The first ever National Cheerleading competition was held in DeKalb County, GA. Cheerleading today has blossomed into a phenomenon involving more than 3.4 million people in the United States alone, and at least six million cheerleaders world-wide representing thirty-eight countries.
Participation in cheerleading provides kids an opportunity to perform in an organized, supervised, safety-oriented environment. Children are separated by age and skill, with ages ranging from 4-14. This is recreation cheerleading ONLY.
The cheer season begins with practice at the beginning of July and consists of a pre-season jamboree, a 11 game schedule, then concludes with conference playoffs and conference cheer competition.
The conference cheer competition is typically held the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.
Cheerleading is an activity wherein historically he participants cheer for their team as a form of encouragement. It is now performed to motivate sports teams, but also to entertain the audience and for competition.
Competitive routines contain components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheets and stunts.