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Top 10 Tips for Cheerleading Tryouts

Imagine yourself at the top of a 15-person pyramid, the whole school is watching and cheering, and the team scores from behind to win the big game… sound exciting? Well, let’s step it up and become the best cheerleader you can possibly be. Here are Kidzworld’s top 10 tips for cheerleading tryouts:

No. 10: Be creative.

You’re going to have to perform a little audition. If you have a couple of fresh cheers that no one has heard before, there’s a good chance that everyone is going to recognize that you are a leader and you’re road to the top of the pyramid just became that much easier.

No. 9: You are what you eat.

If you’re eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, it’s going to show. Adding color to your diet is the best way to add color to your face and your personality will flourish like a flower!

Fruits and VeggiesFruits and VeggiesCourtesy of loyalistcottage.blogspot.com

No. 8: Make friends with other cheerleaders.

Make sure not to be competitive with the other cheerleaders and try your best to share each other’s goals and aspirations. The more you have fun with the other girls, the easier it will be to have fun while you’re cheerleading and that’s the key to being a good cheerleader.

No. 7: Do your research.

Look up some cheerleading videos on youtube and memorize as many cheers as you can. If your brain is a database of cheerleading knowledge, than learning things at tryouts will be easy!

No. 6: Keep fit.

Aerobics, swimming, yoga and even karate are some great cross-training activities that will help you pull off some awesome cheerleading moves.

Yoga for KidsYoga for KidsCourtesy of yogawithsubhash.com

No. 5: Warm-up.

Make sure that before you go for cheerleading tryouts, you warm up with some light activity and a bit of stretching. There’s a good chance that you will be trying really hard while you cheer and sometimes that can be dangerous and you can pull a muscle if you’re not ready and focused.

No. 4: Avoid energy drinks.

Even though energy drinks like Red-Bull and Monster say that they will give you energy, don’t believe it! Energy drinks are unnatural stimulants that can make you a little bit too hyper.

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No. 3: Vocal Velocity.

Well if you’re going to be a cheerleader, you better learn how to amplify your vocal cheering. If you don’t have a loud voice, there’s a good chance that you speak with your throat muscles instead of your diaphragm. You can actually learn how to change this and it will make your voice deeper and louder.

No. 2: Confidence.

Almost anything you do in life is done better with confidence. So how do you get confidence? By practicing your skills and adding multiple talents to your repertoire is an easy way. And surprisingly enough, by genuinely being nice and trying to help others is another great way to spread love and when that love come back to you, your confidence will skyrocket!

No. 1: Gymnastics 101.

Gymnastics is obviously the best thing you can learn before you tryout for cheerleading. If you learn how to do a back-handspring, you’re pretty much a lock for the cheerleading team.

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Have Your Say

Are you trying out for Cheerleading this year?Let us know how you do and leave us a comment and let us know!!

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Most Common Cheerleading Injury?

  • Ankle - from landing wrong.
  • Throat - from all that yelling.
  • Bum - from those bad basket tosses.
  • Brain - from trying to remember complicated cheers.

Sports In The Forums

well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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