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How to Be a Cheerleader

Learn how to be a cheerleader from UCA instructor Ashley Cowan of Varsity.com in this Howcast video.

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How to be a cheerleader. That's a good question. There are a couple different ways that you can become a cheerleader. First, you might want to ask your principal, athletic director, or teacher if there's a cheerleading team at your school, and if there is, you're going to want to get the coach's contact information. You want to ask them when tryouts are and what skills you'll need to make the team.

Some schools have clinics leading up to tryouts. You'll definitely want to go to this. You'll probably learn a cheer, sidelines, and the dance for tryouts. If you need additional help, you can contact your local all-star gym for private lessons. All-star gyms have classes for every age group and level. If your school's already had tryouts, don't worry. You can look up either a local rec league or an all-star gym near you using the Yellow Pages or Google. And if you've never seen cheerleading before, visit varsity.com for articles and videos of cheerleaders in action.

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