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Time to Clean Up Cheerleading

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 04/18/2005 @ 8:58 am

Reminiscent of a proposed Texas law that would outlaw ’sexy’ cheerleading, the Washington Times reports on the growing popularity of Christian cheerleading camps.

Says one cheerleading coach of the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders (the other FCC): “It’s not dorky. It’s not ’80s cheerleading. They just take out the gross stuff.”

In addition to cleaner music and dancing, there’s also a stronger focus on good sportsmanship at Christian camps, coaches said. Tracey’s coach, Vicki Howell, said the growth of competitive cheerleading has led to more taunting and off-color cheers.

When her squad placed eighth at a recent competition, but won CCA’s Spirit of Competition Award for good sportsmanship, she remembers telling her girls, “That’s the only trophy you’ll take into heaven with you.”

Give me a G!

From the Washington Times.


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