Oh, happy fall! October is always a fun month for
cheerleaders, with sideline season fueling every Friday night, competitive
teams training hard for the initial competitions on the calendar, schools
celebrating Homecomings and Halloween festivities, and more! You can’t quite
beat the energy in the air, especially right before the holidays hit. With so
much to do, so much thinking pink to accomplish, and so little time, you may
have missed out on the prime cheer news of the month… so we want to fill you in
on it. Below are our top four occurrences this month in the world of cheer:
What other cheer news
have you heard this month? Let us know in the comments!
- First and foremost, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and
it’s a cheerleader’s job to promote it! There are several ways to cheer for the
cause, but one of the main ways to go about it is incorporating pink cheer gear
into your uniform (besides wearing a pink ribbon, of course). Although the
month is over, we listed out How Cheerleaders Can Show Pink Pride for Breast
Cancer Awareness, which can be used as an October guide for next year! Whatever
your team chose to do, we hope that you raised awareness and/or donated to a
breast cancer organization to further the fight!
- Now, that November is looming, it’s time for high school
seniors to start thinking about their freshman college experience. The high
school to college transition is nothing to mess with–it’s difficult to adapt!
And, freshmen in college are well into their first college semester, so they
know exactly what we’re talking about. The stress of meeting college deadlines
and expectations could be downright maddening. Not to worry: we outline How to
Improve Your Academic Performance and Enhance Cognitive Skills to get the job
done! Hang in there; it gets easier with time.
- Before you start sending off college applications, thinking
about holiday breaks, and stressing over semester finals, everyone needs to
take a moment and relish Halloween. Cheerleaders dress up around the calendar
year (hello, your uniform is your costume!!), but Halloween is the one time
everyone else gets to join in on getting all dolled up, too. CheerLiving
Magazine takes the holiday one step further, and calls out the top six
Cheerleading Nightmares in the latest installment of their video series–and,
it’s TERRIFYING. Watch at your own risk, and have a very frightening Halloween!
- The next stop on the holiday list is, you guessed it,
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving promotes bonding with your family over a great
feast, but hanging with your family shouldn’t just be a few days a year. Cheerleading
requires the whole family to be on board, especially when you’re involved with
competitive cheerleading. But, some family members may be a little hesitant to
fully support your cheer drive. For the sake of family unity, we comprised an article
highlighting How to Make Competitive Cheerleading a Family Affair, with tips to
get everyone stoked for the sport–even dad!