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You've worked, you've practiced, you've made it!  Now .... you're wanting that Captain's spot.  Are you ready?  Responsibilities, your role, life skills, the drama.  Find out what it takes to be the Captain of your team.

All-Star Competitive Open Teams


Cheerleading - it's just a part of you.  Thanks to those who have asked about Open Teams.  We are currently compiling a list for you to investigate.  We hope with this resource you will find a team this fall.

Open teams are generally former cheerleaders, 17 years of age or older who don't wish to end their cheerleading careers and are looking for unleashed creativity with self motivators like themselves.

So if you are looking for the committment and to hone your skills at level 5 and 6 and go to the "height" you’ve always dreamed of...Look here for Cheer Gyms and Facilities that offer Open Teams.   We'll help you find a great opportunity in an OPEN TEAM .

Team Captain's Role & Duties


In Leadership positions, the Captain and Co-Captains are a key element in determining the success of a cheerleading program. You have been chosen for this position based on your reliability, responsibility and loyalty. You now take on a very serious role with duties. Being a captain is an honor and a duty. You must learn the qualitities of a good leader. You may be representing your school to the public. You may be corresponding with administration. You will be setting a tone for the team and acting as the "right hand man" for the coach. You must maintain a posititive attitude as a role model in this position. You will grow and learn life lessons that will help you in the business world, your family and future endeavors.



Practice is practice right? No - there is such a thing as good practice and bad practice. If you've ever walked away from practice and wondered why you even went, or what did you get out of that, then you've been through a bad practice. Are your practices effective? Do you feel accomplished at the end of practice? Are you learning and improving? Has your team as a whole set achievable goals? Do you celebrate your milestones? Are you trying new skills? Keep your practices efficient and productive. Make the most out of your precious time. The OACC can help.

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Then we have found the perfect Fundraiser for you. The Webraiser, provided by My Cash Creations, gives you a way to make money by doing what you are comfortable with and it fits in your schedule. Imagine - no more door to door sales!

Scents for You!



You've been practicing since mid-summer and your first time out on the floor wasn't what it should have been? Why can't your team pull it together?

Take some time to look within the team, at yourself.   You must understand that both personal and team goals are best accomplished with mutual support. Time is wasted struggling over your "spot" or attempting personal gain at the expense of others.  You need to feel a sense of ownership for your position. You need to feel a sense of ownership for your organization because they are committed to the goals established.  You can pull yourselves together and contribute to the organization's success by applying your talent and acknowledging the team objectives.Get it on!


Participants'National Federation of High SchoolsResponsibilities

GENERAL:   1-13                 SPORTSMANSHIP:   1-6 plus Notes                TECHNIQUES FOR LEADING CHEERS: 1-8     WHEN TO CHEER:  1-7       WHEN NOT TO CHEER:   1-4            WHEN TO PERFORM: x
NFHS Participants' Responsibilities

NFHS Participants Responsibilities

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Ohio Athletic Trainers Student Workshop


 Ohio Athletic Trainers Ohio Athletic Trainers watch for news on Student Workshops

Cheerleaders OHIO


Come join the Cavalier Girls

They will bring you another year of exciting dance camps and clinics!

Experience a fun-filled day learning hip-hop and jazz dance moves, receive a Jr. Cavalier Girls T-shirt & autographed photo card from the Cavalier Girls and perform in front of thousands of fans during a Cavaliers’ home game.

No No No


You aren't allowed to tumble, You aren't allowed to stunt.  What are you supposed to do - look pretty? Well, yes that too... but... If you are really serious about allowing your squad to tumble or to mount you need to address this with your coach.  Have a planned meeting. Discuss your thoughts from a prepared outline. You must be able to address the pros and cons. The OACC can give you assistance with research, statistics and information from other neighboring schools or leagues.  OACC Membership and Help.

Are you ready for college cheerleading?


At a recent roundtable discussion, college coaches from around Ohio told us what they are looking for.

Are you ready?  The college coaches tell us NO.

If you would like to gather the senior cheerleaders in your conference, district or region for a college prep training course at your school, contact or any member of the Education Committee.

CheerWiz Tips


"Tips to improve your jumps"  from our friends at CheerWiz  



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Cheer camp, clinic and competition


Cheerleaders and Dancers - Competition, Giveaways, Material workshops and more! Every August in Columbus. Watch for news!

