The Arundel varsity cheerleaders began teaching the next wave of cheerleaders in West County this past month when they choreographed and taught a routine to young girls in the GORC cheerleading program that was then performed at halftime of Arundel’s first home football game of the season against North County on September 20. The youth cheerleaders worked with the varsity team over four two-hour practices to get the routine down and received extra instruction on cheerleading techniques and skills such as stunting, baskets, dance and cheers.
“This is the first time the cheerleaders have tried this program at Arundel High School, and it was a huge success,” said Kathy Palmer, head cheerleading coach at Arundel High. “Not only for the children but also for the varsity cheerleaders. You could see them caring for each of the young cheerleaders, and the team bonding that took place by having them work together to coordinate the program and come up with the format of the presentation is what made the program a success. We have been asked by the parents of the children to do this program again this year so that other children can have the same experience that these children did.”