So You Wanna Be A Cheerleader? – The ULTIMATE Cheer Tryouts Prep Guide
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So You Wanna Be A Cheerleader? – Our JAM-PACKED cheer kit to inspire girls who are considering trying out for cheer.
go for it. all 4 of us are cheerleaders, and it’s been such a fun part of our lives, and we think any girl that wants to do it should totally give it a try.
the cheer lowdown…
we put together some tips for girls thinking about trying out, and some other fun cheer info!
why try out for cheerleading?
1. it can change your entire school experience.
you'll be part of something fun and exciting, you'll be more involved in school, and you'll make friends you could have for life.
2. the fit factor
you'll have a crazy fun way to keep yourself active and in shape.
3. the competitions
like in any other sport, competitions are something you work hard for, and are truly passionate about.
4. the fun factor
football games, pep rallies, fundraisers, cheer camp... there is so much fun involved in being part of cheer. and we can't lie... wearing the cute uniform is seriously fun.
tips for trying out
cheerleading is easily the hardest sport any of us have ever done. it's so much more than pom poms and spirit wars. if you really truly want to be part of a squad, then prepare for it like you would any other sport. so in other words... get yo skillz on.
1. take classes
this is the best tip we can give - take classes to get the skills you need as a cheerleader. take dance classes, tumbling and gymnastics, stretch classes, and even yoga because it develops flexibility and a strong core. if you can't afford classes, get DVD's for dance technique, stretch, and yoga. tumbling is a serious skill, and you should train at a gym. it's not required for all cheer squads, but it's such a huge plus if you can get into it.
learn routines, learn cheers, watch YouTube videos, get together with your friends and practice. stretch everyday, practice the choreography, practice yelling, practice everything. the more comfortable you are with your skills, and doing them in front of people, the more natural tryouts, and actual cheerleading performances will come to you.
3. get to know some of the girls on the squad
we don't mean buy into the popularity of it all, we just mean find nice girls on the squad and introduce yourself. let them know you're genuinely interested, and ask them for any advice they have. getting to know the girls on the squad can make trying out seem less intimidating. taking that kind of initiative can show the girls you really do want to be on the squad.
4. decide you deserve to be a cheerleader
cheerleading tends to have this mystique around it, like some "club" you have to get into. if you truly want to be a cheerleader, then don't be intimidated by that. instead, learn your skills, be confident in yourself, and decide you are just as much of a cheerleader as any other girl trying out. that confidence is what will make you shine at tryouts.
learn some cheers!
check out one awesome site for beginners - TopCheers.com. you can go and learn cheers, and some even have audio so you can learn how the actual cheer goes. the site is just good for learning some basic cheer rhythms, and for getting over your fear of feeling dorky :D.
cheer prep essentials...
if you're going to be practicing for cheer tryouts, you'll need proper cheer gear to work out in. basic, comfy, and cute are key.
Solid Cheer Shoes
Fitted Workout Tanks
Comfy Cheer Shorts
stars who were cheerleaders
ever wonder which celebrities were cheerleaders? well... Cameron Diaz, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Dakota Fanning, Kelly Ripa, Megan Fox, Katie Couric, Alicia Silverstone, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, and Paula Abdul were all cheerleaders.
check out Miley's cheer days
need a little cheer-spiration? have a cheerleading moviefest and get excited.