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Day in the Life of a Competitive Cheerleader

Day in the Life of a Competitive Cheerleader


CONGRATULATION TO THE SHOOTING STAR.>>JIMMY: GOOD JOB. [APPLAUSE] GREAT JOB! IT’S A TOUGH SPORT.ADING YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THOSE BOYS AND GIRLS ARE OUT THERE JUMPING, FLIPPING, DANCING, ALL WITH SMILES ON THEIR FACE.>>LISA: YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE WHEN YOU ARE PLAYING FOOTBALL AND TODAY YOU’RE IN FOR A TREAT. SEAN STRIECHER SPENDS THE DAY IN THE LIFE OF A COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADER. TO THE WORLD OF COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADING. A HIGHFLYING SPORT THAT COMBINES DOMESTIC’S, DANCE, LEXI WATCH THEM ON TV. YOU SHOW THEM THROWING PEOPLE IN THE AARON DOING TUMBLING AND JUST CRAZY FLIPS IN THE AIR. IT TAKES A LOT OF IN TORRANCE AND I WOULD SAY IT’S A SPORT THAT YOU HAVE TO TRAIN AND BE ATHLETIC IN ORDER TO BE GOOD AT IT. YOU CAN DO THE HALF, RIGHT? HIGH STARS.F THE HIGH SHE HOLDS EVALUATIONS IN MAY. PRACTICE IS STARTING JUNE. CHOREOGRAPHY IS INTRODUCED IN AUGUST AND THE COMPETITION BEGAN IN NOVEMBER AND RUN THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY. FOR THOSE KEEPING TRACK, IT’S A YEAR-ROUND COMMITMENT AND THIS IS HAVING ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SEASONS IN THE ORGANIZATION’S HISTORY.>> THEY COME TOGETHER. THEY GEL AND WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM. THE TIME. IT’S JUST WORK FOR THEM SPEAK.>>. MAJOR COMPETITIONS.ON THEM THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO PAY THE ENTRY FEE.>> WE ARE TAKING THEM TO THE SUMMIT IN FLORIDA WHICH IS VERY EXCITING. WE ARE THE ONLY TEAM ON THE SHORE THAT HAS RECEIVED A PAID BID.>>SEAN: OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS A SPECIAL GROUP OF GIRLS AND THEY INVITED ME TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SQUAD FOR THE DAY. HUMBLING.>> BASIC TUMBLINGSKILLS IS THE CARTWHEEL .>> I CAN DO A CAR WILL. I THINK SO.>> WE’RE GOING TO SHOW YOU WHAT A GOOD CARTWHEEL LOOKS LIKE.>>SEAN: I DIDN’T SAY COULD DO A GOOD ONE.>> A GOOD CARTWHEEL. AHEAD.>>SEAN: SHE STARTED.>> ARE YOU A RIGHTY OR LEFTY.>>SEAN: I’M A RIGHTY. YOUR HANDS ARE GOING TO TURN THIS WAY.>>SEAN: WHAT MIKE IS GOING TO GO OVER FIRST?>> YOUR LEFT LEG. ARE YOU READY?>>SEAN: READY?>>SEAN: I TRIED A COUPLE OF MORE TIMES. WITH A LITTLE IMPROVEMENT.>> THERE YOU GO. YEAH. [APPLAUSE] >>SEAN: I DON’T KNOW. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE EASIER THAN THAT TO. [LAUGHTER] >> IT’S TOUGH WORK. I TOLD YOU IT WAS TOUGH WORK.>>SEAN: LET’S MOVE ONTO SOMETHING ELSE. TO MORRIS DID. ANDYOU HAVE TO BRING THEM BACK TOGETHER WHEN YOU LAND .>>SEAN: I REALLY FEEL LIKE >> THE HARDEST PART. MADE FOR I’M UP FORTHE CHALLENGE. JORDAN,ARE YOU READY? YOU’RE GOING TO PICK ME UP? I’M GOING TO PICK YOU UP? GLAD YOU CLARIFIED.>> YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SWAP .>>SEAN: OKAY .>> PUT YOUR HANDS UNDER HER FOOT. SO YOU’RE GOING TO STEP ONE DIP IN THREE ON FIVE. ARE YOU READY? SEVEN, EIGHT ONE, DIP,THREE >>SEAN: I JUST COMPLETELY IGNORE THE COUNTING. I’M SORRY, BUT HOW WAS IT?>>. [LAUGHTER].>>SEAN: AFTER SPENDING A FEW HOURS WITH THE GIRLS I FIGURED OUT WHAT MAKES THEM SO SUCCESSFUL.>> I LOVE EVERYBODY HERE. THEY ARE LIKE MY BEST FRIENDS.>> IF YOU ARE FEELING SAD THEY WILL HUG YOU AND ASK YOU WHAT IS WRONG. I LOVE EVERYBODY ON THIS TEAM. I TREAT THEM LIKE THEY ARE MY OWN FAMILY MEMBERS.>> IT’S INCREDIBLE TO WATCH KIDS THAT SOME DON’T EVEN KNOW KIDS FROM DIFFERENT AREAS AND COME TOGETHER AND THEY BECOME FRIENDS. THEY BECOME LIKE SISTERS AND I THINK THAT THE BIGGEST THING THAT YOU LEARN FROM CHEER IS [APPLAUSE] >>LISA: [LAUGHTER] THAT IS GREAT.>>JIMMY: TWO THINGS: SEAN, GREAT JOB. THAT WAS AWESOME RIGHT THERE. SCENE BEHIND THE SCENES GIVES ME A WHOLE NEW APPRECIATION FOR WHAT THEY DO.>>LISA: IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE HE WAS DOING THE CART WHEELS AND MOST OF US GIRLS WE DO CARTWHEEL ALL OF OUR LIFE. IT’S SOMETHING GIRLS DO WHEN THEY ARE LITTLE. AND I SAW A MEME THAT SAID DOING A CARTWHEEL IS NOT LIKE RIDING A BIKE. [LAUGHTER].

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