Now that we’re warmed up and ready to go we’re
going to get to the fun stuff. Cheers and chants are basically what cheerleaders do
to get the crowd pumped up and involved in the game you’re watching. Whether it’s basketball,
football or competition we’re going to use these cheers though out the game, at time
outs and also at half time. The first things we’re going to learn are called chants. Chants
are short cheers that we can do during the game to get the crowd excited. We’re going
to repeat the chant three times after it’s called out and then it’s finished. A cheer
is something that we’re going to save for full time outs, a quick 30 second timeout
or half time. Some times we use pompoms in our cheers. It depends on what kind of hand
motions we’re doing. If we’re using blades, we’re never going to pick up our pompoms.
If we have cheers that we learned with fists, we can go ahead and use our pompoms for an
extra effect. With these cheers I’m going to teach, I’m going to use the colors green
and gold. And the mascot bobcats. Whatever your school squad is you can go ahead and
fill in those colors and mascots to make the cheers appropriate for your school.