FC: Cheerleading!! By: Ainsley Mattingly
1: There are two types of cheerleading: Competitive and School. Competitive cheer is where you compete with cheer teams all over the United States!
2: Jumping around, doing little cheers, and looking pretty, does not mean that is what we cheerleaders do. Strength, flexibility, conditioning, endurance, and stamina are involved.
3: INJURIES Most injuries are either a broken arm or a busted lip. Sometimes a broken are can cause you to stay out of cheerleading for a while.
4: Did you know? The capital of cheerleading is Texas. The first cheerleaders were men. Cheerleading is over 100 years old. Almost 50% of collage cheerleaders are men. There are at leat four million cheerleaders over the world.
5: Just because you do cheerleading as a sport doesn't mean you can't do other sports. 62% of cheerleaders do other sports.
6: Cheerleading stunts consists of three positions: flyer, base, and spotters. The flyer is the person who performs the stunt. The flyer is held up by the base and thrown into the air. The spotters help catvh the flyer. Doing stunts is team work.
7: Physics play a huge role in cheerleading. As forces are exerted upward from the bases to the flyers, it is important to remember that the flyer is exerting the same amount of force downward to the bases.
8: History of cheerleading! The first cheerleading game was in 1869! Only men were allowed to be cheerleaders. Cheerleading grew from there. 1923 was the year women were allowed to be cheerleaders at the University of Minnesota.
9: During this decade, tumbling and acrobatics were added to their routine. Although women were joining teams in the 20s, it wasn't until the 40s that they joined large numbers since so many college men went to fight in WWII.
10: Cheerleading tryout tips(: Cheerleading tryouts is probably the most stressful thing a cheerleader has to endure. Getting in shape is a big part of being a cheerleading. You can do this months before tryouts.
11: It will also help you get through your tryout routine without struggling physically, which will aslo give you more confidence. You'll look more competent in the eyes of the judges. Don't forget to smile(:
12: Dedicated to: My friends and family and my teacher Ms. Talley(:
13: Attention cheerleaders: Take my advice seriously. Believe my advice it's true.(: Use my tips for tryouts. Bye(: