Freshman Year, 2007:
Before you can become a cheerleader, rigorous training must be completed, such as immediate bodily response to random words being yelled out like “Touchdown!!!”:
The Freshman uniform consisted of a warm-up suit for those cool games (since Freshmen Cheerleaders aren’t quite as resilient as older ones):
And a full cheerleading dress for the actual cheering portion:
Yes, yes, first year cheering can be a bit intimidating…
But if you don’t give it your all, you’ll get “The Eye” from the coach:
Sophomore Year, 2008:
In year two, cheerleaders get upgraded from the all-cotton one-piece uniform to a more genuine, synthetic polyester blend:
But don’t get too excited. Cheerleading is still serious business.
Oh, all right. Cheerleaders are supposed to be, well, “Cheery”.
But one thing you must avoid at all costs: Cheerleader Bad Hair Days.
Premiering tomorrow: Junior Year, 2009.
Said Cheerleader must have sensed that football season was about to start (for her), because she wanted to nap with not one, but TWO elephants today, a first for sure:
The Junior Year Uniform is ready and waiting to go, this year with the upgrade of Houndstooth,
And the other perk of Junior Year, actually getting to go INTO the stadium for the first time ever.
….which hopefully will not lead to having a completely soaked and sad cheerleader on our hands.
But either way, it should be an adventure.