9 Things Every Cheerleader Understands
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9 Things Every Cheerleader Understands

You throw 1 pound balls, we throw 100 pound girls.

9 Things Every Cheerleader Understands
Cait Lesko

My life is not the stereotypical movie, I don't wear my uniform to school every day like the Cheerio's, and I don't say "rah rah" -- ever. My team is my family . We put countless hours of practice into two minutes and thirty seconds. Win or lose, I wouldn't want to spend my time with any other group of people. We have fun, tell jokes , and laugh at our mistakes and push on. It is not perfect all the time -- that's what makes it so fun. I trust these girls with my life, literally. As a flyer, my life is in their hands every time we stunt. It is one of the most dangerous sports because if I go down, I could potentially hurt multiple girls and could be seriously hurt myself. We practice for hours learning how to make the skills are needed to make sure every stunt goes smoothly. There are so many things that cheerleading has taught me.

1. Jumps are the worst

Until you do cheer jumps, you will never understand how awful they are.

2. Don't mess with a girls pompoms

Pompoms are sacred, don't get between a cheerleader and her pompoms.

3. More effort goes into posters than homework

Cheer posters require more effort than half the homework you will ever do.

4. Flyers are like iPhones

They look pretty, they do cool things, and when you drop them you have a mini heart attack and hope they didn't break.

5. Bases, the only people you can kick in the face who won't get mad

I'm sorry to every base I have ever hurt. Thanks for never dropping me.

6. One more time really means twelve

If your cheer coach ever says one more time, it almost always means you will be going for the next half hour.

7. Every action picture will make you look stupid

There is no chance that anyone will ever take a cute picture of you while you are performing. It just doesn't happen.

8. It's a sport

You may throw one pound footballs, we throw hundred pound girls. Did I mention we catch ours?

9. No sport gets more personal

Cheerleaders are a family, and things get crazy personal in every aspect.

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