The holidays have officially started and competition season is about to be in full swing. Homecomings are over and the fall semester is almost at its end, so we focused on cheer education this month–from cheer issues and controversies to general information that all cheerleaders should know. Here’s what you might have missed:

  • California proclaimed cheerleading a sport! Although a lot of the other states are hesitant to jump onboard, what do you think about the debate?

  • A lot of people still think of cheerleading as women cheering on men from the sidelines, but the sport has evolved to so much more than that! In fact, the athleticism involved in modern cheer is so advanced, that it requires cheerleaders to be in top physical condition throughout the entire season. Which begs the question, is the traditional view of cheerleading outdated?

  • High school cheerleading is the best time of your life, but what happens after graduation? Whether or not you go off to college, it doesn’t mean that your cheerleading days are over if you don’t want them to be. If you’re worried that you’re nearing the end of your cheer career, here are some key things to keep in mind to continue cheering after high school.

  • Injuries happen, even when trying to be safe! Cheerleading often leads to unforeseen injuries that could keep you from finishing the cheer season. In order to stay healthy all season long, here's how to avoid getting hurt and what to do when that time comes.

  • Did you know that cheerleading didn’t even allow women to participate until the mid-1920s? How about the number of United States presidents that have been cheerleaders? Here are a bunch of facts you may not know about the history of cheer.

What cheer news did you talk about this month?