Can you participate in Cheer and another sport/band?
You can, and we encourage our freshmen cheerleaders to try a few different activities to find something they are really into. As a JV cheerleader, you could balance cheer and another sport, but it gets a little harder. On Varsity, you can be involved in other activities, but playing a Varsity sport and cheering Varsity is very difficult. That being said, communication is key in all of these instances! We currently have 2 band cheerleaders and they absolutely make it work.
How hard is it to balance 7 classes and cheerleading?
Organization is key! It is totally possible to excel in your classes and cheer as well, but you have to have a game plan and be motivated to succeed.
Can you make JV or Varsity as a Freshman?
No- Frisco ISD constitutes that the Freshmen team is made up of 9th graders, JV is comprised of 10th-12th graders, and Varsity is open to 11th and 12th graders only.
Will we have time in practice to work on tumbling?
We work on cleaning routines and cheers, but do not teach tumbling fundamentals.
How does the class period work?
LT Cheer meets as a class once every other day and we work on stretching, jumping, learning material, cleaning routines, team bonding, and competition material.
Does everyone get to compete?
30 cheerleaders are allowed on the competition mat, so we hold tryouts in late September/ early October to determine our competition team and alternates.
How often does LT Cheer Practice?
We have a class period for cheer that meets every other day (typically 2B), and after school practices are held for competition team starting in the fall.
Do you have to be flexible to be a cheerleader?
It's encouraged! But you don't have to be Simone Biles- we stretch every class and help you reach your flexibility goals.
Do I have to know how to tumble and/or stunt to make cheer?
Nope! Tumbling is not required to make cheer (it's only 10 points out of 100 for tryouts). We teach stunting fundamentals, so don't worry if you've never stunted before!
Does everyone go to away games?
Freshmen and JV cheer games at Lebanon Trail and travel to games within Frisco ISD boundaries. Varsity travels to all football games, home and away, but only cheers at home VB games and home BB games. In the case of playoffs, we have all 3 teams travel together to go cheer on our Blazers!
How often does LT have pep rallies?
During non-COVID years, we have 3 fall pep rallies and 1 in the spring. We also do State Send-Offs for various teams and programs.
Do I have to have cheer experience to make the team?
Not necessarily- we have cheerleaders from all types of backgrounds, and we have cheerleaders who have never cheered before! If you've never cheered before, we recommend stretching and working on cheer basics before tryouts.
What happens if you miss a game or practice?
We have a Frisco ISD Code of Conduct for cheer that outlines absences and expectations for attendance.
What is cheer camp like?
It's a lot of fun! It's a lot of work, too! We make the most memories, build on skills as a team, and get a chance to show off.