One definition of a cheerleader is an enthusiastic supporter. Cheerleaders are meant to be supportive and spread spirit throughout the school as well as sport events. They can be seen on the sidelines at games supporting the players and getting the crowd involved. Many kids look up to cheerleaders and see them as role models. Some children even hope to one day be able to become a cheerleader themselves. The high school cheerleaders would like to give these children a chance to experience what it is like to be a cheerleader.
On Wednesday, January 11, the John Glenn High School cheerleaders will be hosting a cheer clinic from 5:30-7:30. Children from kindergarten all the way through the 5th grade will have the opportunity to participate in this clinic.
During this clinic, the cheerleaders will teach those participating a cheer, chants, and a dance. The cheerleaders will also help the children learn how to jump, tumble, and hit motions. Those who participate will receive a shirt, and they will be able to perform during the halftime of a Varsity boys basketball game. This will take place on Friday the 13th when the boys play against the Tri-Valley Scotties.
The cheerleaders are happy to help kids learn more about the sport and decide if this is something they would like to continue to pursue. This gives the children a chance to see whether or not they would like to cheer in the future, and this gives them a glimpse of what would they could expect if they continued to cheer all the way up to the high school level.