As with any other sport or activity
cheerleading requires specific gear for practice and games. Listed
below are the details of the uniform requirements for cheerleading.
Comfortable clothes are needed for
cheerleading. Practice gear normally consists of cheer shorts,
cheer t-shirts, cheer stretch pants and cheer shoes.
Your child will be issued a
cheerleading uniform that is standard for the team and is used for all
performances. If the uniform is provided then you may be
required to give a deposit check that is returned when the uniform is
sent back in good condition. Most school cheerleading uniforms
will need to be purchased and fitted to your body.
Uniforms are usually made from a
polyester blend with some spandex for durability. It normally
consists of a skirt and shell designed in colors of the team and/or
organization they are representing. The top/shell is form
fitting with either long or no sleeves. Since most school squads
opt for sleeveless tops they wear a bodysuit or turtle neck under it.
The average length for cheerleading skirts is 12 to 14 inches therefore
skirts are worn over top of spandex/polyester briefs known as lollies or
spankies. Pom-poms are a mandatory piece of cheerleading equipment.
You will also need to purchase
cheerleading shoes, which are designed for the safety of the
cheerleaders and low white socks. In most cases you will
also need a warm-up suit. A cheer gear bag is good to hold a
change of clothes, hair brush, etc... for after a game or competition.
It is suggested to wear a sports bra under the shell and to have a water
The cost of purchasing a full uniform
is around $350. Many times schools will set up a uniform swap
session where gently used uniforms can be purchased.
FOR CHEER UNIFORMS
Wash only in cold
Do not ever use
from washing machine to avoid wrinkles.
Do not put your
uniform in the clothes dryer. Hang up to dry on plastic hangers.
Skirt pleats will fall in place if hung up to dry.
Do not iron it will
melt the material or leave discolored marks.
Do not have
dry-cleaned. Dry cleaning will ruin the fabric.
Cheer and Tide laundry detergents
are the most popular for colorfast clothing.
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