How to use Squad in a sentence
A cheer went up from the squad room.
It was my first, and hopefully only, trip in the caged back of a siren-screaming squad car.
If you still want to try out for the dance squad, sign up for the final auditions tomorrow!
A premature encounter with a squad of police alarmed the town and broke up their plans.
The sudden images of Jonny sending in a hit squad on Xander or blowing up his condo went through her mind.Advertisement
Alastair Cook has been included in the squad for the national cricket academy at Loughborough this winter.
He refused to put the vote of outlawry, uttered a few passionate words, cast off his official robes, declared the session at an end, and made his way out under protection of a squad of grenadiers.
Achilles injury has forced Craig Bellamy to pull of the squad to face Poland on Saturday.
They were believed to have been assassinated by a right-wing death squad.
Call of Duty 3 also offers soldier classes, each with class specific abilities, and a ranking system for truly diversified squad combat.Advertisement
He has been a GB squad member since March 2004 and has competed in Croatia and Slovenia.
She was a member of her high school's cheerleading squad and a gymnast for seven years.
She attended Van Nuys High School, where she was a member of the cheerleading squad.
She does well in her studies and is a member of the cheer leading squad there.
A cheerleading squad performs well when everyone works together in a team effort.Advertisement
Being a part of a college cheerleading squad is a commitment.
Always do your research so you know when tryouts are, what they require for the squad and what they are looking for.
The school supports student government, a Phi Theta Kappa chapter, a pep squad and dance team known as the Storm Chases and multiple other fundraisers, sporting events and more.
A squad has to place first or second to qualify for a national competition.
The Norwegian police caught five members of the hit squad and the subsequent court case exposed Mossad's murderous campaign.Advertisement
The three privates were executed by firing squad against the walls of the ruined 16th-century castle in the village on May 27, 1916.
As a Commando squad, players are tasked with infiltrating underground catacombs, sabotaging the separatists and even attempting assassination.
Enclosed by a high chain link fence, surmounted by barbed wire, the premises were guarded by a squad of uniformed special constables.
Above all else tho, this was a real triumph in adversity, with the squad so decimated by injury.
With a full squad to choose from, the coaching team were faced with a selection dilemma prior to kick off.Advertisement
Hopefully everyone that attended this squad will remember these kihon drills and be able to practice them at their own dojos.
Williams was delighted by the performance of his squad describing it as " everything you could wish for in a trial eights race " .
A few skeptical eyebrows were raised when Sven revealed his squad strangely written on the backs of children.
The promotion of 5 of his squad did not faze Doug Ramsay, whose Third Team continue to set the pace in their division.
However, there is no place in the squad for impressive flanker James Forrester, who scored a try on Sunday.Advertisement
Imagine facing the gallows, or the firing squad.
Sarah was a member of the National Triathlon squad and competed in World Championships as an age grouper.
Although she has yet to produce gymnasts of national squad standard, so much has been achieved in such a short time.
Trailing by 7 at the half, Coventry's spirited squad took the game by five points at the final hooter.
Infantry anti-tank weapons get +1 in close combat with vehicles, but only one infantry anti-tank weapons get +1 in close combat with vehicles, but only one infantry squad can close assault each tank.Advertisement
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Roger Freestone, who was reported to be nursing an ankle ligament injury, has been named in the Swans squad.
Editorial note The sacred islet 's thoughts on the successful landing by a Rockall Times assault squad on 16 June 1995 are unrecorded.
The new limited edition range is worn by the Quins squad and all items include the jester embroidered onto the garment.
Disappointing to watch from the sidelines but nonetheless proud to be part of the squad and of course very jubilant to see them win.
The 12th February saw the squad of 20 university netballers travel to Oxford for their varsity match being held at Iffley Road.Advertisement
Jessica Mendoza, aged nine, was the youngest member of the English squad, which went on to clinch a team silver medal.
Mid to low table mediocrity beckons even for an improved squad.
Hameur Bouazza is also looking for a place in the squad after returning to training following a broken metatarsal.
