|Selecting a Cheer Squad or Coach|
|What to Look for When Choosing a Cheerleading Squad, Coach or Instructor.|
Many people are under the impression that a cheerleading squad picks the members, but ideally the members also choose the squad. So, if your son or daughter has voiced an interest in cheerleading, you shouldn't just sign them up. Like any program or person you'd entrust with your children, you need to research and gather as much information as possible before they try out. Whether it's a cheer class at the local gym or their school cheerleading program, you'll want to ask questions and get some answers before they sign up.
What You Should Ask and Find Out
The decision to join or try out for a cheerleading squad should not be taken lightly. These people and the way they conduct their program could influence your child in many ways. The more knowledge you have about them and the type of program they run, the better. You wouldn't consider leaving your child for hours in the hands of a stranger, so don't hesitate to learn more about the personnel, the program and instructors of a cheerleading program. Remember to follow your instincts, use your common sense and don't be afraid to ask questions. Your child's experience as a cheerleader should be a happy one and above all else it should be safe.