Hey, Hey, Get Ready – Ready For The Best

November 14th, 2011 | By Marjie No Comments

The Varsity Competitive Cheerleading Team from Oconee County High School is already on a winning streak this season with first place finishes in their last three competitions. Their success is the result of many hours of training and practice, both as a team and individually as they work hard to be the best in their sport.

Yes, competitive cheerleading is a sport! Not just because these girls compete, but because it takes a lot of athleticism, strength, and teamwork to perform their amazing routines. One minute they are lifting and holding teammates over their heads to create interesting formations, the next minute they are doing back handsprings and flips across the floor, and all while smiling and cheering.

Their routines are performed to music and require precision from each individual and from the team. They rely on each other to perform their individual parts in perfect unison with the rest of the team. This trust and teamwork is what makes the OCHS Competitive Cheerleading team such a close group of friends that have really bonded together. Most of them have trained and worked together for many years, both at school and in other cheer or gymnastics clubs. Over the years, they have developed athletic abilities, teamwork skills and friendships that will last a lifetime.

For younger kids that are interested in competitive cheering, the girls recommend starting with gymnastics, especially tumbling classes. There are also cheerleading classes for kids as young as five years old through programs like Force Elite Allstars
(www.forceallstars.com).

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