However, Connolly believes that the whole Bath Rugby squad have the mettle to turn things around.
Richard Dunn is in the GB senior sweep oar squad where he hopes to secure a seat in the Olympic eight for Sydney.Advertisement
He took us from mid-table obscurity to playoff victory with a threadbare squad in the space of seven months.
Huntley arrived in a marked police van escorted by five squad cars and two police motorcycle outriders shortly before the 10am hearing.
The first session saw the squad pound out the miles and burn their thigh muscles on the excruciatingly painful sand dunes.
The Leander squad had eight crews in the top sixteen places winning five pennants!
We also raise the demand of the abolition of specialist police units like the riot squad, whose function is to attack legitimate protests.Advertisement
Likely line up United will once again start as red-hot favorites, especially with the Addicks squad ravaged by injury.
Both have been selected for the 4x100m relay, with McKee also named as part of the 4x400m relay squad.
Republic of Ireland (pictured right ), who reluctantly relinquished their title to England last year are back with a vastly experienced squad.
You'll also automatically replenish ammo for any squad mates riding with you in a vehicle.
Royals manager Alan Pardew is looking to strengthen his squad and wants to test Branch's credentials in the promotion run-in.
The high standard set at the trials for Ladies ' football meant the squad selection was very tough.
March 21st While the seniors were messing about on the Thames the junior squad were winning more silverware.
All the doors were of stainless steel and the whole was kept spick and span by Terry and his cleaning squad.
In 2002, Granada Television invited the cheerleading squad from ZoÃ« Taylor School of Dance to perform for them.
Manager John Hollins said the day after the play-off defeat he would strengthen the squad for a serious promotion push.
In fact, Cusack had assembled a squad that was widely regarded as the worst in Swansea ' s history.
Despite a massive international campaign, Joe Hill was executed by firing squad.
The strike was a major test for Andy Gilchrist, a key figure in the ' awkward squad ' .
Her most recent caps have been with England's U21 squad in the Nordic International Tournament of summer 2005.
Andrew Mumford, meanwhile, who has been called into the Wales Under-21 squad.
Both players are expected to be named in Saturday's first-team squad for the visit of Macclesfield.
He has been a Gb squad member since March 2004 and has competed in Croatia and Slovenia.
Biarritz, France The 1st XV Rugby squad have a training camp in Biarritz every summer holidays.
The third Charlton player in England's squad, defender Casey Stoney, was an unused substitute.
Whatever happens, enjoy this summer and drink a toast to Sam, Lennie and our squad.
Taylor's Gold brought the overall medal tally for the young British squad to three.
Tragically, their lovers ' tiff finally erupted in front of the rest of the Ireland squad.
Basildon gunmen are shooting stars Soldier Joe's squad call up King remains upbeat despite.. .
This previous match suggested that varsity would be open to either side despite a reduced Cambridge squad due to injury.
We will be left with a severely weakened squad.
The 10-man Respect Squad will consist of police, lawyers, council leaders and residents ' groups which have beaten yobs in their areas.
The swimming squad has been training very hard in readiness for a busy season.
Republic of Ireland (pictured right), who reluctantly relinquished their title to England last year are back with a vastly experienced squad.
The film tells of a covert hit squad put together by Israeli intelligence to wreak revenge.
That brings the total number of members of the Rome riot squad under investigation to 77, of all ranks.
Anyone with information should call the burglary and robbery squad at Ilford police on 8345 2267.
Royals manager Alan Pardew is looking to strengthen his squad and wants to test Branch 's credentials in the promotion run-in.
A kind of snatch squad got sent through the police lines.
The 22 year old is a slow left arm spin bowler who it is hoped will add depth to next season 's squad.
The strike was a major test for Andy Gilchrist, a key figure in the ' awkward squad '.
Her most recent caps have been with England 's U21 squad in the Nordic International Tournament of summer 2005.
Both players are expected to be named in Saturday 's first-team squad for the visit of Macclesfield.
Biarritz, France The 1st XV rugby squad have a training camp in Biarritz every summer holidays.
New Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has strengthened his squad with the signings of Jamie Clapham and Karl Henry.
In 1994 I was mugged by three strapping young men who claimed to be in the police drug squad.
The third Charlton player in England 's squad, defender Casey Stoney, was an unused substitute.
In an opener to the regatta season, the LRGSBC senior sweep oar squad won all of their events.
Taylor 's Gold brought the overall medal tally for the young British squad to three.
I felt like a terrified little girl up in front of a firing squad.
Nigel Worthington 's threadbare squad saw today 's match become a memorable occasion for three of the 14 players in yellow.
Tony Pulis has managed to bolster the Argyle squad before today 's 5pm transfer deadline.
Basildon gunmen are shooting stars Soldier Joe 's squad call up King remains upbeat despite...
This previous match suggested that Varsity would be open to either side despite a reduced Cambridge squad due to injury.
The Senior Chess Squad won through to the quarterfinals of the Kent Cup.
The squad started a cheer that got the whole crowd on their feet.
Depending on the store, you’ll find them stocked in the hard drive aisle or secured near their Geek Squad counter.
Cards are also redeemable for services offered through Best Buy, including the Geek Squad computer repair and assistance services.
Gift cards specifically for services from The Geek Squad and Magnolia Home Theater are also available, although the regular gift cards are accepted for payment for services from both of these specialty departments as well.
The plot takes the audience through the politics of the sports team, cheerleading squad, dance club, faculty and administration.
The mascot may coordinate his or her antics with the cheerleading squad.
According to the Post, Kepcher has grown quite the ego since becoming a member of The Apprentice's firing squad.
Be sure to check out local competitions that you and your squad attend, as many offer financial rewards and scholarships that can help you pay for college.
You may not be asked to join an elite squad of Japanese fighters, but when wearing a thermal ninja suit, you'll certainly be full of vim and fight in any weather.
You can also go mod in the Mod Squad Tankini.
You can play this game by itself or with others as you create the perfect cheerleading squad to take to the championship.
Most of these involve the strategic movement of a single soldier while coordinating the movements of your squad mates.
It's a two-man squad, but you can issue commands to your partner as you transverse the terrain and attack your enemies.
If you have any demo guys in your squad, then they can home in on the vehicle with their rockets.
Matthew Baker, a reluctant squad leader about to make a hellish drop into combat through flak-filled skies.
Your plane takes the inevitable hit, and you end up landing away from your squad.
As you progress through the first levels, you are incrementally introduced to the core mechanic of the game, a solid squad command system that allows you to actively maneuver any units under your command.
This mechanic is further elucidated by a Tutorial video, accessible from the main menu, but it is in the first few levels that you really acquire the skills that will (hopefully) keep you and your squad alive.
Leaving your squad and trying to Wolfenstein your way through Hitler's hordes is a really good way to ensure your quick demise, so you'll want to stick with your men.
The first is a pie-shaped suppression meter which lets you know when you have your foe pinned down and can reposition your squad in relative safety.
This means that I could focus on the terrain around German units still out of my firing range, but I couldn't get a good look at the territory in between my squad and the enemy.
It would be more intuitive, I feel, to offer a full range of camera movement within a certain radius around my squad; but despite this oddity, this feature is enormously helpful in planning attacks.And plan you must.
Moving your squad(s) around and instructing them where to fire is fairly easy, once you get the hang of it, and your men generally do a good job of avoiding enemy fire.
The loss of members of your squad makes completing missions significantly harder, and many of the levels took more than one try to complete on the Normal difficulty setting.
Overall, though, I was able to get past tough sections after a reasonable amount of tries, sometimes aided by the optional squad healing (and resurrection) the game offers if you become stuck on a particularly tough bit.
In addition to the superbly crafted squad command system, the element that really makes Brothers in Arms a great game is the focus on realism.
One of the helicopters was downed and you play a squad leader that has to command some of the same missions that the real-life counterparts had to command.
Then All-Star Cheer Squad is the game you need.
