Congratulations! You made the team. As your school’s most visible athlete, you now have a unique and noble role within your community and school. But, before you put on the uniform, make sure you understand the etiquette and standards cheerleaders are expected to uphold.
Know Your Role
As your school’s most visible athletes, your primary role is to build a sense of community and school spirit both on and off the playing field. Whether cheering at games, running a pep rally, organizing alumni functions, hosting visitors, or killing it at competition, always conduct yourself in a manner that brings enthusiasm to your school and unity to your community.
Heather Seely was a UCA instructor from 1990-1993. She cheered for two years at George Mason University and finished 2nd in the nation in Division 1 at the College Cheerleading National Championship. On behalf of UCA, she has judged Chile's and Japan's National Championships, administered coaches' training for over 200 Japanese coaches, was the Key Note speaker at the TSSAA coaches convention, authored the UCA seminar on "How to Build a Successful Cheer Program," and co-authored the book, Coaching Youth Cheerleading.She is going into her ninth year as the Varsity Cheer Coach at Briarcrest Christian High School in Memphis,TN. She resides in Collierville, Tennessee with her husband and four children.