Cheerleading is an exciting team sport which involves acrobatic stunts and pyramids, tumbling (floor gymnastics), synchronised jumps and dance. These elements are all incorporated into cheerleading routines. These routines can be intended purely for performance purposes, but for competitive or ‘allstar’ cheerleading teams, the aim is compete at cheerleading competitions against other teams from all over the country.
Modern competitive cheerleading has come a long way from its origins on the sidelines of American football games. Competitive cheerleaders prefer to be the main event – cheerleading was recently recognised as a potential future olympic sport by the IOC!
Cheerleading builds physical fitness, strength, co-ordination and flexibility. It helps to build confidence; encourages everyone to push themselves to be their best and working as a team is essential. Both boys and girls of all abilities are welcome and there is no experience necessary.