Cheerleading Team gives back with Junior Herd Clinic
Marshall University cheerleaders taught young girls the fundamentals of cheerleading Saturday, in the Gullickson Hall Gym, for the 6th Junior Herd Cheerleading Clinic.
The girls, 4-10 years old, received one on one technique experience. The participants learned a dance to perform during Saturdays pregame, learned how to stretch properly and learned team-building activities.
Kelsey Waybright, interim head cheerleading coach, said Saturdays camp brought out 80 participants, which was the most the clinic has ever had.
I think theyve learned a lot, Waybright said. They are really excited that they are getting that one on one experience with the cheerleaders.
Waybright said the highlight for the girls at the beginning of the camp was getting to meet Marco.
They were really excited about meeting Marco, Waybright said. They loved getting to get their picture taken with him.
Bethany Czapor, a Marshall cheerleader and alumna from Beckley, W.Va., said bringing her seven-year-old daughter to the camp gave her a chance to support her school and the cheerleading team.
She learns a lot, Czapor said. She learns things from me, but there are new things since Ive cheered, so she gets to learn those things too.
Czapors daughter also cheers outside of the clinic.
She cheers for Upward, Czapor said. Its a Christian based organization which is out of our church in Beckley.
The cheerleading team opened the clinic with a routine that they have prepared to perform at basketball games during the season.
Nicolette DeMicco, a senior cheerleader, has helped teach the young girls in the clinic for four years.
I think they benefit from this because they look up to us, DeMicco said. We really inspire them to want to pursue cheerleading as they get older.
DeMicco helped the girls learn sidelines that the team does during the games.
We also taught them the cheer they will perform at the game, DeMicco said. They really seem to have fun learning the sidelines and the dances with us.
The girls will all perform together during pre-game, Waybright said. They will go out, show off the dance they learned, then they will end with a crowd cheer of some sorts to help get the crowd motivated for the game.
The participants also received a framed picture with Marco that they got to take home with them at the end of the clinic.
Miranda Pemberton can be contacted at email@example.com.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More marshallparthenon News Articles
Recent marshallparthenon News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR MARSHALLPARTHENON NEWS
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST MARSHALLPARTHENON NEWS
- Basketball opens new season with Thundering Herd Madness
- The performing Herd: School of Music and Theatre presents classical symphony...
- Political leaders Herd on campus
- GAME PREVIEW: Florida Atlantic Owls
- MU Greeks make an IMPACT
- H.E.L.P. Program helping raise awareness for ADHD
- Body classifications are wrong no matter what size a person is
RECENT MARSHALLPARTHENON CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Empowering People to Regain Their Mobility
- On-Site Workplace Health Clinics Emphasize Chiropractic Care
- 5 Important Tips for Choosing a Medicare Health Plan
- Welcome Your Holiday Guests With Inviting Lighting
- A New Prescription for Finding the Right Doctor
- Be on the Lookout for These Invasive Species
- It's Official: Women Are the Decision-Makers Even When It...
- Where the Jobs Are: Why Relocating May Be the Best Option
- Value of Education Brings Success Among Unique Student...
- Is Faith Really a Good Thing?
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- Renowned Engineer Ric Bradshaw Conducts Fujifilm-Sponsored Campus Tour on Tape Technology
- 5 DAYS ONLY! Semi Annual Consignment Sale!
- Leading Digital Strategists Transform Digital Marketing In Business and Academia
- USA NETWORK AND VERIZON CHARACTERS UNITE COLLEGE TOUR TO VISIT SEVEN CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ENGAGING STUDENTS TO COMBAT DISCRIMINATION AND DATING ABUSE
- OH HONEY ARE “SINCERELY YOURS” WITH NEW EP // HONDA CIVIC TOUR