School Cheer Prep?

Discussion in 'High School Cheerleading' started by DonnaM, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. DonnaM

    DonnaM I text ACEDAD all the time

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    CP is trying out for a sideline/game day team for fall. She’s always done competitive rec or All Star. Is there anything she should specifically work on before the clinics/try outs?

     
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    *Crowdleading and projection on the sidelines. Not just doing the cheers but perfoming them with spirit/smiling. Giving off the energy that makes people want to cheer with you.

    *Hitting strong/tight motions that pop. A little different than some of the motion work in all star that is a bit faster and slightly rushed.

    Most all star cheerleaders have the stunting and tumbling covered, but usually need some practice in these areas unless they've cheered for school before.
     
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    Mainly what @oncecoolcoachnowmom said. Also something she should work on if she's never cheered formally is her voice when doing a standard cheer. Learning to yell from your diaphragm is really important.
     
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    She had her first clinic last night, and really enjoyed it. It seems like Game Day might be a really good fit for her.
     
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    Yes, yelling, rather than sounding sing-songy if that makes sense.