How to Get Named Cheerleading Captain

Have you dreamed of being cheerleading captain since before high school? Think you have what it takes to lead your fellow cheerleaders? Well, with the right attitude and some effort, you'll be named cheerleading captain in no time! Follow these tips and you will be well on your way to becoming a fabulous captain!


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    Make sure you can do all the stunts, jumps, and cheers that you have to do. Do them with a great attitude that will encourage others to follow your example. The thing you need to remember is that the captain is usually but not always the best cheerleader.
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    Stay flexible. Always stretch before doing any stunts. It's important that you have stretched out your muscles because you don't want to pull a muscle.
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    Be loud and full of energy. When you're shouting a cheer, make sure to shout it loudly and proudly.
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    Always smile. That is so important to do because you won't be seen if you don't smile.
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    Be Nice to all your team-mates. They're the ones who will vote you in.
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    Just be confident that you are captain material and you just have to show them what you got.
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    Wear appropriate clothes. Wearing appropriate clothes for all games, competitions, and practices is a must.

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    Don't be false when complimenting other members of your team, make sure you're being genuine
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    Ask your coach for tips on how to improve this will show them your fully committed


  • Be friends with the current captain, always compliment her and treat her very well.Being friendly is the most important thing, if people think you are a snob they won't like you.
  • Remember to smile.
  • Always stretch.
  • Being captain means being responsible and not fooling around. If you mess around or fool around a lot, you probably won't make a good captain.
  • Know the difference between silly and cheerful. It's okay to be silly, but most cheerleading squads don't want a silly, irresponsible captain.
  • Treat others as you want to be treated. Don't be stuck up just because you're a Cheerleader. Remember, you are a human, just like everyone else.
  • Always cheer loudly.
  • If you notice that someone is struggling, take them aside and help them, go over their parts with them and give them constructive criticism.
  • Do your best to show your leadership skills. If it's not specified, after you end a cheer or dance, spirit for a few seconds, even if you're the only one spiriting; it shows you can be a leader and do something by yourself.
  • Be full of energy.
  • Cheer on the girls on the squad; encouraging them during warm-ups and conditioning can show your squad leaders that you have what it takes to lead.
  • Always be there to cheer. If you don't want to cheer that day,don't let it show.
  • Keep your grades up. Some squads don't let girls cheer if they aren't passing a certain class.
  • If your team goes to competition practice at least 3 times a week
  • Always work on your jumps. The judges count off majorly if you're not on count on your jumps!


  • Stretching is very important. You don't want to pull a muscle.

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