Have you ever watched a cheer competition? Anyone who questions whether cheer is a sport is just crazy. The strength, tumbling ability, and coordination these teams display is unreal.
The girls and guys who cheer combine stage presence, athleticism, and timing to create routines that are truly extraordinary. There are flyers (the ones who get thrown in the air) and bases/backs (the ones who do the throwing). There are extensions, cradles, and basket tosses. (Here is a link to a glossary to help you with the translate: Cheer Lingo)
Cheerleaders are fierce competitors who work hard to perfect all the nuances of a routine. Dance classes, tumbling and gymnastics training, and hours of synchronized practice all help the team bring it to the next level.
Cheerleaders support the other sports at their school or in their community league and then compete in their own competitions against other squads. They do it all with a smile on their face and a bounce in their step because they LOVE it!
If you have never watched a cheer routine, next time you are on YouTube, give it a search. You will be amazed. (And probably happy you are not the mom of the flyer, that can be tough on the nerves!)
To all the cheerleaders out there working your butts off…keep up the hustle, you are killin’ it!!!
In the words of our favorite cheer coach, Coach Kirsten, “Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It!”
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