Welcome to the BHYFL CHEER page!
Cheerleaders signify energy, leadership and team spirit. They are conditioned and trained athletes physically and mentally prepared to participate in all aspects of cheerleading and to perform before an audience at all times. They are leaders. They are competitors. They maintain a higher standard of behavior both on and off the mat/field. BHYFL Cheerleading focuses on the team aspect of cheerleading, and provides an athletic sport where youth can perform, compete, and as a result a learn and grow!
Cheer Director for 2013:
Brenda's love for cheer began as a youth cheerleader in Washington state. She was a cheerleader throughout high school in Wyoming, having the honor to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the all American Captains team as a senior. After High School she went on to cheer for BHSU. She began her coaching experience as assistant coach in Sundance for the next 4 years. Taking out to start a family Brenda returned to cheer joining BHYFL family 3 years ago as the head cheer coach for the Spearfish Rams, and is excited to be the BHYFL Cheer Director this year.
This is very exciting and a great opportunity for your youth athlete to gain friends and develope critical skills for there life. We are hapy that Mrs. Brenda Key will be our Cheer Director for 2013. If you have any questions, contact Brenda today!
The BHYFL Cheerleader will learn and do the following:
- Lead cheers, entertain & raise the level of fan support for the football team.
- Participate and compete in the athletic sport of cheer competition which includes performing cheer motions and chants, dance movements, partner stunts and pyramids, and gymnastics.
- Represent BHYFL. Be neat and clean, courteous and friendly to each other, opponents, fans, and coaches, and every person they meet.
Objective of BHYFL Cheerleading
- Physical Development: Learn about conditioning, good health habits & safety.
- Motor Development: Improve control of physical movement so as to be more proficient.
- Social Development: Learn to assess and then make personal adjustments, then group adjustments. Learn to cooperate, to lead, and the value of interpersonal relationships.
- Character Development: Learn emotional control to demonstrate the principles of fair play, sportsmanship, and team spirit. Enhance the ability to respond to life′s unpredictable situations(frustration/conflict, anger, wins/losses)
- Personal Growth: Increase self awareness, confidence & esteem.
- Time Management Life Skills: Cheerleading must be balanced with other academic, family, and social commitments. Academics come before cheer!
The Right Stuff.
Cheerleading is physically and emotionally demanding as well as time consuming. No matter the starting point, BHYFL Cheerleading hopes to teach and build:
- Conditioning: Includes cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility. Cardiovascular endurance and strength are required to perform dance, stunting and lifts, gymnastics, and strong cheer chants. Proper flexibility is essential to optimal body function, absorbing stress and impact, and decreasing the risk of injury.
- Technique: Includes synchronization, rhythm, sharpness, motion execution, timing, spacing of formations, unison of jumps. All are essential for an effective performance.
- Presentation: Cheerleaders appear before a crowd or audience at all times and most project poise, confidence, enthusiasm and spirit, organization, creativity, leadership, and most of all having FUN!
**With permission from Bob Dunn, Commissionser, CCAYFL
The BHYFL Thanks you CCAYFL!!
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“If cheerleading got any easier, it would be called football.” - Anonymous