What does it mean to be a cheerleader? In a word, everything, but it’s more fun to list all the great qualities that describe cheerleaders and set them apart from other athletes! Cheerleading has a unique skill set, as we were reminded recently when a heated debate broke out in the comments of an article about pro fighters saying cheerleading was the hardest sport they have ever done.
While there is definitely some overlap among all athletes, cheerleaders have to do some things that a lot of other athletes don’t.
Being a cheerleader means you are these 18 things:
While performing a flawless routine is unlikely, making a major mistake can cost you. When you’ve been putting in long hours at the gym all for those two and a half minutes, you aren’t going to let a mistake like that happen. You are poised and focused, and no drops, falls, or flubs are happening on your watch.