In order to have a successful cheerleading season and overall good cheerleading experience, you have to keep negativity from seeping into your team. Negativity can take a lot of forms, but the main ones that rip cheer squads apart are gossip and bullying. There is no room for this kind of negativity on a successful cheer squad! But banishing it from your squad altogether can be difficult.
Learn how ensure a positive cheerleading experience for everyone by banishing negativity from your squad with the tips in this new guide.
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What You Need to Know About Emotional Bullying
When we think of bullying, a lot of us immediately think of kids getting pushed around on the playground or in the back of the school bus. While those things are real and happen way more than they should, bullying can also be emotional.
Keeping It Positive Online
Social media plays a major role in banishing negativity from your cheer squad. The Internet is a huge help with accessing information for schoolwork and staying in touch with friends and family, but it can also be a place where negativity spreads. The important thing to remember about the Internet, and especially social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, is that something you post in the moment can last forever.
6 Ways Gossip Hurts Your Squad
We all know bullying is bad and harmful, but one form of emotional bullying is still way too common on teams. Even close-knit cheer squads are susceptible to gossip, and it's important to banish that kind of negativity from your team. Rumors and gossip can tear through your cheer squad and damage your season. Here are six ways gossip hurts your squad.
4 Ways Cheer Coaches Can Banish Bullying
You know banishing bullying of any kind from your team is vital. You can't perform well, provide a good experience for your team, and just have an all-around good season with that kind of extra noise weighing you down. But how do you keep negativity from seeping into your team? Follow these four steps.