At the beginning of your season, it is always a great idea to help your new cheerleaders get acclimated to your team. The sooner they feel welcome and that they are a full member of the team, the sooner you will reach your team goals. We have several ideas to help you with your new cheerleaders, here is a great one to start with:
Create a Mentor Program:
A Mentor Program is a great way to not only help your new cheerleaders feel welcome and to get to know all of the members of your team but to also improve their skills. A great way to use the Mentor Program is to set up an experienced cheerleader with a new member and change the pairs frequently, i.e. every 2 weeks.
One goal for the mentor program is to improve your cheerleader’s skills, so pair up an experienced flyer with a new flyer so she can learn quickly. Then the next mentor might be a tumbling partner. Continue to change partners until every experienced cheerleader has been paired with a new cheerleader.
For more tips to help your new cheerleaders: