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Cheerleading Team gives back with Junior Herd Clinic

By MIRANDA PEMBERTON
On February 24, 2013

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 pemberton23@marshall.edu.

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