Need a great Pep Rally idea? Well here it is! This is great if you need to take up time at a school function. Pick a few well known crowd cheers, some easy and some hard. Then call up fellow school mates and teachers to do the cheers with you. Its great fun to see them attempt to get the moves and words right!

May 15, 2008. Spirit Week. Leave a comment.

May 1, 2008. Mounts. Leave a comment.

April 29, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Try and think of little ways to support the boys on the team that you cheer for. One of the things my squad does is EVERY game we stand out in front of their bench in two lines and scream and yell for them as their number is being called. You can also mix it up. If you have more then 7 girls, make some kind of mount or pyramid for them to run through. If you have 12 or more girls attempt the double pyramids (you can find that picture under the category of mounts). Don’t forget your pom poms!

April 25, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Having Trust Issues?

This is a good drill to practice if you have a cheerleader who is afraid to fall in a basket toss. Trust is the key. Normally on our squad it’s the brand new 7th grader that ends up being our flyer. Her weight is normally the only factor involved. So us older girls on the squad have to work on their trust issues. Sometimes it comes easy and sometimes not. But once they know that they can do it they normally turn out to be wonderful at it.

You can split into groups for this one, there isn’t a certain number you need to have, but  six works very well.

To start off have all the girls stand in two lines facing each other. Have them link arms where one girl’s hands are holding onto the other’s elbow. Go out in a yard and have one girl stand in front of the “tunnel” of girls with her back facing them. The girl in front says “Catcher’s ready?” If they are they respond “Catcher’s ready, fall when ready.” The front girl says “Falling” and the catcher’s respond “Fall.” With this the girl falls back into the other’s arms, much like a cradle or basket-toss.

Make sure every girl takes a turn. After the last person  has gone on ground level keep move onto something higher up (i.e. tree stumps, chairs, tables, porches, etc). Keep moving the fall point higher until you are the faller is high as she would be in an extension.

April 23, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Why Would You Hire a Cheerleader?

http://cheerleading.about.com/od/wheretolearn/a/salespeople.htm

April 22, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

This is a good timeout cheer!

I don’t know what you’ve been told

(I don’t know what you’ve been told)

Cougars are as good as gold

(Cougars are as good as gold)

If you heard what I just said

(If you heard what I just said)

Get on your feet and do our beat!

(Get on your feet and do our beat!)

Beat – s.s.c.s(pause)s.c.s.s.c (do this beat twice through)

April 22, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Stand up,
it’s time to shout
Come on fans,
Yell it out
Say it loud
Say it proud
Come on Cougars!
Go! Go! Go!

(have the crowd repeat the last 2 lines back to you)

April 22, 2008. cheers and chants. Leave a comment.

Getting a sweet spot

A good stunt or mount will be safe at all times. Never never go into a lift with a basket toss or some kind of drop where the flyer does not have a spotter behind her. You could have performed this stunt 100 time perfect in practice, but remember at anytime something unexpected could happen when you get out there to perform it. Keep your squad safe at all times. Here are some good tips for the spotter.

  1. Hands Up! Reaction time can be wasted moving your hands. Keep your hands at an appropriate level, at least chest high.
  2. Keep your eyes on the flyer. A spotter must not be distracted by anything. However, use peripheral vision to make sure that nothing (like a ball or a mascot) will interfere with a stunt.
  3. If you are not familiar with a stunt or don’t feel you can adequately spot a stunt, just say no!
  4. Use hands-on spotting for inexperienced stunters or groups trying new stunts.
  5. This is what we call our double lift. You can also put one in front of the other so that it has a tier effect.

April 22, 2008. Mounts. Leave a comment.

These are some great rules…….

…that I think EVERY cheerleader should follow. I found a great website that I am borrowing them from:)http//www.geocities.com/aicmzine/cheer_rules.htm

By: Lauren White
Here are some of the Basic Rules of Cheerleading, each squad has it’s own style and rules, but these are the understood rules each individual cheerleader should follow- the unspoken rules.’
1. Smile during a game or performance. Look like you are having fun (even if you’re not).
2. Pay attention to the game. (Is your team offense or defense? Are you winning or losing? Who has the ball?) The game should affect how you cheer and what you say.
3. Pay attention to what your team is doing and what they are planning to do, don’t wait until the last minute before a stunt or performance to ask questions. Walking out to perform is not the time to ask “What are we doing!?” or “Where do I go!?”
4. If you make a mistake, don’t draw more attention to yourself. If you make a mistake, don’t stop in the middle and tell your neighbor; don’t double over laughing; just keep going. I’ve seen many cheerleaders do this and it isn’t attractive or cute. If you mess up, chances are not many people noticed. Mistakes are inevitable, it’s how you react to your mistake that is important.
5. Stay in your formation. If you are standing on the sidelines or side court, don’t EVER walk to another position to talk to a friend. Stay in line. Cheerleaders are supposed to be cheering on the team, not carrying on a conversation amongst each other. It’s Ok to look like you’re having fun, you can even chat about the game with the cheerleader next to you- but t his isn’t the time to talk about boyfriends and what you did last weekend.
6. During halftime, most cheerleading squads go to meet and introduce each other. Some teams even introduce the opponents cheerleaders to their own crowds., they may partner up, make a brief introduction (your name and year), and then you are supposed to do , a tumble pass, a jump, or a partner stunt. Don’t be a showoff, if you can do 10 toe touches in a row that is great, but don‘t do it during intros. 

April 13, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Great Pep Rally Game

First you need to get a paper bag (a grocery bag works well). Then,  figure out the order of girls from heaviest to lightest. The heaviest girl goes first. All the other squad members grab a hold of her and pick her up, then  they lower her down towards the bag. The girl has to grab the bag in her mouth and is not allowed to move by herself. Once she gets the bag in her mouth she is put back on her feet. Cut off the top part of the bag. The more girls you have on your squad, cut off less of the bag so everyone has a chance to go.

Keep working your way down until you get to the smallest girl. By the time it is her turn there should only be about an inch left to the bag then have the last girl pick it up with her teeth and keep it.

April 13, 2008. Pep Rally, Spirit Week. Leave a comment.

Check out my Slide Show!

April 10, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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