Cheerleading is the name by which it is known, in some countries at Cheerleaders who perform dances and show their physical skills in the framework of a sporting event. The cheerleaders are looking for supporters of the local team to encourage the team and that the general public does not get bored during breaks and dead times.
For example: “The team introduced its new cheerleaders”, “When I was a girl, my dream was to be an NBA cheerleader”, “The cheerleaders brought some fun to a game that was very boring”.
In countries like the United States the role of cheerleader is so recognized that even national competitions and competitions are held, without forgetting that they also exist worldwide.
In the United States, cheerleaders (or cheerleaders ) are very popular. He football and the basketball They are two of the sports that give cheerleading a leading role, even from school levels. For young women, joining the cheerleading squad of high school, university or their city team is often a source of pride.
The routines developed by the cheerleaders extend about five minutes. They can include various dances and jumps, in addition to using ribbons, canes and other elements that complement their actions.
Within each group of cheerleaders or animators, it should be noted that there are several roles to play:
-There is the flyer or the "flyer", which has the characteristic of being very flexible and with great ability to balance. And, because of something, it is the person that the rest throws upwards.
-On the other hand, there is the figure of the caregiver, also called “spotter”. In your case and depending on the needs of each group, you can help to get on the flyer or you can simply contribute to lowering it.
-Fundamental within the team is the figure of the base and it has the main function of carrying out the "launch" of the flying. Specifically, in each group there is usually a maximum of five bases.
-Finally there is the post. This is a cheerleader who is responsible for raising a flying woman on his shoulders and also at a considerable height.
It should be noted that, in some regions, cheerleading activity (known as club , animation or cheerleading) is considered as a sport autonomous , that is, it develops beyond what happens in sporting events that they serve as support. In these cases, the cheerleading show is analyzed by a jury that gives each team a score, with the winning team winning the most points.
We cannot overlook either that in other countries the term cheerleader is used with another meaning. Specifically, in Cuba it is a word used to refer to the members of what became known as Porra. This was a security group that during the decade of the 30s was dedicated to make use of all kinds of violent acts and pressure with the clear object of intimidating citizens.