I have been wanting to write this post for a while but life happens and time flies. I feel university Cheer squads deserve respect as I know some people look down at them
There are amazing university cheer squads that do British Allstar cheer proud Southampton vixen, Birmingham Pussy cats, R H Holloway and Loughborough Goldrush to name a few
These well know university cheer squads and squads who aren’t as well known deserve to be respected.
Every year University squads have to rebuild their team losing coaches and athletes. Can you imagine not only losing a large amount of your team but your coach as well . A coach is the foundation of any squad.
Every year teaching the basics to people who don’t have a clue about Allstar cheerleading. Having to weed out, the people who are there for the uniform and to say they are cheerleaders but don’t understand the commitment that comes with being on an Allstar team. The shock they feel when they see the gruelling training schedule and the expense, it takes to be an Allstar cheerleader.
Then the unsurprising phone call you get when they realise that it’s not all glamorous and want to quit. It’s always after you given them a place in the routine.
The killer for me is that most Universities don’t see Allstar Cheer as a sport so most teams don’t get the support they need. They get a cramped room with a low ceiling but they are so passionate about our beautiful sport so they carry on and can’t imagine Allstar Cheer not being in their lives.
Furthermore many of the great Cheerleaders learnt about cheerleading at university and have gone on to be in Top British Cheer programmes e.g. Av, Unity, Rising Star, RSD teams we all inspired to be on.
Lastly, people may not know or forget the many amazing university teams have produced great cheerleaders and Allstar programmes. For Aviator Allstars a programme started by former member of Leed Celtic cheerleaders Rachel Pearson. Rachel has gone on to build and amazing Av programme which is one of the few to have their own gym.
Unity Allstar, was a programme that was started to represent the best of university cheer. Since then Unity has develop their programme that wins almost every competition they enter in every division. . It was these university cheerleaders passion, to achieve greatness that has given Unity the creditable it has today
Please remember and support University Cheer squads because we are community and we want to inspired people not bring them down.
here are some videos of amazing university cheer team
Love Cheer From Head To Toe