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Bring It On: YHC Competitive Cheerleading

YHC Cheerleaders
YHC Cheerleaders
Chase Carter

Young Harris College school year hasn’t started back just yet but that didn’t stop their competitive cheerleading team from getting ready for an amazing year! This past week the team spent three days training and bonding. After which they traveled to Myrtle Beach for a National Cheerleading Association (NCA) event to qualify them for Nationals. The team went into the event with a positive spirit and confidence, but the most impressive part would be their sense of family. After every team huddle they would break on the one word, “family.” This one word insinuated that family is important and that a family supports one another. While also insinuating that the team is more than a team but they are a family. When watching the team perform you definitely see the family aspect.
Their first three days before leaving to Myrtle Beach the team would have a day of practice with a lunch provided by the coaches and after the day of practice was over the team gathered for supper together also provided by the coaches. Their last night before they headed out to Myrtle Beach the next morning, the team spent quality family time together at the local “beach.”
Young Harris’ Division II Coed Cheerleading program entered two teams into the Myrtle Beach Cheer Camp competition. This two year program started impressing the NCA staff on the day of their arrival with their team spirit and palpable dedication to the sport. At the end of the first nights training teams that exemplified team spirit were awarded with a spirit stick. Young Harris was awarded one for each of their teams. After the staff lead training ended the team continued to practice their stunts, pyramids, tumbling and cheers. Directed by their Coaches, Chase and Victoria Carter, the team worked and practiced with Ernest.
After a goodnights rest the team was entering the first day of evaluations. The team started their day with NCA sponsored breakfast and a group huddle breaking on the word they held with them the entire week, “family.” After spending times in their designated classes, the team prepared for their first evaluations of their Game day routine. The nest day was short and just evaluations and awards. The team performed for the final few times alongside the school mascot Luke the Mountain Lion.
The team left with two new NCA All American competitors, Revon Magee and Jessica Haas; A Silver Bid for Large Coed and a Bronze Bid for Small Coed; and 2nd place for their Rally Routine for Large and 3rd place for Small in the same category.
Young Harris has got a class “A” cheerleading team. The team is made of a great group of young athletes. To learn more or show your support, you can check them out at any of the following links:

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