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How to Prepare for Cheerleading Tryouts : How to Show School Spirit at Cheerleading Tryouts

How to Prepare for Cheerleading Tryouts : How to Show School Spirit at Cheerleading Tryouts


Hi my name is Lucy Spain on behalf of Expert
Village here to talk about an introduction to cheerleading. Another important factor
when trying out for cheerleading is showing spirit. Now it’s really important to remember
when we show spirit, it’s not appropriate to yell, woohoowee. We’re not cows, we’re
not fire engines, we’re not here to woohoo, nobody really wants to hear that. So you need
to make sure you do some research, find out your school’s colors, find out your mascot,
definitely a number one to stick to, that’s pretty universal. You can also personalize
it and find out your team’s quarterback’s first name. Use that, throw it in there, team
numbers are a good way to go as well. Some appropriate ways to show spirit are first
and foremost, we do a little number one sign. Everyone’s familiar with the spirit fingers,
those can get the crowd going. Also appropriate if you want to throw in some high kicks. It’s
also appropriate to do jumping and tumbling, which you’ll learn after you make the squad.
First and foremost, just remember, clapping is a good way to get the crowd going. We can
get them involved with some clapping. And also, whenever you take the floor, you’re
going to want to start off your cheerleading floor and definitely step into it, showing
a little bit of spirit, lots of number ones, lots of hand movements. Just remember first
and foremost, keep smiling, because that’s where your best spirit’s going to shine through.

24 thoughts on “How to Prepare for Cheerleading Tryouts : How to Show School Spirit at Cheerleading Tryouts”

  1. you are really helpful thank you soo much!
    i have tryouts on tuesday.
    and im gonna practice soo hard.

  2. yeah i made the varsity competition and football cheerleading team and i didn't even have to try out for basketball cheerleading i was already on the team, but thanks for asking πŸ™‚

  3. I REALLY wanna be a cheerleader…but my stomach is too fat and I cant do a cartwheel OR a flip OR a split πŸ™ Do I need to be skinny and flexible? (well, Im already on a diet but…)

  4. @Naruchu99 *gasps*
    no WAY! dont let anyone tell you that you cant cheer!!
    take a tumbling class, so that you can uh… tumble (um duh) and then GO FOR IT!!

    if the coaches say that you cant be on the squad because of the way you look (i bet your not even chubby like you say! your probably just normal!!! ) then go for another team!
    πŸ˜€ good luck

  5. On the cheer team at our school all the girls on the team have boyfriends, if they're on the football team, we yell their numbers. πŸ™‚

  6. All i can say is be a cheerleader for the right reasons. Dont do it because you want a boyfriend. Its a sport that involves all you got. Being a cheerleader wont change who you are. From: A fellow cheerleader

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