My Life Of Cheerleading

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When I first started cheering, I decided to participate because of two reasons: my mom forced me and my older sister, who I modeled after, cheered. As I got older and began to think for myself, I had engaged in cheer for so long that it became a habit. If my mom did not demand that I partake in cheer, I would not have been able to go through situations that sparked personal growth and knowledge. Cheerleading has given me opportunities to guide and interact with younger kids, which has influenced my decision to become a pediatrician. Four years ago during the summer before my first year of high school, I started volunteering as coach of a fourth grade cheer squad with three of my friends. We needed to teach twenty-eight girls a one-minute dance and a hello cheer before their first game. I went into that first practice very naive, believing the girls would listen and do as I say. That practice turned out to be a complete mess. The kids jumped all over me, would not pay attention for more than three motions, and repeatedly asked me random questions about the things I liked. That two hour practice was one of the most hectic and frustrating moments I have experienced, but, at the same time, it was new, exciting, and entertaining. The past years of coaching have allowed me to form strong relationships with these girls to the point where I see them as my little sisters. Being their coach involves more than just teaching them cheers and dances, sometimes I have to settle their differences, comfort them, and let them have fun. When the girls reached sixth grade, the team started to go through drama. One practice, two girls …show more content…

My mom forcing me to cheer was one of the best things that has happened to me because it has caused me to figure out my direction in life after high school. Cheer led me to discover that I want to become a pediatrician because I can help kids and impact their

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  • Explains that they started cheering because of two reasons: their mom forced them and their older sister, who they modeled after, cheered. cheerleading has given them opportunities to guide and interact with younger kids, which influenced their decision to become a pediatrician
  • Describes how coaching a fourth grade cheer squad made them feel accomplished and had purpose.
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