How to Start Your Own Cheerleading Squad (Kids and Preteens)

So your mom and dad won't let you join the real squad? Or maybe you got kicked off the cheerleading team you were on? If you want to strike out on your own instead, read this article to find out how to make your own cheerleading squad.

Steps

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    Think of a name and team colors. Think of a team that inspires you from a movie, or just think one up. Sometimes, you can make up team colors, then show what they represent. For example, if your colors are blue gray and white, you can be the bulldogs.
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    Host auditions. If you can, put up flyers around the school/city to let people know about it. Have a set date and time. Some basic requirements that need to be met are:
    • Are they flexible? Kids should at least be able to do a roundoff and be able to bend easily. Preteens should be able to do that to, with also having to do a few stunts. Not too many, just a few.
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    • Appearance. The kids should be able to have a lot of make up applied and be able to have their hair curled or straightened. The kids should also look pretty presentable and clean
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    Once you have a team, decide leaders. There should be a captain, co-captain, and a minimum of five other girls/boys. Take a vote. You don't have to have boys, just a suggestion.
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    Get uniforms. You can either order, or just wear a certain outfit. It should match team colors.
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    Get pom poms, and maybe a megaphone.
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    Arrange team meet-ups, and practices. If you want, and your team is skilled, join a competition.

Tips

  1. If your former cheerleading team mates ask to be part of your squad if you were kicked off the team don't allow them to be part of the team.
  2. Make sure to find a sponsor for your team. This will help you save money.
  3. Get cheerleading safety gear. This will prevent you and everyone else on your team from getting hurt.

Things You'll Need

  • Team
  • Uniform
  • Pom poms
  • Megaphone (optional)
  • Shoes
  • Anything else you may need
  • Name
  • Colors
  • Money
  • Signs
  • Sponsor
  • Safety Gear

Article Info

Categories: Cheerleading