You are a cheerleader trying to make the squad and beat out all the others to become captain.
Play a squad leader for an anti-terrorist group.
Once your player has been selected by a pro squad, the real fun begins.
After a short cutscene, you'll find yourself back in training camp alongside your squad.
Although there are countless fictional characters in this game, EA has made good use of its NFL license and included all of the league's teams in this title, including a good number of players from each squad.
Pick a pre-existing squad, choose your best seven competitors, and see if you can make through the entire league.
You play the commander of U.S. Nave Seal Squad in Socom 3.
Controlling yourself and your squad may seem daunting if you've never played a game of this sort, but Socom 3 makes it easy for you to give commands if you're a novice or if you just want to concentrate on the action.
Hitting L2 and pointing your crosshair at an area commands your squad to 'go there', 'cover', or 'attack'.
Ghost Squad started as an arcade game, but made its way to the Wii in 2007.
Using the unique movements and trigger of the Wii remote, you control a squad of "ghosts" or soldiers trained in being undetectable as they perform operations on a global scale.
It's not the most innovative Wii accessory on the market, but it could prove to add some value to titles like Ghost Squad and Umbrella Chronicles.
Colonel Dovchenko is the leader of Spalko's commando squad.
Most high school and collegiate dance teams have matching warm-up suits or coats that feature their embroidered names and the name of the dance squad.
In addition, Best Buy is home to the Geek Squad.
The squad consists of a group of technicians, who perform professional installation services, on merchandise bought online or at one of Best Buy's retail stores.
Darcy (played by Shenae Grimes) was introduced to viewers as a strait-laced Christian, who becomes captain of the Spirit Squad and Queen Bee of the school.
Toby (played by Jake Goldsbie) is part of the show's "geek squad" because of his passion for computers.
Jenna's endless effervescence lands her a spot on the Power Squad and she quickly becomes a leader in the classroom and in the hallways.
If you're part of a reasonably active squad, you're going to need uniforms, shoes, equipment and more.
Find out how to properly plan for your needs and how to raise those much needed funds to keep your squad going.
You'll need to do the same for parades, competitions and any other events your cheer squad will attend.
Will the squad try to defray the cost purchasing and cleaning uniforms or will it be left up to the individuals?
Not only will you make a profit on your registrations, you'll create a feeder program to keep the squad going.
Now that your wheels are turning, you can probably think of dozens more ways to raise money for your squad.
This will help your team keep fundraising in the background and fun in the forefront of your activities as it should be.If you held a great fundraiser for your squad, share it with us in the comments box below.
Cheerleading dances are also a major element in competitions and so no doubt, your squad will spend hours perfecting dance routines.
How do you go from having no dance moves as a squad to being a crowd favorite?
Precision choreography requires that each squad member learn the routine exactly.
So make sure the squad has the eight count down before moving on.
Go back over the video tape with your squad and fix any mistakes that you see.
However, there are some tips that will help just about anyone improve his/her cheerleading jumps and impress the coaches, judges and other cheerleaders on the squad.
Of course, while all of this is happening all three have to be as bright and cheerful as the rest of the squad.
Once this stage is reached, the squad should feel prepared to perform them in front of the crowd.
If you love those ''Bring It On cheers, read on to find out how you can use them spice up your own squad's routines.
For a cheerleading squad, watching the moves in these four movies can be instructive!
Torrance, the new captain of the reigning National Champion high school cheerleading team, discovers that their ex-captain has stolen all of their routines from an inner city cheerleading squad.
Torrance then has to convince her squad that they need to come up with a new routine to face off the inner city squad in the National competition.
In the face of having their programs cut, several inexperienced but talented college freshman come together to put a cheerleading squad together to beat the current reigning champions and their horrid taskmaster captain, Tina.
Leaving her current high school, senior Britney Allen tries to join the cheerleading squad of her new high school in a rough inner city neighborhood.
In the first movie, the entire premise of the film is based on how one squad copies another, and then has the same routine in competition as someone else.
