Cheer: Basketball, Competition and Football
At Lipscomb Academy, we offer many opportunities to be part of a cheer squad.
We have a basketball and football squad in seventh and eighth grade. For varsity, depending on the number of interested cheer candidates, we offer JV cheer (9-12), varsity basketball cheer (9-12), varsity football cheer (9-12), and competition cheer (8-12). Interested candidates are encouraged to be part of more than one squad and/or play other sports. Competition cheerleaders must be on one of the sideline squads.
We love to cheer for our sports teams, so we focus on a team concept. Cheerleaders are required to condition in the off-season and encouraged to develop new skills, such as tumbling, to extend the capabilities of our squads. Our highly qualified coaches lead our programs to help our students reach their full potential in all areas. Our cheerleaders attend UCA camp, and each year, we have many individuals who are recognized as UCA All-Americans. We also have many alumni cheerleaders, who have advanced their skills to the point they have been able to cheer at the collegiate level.
Our strong sideline cheer program gives us a sound basis for the competition cheer squad. We had a competition squad in the ’90s that did local and state competitions and have recently reintroduced a competition cheer program. Our current competition squad competes in UCA regionals to qualify for nationals. For the 2019-2020 school year, we will compete in the small squad Game Day Division.
All coaches are ACCAA (American Association of Cheer Coaches and Administrators) certified for safety and credentialed by UCA (Universal Cheerleader Association).