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Cheerleading

 

Cheerleading is an exciting and fun sport that has many different benefits. Children who participate in cheerleading benefit physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. Cheerleading can also be a huge benefit for them educationally.
 
 
Physically:  Cheerleading is a great way for children to stay fit and maintain overall health. Cheerleading is a fast paced high energy sport and children have a lot of energy to burn! This makes cheer leading a great sport to get their daily exercise and improve their balance, posture, and coordination.
 
Socially:  Being a leader is an integral part of being a cheerleader. Cheerleaders help lead the community in cheers and encouragement during sporting events for their schools. This rolls over from the sidelines into the classroom and community.
 
Emotionally:  Girls who get involved with cheerleading early will benefit from the friendships and bonds that they form. These relationships form a community among their friends and families. They help build school spirit and instill a sense of community.
 
Mentally:  Cheerleading promotes the importance of dedication and perseverance and children who get involved early will benefit throughout their lives. The sport of cheerleading instills the value of teamwork and a sense of pride by making your best effort.
 
Overall the benefits that are acquired through participating in a program such as Tumbling and Cheer are immense. Through the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation this program is readily available. For further information please visit DecaturParks.com.
 
 
Whitney Alldredge
T. C. Almon Recreation Center
256-341-4944
walldredge@decatur-al.gov


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