As a cheerleader the word “leadership” takes on a whole new meaning. Strength, grace and determination are all traits we look for when selecting cheerleaders. On the sidelines, in the classroom and in the community, leadership is a vital component of your role. As an athlete in the public eye, you must represent your school to the best of your ability. . In addition to cheering at football and basketball games, the squad participates in civic and community activities. At Centre, cheerleaders are athletes and yes cheerleading is a sport. At all of these events, the team displays its athletic ability through sideline cheers, partner stunts and gymnastics. To develop the strength and fitness necessary to meet these challenges, Centre cheerleaders train throughout the year. The same principles apply outside of practice. Even when you’re not in uniform, consider how your actions reflect on your team. Throughout the day, ask yourself: “How will this decision/behavior reflect on me personally and on the team? Will it promote success or stress?” As an ambassador for Centre College, every decision you make counts.
The Cheerleading team’s main purpose is to support Centre Athletics.
A four-fold mission plan accomplishes this goal.
1. Raise the level of fan support for the athletics program by cheering at home and tournament football and basketball games.
2. Serve as an active, competitive sport within the athletics department.
3. Perform gymnastics, partner stunts, pyramids, and dance movements to keep the crowd attention/direction focused on the field/floor.
4. Provide public relations ambassadors for the college.
The Cheerleading program is designed to help you grow into a responsible, mature and independent adult. Specifically, the program is a means of improving your mental and physical wellbeing through physical movement and exercise. The responsibilities of cheerleading also develop self-confidence, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
To find out more about the cheerleading team, contact Robin Moler at firstname.lastname@example.org.