Cheerleading combines a diverse set of disciplines:


All Cheerleaders on sideline spirit squads must train for and possess the minimum following skills and traits:

 Character & Ethics  Motions  Jumps  Dance  Balance
 Focus  Stamina  Synchronization  Agility  Pride
 Endurance  Commitment  Voice  Enthusiasm  Projection  




Advanced cheerleading incorporates ALL of the above PLUS:

Tumbling/gymnastics  Dedication  Precision   Strength   Academic Excellence 
 Mounting  Stamina     Pyramids   Flexibility    Stunting  

Utilizing all areas of your technical strength in jumps, tumbling, partner stunts, pyramids, motion technique, projection and expression, choreography, showmanship, and dance.




               Game Faces for your Team Dynamics    So many things to choose from

Spotter Training


Tumbling Spotter and Stunting Spotter. During Pre-season, each member of your team and your coach should be trained in spotting techniques. Spotting levels vary as do the skill levels. Spotting a beginner tumbler involves the spotter actually helping to manipulate the cheerleaders body parts to learn the skill. Advanced spotters aid in motion and are safety spotters. Stunting spotters are actually cheerleaders partaking in the stunt. Pyramid spotters are safety assurance spotters. OACC has an abundant list of spotting teachers.

Please learn proper spotting and safety techniques before you or your friend attempt a new skill or stunt.

Conflict Resolution


12 Skills to use to Resolve Conflicts

Free from the OACC   email for your copy .

12 Conflict Resolution Skills

Basketball Brothers


Spirit and Team Ideas

Basketball Brother



OHIO STATE TRYOUTS  Get the OSU News Click on Logo


Improve yourself - Improve your team!


Team Bonding, Team Building, Motions, Jumps, Skill improvement, Stunts, Spotting,

Videos, Books, CDs, DVDs, Spirit Ideas, Parade and Banquet Stuffs...

Get the help you need from the OACC!

Visiting Princess


Many Miss America entrants choose character education as their platform.  A number of them have even helped spread the word about CC!. One such beauty queen is Roberta Camp, who championed CC! during her reign as Miss Sciotto Valley. She recently won the title of Miss Ohio.  It is always a delight when a local pageant contestant pays a visit, often wearing her crown, and are truly enthralled to hear such an elegant young lady talk to them about the importance of character.     A visiting princess is a great way to help your team develop a better understanding of good character.      Miss Ohio will meet again with Character Counts! at the CC! National Conference in Anahiem, CA.

The Fun Stuff!


Music Mixes, Cheer Apparel, Cheer Hair, CDs, Books, DVDs, Hair Bows, Gifts, Jewelry, Make-Up,Uniforms, Crafts, Fight Songs, Spirit Ideas

The OACC is working to get you discounts.

The Only Magazine for Your Sport


American Cheerleader Magazine

Stretches to Improve your Jumps


Improve Your Jumps  Perfect Your Jumps



First time at cheer camp?       Cheerleaders Rock!

Camp Tips Youth

Camp School


What to expect from your school providing camp:                               Cheerleaders Kick!

Cheer Camp Interscholastic

Crowd Involvement


Order Now - Click on CD Cover 

">ESPN Stadium Anthems ESPN Stadium Anthems

">JOCK JAMS  VOL 5 Jock Jams Vol 5

">FAn Jams  Fox Fan Jams

Camp All-Star


Don't miss camp!             Cheerleaders Takin' Charge!

All-Star Cheer Camp

Wrestling Cheers


Takedown, Reversal...
Or go for the Pin!
Stay off the bottom...
In Order to Win!
You Gotta Ride 'Em, Roll 'Em, Get that Pin!
Come on Mike (Guy's name), Let's Win!  

More Wresting Cheers

Leadership Development


The National Center for Sports Safety has been added to the developing curriculum for student leaders.

Get your OACC Student Certification started now.  Nat'l Center Sports Safety/OACC.



Competitions for You!!!

Skill Building


It takes work to get better!

A friend in need is ...


Do you suspect an eating disorder with a team mate?  It can be a challenge for you to tell the difference between normal self-image concerns, and warning signs that an eating disorder is developing.

While kids and teens - girls in particular - are going to be self-conscious, compare themselves to others, and have unaddressed concerns, problems and worries.   But those concerns don't necessarily mean that they have eating disorders. In kids with eating disorders, there are glaring abnormal behaviors and physical signs.

A teammate with anorexia or bulimia is dangerous for all of you. They can experience dehydration as well as other medical complications. In advanced stages, it can affect the brain and cause symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, agitation, confusion, inability to concentrate, and loss of memory.

Talk to your parents or your coach in absolute private. Only medical professionals can truly help.    national eating    something


Open Team


You're 17 or over - your school doesn't provide cheering - you just can't give up the thrill ...  OPEN TEAMS

Investigate Open Teams available near you and learn more  on the college cheer page.

