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How to Use Poms, Signs & Megs in Cheerleading

Learn how to use cheerleading poms, signs and megs from UCA instructor Ashley Cowan of in this Howcast video.


Poms, signs, and megs are the best props to use to get your crowd on their feet and yelling with you. Here's how to use them.

The first thing is, never let your poms drop below your waist. You always want to have them right in front of you ready to go. Also, when you're doing high V's and touchdowns and punch motions on the sidelines, put some footwork in there like jumping up and down. As you change your motions at the top, think about changing your footwork at the bottom and that will make you look exciting and engaged in what's going on with the game.

Up next is signs. Signs are a great way to get the crowd to yell at you because they tell the crowd what to yell, and when to yell it. While you're holding the sign, you want to have the sign right in front of you and you want to hold it in the middle. When you're putting it above your head, you want you arms to be straight up, and you also want the sign to be touching you forearms. You want the sign to be pointing straight forward. If the sign is tilted up or if it's tilted down, the crowd can't see what you're holding up.

Let's practice one time through with the signs. Here we go with U, C, A! U, C, A! One more time! U, C, A! Megaphones are used to project your voice into the crowd. U, C, A! U, C, A! You can also pump the crowd up using your meg by pumping it in the air or hitting the side of it. And that's how you use poms, signs, and megs.

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