Monday, August 31, 2009

Practice this week

Thanks for an outstanding first game Fiday night. You 4 are a lot of fun to drive with and I think you all did a great job. I threw a few pictures for you up onto the blog and facebook.

I'd like us to get together at least one day this week, preferably tomorrow (Tuesday).
We have 3 things that need to get done. Anyone who can come either during a studyhall, 7th period of after school can help. Here they are:

  1. A Run-Thru (River Valley Wolverines, red)
  2. A Pep-Rally outline (cheers/chants/games?)
  3. Locker Decs (for FB, VB, and XC)- either draw it or make it on the 'puter and I'll run 'em off, then you put names on them and/or color and hang them up. I have FB & XC rosters and can get VB from Hannah for you.
Don't forget if you ever want to help teach/coach, MS Cheer meets every Wed. Our first game is Sep 10.


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Sunday, August 30, 2009

BV 21- MMC 7

Nice way to open the season. 2 hours away, but won by 21-7. Probably the best first-game ever as far as cheering goes; fairly loud, fairly frequent, awesome deep-rich pitch and perfect inflection, plenty of expression and VERY effective crowd encouragement. I'm one proud coach.

Monday, August 24, 2009

MS Cheer

7th and 8th graders interested in MS Cheerleading see Mr. Mallory 7th hour on Wednesday 8/26. There are twice as many home football games this year so it should be fun!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Looking for a few good kids

7th and 8th graders interested in MS Cheerleading see Mr. Mallory 7th hour on Monday 8/24. There are twice as many home football games this year so it should be fun!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009



Tips for Leading the Crowd in a Positive Way

By Jeanne Ehn

The following ideas are tips for cheer coaches and their cheerleaders to keep crowds going in a positive way at games.

  • Be professional. Chewing gum, talking and laughing with each other, ignoring your job (cheering & leading the crowd) will turn a crowd off. They will decide you don’t care enough, so they won’t follow.
  • Be approachable to the crowd. Be at the game early to warm up and be prepared. Take time to talk to them or explain a new chant before the game begins. Tell the crowd when they’ve done well and followed you.
  • Use strong voices & make eye contact with the crowd. This shows confidence. If the crowd can’t hear the cheerleaders, they have no reason to follow. The same goes for eye contact. Look at everyone in the crowd. Not just a small group of people such as a group of friends. The crowd will feel ignored if you just cheer to a certain few.
  • Repeat each chant at least 3-4 times. It takes that many times for the crowd to catch on to what you are doing. Once they start chanting with the cheerleaders, continue 2-3 more times.
  • Chant while the team is in the huddle during football. Starting a simple chant like “Go, Go, Go…” when the down is fourth and one and the team is in the huddle will have a lot more impact than during the play itself.
  • Cheer often: at least every other play. This will not only keep you mentally in the game, but your crowd is more likely to follow. You should cheer between EVERY play when the game is very close or momentum is starting to switch.
  • Let anyone start chants when necessary. During a game many of the chants are probably started by a captain or someone with more experience, but when the game is at a pivotal point, the most important thing is keeping the chanting going so anyone should be able to start a chant: even if you repeat chants. Practicing/Rehearsing this in practice will help everyone be ready for game situations.
  • Urge the Crowd by talking to them. “Yell with us!” “Louder!” “I can’t hear you!” And then remember to praise the crowd when they follow your lead – thumbs up, clapping above your head, “Good job, Comet fans!” (use your mascot)

Monday, August 03, 2009

If anybody's interested

I don't know if this will ever amount to much... as some of you know, I like to write. A lot of people told me I should write about coaching cheer. So if you're interested, you can read the installments I make at or have some memories or anything you'd like to contribute- please send me an email or find me on facebook.