National Cheerleaders Association Championships in Dallas Texas

 National Cheerleaders Association Championships in Dallas this weekend which is great opportunity to see how they improved their skills, focus, strength, agility with many hours of practice. This couple minutes long performances inspire all the others who had chance to watch.

 Here is the original article about National Cheerleaders Association Championships in Dallas Texas by Jessica Meyer.

They wore ponytail ribbons and glistened under layers of silvery eye shadow and red-tinged blush.

But the iconic image of the pompom-toting pretty girl ended there, as gymnasts threw themselves into the air and teams twirled through carefully orchestrated choreography at the National Cheerleaders Association junior high and senior high school championship in Dallas this weekend.

 
They wore ponytail ribbons and glistened under layers of silvery eye shadow and red-tinged blush.

But the iconic image of the pompom-toting pretty girl ended there, as gymnasts threw themselves into the air and teams twirled through carefully orchestrated choreography at the National Cheerleaders Association junior high and senior high school championship in Dallas this weekend.

More than 3,000 cheerleaders showed up for the 30th anniversary of the two-day event, one of the largest of its kind in the city. The championship usually takes place during the holiday break, but organizers changed it this year, something they point to as growing acknowledgement of the activity’s worth.

“It’s more about leading and entertaining,” said Caylea Hammers, 16, who smiled to an imaginary audience as she practiced with Mesquite’s John Horn High School. “We don’t want to disappoint the school.”

The drummers wore shirts that read, “Coming Together to Bring That Title Back.” The team won a national championship three years ago.

Groups came from as far as Hawaii and Washington, with 15 states represented and about 10,000 spectators. Officials said attendance remained solid despite the weakened economy

A girl hopped by on crutches. Another held a dislocated elbow.

“It’s attracting athletes, not just cute girls,” said Claire Morris, a Tulsa coach who said her cheerleading days bore no resemblance to ones now. “It used to be someone cheering for boys. Now you can’t even make the team without being a gymnast. It’s a true sport.”

Kelly Goza, whose daughter performs on the Tulsa team, said she comes home with as many bruises and broken body parts as his athlete son.

He watched the team perform and then darted to the concession stand for a snack. “It’s all this buildup for 2-3 minutes,” he said. “In football and basketball, it’s a couple of hours and then it’s done.”

He checked his watch. “This is a little different.”

Hope you will have some time this weekend from National Cheerleaders Association Championships in Dallas Texas to preview new homes in Dallas  area 🙂

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