I'm beginning college next month and I'm thinking about trying for cheerleading after my friend encouraged I should do it with her. Every time I mention I wanna do it to my family, they bring me down and say I can't do it because I have no experience and I'm too shy. I even brought it up to my close friend and she just made it really awkward and was like "..oh but you gotta be fit for that" and moved the topic quickly. She suggested I do volleyball, but I'd honestly rather do cheerleading since it is constantly on my mind. No one believes I can do it, but I think with hard work and dedication, I can do anything. I at least want to try it. Should I just do it regardless of what anyone says? Or is this is a sign that I shouldn't do it? Once again, I do not have any experience and I am a little shy. However, I looked on my school's website for cheer and it says tumbling is not a requirement, it says tumbling will be judged in comparison of those trying out. I also wanted to use cheer as a way to break out my shell and try new things. This is not a competition type cheer, it's just for fun cheering on the sidelines and that is what I want to do.