Cheerleaders wouldn’t be quite as cheerful without their trademark smiles. Cheer facials are an important part of any competition routine or game night. Sometimes we feel a little silly making faces at the crowd, but big grins make a big difference in how audiences perceive our routines.
Plenty of articles have been written about how smiling improves our moods. That goes double for cheering! A crowd of spectators can’t get hyped if the squad is full of sour faces. It’s a cheerleader’s responsibility to keep the mood as upbeat as possible, to get the crowd energized, and—of course—to have fun.