Poland Cheerleading Youth Clinic


On Monday, January 16, the PSHS Cheerleaders held a youth camp from grades 1st-6th. The middle school cheer teams were also invited to learn the material as well, in preparation for upcoming tryouts this March. 

At this clinic, the high school cheerleaders went over basic skills such as jumps and motion placement. They also prepared a special floor cheer and dance for the girls to perform at the Jefferson Varsity game during halftime. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders also had the opportunity to practice with a mock tryout to help simulate the experience, where senior cheerleaders acted as judges and took them step-by-step throughout the tryout process. 

Freshman Cheer Coach Lindsey Pecchia said, “Youth camps help girls gain exposure to different skills required at all levels of cheerleading. It especially helps with showing how cheerleading is run at the upper level and creates excitement to cheer in middle school and high school.”

The coaches also shared that they desire to provide the high school cheerleaders with more volunteer opportunities with the younger girls and have been considering a youth summer camp. While the girls already help with Poland Little Bulldogs Cheer during football season, there are hopes to expand their involvement with them.

As a whole, the PSHS High School Cheerleading Team does the most they can to give to their community and to inspire young girls to follow in their footsteps and join the Poland Cheer Team.