Category: School

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Autumn can be an exciting time, full of new beginnings and opportunities. On the other hand, balancing your cheer schedule, academics and other activities can feel overwhelming. Some days, as you struggle to get everything done, you may think, “I work really hard. I simply can’t work any harder.” We hear you, and we think you should stop working so hard. That’s right. Stop working so hard. Here’s your new mantra: work smarter, not harder. Working smarter is about maximizing efficiency whenever and wherever possible. Efficiency means doing your job well with minimal time and effort. Working smarter, not harder, ... Read more


Football season is back and we want to see you on the sidelines! Send us your best pre-game, halftime or post-game #SidelineSelfie and your photo could be featured in the next issue! Share your pictures with us using #SidelineSelfie on Twitter or Instagram. You might even win a cool prize! Twitter: @cheerleadermag Instagram: @americancheerleader See you on the sidelines!

DIY Squad Binder

Step 1: Visit the local craft store to select materials Three-ring binder or folder Letter stencils Paint & paint brush Stick-on jewels Ribbon Step 2: Stencil on letters Lay the stencils down before painting on your letters; you want to be sure that everything fits. When brushing on the paint, press the stencils all the way down to avoid paint leaking through the edges. Let the paint dry completely before moving on to the next step. Step 3: Add your creative flair Time to accessorize! Use jewels, ribbons and paint pens to work your magic and add the finishing touches. (Don’t forget to put your name on the front or inside cover ... Read more