Cheerleading is all about giving back: giving back to your community, your
teammates, your coach, and your school. Rarely, though, do people in the cheer
world notice the underdogs of every cheerleading team across the board–the
cheer dads! They really don’t get the recognition and support they deserve, and
as dads, they probably are too proud to ask for help most of the time. Do you
think creating the perfect cheerleading hair poof for competitions is easy? Well,
try being a man that’s never thought getting hair that high was possible, let
alone ever done a ponytail in his life to do it! It’s not even the fundamentals
that are the hardest for cheer dads; they truly endure a lot. So, cheers for
cheer dads! Here are some articles that not only help to spread cheer dad love,
but also help the ones that are supporting their little cheerleaders as they
pursue the sport they love:
- First and foremost, people need to realize that cheerleading is–and never has
been–an all-female activity. More and more males join cheer teams every year,
and coed teams are at an all-time high in number. And, if people aren’t
recognizing male participants, think about how cheer dads feel! They are pretty
much non-existent in society’s eyes. Well, newsflash, cheer dads are here and
here to stay! There Are More Cheer Dads Involved in Cheerleading Than You
Think… just waiting to be acknowledged!
- Now that you know cheer dads are there, believe you me, they get mislabeled
right and left with generalities. Nobody likes to be stereotyped, and cheer
dads are of no exception. A cheer dad’s child is already dealing with the
stress of the sport; the last thing a father of a cheerleader wants to do is
add more stress to the situation with prejudice from other team parents.
Therefore, we’ve gathered a list of 4 Inaccurate Stereotypes About Cheer Dads
That Need to End. Like, immediately.
- Cheer dads are many things. They come in all sorts and forms, but all are the
same when it comes to supporting their little cheerleaders. When cheer dads
finally do overcome the stereotypes they are up against, it’s time for them to
carve out what exactly they do bring to any given cheer team. Believe it or
not–cheer dads are more essential to a team than you would guess! Because of
this, it’s important to know The Roles Cheer Dads Play in the World of
- Cheerleading is tough for any parent, just the time spent
taking your cheerleader to each event on the calendar is hard! Not to mention
the sport costs a pretty penny to even be a part of. However, some parents get
it better than others. Cheer dads, unfortunately, get the short end of the
stick. There are actually six more obstacles that cheer dads face versus their
female counterpart. Good thing we set these six obstacles to GIFs, just to hit
the nail on the head even harder.
What else do cheer dads come up against?
Are you a cheer dad? Tell us your thoughts on these articles in the comments!