Win $500 for Your Team


CC! Video ContestMake a video (30 seconds to 2 minutes long)  promoting the importance of one or more of the

Six Pillars of Character - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, or citizenship. Think fun! Think world-changing!


Cheerleading may not be an Olympic Sport


But .. You can look the part.  Your Custom Design - by CHEER FACTOR Let Cheer Factor design for you.



We can always use new cheers!

Start a traditition ...


A Great Keepsake Gift for your Coach!American Traditions

Timeless keepsakes for your school and whole community. The sales make money for you.  Raise funds for camp or travel. 

Starlet Crush for Summer Camp


Your team name in Rhinestones  Rhinestone Ruby from Starlet Crush


Get Busy


Your dance, the half-time routine - no good without good music and good choreography. 

                     Watch all of the videos and DvDs you can.  More Videos and Books

 Two of our favorites in aiding a killer dance routine:

Ohio State All Girl Team - Choreography Services  Ohio State All Girl Team Choreography Services  Custom Cheer Mixes

A Cutter isn't someone who skips classes


A coach contacted us about the worries she had because one of her cheerleaders was a cutter.  No not someone skipping school. Someone who deliberately inflicts injury to their own body without a suicidal intent.

Self-injury usually indicates that along the way that person didn't learn good ways of coping with overwhelming feelings or stress. They’re not sick or insane; they just never learned positive ways to deal with feelings and emotions for various reasons. Positive coping skills can be learned at any point in life. People who self-injure can learn to use new and healthier coping mechanisms. This process may take years to develop with the help of a skilled therapist familiar with this condition.

cutting-self injury from the teen's perspective      self-injury: types,causes & treatments

Design a Uniform Contest


Uniform Design ContestWinners: $500 toward Sprit wear, accessories, uniforms or warm ups!

Body Beautiful


Body Piercing, Can I prevent Acne?, Should I gain weight?, Tanning, Tattoos, Common Sleep problems, Finding the Right Bra... Your Body - Teen Guide

So much cool stuff


Threads of Fun

Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you.


Consider this:

1. Never receive counsel from unproductive people.

2. Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person.

3. Don't follow anyone who's not going anywhere. With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it.

4. Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life.

5. Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships.

If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights. "A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses." The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate - for the good and the bad.

An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are.

Posters! Posters! Everywhere!


Posters should be in the Lobby, the bathrooms, the hallways, in the gym, the lunchroom ....

  • Aim For A Victory!!
  • Don't Mess With The Best!!
  • There's No Stopping The Stallions!
  • Are You Ready For The Dogs?
  • Beat Those Gators!
  • Purple & White Attack!!
  • Charge Up for a Victory!
  • Now Fear This!
  • Explode Your Spirit!
  • We've Got The Power!
  • Victory Bound!
  • Fear Our Power!
  • Fight for a Win!
  • Refuse To Lose!
  • The Hoovers Can't Be Stopped!!
  • Hornets Rock the House!
  • Get Tough Bengals!
  • Go Big Gold!
  • Keep That Juniors Spirit Up!!
  • Nonstop to the Top!
  • Our Team is Dynamite!
  • Take it to the Limit!

Team Dynamics Poster Paint & Supplies  Paint & Supplies from Ohio based TEAM DYNAMICS/GAME FACES

Camp Fun


Whether camp is at home or you're preparing to go away for camp - make your statement:

Mix and Match Camp Packages        Gotta have Bling Flip Flops


Gravity6 Dance Project:
Is looking for dancers who has a strong background in modern, jazz, and hip-hop.
Performance opportunities available. Located in Cleveland, Ohio.
Please contact for more information.
Gravity6 Dance Project
Nicole Everette
Artistic Director
"Dancing to the music is one thing
but dancing to the heartbeat is another"

How Can I Stop Cutting?


If you've been cutting and you want to stop, here are some approaches that might help you.  From Teen's Health

Fliers & Bases-Work on the Trunk of your Core


1. Exercises should be performed in a standing position: most of your trunk exercises should be performed standing up, since this is the position of most athletic movements. While you're standing the exercises involve all the trunk-and hip-stabiliser muscles and not just the abdominals or low back in isolation.

2. Training should target endurance, strength and power: The trunk muscles are important for maintaining good posture and spinal alignment. This is a 24 hour, 7 days a week task - in other words, the trunk muscles have to perform this function all day every day and thus must have good endurance. The trunk muscles are also integral in power movements, e.g., throwing, jumping and hitting, and so strength and power must be developed. Thus, a trunk programme should contain a mix of low intensity/high repetition exercises with high-intensity and plyometric-type movements.

