- Fordham: From Co-Captain to Coach
At Fordham University, Cheerleading coach Doreen Franquinha is just two years removed from Cheerleading. The uniqueness with her situation is that she cheered for Fordham as a 2000 graduate, and is now coaching some of the same kids she cheered with. Read more.
- Spotting Successfully
Being a spotter (sometimes called third base or scoop) in Cheerleading is no easy task. The responsibility of preventing injury to the flyer rests on the spotter's shoulders or rather in their arms. Learn more.
- Hofstra University Dance Team
Another great article by Ray Floriani covering the new coach, new philosophy and continued success of the Hofstra University Dance Team.
- Cheerleading Dolls
The top 6 Cheerleading dolls that will delight any young woman. Whether for play or collecting, you have see these.
- Lots of Cheers
Nine pages full of Cheerleaders' favorite cheers. Check them out and be sure to submit your favorite cheer, chant or yell.
- Advice from Rutgers University Cheerleading
Ray Floriani interviews the Rutgers University Cheerleading squad and coach and gets their advice on college Cheerleading. Learn more. Includes profiles on Rutgers Dance team.
- Syracuse Cheerleading: The East's Elite
Another great article from Ray Floriani covering the Cheerleading program at Syracuse University. Includes profiles on the Syracuse Dance team.
- Maryland Cheerleading: A Novel and Successful Approach
On the college scene, co-ed squads are accepted as the norm these days. The routines and stunts often necessitate male cheerleaders to help facilitate their execution. At the University of Maryland, the philosophy is different. Read more.
- Arizona Cheerleading: A Tradition of Excellence
The basketball program guided by head coach Lute Olsen is one synonymous with excellence. In a similar manner, the Cheerleading program at the Pacific Ten Conference school also accentuates the striving for and maintaining a high level of performance.
- Temple University
One of the key words you can use to describe the Cheerleading program at Temple is opportunity. And that does not simply cover those men and women participating in the cheer program but the coach himself.
- Basics of Basing
One of the most difficult positions in Cheerleading is being a base. This article has tips, skills and abilities you need to be a better base. Read it here.
- Cheerleader on Course - A Golf Course
Described as the Professional Cheerleaders of golf, the women of Pin-Up Golf Inc., strive to keep the sport of golf "Beautiful and Fun". Is this really Cheerleading?
- To Fly or Not to Fly
Being a flyer is probably the most sought-after position in Cheerleading because it offers the thrill and exhilaration of gracefully flying through the air and becoming the center of attention. But being a flyer isn't as easy as it might appear. Tips on flying.
- Eating for Energy
Diet and nutrition are often overlooked when Cheerleaders are training or performing. Learn what to eat before a practice, competition, game or tryout - Eating for Energy.
- Focus On Flexibility
It doesn't take long to figure out flexibility plays a major role in Cheerleading. Just watch any Cheerleader perform a jump, do a high kick or slide down into the splits and the fact that flexibility is important to the sport becomes very obvious. Focus on your flexibility.
- Cheery Trick or Treating
Whether your squad is planning to trick or treat together or hosting a haunted house, here are some ideas and tips to make this Halloween a special and safe time.
- Cheers - Second Edition
Another collection of Cheerleaders' favorite cheers. Over nine pages of cheers and chants submitted by Cheerleaders and coaches. Be sure to send your favorite cheer in.
- Going For a New Look
Cheerleaders are constantly jumping, cheering, tumbling and dancing around and the last thing they want to do is have to worry about their hair. Cheerful hairdos and don'ts.
- Safety First!
Although Cheerleading may not be statistically more dangerous than any other sport, when injuries happen they can be severe in nature. Does your squad have an emergency procedure or plan? Safety tips and guidelines for Cheerleading squads.
- Adopt a Cheerleading Squad
Signup for our new "Adopt a Cheerleading Squad" program. It is not only a great way to meet other Cheerleaders from around the world but also a way for your squad to continue the tradition of Cheerleaders helping Cheerleaders. Join today!
- Spotlight on SpiritU
Ready? OK! Now sit down in front of your computer and learn some Cheerleading. That's right, you can take online Cheerleading classes from the comfort of your home at SpiritU. Learn more.
- Featured Stunt or Jump Photo
Each month we'll highlight and feature a photo of a Cheerleading stunt or jump submitted by our users. Submit yours and view our growing collection.
- Down and Out or Just Sidelined?
