35 Things Every Cheerleader Will Understand

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1. Your drawers were fully stocked with Soffe shorts.

Probably still is.

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2. And countless practice shirts.

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3. This is you every time someone says cheerleading isn’t a sport.

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4. You did stunts anywhere you could, like at the pool.

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5. Or the beach.

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6. And even the grocery store.

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7. You spent more time perfecting your toe-touches than practicing cheers.

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8. And you know this sequence is way harder than it looks.

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9. You most likely owned a pair of Asics.

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10. Or shoes with switchable color paletts.

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11. You probably spent a good amount of money on these products.

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12. You own several bows in different colors.

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14. And threw in the occasional wink.

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15. Every time someone mocks you with “rah rah siss boom bah” you want to drop-kick them since no cheerleader ever says this. Ever.

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16. You know every line to this movie.

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17. And probably watched the awful sequels just so you could judge the routines.

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18. You stopped everything you were doing to watch competitions on TV.

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19. You bragged about famous cheerleaders because you were so proud to share this connection.

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20. Your hair probably looked like this at games or competitions.

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21. And when your mom wasn’t around to help do your curls, your teammates stepped in.

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22. You’ve experienced or witnessed a lot of injuries in your life.

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And probably still showed up to practice.

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23. People assumed you did cheerleading for the popularity, but you actually just loved the sport.

Let’s be honest, it was more about stunting and competitions than cheering at games.

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24. You always started a routine saying “5-6-7-8.”

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25. You practiced these moves, even if you weren’t a flyer.

Heel strech




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Bow and arrow




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26. Cheer camp was both stressful and awesome.

You felt like you might die a few times, but it was worth it.

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27. Despite what your friends thought, you never did this move.

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28. Your first basket toss was probably a little terrifying.

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29. And let’s not even talk about your first kick full.

Flyer: “Will they catch me?”
Bases: “Will we catch her?”
Back spot: “This is totally going to give me a nose bleed.”

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30. Your parent’s car definitely looked like this at every competition.

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31. This drives you absolutely insane.

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32. There are several pictures like this in your house.

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33. Your favorite part of practice was learning new, advanced stunts.

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34. And you hoped to achieve a double or triple full one day.

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35. And no matter how long your practices were, how bad you injured your ankle, or how tiring learning a new routine was, you loved every minute of it.

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