3. Exercises must be multi-directional: The trunk can (1) flex forward and extend back, (2) flex to the left and right side, (3) rotate about its centre, and (4) perform any combination of the above movements in three planes. Exercises that integrate these three planes will provide the biggest challenge and benefits to an athlete looking to develop functional core strength.

4. Trunk exercise programmes must be progressive: you’ll learn how to start with simple movements and progress to multi-plane movements when the basics are secure. You’ll start with low-intensity exercises and add resistance to the movements once the technique is mastered and strength is improved. Then you’ll progress your positions: from lying to sitting, to kneeling to standing, to standing on one leg, to standing on one leg on an unstable base. From slow and static exercises, you’ll progress to power exercises.

To achieve these goals, we explain how to separate trunk exercises into various categories, and scale each exercise for difficulty within each category. By selecting exercises from each category you will train each kind of movement the trunk performs. You’ll start with the easier exercises in each category and progress safely and effectively. Peak Performance on line

Summer Cheer Festival


Mt. Vernon Ohio - Dan Emmette Festival Cheer Competition  Every August.  Youth, PeeWee and Schools, Non-mount, Non-tumble.  A great way to get a jump start on performing and perfecting your fall routine.  A great show performance opportunity.  for more details or call Sara @ 740-392-6102

Deal or No Deal


Sarah’s mom agreed to let her 16-year-old go to a party if she promised to be home by midnight. But as the Cinderella hour approached, Sarah did a quick risk/reward calculation. She knew her mom would be angry and probably ground her, but she was having so much fun she decided it was worth it. 

Deal or No Deal 576.1

Get Fit For Summer


Ever wonder if some diets are really safe? Or how you can excel at sports? Get the lowdown on healthy eats, dieting, strength training, eating disorders, steroids, and more. Fit For Summer



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Cheering For Girl's Basketball


Who's Cheering For Who?   

You’ve found yourself cheering for Girl’s basketball games because you had to. This has been commonplace in Ohio schools and colleges for a couple of years now.

Originally, budgets and transportation to away games was cut and you had to cheer somewhere for your Pay to Play dollars. Another issue is the Title IX Amendment - schools could be violating Title IX, the law that prohibits sex discrimination in public education programs and activities. The problem? Cheerleaders weren't spending equal time at the girls' and boys' basketball games. As a result, those schools have to even out the cheers. Dozens of schools have chosen to stop sending cheerleaders to away games, as part of an effort to squeeze all the home girls’ games into the cheerleading schedule.

Comments from the boys and their parents – "something is missing". It’s just not the same camaraderie or spirit without the cheer team accompanying them to a rival court.

The girl’s view: If the girl’s basketball team doesn’t know you’re coming, their coach isn’t accustom to cheering, the parents didn’t know you were coming – how do you expect them to react? In some cases tensions have run so high and the atmosphere so bad, the cheerleaders left the game.

Some of our collegiate cheerleaders are telling us they now like cheering for the girl’s basketball games better than the boy’s games. The basketball team says it brings more excitement to their game. It brings more attendance to their games. The cheerleaders say they feel welcome and appreciated. A good time and great bonding is in the air every game and throughout the week on campus and off.

Real Leaders


The part of Leader in Cheer Leader, does not make you an instant leader, the day you make the team. Being a leader is a job in itself. Read this article for an intro to Real Leadership. 

Real Leaders



Great Job Cheerleaders!

Gahanna-Lincoln High School and Ridgewood High School (West Lafayette) Cheerleaders participated in the halftime festivities at the Gator Bowl.  Medina High School at the Alamo Bowl.  Great Job cheerleaders and dancers!

Leandra Winland of Byesville has been selected as a member of the Just for Kix National Dance Team. The National Dance Team was featured in the 2009 Outback Bowl Game pre-game and half-time in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 1, 2009, when the Iowa Hawkeyes took on the South Carolina Gamecocks.



We are currenltly collecting your Homecoming traditions, spirit ideas, Pep rallies and activities.  If you'd like to tell us about your school email . HomeComing Traditions and activities

Our ideas will all be shared here.Case Western Reserve (Back in the day) 

OACC HomeComing Ideas

Pep Rally Time!


The homecoming pages give you a lot of ideas for raising school spirit, pumping up your team and solutions that work with other school organizations to make your pep rally a huge success!


New, Updated Website.  Information and Fun.