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About me, The Cheer Coach

As a former cheerleader, I have a love for cheerleading and enjoy teaching it to the younger generation. I first started coaching in the fall of 2013 and each year I learn a little more about cheerleading and even more about coaching. I believe to be successful you have to put your heart and soul into what you love and never stop learning. I don't claim to know everything about cheerleading, but I do love to share what I have learned. Over the years I've discovered that the most important things about coaching have nothing to do with arm motions and sharp voices. They have everything to do with respect, responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship. I spend a lot of time teaching cheerleaders to respect themselves and others. Trust me, they get tired of my Aretha Franklin impression! Seriously though, I do expect a lot out of my cheerleaders, but it is only because I know what each of them are capable of and I want to see them reach their full potential. I've seen amazing gro

Meeting 'The Cheer Coach'

Hello cheer fans! I'm so excited to be able to talk about the sport that I love. My name is Tara Gordon and I'm "The Cheer Coach". I'm a previous cheerleader myself, I've been coaching since 2013, and I LOVE what I do! Cheerleading is one of the most rewarding sports. It requires consistent work, dedication, spirit, and lots of muscle. Therefore it is so fulfilling to be a coach and watch your athletes improve so much over time. Cheerleading is also one of the most underestimated sports. However, if you're reading this article, you already know all of these things or you are about to find out. Years of coaching has taught me many things, even some things I never expected to learn! Ha! I know some of you know what I mean! I've definitely learned a lot, but I continue to learn more each year. This website is a place where I will continue to gather all of the information that I learn so you can benefit from my experiences, both good and bad. Tha