Confessions Of A High School Cheerleader

Discussion in 'High School Cheerleading' started by Sophie, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. alliebby33

    alliebby33 Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    No the worst is when the girls on my school team call them "back flips". Or they'll be like "can we flip/are we flipping?" when running through a routine...like no it's called tumbling.

     
  2. MaddiKate

    MaddiKate They call me Susie

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    I mostly shimmied this for #3! ;)

    I can kind of relate to #2 though. I am naturally a very happy person, so me being a cheerleader doesn't come as a shock to anyone. But I am one of those "different" cheerleaders who rolls into summer night practices blaring Smashing Pumpkins and alt-J instead of Lil Wayne and One Direction. I'm also really sarcastic and I'm that person that will poke fun at EVERYONE on the team (nicely, of course) and you won't see me shreeking like a manchee over anything or causing drama. Once I'm done with cheer I will probably get my nose pierced, maybe a tattoo if I'm solid on what I want at that point (less than 5 mo until I'm 18, woo!). I love plugs on guys unless they're hockey-puck size. I'd never personally get them though.

    Annddd idk this rant went nowhere.
     
  3. Daniellerae

    Daniellerae Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Haha no like I can totally relate, it's so hard thinking of what to say when people ask me what kind of music I like. And my friend on the team has her nose pierced and a bunch of piercings on her ears but I'd always be too scared to do that. And my boyfriend has plugs and I'm totally okay with it haha


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  4. FutureWorldChamp__

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    1. I can't stand the girls on my high school team who are stuck up
    2. being a gymnast or former gymnast does not make you good at cheerleading. stop being so uptight and listen to the coaches who actually know what they're talking about
    3. going off of number 2, having more tumbling than someone does not make you the best cheerleader on the squad
    4. please don't join the team if the only thing you want out of it is popularity-- quit honestly, cheerleading does not automatically give you a social life
    5. please don't talk down to the dance team or any other fine art just because youre a cheerleader
    6. I've become so scared to stunt not only because of my lack of experience in flying (coaches made me a flyer because I'm short but I'm a base for allstar cheer) but also the lack of effort and technique the bases put forth.
     
  5. cheernerd5678

    cheernerd5678 Slow your roll, Sparkle. Bracket Winner

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    This.



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  6. Elsye

    Elsye I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    -If it's obvious that you're cheating on conditioning, just leave. Don't cheat. Or if you do, don't make it obvious so everyone else gets in trouble for your stupidity.
    -If we're at a competition, wear your warm ups afterwards while you're walking around. Not your leopard print too-tight leggings and no skirt.
    -The reason most of the people at my school hate cheerleaders is because a fourth of the team gives them lots of reasons to.
    -When I can literally hear the pain in your voice, it's time to stop yelling.
    -If you're gonna be a captain, act like it. Do your job. Lead us. Don't stay in your little senior clique. And take down the drunk pictures of yourself on facebook.
    -This is a Michigan one...If you're going to states and expect to win, DONT CHEAT. STOP PUTTING FOUR TUCKS IN ROUND TWO AND TAKING THE TEN POINT DEDUCTION. And don't cry like a baby when you get third.
     
  7. shorttpai

    shorttpai I shimmy daily

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    BOTH OF THOSE OMG!
    And the senior already got busted once for coming to school high & admitted it at the games and the assembly where we were cheering! NOT CLASSY. You're a leader! Stop! And learn your lesson the first time about getting suspended! Take that stuff off of Facebook & twitter. NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR RAVES and coming to practice hung over.
    Rant over

    BUT YES AGAIN ABOUT THE MICHIGAN. STOP ABUSING THE RULES AND STOP CHEATING! I lose all respect for those kind of teams!!!!!
     
  8. Elsye

    Elsye I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    Yes! And even though they still do unclassy/illegal things, everyone adores them.
    AND THERE WERE TWO TEAMS LIKE THAT AT STATES. ONE OF THE TEAMS HAD AT LEAST 16 PEOPLE, BUT ONLY FOUR IN ROUND TWO. COME ON.


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  9. shorttpai

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    YES! like get out of here if you put FOUR in. You could get sooooooo much more with great Bhs and bwo that's timed. Plus you can put more in the other rounds!
     
  10. SmileyRyleigh

    SmileyRyleigh Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    When girls won't learn their cheers... Like stop this is annoying you've had since MAY
    Those girls who always have sloppy motions and you try over and over to fix it and it just doesn't work....

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  11. glitterandbows

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    How do high school cheer comps in Michigan work? What are the rounds?
     
  12. cheernerd5678

    cheernerd5678 Slow your roll, Sparkle. Bracket Winner

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    There's an entire thread about it. Google "Michigan high school cheer fierce board" and it'll probably pop up. It's been in the whats new section lately...


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  13. armywifecheercoach

    armywifecheercoach I shimmy daily

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    I agree so much with this. As a coach that is one of my biggest pet peeves. The high school I coach at has an amazing fine arts department. Their choir, band, and drama department is awesome and I enjoy watching them.
     
  14. Elsye

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    Right! You shouldve seen the crowd....everyone was so mad. Except for the teams' cheering section of course lol
     
  15. Mindi Keyser

    Mindi Keyser I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    When you're a back spot and no one recognizes you as a "key role" or "hard worker" in a stunt.

    1. I feel as if I get no credit in the stunts when most of the time if my flyer is beginning to come down, I push her back up there, I've saved my stunt from falling numerous times.

    2. I swear I think some people think that all back spots do is stand back there and hold the flyers ankle. Um that's obviously not true. I push my flyer up and make sure she keeps her leg locked. If she begins to fall I attempt to push her back up. And I actually lift up so I can help my bases as much as I can. My bases tell me that they can feel when I lift up and it's practically like they're holding nothing.

    3. If back spots weren't there to catch the flyers they would land on their face/back/head A LOT! I know in my group that if I wasn't there to catch my flyer she would go straight to the floor bc one of my bases cannot catch at all! And I've saved my flyer from falling a thousand times and I've even went down with her a couple times bc my bases failed to help catch the load.

    4. When other back spots don't feel important.. Like obviously you are!! Fight for that stunt, push it up and hold your flyer tight, make her feel like you got her and you WILL catch her!! And help the bases push it up and hold it up.ALWAYS catch your flyer and go down with her if needed. If the flyer doesn't trust her group then she's not gonna do her best, so you have to do your best to make her feel comfortable and safe!!

    Okay, I'm done.


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