Squad Credentialing


Here are the five primary roles of being a cheerleader. By fulfilling these roles, your team will be well-rounded and have the ability to impact school spirit in a positive way!

Crowd Leader

The title “cheerleader” explains it all, leading the crowd through cheers! Cheerleaders motivate the crowd and rally them to get on their feet and yell. They understand the sports they are cheering for and genuinely support the team. During games, cheerleaders use signs, poms and megs with a combination of skills to communicate with spectators the words to yell and when to yell them!

Spirit Raisers

Spirit raising is taking the pride that cheerleaders have for their school and spreading it to their fellow students and community members. Whether it means making signs and encouraging their peers to attend the big game, or keeping the energy up during the game, cheerleaders are where the spirit begins.


Being a school ambassador within the community is a key part of being a cheerleader. As one of the most visible student athletes, cheerleaders should be friendly, know the facts about their school, set a good example for other students and spread spirit. Cheerleaders represent their alma mater in the truest fashion!


Cheerleading requires strength, endurance and technique to execute the skills used in crowd leading. Stunts, pyramids, jumps and tumbling are also a focus for cheer teams who compete too. Cheerleaders should have dedication to improving their skills through the year during practice.


Cheerleaders use their crowd leading tactics, spirit and athleticism to entertain the crowd on game day, especially during Time Outs and Half Time. Through the use of stunts, tumbling, jumps and dance, cheerleaders are an essential part of the in-game entertainment. When the crowd is entertained and enjoying the game, they are more likely to stand up and yell with the cheerleaders when they are needed most!

More Info: https://uca.varsity.com/Role-of-the-Cheerleader