Building school spirit and elevating the student experience is what we do every day at Varsity Spirit. As a cheer or dance program, you do the same in your schools and communities, and that role is so important because now, more than ever, the world needs spirit.
Believe in You® is an episodic series hosted by Kevin Atlas designed to educate students about the power of believing in yourself. They have created a FREE program rooted in social and emotional learning competencies to help students during these uncertain times.
The Varsity Fit Training Guide was created specifically for cheerleaders and dancers looking to increase their physical fitness, with skill fundamentals in mind. Coaches can follow this series of workouts to help athletes prepare before going back to practice.
Camp is a fundamental first step to a successful season. It’s a time for athletes to establish trust, comradery and commitment to one another. Foundations are built, goals are set, and memories are made – all alongside the Varsity Spirit Staff.
The role of a spirit leader goes far beyond leading the crowd on the sidelines or taking the floor as an athlete on competition day. It’s about being a positive light and leader in your community, no matter the circumstances. Although going back to school this fall is going to look different across America, the primary role of a cheerleader or dancer remains the same – support the success of others and create a welcoming, spirited atmosphere for all.
Here’s how your spirit program can get involved:
Power up your school year by getting a spirited start with help from the cheerleaders and dancers!
At games, the primary role of a cheerleader or dancer is to rally the crowd and support the success of others. While most sporting events are taking an extended timeout, we must refocus our efforts to the people who need our support right now. Reach out to your local hospitals, fire stations and other essential businesses that are open to see how you can help these local heroes.
Pep rallies are one of the most impactful spirit raising activities cheerleaders and dancers can be involved in on campus. Kick off the fun by planning a Spirit Week with themed dress up days leading up to the big event. (Ex: Movie Monday, PJ Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, School Spirit Friday.) This can be executed in-person or virtually from home!
“Together as One” is an opportunity for cheerleaders, dancers and band members to perform together this fall! This fully arranged, designed and choreographed performance is available for FREE to any school and coach exploring halftime performances or community performances for 2020, and wanting the opportunity to involve other school or community groups into a larger production. Click here to learn more!
For a step by step guide on how to start a Pep Club (both in-person or virtually) – click here!
Although we may not know exactly when, schools will reopen their doors someday to students who will need to reconnect with their peers and reacclimate to traditional places of learning. How can we return better than before? Spirit. And it’s what we do every single day. We instill spirit in our camp curriculum, cultivate in our staff, and help it thrive in every athlete and coach.
High-spirited students have a greater expectation that they will receive at least a 4-year degree (84% vs. 51%)
Students with high school spirit have higher GPA’s than students with low school spirit
88% of principals surveyed that students with school spirit are happier
91% of principals surveyed said students with school spirit are more confident
92% of principals surveyed agree that high school spirit is tied to high student achievement
The complete findings are available in the White Paper — School Spirit: the Connection
between Student Achievement, Involvement and Confidence.
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