Whenever you find a football or basketball team, you will often find a cheerleading squad close behind. Along with being an exercise in physical fitness, cheerleading is a wonderful way to build team spirit, and create a connection between the players and the crowds watching. Whether you enjoy watching amateur cheerleading games or more professional ones, cheerleading games are a delight to see.
Cheerleaders often cheer for specific teams, but in many cases they compete in a league against other cheerleading squads. For example, a high school team may have cheerleading games each Friday night in order to support the football team, but they would consider it merely a practice or a warm up when compared to their competitions against other squads. There are indoor teams who cheer for basketball games, and outdoor squads cheering for football games.
Cheerleading uniforms can vary greatly depending on the age, team and season. High school age cheerleaders generally wear the famed skirts and tops, although extra layers are often necessary during outdoor games in cool autumn weather when many football players are held. At more professional levels, cheerleaders gain points in creativity through their uniforms, so they can be any color or design imaginable.
The cheerleading cheers you hear in the stands and at competitions are generally used to encourage the players, and raise enthusiasm for the school or team in question. Many cheers are designed to be sung by the crowds as well, making participating exciting and rousing the crowd in excitement.