Thursday, September 4, 2008

The latent cheerleader

When we went for a walk in the park yesterday, there was a cheerleading practice/tryout with about 30 girls from ages 9 - 12. They were shouting, "Go. Fight. Win!", and Hollis absolutely loved it! She clapped and said "yay" when they finished, but also wanted more, so she signed "more", as you can see in this video. She also did her own version of the cheer: "Ack. Ack. Ack!" She really wanted to get involved, but I held her back since it appeared to be a tryout, and I didn't want to disrupt the girls. After they were done, they congregated in a gaggle around their Moms and the instructor, and Hollis went over to check them out. I told them how much she liked their cheering, and they were all really sweet to her and said "thank you". I wonder if there's a "special needs" cheerleading team? ; )

1 comment:

ACEDAD said...

There ARE special needs cheerleading teams...more than 170 around the country and growing. You can see more information at, click Members, then Special Needs Teams. Or email me at for more information.

Bill Presson
Head coach
ACE All Stars of Alabama Bows & Arrows special needs team