to land, Texas cheerleading truly is a high-stakes
activity. But, what’s it really like to be a Texas cheerleader? Have you ever
wondered what makes Texas cheer teams the best of the best? We might not know
first-hand how it is there, but we have some ideas that we bring front and
center in An Outsider’s Opinion on Being a Cheerleader in Texas.
- Age is a big factor in your cheer experience. As you grow older, cheerleading
becomes more and more competitive–whether you’re on a competitive team, or not!
Going full out isn’t something that a youth cheerleader normally says, because
you might still be learning basic motions, jumps, and tumbles. That’s good that
youth cheerleading starts simple, since young cheerleaders learn how to go full
out better later in life! There are many benefits to getting involved with
cheer at a young age, so we compiled 5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Join a Pee
Wee Cheer Team. And, that goes for Pop Warner and rec teams, too!
- Cheerleading has certainly evolved over the years to be what it is today.
Looking back, cheerleaders used to participate a lot differently than what goes
on nowadays. But, what was it like cheering back in the day? What events are
notable for modern cheerleaders? With all that has happened over last century
in cheerleading, we assembled A Brief History of Cheerleading highlighting the
differences between then and now. For cheerleaders in the 21st
Century, you’re the ones compelling the sport forward for the future!