In this day and age, it’s easier to find the right Jacksonville cheerleading program for your kids because they are everywhere on the internet. You no longer have to browse through the Yellow Pages or go door-to-door hoping to find the right program where your kids can cultivate her talents.
As a parent, it is your right and your responsibility to put her in a cheerleading program that would be beneficial to her well-being. You certainly don’t want to enroll your four-year-old in a program where the coach would literally scream at her for forgetting a dance move, right?
Determine your child’s passion
Who better know your child than you? While it’s difficult to assess one’s passion when they are young (it’s even difficult even when we’re adults), you would know just how serious your daughter is about joining a cheerleading team. If you think she’s pretty set her ways to being a cheerleader, then check out the more competitive programs in your neighborhood.
If not, then maybe she can enroll in a few classes to just try it out first. Enrolling in a cheerleading program is not cheap, so it better be something she really wants to do.
Find programs near your residence
Geographical locations are important when choosing which program to enroll in. Find a cheerleading program that is near your place or her school, so that you can easily drive there and wait for her to finish the lessons. Remember, she still has school, so she has to have time to finish her homework after cheerleading lessons.
Research about the coaches
After you found out the cheerleading programs near you, collect all the coaches’ names and research about them on the internet. Who are the winning coaches? Which coaches have a history of verbal abuse? You have to choose the right coach for your daughter because this person will play an important role in her life. She may even look up to this coach instead of you because he/she is doing something she’s interested or passionate about.
Check the reputation of the gym
You need to contact city officials or access documents to find out if the gym has a good reputation in the business. Even if it’s a winning team, but it has multiple cases of tax evasion, for example, would you want your daughter associated with that? No, right? Make sure that choosing a Jacksonville cheerleading squad is long-term.