Leaders in Cheer: What It Takes

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The meaning of the word leader states: “the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.” Leaders are a big part of our work today. Leaders are responsible for all the awesome things that we have and use almost everyday. Without leaders our world would not be what our world is today.

When accessing the definition of leadership skills, it reads “leadership skills are an essential component in positioning executives to make thoughtful decisions about their organization’s mission and goals, and properly allocate resources to achieve those directives. Valuable leadership skills include the ability to delegate, inspire and communicate effectively.” For example, a president is a leader who will make decisions that they believe will help the country they have been chosen to lead.

A cheerleader is a leader of school spirit throughout the school year. Cheerleaders help lead their schools sports teams to victory by getting the crowd excited and into the game. Leaderships skills are needed when leading a team, squad, or group. Being a captain of any team, group, or squad is an amazing honor. A Cheerleading Captain is someone who has really great leadership skills. They pull the squad together to achieve more. Young athletes need to be taught leadership qualities. Here is a podcast on Developing Leadership Skills in Young Athletes to check out. Listen Now. 

If you are not on a team, a part of a group, or on a squad, you can show leaderships skills in all different kinds of ways.

A simple way to lead those around you is to just smile and be happy. And lead by example. For a great article on Extraordinary Cheerleading Tips, read on here. Those around you will see you as a leader, even someone they inspire to be more like. Look up to your Cheer Captains, they are leaders and cheer innovators. 

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Rianna Schultz

Hi, my name is Rianna Schultz and I have been in cheer for 5 years. Cheerleading has been a big part of my life and has helped me become the person I am today. Cheerleading has made me more confident and has helped me strive to be a leader and give everything 110% no matter what I am doing and in every aspect of my life.

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