Not only do you want to have a good working relationship with your team, but you also want to be known as a respectable squad among your division.
Another thing to consider is that urban hip-hop dance moves may not be appropriate for your squad if they are younger.
Every squad wants to make their cheerleading cheers and chants the best they can possibly be.
The better and more creative that your cheers are, the more your squad will be known as one of the best in town!
It's always a good idea to begin the year with several drills to help sharpen skills and train newer members of the squad.
Finding the right chants for your team and for your audience is a great addition to your squad's routines and other cheers.
For many squads, cheer camp is a place to hone skills, learn about cheerleading, and begin bonding with new squad members.
Choosing to go to camp is an investment in the squad's (or individual's) skill level.
There are many reasons why your squad should go to cheer camp.
Consider carefully the ability of your squad, your funds and your goals for the upcoming school year.
Camps are expensive and some squad members may not be able to afford it.
You definitely don't want just half your squad to attend!
Cheer camps generally require a high level of athleticism, and they also require your squad to be in good shape.
It's important to consider your squad's skill level before signing up for camp.
If your squad is especially new or not even close to being ready for competition, it might be better to wait a year.
If you're new the squad, it can be a little intimidating going to camp for the first time.
Expect to spend time getting to know your squad.
It will help you and your squad get psyched for the new school year and hopefully, you'll even find a little inspiration for your routines during your week at camp.
Some organizations even can come to you to help your squad be the best it can be.
American Cheer or ACE camps offer two and three day camps for your high school squad.
Champion Cheerleading offers camps for different levels from Basic camp to a Varsity squad only, "Beast" camp.
Each school varies in what is offered to members of the cheer squad, so contact the schools you might be interested in cheering for and find out which types of scholarships are available.
No matter which squad you're on, always cheer your heart out and keep things upbeat for the rest of the school.
If your squad is planning on attending a championship competition this year, it's imperative that you prepare well in advanced.
However you get there, competing in NCA cheerleading competitions is sure to help your squad improve their overall cheerleading skills.
Many coaches consider taking their squad to one of these competitions not only to compete, but to enjoy the sites and sounds when they're not competing.
Want to compete and reward your squad for all of their hard work and dedication?
Theme park destinations vary to some degree, but these prove to be squad favorites.
Decide which competition would best fit your squad's skill level.
Be specific in terms of stunts and skills that you want all squad members to have, but also make sure that the goals are obtainable.
The more your squad performs, the better they will be prepared for the National stage.
The UCLA Cheerleading squad is made up of male and female couples.
Female squad members will dance and need to memorize multiple routines.
The UCLA dance squad usually consists of nine females.
Regardless, the nine best dancers out of the audition trials will secure a spot on the dance squad.
Dance squad members must be able to learn 50 or more dance routines, be able to work with pom pons and be familiar with cheerleading arm motions, but they do not tumble or do stunts.
While prior dance experience isn't necessary, the UCLA Bruin dancers describe themselves as an 'elite' dance squad and demand solid dancing skills at try outs.
Mascots are considered an important part of the complete UCLA squad.
Out of all the positions on the squad, Mascots must be able to improvise and really be able to bring out their Joe or Josie character.
Also, because of UCLA's notoriety, the UCLA Spirit Squad spends a fairly substantial amount of time making public appearances representing the University at charitable events and other venues.
If you've had cheerleading experience, go ahead and try out for all the positions on the squad.
It increases your chances of getting on the squad in some capacity.
It also gives you the opportunity to work out with the squad and improve skills needed to perhaps try out again next year!
For more information on the UCLA Spirit Squad, you can check out their website or fill out their contact form.
Whether it be due to team turnover or wardrobe malfunction, one of the key components of almost any squad is uniformity of style with the NFL Pro Bowl Cheerleaders squad being the exception to that rule.
In this age of the Internet and overnight delivery, finding exactly the right uniforms for your squad and getting them quickly from a reliable dealer with a good supply of cheerleading uniforms in stock is rather easy.
However, it's a good idea to take some time to go from site to site and actually find out which best suits your squad.
