Here at Omni Cheer, we love our pop warner teams! I have
said it before and will say it again: Pop Warner is great way to introduce your
child to cheerleading. As you get older, you often feel nostalgic about you
started in cheerleading. Here are some memories you might have from back in
your Pop Warner cheer days:
It is where it all began. For many cheerleaders, Pop Warner is
where it all started. Pop Warner is how many cheerleaders learned their very
first cheer, how to stomp, learned basic arm movements, and how to shake those
pom poms. It is also the first time you pulled on that cheerleading uniform and
heard the crowd cheer. Much like a werewolf, once you get bit by cheerleading,
you are changed for life! For many of you, this is when you knew in your heart
you would be a lifelong cheerleader.
You made friends. You started cheering before you even started attending
school! Cheerleading is where you made some of your first friends, and probably
the first time you were part of a team. Cheerleading is a community all in itself,
and you most likely continued to cheer with some of your Pop Warner friends
after your first season. You may have even found your lifelong BFF in Pop
Warner. Looking back, it is nice to remember a simpler time. Perhaps you should
look up some of your fellow teammates that you have lost touch with over the
years to see what they are up to, and possibly even reconnect!
You experienced your first competitions.
Pop Warner is not just sideline cheer; it can also be really competitive. There
is often a misconception that Pop Warner is not as competitive as an All Star
team, and that is just untrue. Pop Warner teams have major cheerleading
competitions, and can be very elite! It is easy to feel nostalgic about those
competitions. Even if you never won, it is fun to reminisce at how hard you
worked, how nervous you may have been, and how you felt completely awesome nailing
that stunt back in the day. You may even still have those trophies or medals
around the house as a memory of your old cheerleading days.
Even decades later,
Pop Warner never really ends. Now that you are older, you may have hung up
your pom poms for good. Well, dust off those old poms and give it a go! Sometimes,
it can just be fun to practice an old routine, or get some of the other
cheerleaders back together to cheer on your kids’ little league game. You are
never too old to be a cheerleader, and those were the good ol’ days–so, why not
do a little cheer in your living room? Hey, if your partner can play flag
football with their friends on the weekend, why can’t you bring along the cheer
Once you are a cheerleader, you are one for life. It can be hard to let go of
the past, and you have many fond memories that can last you a lifetime. You
should never live completely in the past, but it is okay to have a little fun
with your memories from time to time. Maybe you cannot do a scorpion or a toe
touch anymore, but just because you’re getting old doesn’t mean you don’t know
how to shake it!
What are your Pop Warner memories? Share
you story in the comments!