Many young kids dream of being cheerleaders, but the dream doesn’t always stop once you become one. There are different types of cheerleaders and many ways to be involved in cheerleading, after all. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be an All Star cheerleader, to go pro, to be captain, or to become a cheer coach, this is what you need to know:

  • A lot of elements go into successfully hitting the mat to compete. Cheerleaders must rock facial expressions and wild makeup, be comfortable performing in front of an audience, and participate in dancing, tumbling, and jumping. Now, anyone can become a competition cheerleader. It’s a lot of work and practice, but with the right attitude and willingness to learn, it’s not an unreachable dream. In fact, there are only four rules that are absolutely crucial to becoming a competition or All Star cheerleader.

  • Earning a coveted spot on a professional cheerleading team is a dream many cheerleaders have yet few will actually achieve. Professional cheerleaders possess the ability to execute dance routines perfectly while also serving as ambassadors for their teams and charities in their surrounding communities. Becoming a professional cheerleader takes a great deal of time and effort. However, there are a few tips that can help an aspiring professional cheerleader maximize her chances of success.

  • Being a cheer captain is a huge honor and responsibility. If you have your sights set on being captain, this is what it will take.

  • Being a cheer coach is a dream job for many of us! It is a great way to stay involved in cheerleading, plus you get to make a difference in young people's lives. If being a cheer coach is something you’ve considered, this is what it takes.

Do you have a goal of becoming any of these? What are you doing to get there?