Learn Cheerleading | So You Want to Learn to Be a Cheerleader

Join the thousands of boys and girls, men and women who want to learn cheerleading. Cheerleading is not as easy as it looks. Learning to be a cheerleader takes a lot of hard work, hours of practice, and dedication by the cheerleader and also their family and friends. But don’t let that discourage you. You can find success whether you start out very young or wait until you are a bit older.

Learn the Sport of Cheerleading

Start the learning process by getting familiar with the sport of cheerleading.

  • Read up; learn about the history of cheerleading and who invented cheerleading. There is a lot of information you can learn about cheerleading over the internet.
  • Check it out; visit the library for books and magazines about cheerleading.
  • Get face-to-face; there are many school squads where you can talk with cheerleaders and coaches, you can also talk with students and instructors at cheer, gymnastics, and dance schools. Learn from those who are already cheering. Ask the coach what they are looking for and what they expect of their cheerleader.
  • Watch and learn; from the competitions on television and the cheerleaders at school and sporting events. Become familiar with the sport and you’ll have a better idea of what to expect.
  • Preparation; get ready to cheer. You need to get your body in shape as well as your mind. Eating healthy foods and getting proper rest and exercise is very important. You may want to join a cheer, gymnastics, or dance school since they can help you learn the routines and the skills you’ll need to be a cheerleader.
  • Talk it up; you can talk to cheerleaders from across the country in online cheerleading discussion boards. Ask as many questions as you like and offer advice and encouragement to other cheerleaders.
  • Practice the routines; take note of hand positions that punctuate the words. Have someone you trust to write down all of the words of the cheers and chants and also make some quick sketches to show where your hands and feet should be as you go through the routines. Then practice, practice, practice! Think you’ve got the routine down? Don’t guess! Ask someone you trust – someone who knows about cheerleading to watch you do your routines. Don’t just ask your mom or dad. Parents often say whatever you do is wonderful and that won’t help you improve. Their encouraging comments may boost your ego, but if you are doing something incorrectly you need to know. Mistakes can hinder your chances of being selected for the team. Practice smiling too. Smiles are very important and they may be forgotten when you are concentrating on a difficult routine. Learn to make your smile a part of every cheerleading routine.
  • Make friends; cheering is a great way of making new friends. And cheerleading camps are a great place to learn more skills and meet new friends.
  • Go and tryout; tryouts consist of following a cheer, and sometimes a dance. You will want to watch carefully to see exactly what the instructor is teaching you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. And even if you don’t think are ready when tryouts come around, go and try out anyway. You will learn what your weaknesses are so you can improve for next time and it will be a good experience for you. Hold your head up, feel the confidence flowing through you as you perform the routine you’ve been practicing, and remember to SMILE. Good luck!
  • Have fun; the judges will be looking for cheerleaders who smile and are having fun learning new cheers. The cheerleaders from the year before are going to be back and they’ve been practicing all year. You’re going to be up against some tough competition, but you can do it. Do your best and have fun!
  • Dress the part; cheerleader shirts are the easiest way to show your interest in the sport of cheerleading. And cheerleading jewelry can accessorize any outfit.
Volleyball scratch cards

Are you tired of going back and forth looking for a volleyball fundraiser? The buck can stop, and be made, here with volleyball scratch cards. This fundraising idea is sure to net your team a big profit.

 

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

 

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops

Made with real chili, Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops are an enticing combination of sweet and spicy. Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops provide that extra kick in the profits you’ve been looking for! They come in an array of colors and flavors including Watermelon, Pineapple, Orange, Lemon, Mango, and Green Apple.

What You Should Know

You will make a 45% profit when you sell our Hot Pops Spicy Lollipops. That’s the same profit no matter how many cases you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times your cost. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
Coffee backpacks fundraiser

Be your own barista with a coffee backpack fundraiser. Instead of pre selling coffee, order backpacks filled with 52 packets of assorted flavored coffee. It’s a double shot of goodness because sellers keep the backpacks as prizes. Sell each coffee packet, which makes a full pot of coffee, for $1 each. You can purchase as little as one case, containing 9 backpacks.

What You Should Know

Coffee fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of coffee that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
10 or more 48% $245.00
5 – 9 41% $279.00
2 – 4 36% $300.00
1 31% $325.00
Pizza Fundraising Cards

Wouldn’t you love to take a big slice out of your operating expenses?  Pizza Fundraising Cards can help you do just that. Cards entitle the holder to a free medium one-topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. Depending on the pizza establishment, a one-topping medium pizza might sell for up to $12, giving the card a $240 Value! Good at thousands of locations, there are sure to be a ht with your supporters. Major chains including  Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, and more participate in this program.

What You Should Know

Pizza Fundraising Cards are one of the most profitable fundraising programs we offer. Your profit is determined by the number of cards you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to calculate your profit:

Profit and Cost

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# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000
Tennis Golf scratch card

Golf scratch card fundraisers are one of the best golf fundraising ideas.  Whether you are fundraising for golf tournaments or to cover other expenses, golf scratch cards provide a high-profit donation program to help meet your needs. The graphics on these cards make them wonderful tennis fundraisers too!

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Softball scratch cards

If your softball team is looking for a fast way to pitch in for high profits,  softball scratch cards are the way to go. Each of the fundraising scratchcards will raise $100 each. That can go along way towards paying for tournament fees, uniforms, and other items softball fundraisers are held for.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
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