Cheerleading for Fun (Activities for Fun)

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Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

An introduction to cheerleading, presenting the ...

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Overview

Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

An introduction to cheerleading, presenting the history of this activity, advice on tryouts, the necessary skills and techniques involved, information on camps and competitions, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

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After a brief discussion of the history of cheerleading (complete with archival photos), this book moves into a discussion of the modern sport for aspiring cheerleaders. Advice is included on preparing for tryouts, stretching, and warming up. In addition, the book breaks down some complex stunts and discusses cheering competitions. The text is illustrated with color photographs and computer graphics demonstrating various moves; both boys and girls are shown actively participating in cheerleading. A cheerleading timeline and fun facts are appended—did you know that George W. Bush was a cheerleader? Two glossaries are also included, one for cheerleading-related terms and one for more general vocabulary. The distinction between the two is often fine, however: why is the term "conditioning" in the cheerleading-specific glossary while "flexibility" is on the general list? The suggestions for further reading and the FactHound online bibliography will lead readers to other sources of information about cheering. Part of the "Activities for Fun" series relating to extracurricular activities. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 7 to 12.
—Norah Piehl
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756505844
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: For Fun Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.24 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author


Beth Gruber has written about, edited, and reviewed children’s books for almost 20 years. She has also interviewed authors and TV show creators who write for children. Beth lives in New York City and is excited to be writing her first children’s book. She is a graduate of NYU School of Journalism. Reading and writing are her passions. Gymnastics is her favorite Olympics event.
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Table of Contents

The Basics
Introduction/Cheerleading Is Fun! 4
The First Cheerleaders/Rah, Ski-U-Mah, Hoorah! 6
Ready, Set, Cheer/So You Want to Be a Cheerleader 8
Getting Started/Shaping Up 10
Tackling Tryouts/Making the Squad 12
Training Time/Show Me How 14
Get in Gear/Looking Good 16
Doing It
Basic Moves/Give Us a Hand! 18
First Steps/Leg Work 20
Jump to It/Lowdown on Jumps 22
Stunting Safely/It Takes Teamwork 24
Bottom's Up/Who's on Base? 26
High Flying/In the Air 28
Spotting/One Tough Job 30
In Formation/Take Your Position 32
People, Places, and Fun
Cheers and Chants/Let's Hear It for the Team 34
We've Got Spirit/Reasons to Cheer 36
Cheerleading Camps/Summertime Fun 38
Cheerleading Competitions/The Ones to Watch 40
Cheerleading Timeline/What Happened When? 42
Trivia/Cheerleading Chart Toppers 44
Quick Reference Guide/Cheerleading Words to Know 46
Glossary/Other Words to Know 47
Where to Learn More 47
Index 48
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