Embracing True Beauty

August 25, 2014  |  On the Stage  |  2 Comments

For most cheerleaders, competition day begins with hair and makeup—doing the poof and high pony, putting on the uniform and getting ready for an exciting day. For Presley Ayers, a nine-year-old all star cheerleader, this special day changed two years ago.

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Team Inspire

August 19, 2014  |  On the Stage  |  No Comments

"Team Inspire" is more than just a clever name. It’s a special needs cheerleading squad from Gym Tyler Gymnastics in East Texas, and it’s bringing together children who wouldn't otherwise get a chance to cheer. They won’t just inspire this year, they’ll travel to competitions all over the state.

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Let’s Go Pink

August 14, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  No Comments

Want to have a "Let’s Go Pink" game this fall? Start planning now and your team can make a huge difference in fueling the fight against breast cancer. All you need to get started is a desire to make a difference and the work ethic to make it happen!

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New Year, New Season

August 5, 2014  |  Field Notes  |  No Comments

As a cheerleader you may have many responsibilities to your team, but don't forget that your most important job is being a student ambassador for your school. Embrace that role, set your goals and then go after them.

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Rutgers Cheerleaders Support St. Jude on National TV

July 29, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  No Comments

The cheerleaders from Rutgers University were recently given the opportunity of a lifetime-to cheer on the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on national television! In honor of Disney’s Summer of Service campaign, “Good Morning America” is showcasing organizations doing charitable work across the country. Michael Strahan, a longtime friend of St. Jude, organized a live pep rally for St. Jude patients and invited the Rutgers cheerleaders to cheer on each patient as they were introduced.

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Sparkle on the Sidelines

July 21, 2014  |  Life Beyond Cheer  |  2 Comments

All cheerleaders shine on the sidelines, but one school is taking their shine to the next level. Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Ohio is implementing a new cheerleading team, which will include students with disabilities. The squad will be student-run as part of the Sparkle Effect, an innovative program that helps students across the country create inclusive school cheerleading teams, bringing together students with and without disabilities.

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Cheer Unity Earns Gold

July 11, 2014  |  On the Stage  |  No Comments

When Eliana Betzios of Greenwich, CT began working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award—Girl Scouting’s highest honor—she found a way to unite members of the Greenwich Youth Cheerleading Association’s five youth squads.

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A New Meaning of “All Star”

July 7, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  1 Comment

Eleven-year-old Rose Rodemann is in her second year of all star cheerleading with Step One Allstars in Columbus, Ohio. But what Rose did last month made her a true all star, far beyond the scope of cheerleading.

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Land of the Free

June 27, 2014  |  Life Beyond Cheer  |  No Comments

Get out your red, white and blue and proudly wave that star spangled banner because it’s America’s birthday! With barbecues to attend, parades to watch and fireworks to enjoy, let us not forget the brave soldiers, past and present, who have fought for our country. The USA would not be what it is today without its band of cheerleaders and citizens, encouraging and believing in its 238 year journey.

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America Needs Cheerleaders to Team Up for St. Jude!

June 19, 2014  |  Cheers for Charity  |  2 Comments

Summer is under way, which means that the fourth year of the Team Up for St.Jude Letter Writing campaign is in full swing! Over 300,000 cheerleaders and dancers attending Varsity Summer camp are invited to bring five addresses to fill out donation letters at camp. Once you turn them in at camp, St. Jude will mail them and take care of the rest!

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