October is here! In less than a month, you went from summer
dreaming to full-blown fall mode–with pumpkin spice everything, Homecoming
excitement, and fall colors seeping onto the surrounding trees. What a great time
of year! Whether you’re well into sideline season or getting back to the grind
on your competition team, it’s time to start thinking about the
holidays–especially staying fit and focused with so many fun events on the
calendar. Also, October means that it’s now officially Breast Cancer Awareness
Month, and you should do your part to not only raise awareness on your squad,
but also try to rally your school or team behind a fundraising event to donate
to the cause! Every little effort helps! Before you make the switch over to
Halloween and more, here is the top cheer news of September:
What other cheer news have you heard this month? Let us know in the comments!
- The biggest and most riveting cheer news is that CheerLiving® Magazine got a
makeover! What used to be a print magazine with limited interactivity online is
now a fully tricked-out, super fun experience. The new and improved Fall Issue
hit digital outlets only this month, and is available as a free read on
CheerLiving’s new free app. Get in on the excitement by downloading the app
- College application deadlines are right around the corner,
and this time of year can get seniors pretty bogged down with assignments.
Cheerleaders especially get hit hard, since your season practices,
performances, and everything in between are a priority, too! Just in case you
sit down to apply and experience sudden writer’s block (probably from fatigue,
you busy cheerleaders!), we have compiled 7 Tools to Help Cheerleaders Write
Admissions Essays. We wish you nothing but the best of luck applying to your
dream schools next month!
- CheerLiving has had quite a busy month, with the app debut and their Fall Issue
release, but they didn’t stop there! There are two new episodes of their web
series that aired this September, and they both had us in stitches! Watch Ways
Coaches Can Cut Cheer Costs to learn some essential shortcuts you can take as a
cheer coach or parent when it comes to team ordering. And, everyone knows that
cheerleading costs can pile up pretty high! As an added bonus, CheerLiving
released a special episode, just to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In
case you’re in need of inspiration, CheerLiving lets you know How Cheerleaders
Can Think Pink.
- Lastly, Homecoming is here. Between halftime routines and
pep rallies, cheerleaders are usually play a pretty prime part in getting the
event off the ground! Whether you are campaigning for it or not, members of the
cheer team tend to be chosen for Homecoming Court more than others–so it’s good
to be prepared! If you end up unexpectedly hearing your name on the ballot, we’ve
outlined What to Do When Nominated for Homecoming Court… in GIFs, so you can
visually see what to do, too!