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Cheerleading Cheers

Cheers

CHEER SQUAD

Cheerleading is a competitive sport that incorporates stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance. Athletes train at a high level, achieving strength, power, endurance and flexibility. In addition to gains in physical health, athletes also experience mental health benefits, leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem.

If you're interested in cheerleading, be sure to try out for Explosion Cheer Academy!

Cheerleading Cheers

The Types of Cheers in Cheerleading

While not a part of competitive cheer, traditional cheerleaders representing a school or team would be responsible for leading their squad in cheers and chants. But what exactly are cheering and chanting? Cheering is defined as "vocal encouragement of a sports team or performer." This can be done through singing, clapping, or yelling. Chanting is similar to cheering, but it involves repeating a phrase or words over and over. This is often done in unison with other members of the squad.

There are different types of cheers and chants that can be used in cheerleading. Here are some of the most popular ones:

- Fight Songs: These are typically songs that are associated with a particular school or team. They're meant to get the crowd pumped up and ready to support the team.

- Lead Cheers: These are cheers that are led by a single person. The rest of the squad will follow along and repeat the words or phrases.

- Audience Participation Cheers: As the name suggests, these cheers involve getting the crowd involved. This can be done through clapping or chanting along with the squad.

Now that you know what cheering and chanting are, and the different types of cheers that can be used, it's time to start working on your own squad's cheers!

  • What is Cheerleading?
    Cheerleading is a competitive sport that incorporates stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance. Athletes train at a high level, achieving strength, power, endurance and flexibility. In addition to gains in physical health, athletes also experience mental health benefits, leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem
  • How are Cheerleading Teams Made Up?
    Explosion Cheer Academy is committed to providing the ideal environment for every type of athlete, no matter their skill level, experience, or ability. To achieve this, we will place athletes on their respective teams based on criteria such as, but not limited to: Age, Maturity, Tumbling and stunting ability, Experience in Cheer, and Commitment level Please note: ALL athletes that would like to join a Competitive All-Star Team must attend a placement date. Placement registration, and other information will be available on our website. Recreational Cheer athletes can sign up online - No Placements are necessary!
  • What is the All-Star "Prep" Cheerleading Program?"
    (Ages 5 -14) All-Star "Prep" Teams are the perfect way to be introduced to competitive cheerleading. Athletes will be taught the fundamentals of cheerleading, coordination, flexibility and strength. Level 1 & 2 prep teams practice once a week from September to April. These teams are a great option for families who want a competitive program but are not able to commit to additional training or the longer travel associated with All-Star teams.
  • What is the All-Star "Elite Cheerleading Program?"
    (Ages 5+) "All-star" is the true heart of competitive cheerleading around the World! This competitive stream is available to athletes of any age, and provides age groups, divisions, and levels for any and all skill levels and abilities! Athletes in our All-Star program will train 2 - 5 hours per week from September to April. All-Star is a higher commitment program, and athletes are expected to travel to competitions. Important for Elites: All team practices and competiitons are mandatory. Athletes can be placed on probation, removed from a stunt group, or from a routine entirely if attendance is a problem. THIS IS FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY!
  • What is the Recreational Cheerleading Program?
    (All ages and skill levels) If you're brand new to cheer, or interested in the sport but don't want to over-commit, our recreational program is a great place to start! You will learn through stunting courses, tumbling classes, and dance lessons, and participate in a performance for friends and family at the end of your session. With reduced cost and commitment, this is a great option for athletes with busy lifestyles or those participating in multiple sports.
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