Author: Kim Conley

Fishtail Braid

Tired of pulling your hair back into yet another ponytail? We have your solution, and it’s called the fishtail braid. Despite its intricate appearance, this style is actually quite simple to master. It only requires two elastic bands and transitions seamlessly from school to cheer to a night out with friends. Become an instant expert with our tutorial below. Step 1 Gather your hair to one side in a low ponytail. Secure with an elastic just above the nape of your neck. Step 2 Separate the ponytail into two even sections. Step 3 Hold one section. With your other hand, ... Read more

Become a Better Leader

Who do you think of when you hear the words “great leader”? Do you think of your coach? A teacher? The president? Your team’s captain? Now think about what qualities make that person a great leader. Think of other great leaders you know. I’m willing to bet these people share some of the same characteristics. Leadership is defined as “the action of leading a group of people or organization.” The role of a cheerleader is one of leadership. When you are a cheerleader, you are automatically thrust into the role of a leader during games, pep rallies, etc. But cheerleaders ... Read more

Even Cheerleaders Need Cheerleaders

Part of being a cheerleader is sharing love not only not only for your school or gym, but for cheerleading, too! Noelle Barretto of Maryland Twisters F5 took to social media to share a special story following a weekend of competition. After winning a coveted jacket from Battle at the Capital, Noelle gave her jacket to a first year athlete at her gym who didn’t win that weekend. Noelle didn’t give her jacket away to build good karma, it was to spread her love for cheerleading to someone who wasn’t sure if they wanted to do all-star cheerleading next year. ... Read more