Cheerleaders spend a lot of time learning and practicing what they are supposed to do. Still, it’s all too easy to make a slight mistake that could diminish your efforts. Take a look at these easy-to-make mistakes for different aspects of cheerleading, from sideline and competitive cheer to fundraising and coaching, and let us know of any other common and easily avoidable cheer mistakes you see in the comments.

  • Sideline season is finally here after months of anticipation! You’ve been busy getting in top cheer shape, working on your cheers and routines, and preparing for pep rallies, but a few small mistakes could take away from all your hard work. Here are five common mistakes to avoid when sideline cheering.

  • Behind every good cheerleading squad is a great cheer coach! A good coach is always learning and looking for new ideas and ways to help her or his team improve. But even experienced coaches make these common mistakes sometimes.

  • By now you probably have a lot of good ideas for cheerleading fundraisers. Cheerleaders spend a lot of time fundraising, after all. After a few years of cheerleading you almost become a fundraising expert. But, aside from knowing what to do, it’s important to know what not to do. Check out these five common fundraising mistakes to avoid so you can be sure to get the most out of your fundraisers. 

  • Preparing to perform at games and competitions is one of the most important things you do as a cheerleader. After all, every cheerleader knows that good routines take a lot of practice and hard work. So by now you know exactly what you need to do to hit your routine. However, it’s still important to know what NOT to do. Take a look at these five common performance mistakes to avoid.

Which of these mistakes do you have a hard time avoiding? What other mistakes do you commonly see cheer squads make?