As we know there are many different types of cheerleading out there today. Non-cheerleaders may not realize or understand the differences between them. Although they all share some of the same concepts–such as stunts, tumbling, cheers, and motions–they also differ.
Let’s start out with recreational cheerleading. As far as recreational goes, from my experience, less emphasis is put on its importance than other sports. Normally, you don’t need to tryout. You learn the basics such as motions, standard jumps, and chants. When I first started coaching my team, it was difficult because the program was very basic and they have never had a coach with real cheerleading experience. I built them from just doing chants to doing full routines with stunts, tumbling, cheers, and dances. By doing this, I gave them a taste of having the full cheer experience and in result, parents want to re-register each season. Recreational cheerleading is great for beginners.