Football/Competition and Basketball Cheerleading
Yvonne Pope and Holli Wadsworth
Congratulations to the Competition Cheerleading Squad on their OUTSTANDING performance in the County Cheerleading Championship this weekend!
Cheerleading activities should center on "leading" or "directing" the cheering of student and adult fans. In this role, cheerleaders can become the school's most effective student leaders. These activities should be focused on: creating a cooperative spirit among the cheerleaders, athletes, student bodies, school administrators and the communities; recognizing outstanding plays and examples of good sportsmanship on the part of both teams, and aiding the school and game officials in the promotion of good sportsmanship in the administration of the contest. Spirit groups have evolved to include competition as athletes. Participants must condition, practice and warm-up the same as other athletes in preparation for a performance, competition should be a secondary consideration for spirit groups unless designated as being a purely competitive team. (National Federation of State High School Association 2011-12 Rulebook).