With a little effort, your squad will have the style and confidence of a well-equipped cheerleading team.
To be on any part of the USC Cheerleaders' squad is an opportunity to be a visible part of the heritage of the school.
When people think of USC Cheerleaders, they are generally thinking of the USC Song Leaders, an elite dance squad that works closely with the marching band to perform during USC football games.
Most girls on the squad have had advanced training in ballet and/or jazz dance techniques.
Parts of the squad are sent to all away games.
In addition, some members of the squad are required to stay in the area to perform at various venues during the summer and winter breaks.
The USC Spirit Leaders are the newest tradition on the USC spirit squad.
While the Spirit squad works with the Trojan Marching Band and the Song Girls, this is mostly a non-stunting team.
The Spirit Squad members have to have big and energetic personalities.
Junior high school cheerleaders are expected to be role models for the other students, and disciplinary problems do not work well within a squad.
It's a kind of "boot camp" for the hopeful squad members.
Once the squad has been chosen, the real work begins.
If they are lucky, the cheer pep squad will be sponsored by the school or some other community organization.
Often, schools will reduce the demands of game or practice attendance for students who are involved in more extracurricular activities than just the squad.
It is not unusual for high school cheer coaches or even squad members to attend games at the junior high level to see how the younger cheerleaders are doing.
To that end, she supports her fellow squad members and does everything within her power to promote the team over herself.
A beautiful cheerleader is a good listener to her fellow squad members.
A cheerleading squad travels together, spends at least a few hours a day in practice together, and works together to perform.
She's confident in her squad's ability because she knows that they are there to catch her.
Making the middle school cheerleaders squad has been the dream of many young women.
The cheerleading squad also plans pep rallies before games, and decorates the hallways and team lockers.
Some schools reduce the number of games or practices required for students who are involved in more extracurricular activities than just the squad, but it is certainly a major commitment.
Almost all middle schools require that their students on the cheer squad maintain at least a C average in order to even try out for the team.
Sometimes there are only a few spots on a squad available, and there are almost always disappointed cheerleader hopefuls.
They've still got the skills from the clinic, even if they didn't make the squad.
Depending on the size of your squad and the organization it represents (college vs. high school, or middle school vs. an All Star squad) there are a variety of cheerleading outfits that your squad can wear to show off their spirit!
Many high schools and universities will split up their squad to cheer at other sports events throughout the year.
Generally, the squad will wear matching T-shirts and biker shorts or track shorts for rehearsals.
Tie died T-shirts with matching shorts can be a fun way to create a cohesive look for your squad.
A popular option for squad outfits during Homecoming Week for example, is to have the various sports teams put their John Hancock right on your shirt!
It's important to think about the goals and purposes of the squad when deciding on outfits for the year.
Members of the squad have also toured some of the military bases in Iraq and Kuwait, visiting with United States soldiers and spreading some good old Eagles pep.
The 2008 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders have around 38 girls on the squad.
With so much going for them, it is little wonder that the Eagles Squad is in high demand.
In the end, the women love cheering for the Eagles and count being on the squad as one of the best things that has ever happened to them.
The reality is, not everyone makes the squad after cheerleading try outs.
In addition, if you're really serious about making the cheerleading squad, you can use the year off to better prepare yourself for next year's try outs.
Even if you make the squad, there is such a thing as an inappropriate cheer.
Many of the women who have served on the squad go on to do great things.
The exposure of being on the squad helped launch the career of quite a few of the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.
You can read a complete history of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad at their official website.
Your entire squad needs to learn the new moves and learn them well very quickly.
Teaching your squad effectively and efficiently is as important as is coming up with great moves that are innovative and unique.
However, you may have a parent or someone else in your midst that is willing to donate some time to help teach your squad new routines.
Let's face it; when the squad performs the latest move in unison at a game, the crowd loves it.
Be wary of copying your entire routine from a video, and be wary of creating too many moves that are too sexy for your squad.
If you're a middle school squad, your dance moves should reflect that.
