Whether your team voted for you or the coach selected you (or if you’re still in the process of trying out!), becoming captain of your cheer squad is a big deal. You were selected because you represent a cheerleading role model; as a captain, you have a lot more responsibility than just knowing your routine and stunts. You’re there to lead your fellow teammates by example; to help your coach; and to always be the motivator, the inspiration, and the spirit-booster. In order to be a great captain for your squad, you should have these five key leadership skills:
What other traits do you think makes a great captain? Have you ever been a captain or are you hoping to become one?
With a background in dance and gymnastics, Melissa takes on the world of cheer as an editor for Cheerleading Blog and CheerLiving Magazine. She is a born and bred Californian and a lifelong book enthusiast. When not reading, she religiously watches The Soup. Melissa is obsessed with her orange cat, cinnamon rolls, and scented candles.