Author: Kristin Funston

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

Miss Silver Has Hearts of Gold

CHEERSPORT Nationals 2018 kicked off with Friday Night Live benefiting Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity. Seventeen of the top Level 5 teams in the country took the mat to showcase their skills while raising money in true cheerleader style for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Before the competition even began, these teams fundraised for St. Jude, helping to spread awareness through their gyms and communities. Last season, Cheer Express Miss Silver took the prize of top fundraising team with over $15,000. They set an even higher goal for this season and it is safe to say that ... Read more