When injured, one small word can make a big difference - RICE - Remember it and what it stands for. It can make the difference in whether you're down and out or just sidelined.
- Who Wants to be a Cheerleader II?
Try your skill at this second version of our popular "Who Wants to be a Cheerleader" quiz. Lots of the questions were submitted by Cheerleaders.
- Oh My Aching Feet
It's hard to keep a smile on your face when your feet are screaming. Tips on selecting and fitting your Cheerleading shoes so you'll never have to say "Oh My Aching Feet."
- Cheer Up Your Computer
Add some cheer to your computer with our exclusive About Cheerleading Screen Saver. Made especially for our site, this animated screen saver includes lots of photos and sayings.
- Cheer 'Em On
Eleven pages of Cheerleaders' favorite cheers. Read what cheers our users have submitted and post yours here.
- New Cheerleading Contest - Ended
Enter our Forum Chain Game Contest and win a pair of Cheer shorts from Spirit Wear. Official rules, entry form and how to play are all here.
- A Lifetime of Cheering
How far can you go as a Cheerleader? As we delve into the life of Donna Williams, a fascinating twenty-two year old who has cheered most of her life, the possibilities seem endless.
- Readying for Cheer Camp
What to expect at Cheer camp and tips on preparing to go. Cheerleading camp is a time to bond, learn and have fun, read more.
- Writing the Rules
When a Cheerleading squad has a distinct set of rules and regulations you can alleviate a lot of problems before they happen. Sample Cheerleading Constitution and Practice Rules.
- Cheer Uniforms - Do's and Don'ts
Ordering your squad's uniforms is a major decision. Read these do's and don'ts on how to order Cheerleading uniforms to avoid disappointment and problems.
- Cheerleading Contest - Ended
Enter our Forum Chain Game Contest and win a Cheerleading T-shirt of your choice from Spirit Wear. Official rules and entry form.
- When You Don't Make It
Cheerleading tryouts can be stressful, disappointing, and heartbreaking. How do you handle it when you don't make it on the Cheerleading squad?
- Cheer Moms
Our mothers influence many aspects of our lives. But "Cheer Moms" are extremely special in the way they inspire and support their Cheerleading sons and daughters.
- Getting Paid to Cheer
Summer employment opportunities for Cheerleaders. Be a camp instructor, travel the country, meet new people and get paid for it.
Cheerleaders' favorite cheers. A collection of cheers and chants, submitted by Cheerleaders. Looking for something new and inspiring? Check out these cheers. Submit yours.
- Cheerleader in a Box
Amazing new product discovery - Cheerleader in a Box, it will transform you into a Cheerleader almost instantly.
- Cheerleader Pen Pals
Would you like to find someone to share your Cheerleading experiences with? Meet new friends that have the same interests you do? Try our new Cheerleader pen pal section.
- Cheerleading March Madness - 2001
Meet the men and women behind the best College and University basketball teams. Learn their favorite basketball cheers, read their advice, and view their photos, in our Cheerleading March Madness.
- Tackling Try Outs
So you want to be a Cheerleader? Do you know what it takes? Read this multipage feature on tackling try outs. From the making the big decision to the big day of try outs, you'll find helpful tips and advice.
- Choosing Cheerleaders - What's Fair?
The selection process for choosing Cheerleaders can vary from school to school, what do you think is a fair way to select Cheerleaders?
- She's All the Rage
An interview with Nina, an XFL Cheerleader with the Orlando Rage. Photos.
- Putting the "Fun" in Fundraising
All Cheerleading squads can use some extra $$, but are your fundraisers boring? Learn how to put the fun in fundraising.
- Pampering Your Pompons
Whether you call them Pompons or Pompoms, they are one of the most recognized symbols of Cheerleading. How to order them, how to care for them and how to fluff them, it's all here.
- XFL Cheerleaders - Xciting or Xploiting?
Is this new football league exploiting these women or are they making the sport of Cheerleading more exciting? You decide.
- Cheering Your Way Through College
One of the best investments you can make in yourself is a College education. It can also be one of the most expensive. Learn more about applying for a College Cheerleading scholarship.
- Could Your School be Next?
A rash of injuries prompts a school board to put a moratorium on Cheerleading stunts and tumbling, could your school be next?
- Say What?
When a Cheerleader says "Table top", she usually isn't talking about the furniture - Learn more about Cheerleading terms and jargon.
- Learning Cheerleading Techniques
Whether you're a coach or a Cheerleader, instructional videos offer an excellent way to work on your techniques.