Some parents don’t understand the concept of boundaries, which lead them to ask questions like, “Why do you pay so much money for your kids to cheer?” There is a potential answer that could kill the succeeding questions after that first one and that is, “Why do you care so much?” But, let’s put this in perspective and realize that not every parent understands the importance of Jacksonville cheerleading in a kid’s life. The problem is they look at it as merely a sport, a series of stunts that kids do on top of the gym mat and in front of hundreds of spectators every competition.
But that’s not what cheerleading is all about. Sure, it’s about winning and competing, but it’s also about losing and dealing with that loss. It’s also about understanding that we cannot win at everything and that sometimes, losing will teach us the most valuable lessons in life.
It is the little things that make cheerleading worthwhile. Things like seeing your kids go home exhausted they want to quit but they don’t. It’s knowing how tired they feel from practicing and yet watching them do their homework because that’s their responsibility both as a student and as a cheerleader.
It’s watching them set an example for their younger siblings about responsibility and discipline, and then seeing them do that every single second of their lives, whether in school or outside the school.
When Jacksonville cheerleading parents see their children get along well with their teammates, that gives them a sense of contentment. Oh, my kid is going to get along great with their future friends, workmates, partners, in-laws, etc.
They know that people are different but that does not mean you should treat them differently. They know that differences can be set aside for the greater good of the team. They will take this lesson with them everywhere they go, even as a member of the family.
And while most kids spend their time in front of the screen, either browsing their social media feeds, playing games, or watching YouTube videos, cheerleaders spend theirs in the gym to take care of their bodies and to harness their skills. They are focused on a holistic approach of boosting their self-confidence and maintaining a healthy mind and body.
If these are not enough reasons why we pay good money to train our kids as cheerleaders, then we don’t know what else is better. Jacksonville cheerleading is a sport. Don’t see it as a way for the kids to become popular in school or to bounce around in tight pants and skirts. These women are athletes who invest their time and put the hard in hard work.