That’s because the annual CHS Cheer Clinic was held Aug. 1-3 for the youth of Polk County. According to head coach Brigitte Tillery the fieldhouse was transformed into a cheer ranch for the week, having a western theme.
“The clinic was a great success,” Tillery said. “All who attended learned fundamental cheerleading skills and had lots of fun.”
Tillery noted that over 50 future cheerleaders participated at the clinic and learned several cheers, sidelines, jumps, pyramids, and stunts.
“The high school cheerleaders said this was their favorite cheerleading fundraiser of the year because they get the one-on-one interaction with the enthusiastic, talented and energetic cheerleaders,” Tillery said. “The participants learned the material on Monday and Tuesday and on Wednesday the parents were invited for an exhibition of all participants.”
Tillery stated that the parents were proud of their daughters and eagerly support them as they performed.
Kaley Hatch, the junior varsity coach, also had nice things to say.
“It was great to watch the future cheerleaders and the CHS cheerleaders do such a wonderful job of working together,” Hatch said.
Tillery said that the young girls had a surprise at the camp, as two horses were brought to the clinic one day.
“The participants had their picture taken with Mack, the CHS mascot, and the horses, and then were allowed to ride one of the horses,” Tillery said.
Jenna Elder, Hatch, and Tillery wanted to thank all the participants at the clinic as well as their parents.
“The clinic would not have been a success without the help of our dedicated cheer parents pitching in to help all week,” Tillery concluded.