With the New Year upon us, it’s only natural to start
focusing on the year ahead! Many cheerleaders and coaches take this time to
analyze their progress that they’ve made in cheerleading, as well as the areas
that might need some work. Winter is an excellent time to make personal and
professional goals for yourself, but there are several other elements of winter
that are just as enjoyable!
We asked in our January poll which winter entity you enjoy the most, and 231
responded! We asked, you voted, and now, here are the results!
- Well, obviously all of it! Out of the five choices, it’s clear that you love
winter in all its glory–with a whopping 43% opting for all of the above. This
includes the other poll options “catching up with friends and family”, “practicing
for competitions”, “having a break from school”, “the snow”, and probably many
more variables all rolled into one awesome winter season! We couldn’t have
possibly listed ALL of the wonderful things about winter in the poll because it
would be too long, but it’s evident that it wouldn’t have mattered anyway.
Cheerleaders love it all.
- The second most popular answer was “practicing for
competitions” at 22%. Winter might mean snow days and a lot of Netflix to some
people, but to competitive cheerleaders, it means that it’s time to step it up
on the mat. Practices are all about going full out, and there’s no such thing
as down time! However, seeing as this answer came in second place, it shows
that competitive cheerleaders–although working harder than ever during this
time of year–wouldn’t have it any other way. Way to love what you do!
- The choice that came in third was another no-brainer:
“having a break from school.” This answer was surprisingly neck-and-neck for
second place at 21%, which shows that cheerleaders would rather keep cheering
than take full advantage of a mental break. Studying cheerleading totally
- The answer fourth on the list was “the snow!” This makes
sense, since not all cheerleaders have snow where they live, and the ones that
do may not like it very much after a long winter season! It’s been extra
blustery this year around the United States, and blizzards are still raging around
the country. So, bundle up for a little bit longer, cheerleaders of the cold,
and know that February marks the last month of extreme weather. At least we
- The least popular answer on the list was “catching up with your friends and
family” at a mere 6%. Now, we don’t think cheerleaders avoided this answer
because they’re antisocial by any means! We think this answer might’ve been
avoided because cheerleaders might not have had much free time to socialize
over winter break–especially the ones practicing for competitions! Sorry to rub
in the lack of downtime for you, if that’s the case.
See the full results below and be sure to cast your vote in our new February
poll, now available on our blog site!
Were you surprised about the results? Do
you have a favorite part of winter that wasn’t one of the possible answers? Let
us know in the comments!