Games and sports are popular nowadays. It is one of the best ways to reduce stress which proves beneficial to our health. Today, sport events are organized not only for the audience or the players but also for the masses.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football in the United States. In a football game, one of the most popular attractions is the NFL Cheerleaders. Cheerleaders can give more coverage or airtime, popular local support and increased media image. They make the atmosphere of the game cheerful and happy. As a NFL cheerleader, you are a representative of your squad at same the time to your community and your school. Being a NFL cheerleader is fun and exciting.
Do you have what it takes to be a NFL Cheerleader? Let’s tackle the fun and exciting work of a NFL Cheerleader.
What is a NFL Cheerleader?
National Football League (NFL) Cheerleaders are group of girls who are members of a professional NFL Cheerleading league. They lead the crowd to create a happy and cheerful atmosphere of the football game. Their job consists of a time for practice of dance routines and stunts, training camps, games, photo shoots, appearances, and charity events.
Duties of a NFL Cheerleader
A NFL Cheerleader has a lot of duties apart from cheering during the football game. A cheerleading job may sound simple but in reality it is a product of hour upon hour of rehearsing of dance routines and stunts. They practice their routines at least 2-5 times a week. They must also get fit and get into shape in order to carry out intense dance routines and stunts in cheerleading. They need to learn important cheerleading skills. Their performance consists of a combination of dance and music, gymnastics, acrobatics, baton twirling, and more.
NFL Cheerleaders must also be available for appearance at schools, event, or conferences for a set fee. They have a demanding photo shoots for an anticipated annual events which release each squad’s calendar and highlights members for each month in uniforms, lingerie, or swimsuits. Aside from that, NFL Cheerleaders are one of the most popular entertainment groups to regularly perform for the U.S Military Overseas. They also have video segments and news media appearance in both national as well as from their home states.
In some instances, a NFL Cheerleader has public service visits of certain charity events.
Work Condition of a NFL Cheerleader
Cheerleading is a demanding and a rewarding work. NFL Cheerleaders are always looking cheerful and jolly in public sport events and they have a lot of stamina. They always have a smile on their faces. If you look them, their job may sound simple but the reality is their job requires hard work and determination. They can be up for hours of gruelling practice every day. They must be flexible and be strong in order to carry out cheerleading tasks. They have an exercise plan to get into shape and eat a healthy diet.
NFL Cheerleaders must also care in their physical appearance since the nature of their work is in public. Their hair must be neat and clean and they must also have proper clothing. Their uniforms must also be pressed, clean and sharp at all times.
Education Requirements of a NFL Cheerleader
The set of requirements of being a NFL Cheerleader are not rigid. Cheerleaders are chosen based on identity or character they represent while entertaining. The minimum education requirement is a GED or high school diploma. For age requirements, the minimum age to be a cheerleader is 18. Ages of cheerleaders ranges from 18-42. The average age of a NFL cheerleader is 25.
To be a NFL Cheerleader, formal dance training is not a prerequisite but since most of the squads are dancing squads, you have to learn dance routines and perform it properly. There are also no height and weight requirements but you must be physically fit.
Occupation and Progress of a NFL Cheerleader
To be a NFL cheerleader, it takes a lot of huge commitment of time and hard work. It also takes a lot of stamina cheering the entire game. If you want to have a break in dancing, acting or modelling, being a NFL Cheerleader could be a good exposure. Some companies are targeting cheerleading groups for advertising and marketing their products. Other NFL Cheerleaders end up to be a professional choreographer while some proceed to their chosen career.
Don’t be afraid to learn new skills and to become better. Give your best at all times. So now, be a NFL Cheerleader. This could be a great opportunity for you.