Cheerleaders host Little Indians Cheer Camp


Hanna Dannar

Kids cheering during first quarter of the football game.

 Hays cheerleaders hosted Little Indians Cheer Camp on Saturday, Sept. 16, to teach the basics of cheerleading to kids between Preschool and 5th grade.

Cheer coach Sara Campbell explained that in preparation for last Friday’s game, where the kids cheered with the cheerleaders, they worked on many skills such as jumps, cheers, being loud and even learned a dance.

The kids are split by age group and paired with several cheerleaders where they learn the cheers they will do at the football game. They also play several fun games to keep the kids involved

The camp lasted from 9 a.m. to noon with a performance at 11:45 a.m. for the parents. The actual performance was the following week during the first quarter at the football game Friday, Sept. 22.

The kids review the cheers 30 minutes before the game starts

“They’re always giving us hugs and telling us how they want to be cheerleaders,” junior Alyssa Underwood said. “It’s very rewarding to know you’re inspiring little kids just by doing what you love.