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. 

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April 13, 2008. Uncategorized.

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