Cheerleading: From Tryouts to Championships

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Cheerleading has come a long way since its beginnings at a Minnesota football game in 1888. Then, all you had to do was stand and yell; today, cheerleading is one of the nation?s most popular pastimes (over 80 percent of US high schools have cheerleading squads), a challenging physical activity whose participants train at different levels on teams and camps year-round, and a competitive sport covered by ESPN. Cheerleading is the first and only book on the market that goes inside the sport itself, to tell ...
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Overview

Cheerleading has come a long way since its beginnings at a Minnesota football game in 1888. Then, all you had to do was stand and yell; today, cheerleading is one of the nation’s most popular pastimes (over 80 percent of US high schools have cheerleading squads), a challenging physical activity whose participants train at different levels on teams and camps year-round, and a competitive sport covered by ESPN. Cheerleading is the first and only book on the market that goes inside the sport itself, to tell cheerleaders (and aspiring ones) what they really need to know: How do I get started? What kind of camp should I choose? What do I need to do to make a varsity, college, or All-Star team? What are the new trends, techniques, and stunts? Written by the editors of Inside Cheerleading magazine, this book gives cheerleaders, coaches, and even mascots the inside edge not only on techniques and choreography, but also on competitions, types of squads, style and attitude. The book features contributions from inspiring role models, including Lawrence Herkimer, the father of modern cheerleading, Sarah McDaniel, three-time national champion cheerleader, and Ryan Martin, a current high-school cheerleader and star of the Lifetime reality show, “Cheerleader Nation.”
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Adult/High School -This bright, oversize paperback is an appealing introduction to competitive cheerleading. Every page is chock-full of colorful, mid-stunt photographs. The book gives a good overview of the sport and how it has developed over time, including an aside from the Father of Modern Cheerleading, Lawrence Herkimer. From trying out for the team to choosing a captain, cheerleading clinics, choreography, and college all-star teams, this book emphasizes etiquette, attitude, fitness, athleticism, and performance. It provides information and inspiration; it is not a manual for cheering. Also included are a great illustrated glossary and a resource list of organizations.-Charlotte Bradshaw, San Mateo County Library, CA

Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789315656
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 628,178
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Inside Cheerleading is a premiere cheerleading publication for today’s cheerleaders, coaches, and gym owners. Published bimonthly, its staff and contributors include current and former cheerleaders at the college, All-Star, and professional levels.
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