Trying to deal with the moods of a crowd, the plight of their teams and the difficulties of their own routines leads to all sorts of amusing situations for everyone in the squad.
Which style you choose should be based on your needs as a squad, the overall look you want to achieve and, of course, which shoes you think feel the best.
This shoe would be ideal for a squad that does more dancing or only cheers on the ground.
This shoe is in adult sizes only, so this is ideal for a high school squad that doesn't want all white sneakers.
This shoe is designed for the squad that has gotten back to its roots in cheerleading and performs cheers during games.
Designed to be ultra comfortable and especially good when cheering and jumping, this shoe is ideal for the squad that does a lot of cheering during a season.
What is our squad going to be doing in these shoes?
Obviously you're cheering, but for your squad does that mean lots of stunts or does that mean leading sideline cheers and then maybe a half time routine?
Which shoe does the squad seem to think is most comfortable?
You probably cannot take your entire squad out to try on cheer shoes.
However, if your squad is several years old, there is perhaps already a standard.
Some squads get body suits for their outdoor football games so that the squad can stay warm while cheering.
Your squad should consider these if they have longer skirts.
Some squads opt to get the same color bloomers for the entire squad, but the flyers may wear shorties, while girls who are bases might wear something that offers a tad more coverage.
The ultra-competitive nature of cheerleaders will often lead them to try to dismiss or cover up an injury for fear of letting down the rest of the team, so it is imperative that the coaches and squad members help them heal.
Giving them things to do on the sidelines - taking notes during practice, coming up with new routines, or even videotaping performances - can help squad members stay involved and productive while cheerleading injuries heal.
Megaphones in particular, are a great way to make that announcement for game day, cheerleading try outs or anything else that you have to announce to your squad.
In addition, when it's something to pass out for the whole school, it communicates that the cheerleading squad has put attention and thought into their presentations!
Obviously, before your squad gets any other type of cheerleading clothes or accessories, you want to make sure that you have a great uniform.
Below are just a few options for your squad to consider to help spread the school spirit.
One great way for the school to show support for your cheerleader athletes and for your cheerleaders to show support for the athletic teams is to let the squad get letterman jackets.
You can also honor members of the squad who are veterans with special pins placed on the letter.
While the athletes are wearing their game day jerseys to announce to the school that they have a game, why not show your support by wearing your squad's T-shirts?
Whatever you decide to do with your squad, having extra cheerleading apparel for them helps save money and preserve uniforms.
If your squad has to pass down their uniforms from year to year, it may well be worth the investment to purchase squad T-shirts, jackets or sweats!
Many larger high schools choose the option of having separate squads for football and basketball so that more girls get a chance to be on the squad or that cheerleaders can also participate in other sports.
Crowds love it when the cheerleading squad does "tricks" in unison.
However, there are also quite a few cheers that are related to introducing the squad, or just general cheers.
Whether seated on the sidelines, doing routines during a time-out or on center-court during half time, there are many ways to use floor cheers to help your squad's team and fans.
However, there are a couple of big differences in the acoustics of the inside courts that change the way a squad can work with the crowd.
The squad also has to deal with the other noises going on in a gymnasium or arena, all of which will also reverb.
This means it's even more important that the squad be exactly together when they shout out their cheers, and that there be a bit of a space in between words and sentences to let the resonating sounds fade.
If doing a halftime show, the squad can use the hard floor like a giant drum.
There is a lack of weather, which means a squad never has to deal with rain, wind, bright sun or snow, which can make stunts and other routines much more consistent and safe.
There are many examples of cheers available on the internet, but the best cheers are going to be personalized for your school, team or squad.
The best way to prevent these types of injuries is to have the squad participate in a regular workout that is suitable for their level.
If your squad has access to trainers, they should be on hand for all sessions.
If your squad doesn't have access to trainers, you need to limit the difficulty of your stunts.
These should be carried with the squad wherever they go--be that a game, practice or a competition.
However, you can do a substantial amount to minimize the occurrence of those injuries and keep your squad safe.
