The biggest cheer event of the sideline season is here — HOMECOMING! The last thing you want to do is turn a night to remember into a memory you wish to forget. To stay on top of your game, here are five hacks to handle Homecoming for cheerleaders.
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Fall represents a lot of things: sideline season mainly, but also football, pumpkin spice everything and OF COURSE, the biggest cheer event of the year. That’s right, it’s Homecoming time! The last thing you want to do is mess up and be mortified in front of your entire school, so here are some hacks to have the best Homecoming weekend ever.
1. Take a squad roll call.
First off, who’s going to even be present to cheer at halftime? If members of your squad is nominated for Homecoming court, you better make sure that your coach and your captain both know that they are going to be gone. If you’re the one nominated, figure out when you have to leave your team to join your Homecoming Court classmates and tell your coach well ahead of time.
2. Keep an eye out for moving vehicles.
What’s Homecoming without floats?? Well, those floats are being propelled around the track by cars or trucks driven be members of faculty with students hanging off or on or around it. It’s pure madness, let alone a car veering out of control on the track and accidentally injuring someone — which can and has happened at schools! To stay safe, use the same safety precautions on the sidelines as you would crossing the street.
3. Don’t sulk.
This may seem obvious, but if you don’t have any pep in your step, don’t go onto the sidelines and attract attention to it. Everyone else is having fun! And, this rule applies TENFOLD if you don’t happen to win Homecoming King or Queen. If your name isn’t called, clap for the winner, keep smiling and be a humble loser.
4. Get into it.
Now that you have a positive attitude, it’s your time to shine! It’s virtually impossible to have too much school spirit. So, skip and tumble down the track, wear costumes, throw some glitter, and get into the festivities. If you do, you’ll have a Homecoming you’ll remember forever.
Homecoming is all about having the best weekend ever, and cheerleaders have a lot to do with it. Whether you’re a freshman experiencing your first high school event, a senior cherishing your last school memories or a grade in between, have a happy Homecoming to all, and to all a good night!