How to Start a Cheerleading Squad at Your School

Five Methods:Organizing with the principalMaking a sign up sheetPracticum schedulesHolding Cheerleading auditionsPractices

Does your school not have a cheerleading squad for your school's sports? If not, read these steps.

Method 1
Organizing with the principal

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    Talk with your principal about a cheerleading squad to cheer for your school's sport teams, the colors of your cheer outfits (best in the colors of your uniform), if you can hire the gym or assembly hall for cheerleading auditions, and the schedule of your cheering for your school's sport teams. Make sure he/she likes the idea, do not start the squad if they are not set on the idea.

Method 2
Making a sign up sheet

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    Find a nice big piece of card paper in one of your school colors.
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    Write at the top of the card paper: Auditions for the school's cheer squad!
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    Just below the title write smaller: Sign up now!
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    Now rule a six centimeter long line from the bottom of the card paper.
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    Under that line write the: Gender, age, amount you will need, when the auditions are and where they are.
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    Get your ruler and rule lines up from the six centimeter line to the: Sign up now! Make sure you leave the width of the ruler gap between each line you rule.
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    Now rule across. This will be where the people write their names.
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    You need to photocopy around ten copies.
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    Stick them all around your school.
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    Take them with you to the auditions.

Method 3
Practicum schedules

You will need to make a notice sheet that you give everybody after the auditions that tells them when the practices are. You will need to type this up on a computer.

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    Type in big letters: Cheer practice times.
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    Now type when the practices will be: Time, when and where and what they will need to bring.
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    Print out as many copies as the number of people auditioning that you need to get through.

Method 4
Holding Cheerleading auditions

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    Set up in your school gym or assembly hall. Make sure you have the sign up sheets with you, and wait for every body to arrive.
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    Once everyone is at the auditions line them all up.
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    Look at your sign up sheet and call the first name out.
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    Then watch the person do his/her audition routine.
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    If you think this person has what it take but they don't have a good routine, put a routine together for them and ask them to do that instead.
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    Do this till everyone has auditioned. Remember, you can cut people, but be nice about it, they tried.
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    At the end give the people that made it onto the squad the notice and hold your practices in your school gym or assembly hall. (Remember: Don't put too much pressure on them: they did their best, and that is all you can ask for.) Ask them if they are committed to being at every practice and game.

Method 5
Practices

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    At each practice, teach all of your squad different routines that you are going to perform at your school sports team at their match in the following week.

Tips

  • Reward your self. If you have done all this you deserve a really special treat.
  • Be prepared and organized.
  • Have your principal organize which sports team you are going to cheer for each week so you take it in turns.
  • Relax your self when things go bad in your cheer squad.
  • Don't worry if things don't go to plan.
  • Talk to sport coaches as well as the principal so they also decide whether or not cheerleading is a good idea for the school.

Warnings

  • People will not always listen.
  • You may become stressed when things go wrong and people don't listen to you.
  • Be prepared things might go wrong.

Things you will need

  • Permission
  • Textas
  • card paper
  • Ruler
  • gym or assembly hall
  • Calendar
  • Uniforms
  • Planner

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Categories: Cheerleading