16 Things Only Cheerleaders from the 90’s Remember:

16 Things Only Cheerleaders from the 90’s Remember:

1) Tight ringlet curls for competition:
Cheerleaders would wear their curlers to school, with a homemade hair bonnet over them, to be sure those curls were bouncy and perfect!
[instagram url="https://www.instagram.com/p/BAiAwzajPFD/?taken-by=ericamig" hide_caption="0"]

2) Cheer shoes with the colored inserts to match any uniform:

It was not an easy task to insert the colored tabs and inevitably they were lost in the shuffle or thrown away with the box.
[instagram url="https://www.instagram.com/p/BAJGPnssvq7/?tagged=cheershoes" hide_caption="0"]

nullPhoto: The Life Modifier
3) Fly away skirts with the knife pleats:

You were not cool OR talented unless your squad had this skirt. It made every full down cradle and basket toss look even more appealing to the judges, so we thought.

4) Competing on a hard floor and NO spring floors:
When spring floors were introduced no one believed there was any way all the competition companies and gyms would invest in the more expensive flooring…but spring floors have stood the test of time - thankfully.

5) Jogging to each position in your routine:
Colleges still do this but you rarely see it in All-Star cheerleading.


6) Soffe shorts:

Cheerleaders in the 90's had them in every color, rolled over not once, but twice with either “CHEER” on the backside or the name of their team. They were everything!
[instagram url="https://www.instagram.com/p/QUUs99kgby/?tagged=soffeshorts" hide_caption="0"]

nullPhoto: UCA

7) Cheerleading camp outside:

This is difficult to fathom but there was a time when people actually got sunburns and sweated at cheer camp. There was no such thing as air conditioned resort camps! Cheerleaders would spend all day in the sun, cheering to their hearts' content and then walked from camp, to the dorms, to the cafeteria - without buses or transportation.

8) Velcro t-shirt sleeve holders:
These were for the fashionable athletes who might have been a little particular about their practice wear. They were usually decorated with little megaphones on them and held the sleeves up during a serious workout. To accompany this look many cheerleaders added a rubber band around the back of their t-shirt for a tighter fitting workout top.

nullPhoto: Signlady
9) A personalized megaphone yard sign:

This was the pinnacle of being a cheerleader. When you had the sign you were officially on the team and the world knew it.

10) Music on actual audio tapes that would occasionally unravel:
Recording music from tape player to tape player was quite the project. When the tape broke, it was time for a nervous breakdown.
[instagram url="https://www.instagram.com/p/BBc1-Izyqsx/?tagged=audiotapes" hide_caption="0"]

11) Doing herkies:

The hardest jump of all time to synchronize!
[instagram url="https://www.instagram.com/p/1nebmESdZk/?tagged=herkies" hide_caption="0"]

12)
High top white reeboks:
Cheerleaders from the 90's probably still have these shoes in their closets.
[instagram url="https://www.instagram.com/p/-uvJB6zEop/?tagged=hightopreeboks" hide_caption="0"]

13) Wearing a store bought turtleneck under your cheer uniform:

These were bulky, they varied in style and were always quite ill-fitting under the uniform. Thank you Varsity for creating Motion Flex!

14) Megaphone socks:
nullPhoto: Chassecheer
Every cheer squad had the little socks with the megaphone and their school’s colors and initials on them. You only had one pair...and who doesn't lose one sock? Smart moms bought two pairs.

15) Pom Poms - what are those used for?
The best use of pom poms ever was the pyramid pom pom pass. It started at the lowest point and for 73 eight counts you passed your team's poms one by one with a motion until they passed from the lowest point of the pyramid to the highest point and back down again. Creativity at its best.

16) Having your entire team wear french braids:
nullPhoto: BraidandStyle
Without fail there was only one person who knew how to braid everyone’s hair so this process took hours and hours and never looked all that good. If you went to cheer camp outside you also managed to get a sunburn on your head since your braids didn't cover all parts of your scalp. Good times!

Small Gym September: The Results Are In!

More than 5,000 small gyms were nominated and a total of 18,012 votes were cast for the All Star teams that YOU want to see on FloCheer!

Small Gym September: 10,000 Votes & Counting!

We are only four days into the voting period for Small Gym September and as of today, fans have sent in more than 10,000 votes to see their favorite small gym's on FloCheer!

Vote For Your Favorite Small Gym!

Over the past week, more than 5,000 Small Gym nominations were sent in for All Star programs around the country.

Worlds Program On The Rise At Flyers All-Starz Ottawa

One of Canada’s most successful All Star programs is growing! 

Meet Lorelei, One Of The #ThisIsAllStar Winners!

Lorelei is a 8-year-old All Star cheerleader from San Antonio Spirit. She is currently a flyer on the gym's Youth Level 2 team, Teal.

Register Today For The 2019 USA Cheer Combines

Interested in college cheerleading or STUNT? 

Small Gym Nomination Update!

The nomination timeline for Small Gym September 2019 has been updated and will now close this Saturday, July 6th! We received over 2,000 nominations within the first 24 hours, and we can’t wait to see who the winners will be.

The Dance Worlds Moves To A New Home In 2020

We've got some exciting All Star dance news to share!

C-A-N-A-D-A Canada, Let's Go Canada!

It’s Canada Day and what better time to highlight and celebrate some of our favorite Canadian teams! At The Cheerleading Worlds 2019, many of teams traveled South from Canada to compete against the best teams from all around the globe. 11 of those teams took home globes with four leaving as World Champions! We love how our sport is growing more and more each year, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for cheerleading. 

Meet Brookie, One Of The #ThisIsAllStar Winners!

Brookelyn Cristaudo, also known as Brookie, is a 12-year-old All Star cheerleader from Utah Fusion. Brookie cheers on Utah Fusion’s Junior Level 6 team Bombshells and their Senior Coed Level 5 team Fury.