Remember the old days? Cheerleaders wore skirts that came below the knees, accompanied by long-sleeve wool sweaters with the team initial on the front. Sometimes, they waved pom-poms. And every once in a while, they led a cheer.
Folks, those days are gone. Like everything else, cheerleading has evolved. The outfits today permit the freedom of movement that’s required for cheerleaders to perform acrobatics and dance routines. These routines are so challenging they prove that these girls are not just pretty faces, they’re also talented athletes.
Epitomizing that evolution are the Central Marin Chargers Cheer teams. In 2009, their midget cheer team won the USA Junior Nationals championship in their division. Only to be outdone by their peewee counterparts, who not only won their division, but were crowned Grand Champions for achieving the highest score for their routine.
The first video below shows the midget cheer team championship routine. The second video shows the peewee routine.
Here’s the peewee piece de resistance:
These are definitely not your Granny’s cheerleaders!
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