Varsity cheer sponsors will have a common planning period next school year to plan for a future 90-minute cheer class period for high school cheerleaders.
The future class period will allow cheerleaders to practice and hone their routines as they prepare for games, pep rallies and the annual UIL Spirit Competition.
“After engaging in deep conversation with principals, sponsors and community members, we are excited to take the first steps towards the successful implementation of a cheerleading class period in Frisco ISD,” said Paige Hoes, coordinator of fine arts.
During the 2019-20 year, the 10 varsity cheer sponsors from across Frisco ISD will meet frequently as they develop intercampus consistencies and explicit procedures and guidelines.
This is no small task.
The goal is to have cheerleaders in a cheer period with cheer sponsors, potentially as soon as the 2020-21 school year.
“We know that this endeavor will allow for increased student opportunities as cheerleaders will be able to pursue their passion within the school day while also bringing our practice into alignment with surrounding districts,” Hoes said. “We look forward to what the future holds for our Frisco ISD cheerleading program with this new initiative.”
The change also aligns with the UIL Spirit Competition that started only a few years ago.
The UIL Spirit Competition is a statewide competition that has brought cheerleading to the next level. Cheerleading has evolved over the years and expectations of schools for the talent and attitude of cheerleaders has changed. A high degree of athletic ability is needed to cheer and the time that squads spend honing their talent and serving their school requires a mature, dedicated athlete who can balance schoolwork with cheer.
Click here to learn more about how Frisco ISD did in the 2019 UIL Spirit Competition.