The Cheer Father
I am a big, burley 47 year old guy, a telecomm lineman by trade. So why blog on cheerleading you ask ? Well my daughter started in Rec Cheer when she was 4 years old, and finally had the opportunity to participate on a competitive rec team when she was 9. That is when we fell in love with this sport, when we discovered what competitive cheer actually was ! Since that time we have seen and been part of the good , the bad, and sometimes the ugly of the sport. I would be just as content to sit and watch the Worlds broadcast on ESPN as I would to watch my beloved Redskins play. It is that compelling and that fantastic. The great thing is, I get to watch my daughter do it, and it is demanding as any athletic en devour is. Its commitment of time and resources, it is a lifestyle for the parents as well as the athletes. We fortunately currently live in an area of the country which is renowned for its cheer teams, My Daughter is now a Maryland Twister, which is at the top of the class when it comes to competitive cheer. I blog about it because I want the world to know that it is without question, A SPORT !! And I hope also to offer some of what my unique perspective is on that sport.