A good cheerleader needs to be smiling even when your team is losing 45-7 to your biggest rival. No matter how hard a stunt or a cheer is, you have to keep the grin intact.
Always be aware of your facial expressions. There is nothing worse than seeing a cheerleader doing a basket-toss with a look on her face like she has to go to the bathroom.
Belt It Out
You got to have pipes on you if you're going be a great cheerleader. We're talking a clear, loud voice. You also have to be able to maintain that loud voice while performing routines. It's not as easy as you think. Practice the moves and the words together - a lot - because sometimes your voice might slip if you're concentrating on the moves of a cheer. Also, lie on your stomach and belt out the cheers while concentrating on your gut. This will help you learn to yell from your stomach, rather than your throat. Your vocal chords will thank you later.
Come on Get Snappy
A good cheerleader's moves are always tight and rigid. When you clap, your arms should be in front of your face (about lip or nose height) and should not go past your shoulders on the release. Have a buddy put his or her hands on your shoulders and learn to clap in the space in between. Eventually, you'll have that snappy, tight cheerleader clap.
Success is not forever and failure is never final.
The biggest temptation is to settle for too little…You’ll never know how much you can achieve until you push both yourself and your team.
The opposite of success is not failure; the opposite of success in quitting.
The achievements of any team are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
Coaching is not without conflict. Look closely at both sides before committing to either.
We know what a team member thinks not by what she tells us but by what she shows us.
Teach your team that if you don’t go after what you want you’ll never have it.
If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t move forward, you are always in the same place.
You are only as good as your weakest stunt group; work hard on developing everyone.
There is no ‘I’ in TEAM. T-E-A-M – Together Everyone Accomplishes More.