One of the biggest shocks for new cheerleaders and non-cheerleaders just might be the costs required to be on a high school cheer squad (we’re not talking just uniforms and warm-ups). Many schools don’t allocate a significant amount of funding for their cheer programs and, therefore, the cheerleaders (and by cheerleaders we mean cheer parents) are forced to pay the bill left over after fundraising efforts.
We took it upon ourselves (because we’re just that wonderful) to do some digging and find out what the average costs are for a school cheerleader. Warning: the following numbers may surprise you. Or, if you’re a veteran cheerleader, you’ll probably just be shaking your head thinking, “the things I do for the sport I love!”