Friday, March 11, 2005


Rumors has it that tryouts are just too scary. One girl is scared that she'll be too busy next year durring football season, but she might be able to cheer for basketball. Another was just plain scared to perform in front of the tryout judges. Of course, she's afraid of cheering in front of the bigger high school crowds too anyway. And two other girls were too scared that one of them wouldn't make it and they wanted to be on cheer together.

Cheerleading is about overcoming your fears. Here are just a few fears that cheerleaders need to defeat:

Acousticophobia- Fear of noise.

Acrophobia- Fear of heights.

Acousticophobia- Fear of noise.

Acrophobia- Fear of heights.

Algophobia- Fear of pain.

Aviophobia or Aviatophobia- Fear of flying.

Barophobia- Fear of gravity.

Bibliophobia- Fear of books.

Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia- Fear of body smells.

Cenophobia or Centophobia- Fear of new things or ideas.

Chiraptophobia- Fear of being touched.

Dementophobia- Fear of insanity.

Demophobia- Fear of crowds. (Agoraphobia)

Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of going to school.

Enochlophobia- Fear of crowds.

Ephebiphobia- Fear of teenagers.

Ergophobia- Fear of work.

Illyngophobia- Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down.

Katagelophobia- Fear of ridicule.

Laliophobia or Lalophobia- Fear of speaking.

Ligyrophobia- Fear of loud noises.

Neophobia- Fear of anything new.

Ochlophobia- Fear of crowds or mobs.

Phonophobia- Fear of noises or voices or one's own voice

Scolionophobia- Fear of school.

Social Phobia- Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.

Phobophobia- Fear of phobias.

Panophobia or Pantophobia- Fear of everything.

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline." ~2 Timothy 1:7

So... the good news is, I decided not to give in to fear of change. So, we just won't have tryouts. I'll go back to recruiting and hope that I get more than my core two to commit. I already have three "maybes." One of them is one of the two who skipped tryouts together. Wish us luck. Prayers are also appreciated! I'll let you know what happens.

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