The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) agrees with many of the recommendations and, in fact, has worked for more than 20 years to minimize risk for high school cheerleaders. In 1988, the NFHS published its first guidelines for sideline cheerleading. Those guidelines became the basis for the NFHS Spirit Rules Book, which was first published in 1992.
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It’s Official! The first issue of CheerProfessional is in mailboxes across the country and the website, www.thecheerprofessional.com, has launched. You may be asking yourself why the industry needs another magazine. Truthfully, we do not need just another magazine and that’s not what president Helen Cohen and publisher Brandy Bean intended this to be.
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ABC News published Joe Biden Calls Cheerleaders ‘Best Athletes in College’.
“The cheerleaders in college are the best athletes in college,” he said. “They are amazing. You think I’m joking. You think I’m joking. They’re almost all gymnasts. The stuff they do on hardwood, it absolutely blows my mind, thinking, you know, they’re up there without a net. You know?”
The Chicago Tribune published Cheer Squad Debuts to Roaring Approval.
Vanderlei, a junior and on the regular varsity cheerleading team, wiped tears from her eyes as she led the special squad off the gym floor to loud applause at the assembly.