They can be used to introduce the cheerleading squad, the team, or as a means of invigorating the crowd into cheering their hearts out.
Have you ever considered making up a hello cheer for each cheerleader on your squad?
What about making an entire cheer built around the names of the cheerleaders on your squad?
While the cheerleader is introducing herself, the rest of the squad can clap or stomp or in some other way keep the beat until the whole squad is done.
If your squad is large, send some cheerleaders into each section of the bleachers to work on a class cheer with the crowd.
Instead of introducing players or your squad, try wishing the team good luck in the same way each time.
This gives the squad two eight counts in which to move closer together in two lines facing the crowd.
The Idaho cheerleaders of the University of Idaho are made up of dancers, and they are considered an extra-curricular spirit squad as opposed to a sport.
After receiving pressure from alumni and the more conservative guests of the University of Idaho, the squad ditched their revealing uniforms and showed up at the next game wearing jerseys and shorts.
If a word doesn't come to mind easily for your squad, it's not going to make sense to the fans.
Once you've gotten a few under your belt, you'll probably find they aren't necessary - the words will just come to you fitting your team, your squad, and your game perfectly.
To qualify for a higher competition, a squad or organization must place well at a lower level event.
Placing first, second or even third at a local competition often allows a squad to move onto a higher competition level.
At the regional level, a squad is typically competing with other squads from the same state where they reside.
This event level allows the squad to compete against the best in the nation.
Not every squad can make it to the Worlds Competition.
In order to get to the Worlds Competition, located in Orlando, a squad must receive a bid to attend.
Bids are given to the squad with the highest score in a specific division.
Creating an unstoppable cheerleading squad does not happen overnight; it's built through team bonds, trust and skill.
A good squad masters the less difficult aspects such as performing cheer motions and easy stunts cleanly before taking on more difficult stunts.
To be the best means the squad will have to be in synch down to the last move.
When the day of the game comes the high school cheerleading squad may ride in a bus to the away games or simply drum up support in their own community, drawing more than just student fans to the bleachers.
Another major difference between pro and college cheerleading versus high school cheerleading is the fact that the members of the squad are minors.
Rather than a simple duffel bag, the school should purchase matching and durable cheerleading bags for all the squad members.
Spare Music CD - If your squad is going to be performing to a recorded song, make sure you burn a spare CD in case the original gets scratched or damaged.
This spare CD can go into the squad captain's cheerleading bag.
Regardless of where you buy, taking the time to match the bag to the needs of your squad will be well worth your while.
It can be useful for many things, ranging from websites for the squad to printing out full size posters.
By picking out the right free clipart, coaches and squad members alike can easily spruce up the look of their website, posters, or other media.
The odds are that someone in your squad or a friend will have some experience using imaging tools like Photoshop or Illustrator and can resize the image or use the "magic wand" tool to select and replace colors as needed.
The Falcons volunteers with numerous organizations including a junior cheerleading squad and local schools.
This group consists of twelve to fifteen ladies who are already a regular part of the cheerleading squad.
Auditions for the NFL Carolina Panthers cheerleader squad are a lengthy process lasting over a month!
Even if the school has an established look and current uniforms, keeping them fresh and modern improves the appearance of any squad.
If your squad doesn't already have a deal going with a specific vendor, consider trying to make one.
While custom uniforms do look better, having stock uniforms improves the ability of the vendor to supply replacement uniforms quickly as needed by the squad.
Again, local shoe stores may be willing to cut a deal with a school or squad if they know that they are purchasing in bulk.
When Where can I find cheerleading uniforms? runs through your head, remember that it's one of the easier parts of running a squad, and take the time to get the perfect look for your cheerleaders.
The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, although not the first cheerleading squad of this nature, definitely set the tone for professional cheerleading squads in terms of the type of role NFL cheerleaders played during a game.
While some schools have created separate squads; a cheer squad that tumbles and cheers and a pom squad that dances, it's probably the lack of "sports status" that prompted the beginning of dancing and cheering.
Most squad captains and coaches come up with suitable choreography for the squad.