Supporting the team that's what cheerleading is all about! Are you considering trying out? It's a challenging job. It requires an athlete's skill and stamina, an understanding of crowd psychology, lots of personality and the ability to work with others as a smoothly functioning team. It's hard work, but it's a lot of fun! We're talking about cheerleading, a sport in its own right that began in a small way about 85 years ago at the University of Minnesota. Today cheerleaders, song leaders and yell leaders have become an institution for high schools, colleges and even professional sports teams. And they strive toward one goal - to effectively and enthusiastically lead a crowd in spirited support of their athletic team.
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