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The number of sites available online for this topic is enormous.  This site can not and does not index all available resources.  The following does provide some idea of what is available online and will hopefully be a good starting point for a more extensive search.

CFL Canadian Football League Cheerleaders __ You will find links to each of the squads along with the hsitory of each, as well as some general cheerleading history. - From About.com - http://cheerleading.about.com/od/cflcheerleaders/  

Cheerleaders - What to do about them. By Bryan Curtis __ A rather tongue-in-cheek history of cheerleading with a serious overtone.  The serious overtone comes from the Texas State Legislature.  Way too much time on their hands. - From slate.com - http://www.slate.com/id/2116060/ 

History of cheerleading. __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials.  "Although it is estimated that 90% of today's cheerleading participants are female (50% of collegiate level cheerleaders are male), cheerleading started out as an all-male activity." - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheerleading#History 

History of Cheerleading in America __ "The history of cheerleading goes as far back as the late 1880's when the first organised, recorded yell was performed on an American Campus: "Ray, Ray' Ray! TIGER, TIGER, SIS, SIS, SIS! BOOM, BOOM, BOOM! Aaaaah! PRINCETON, PRINCETON, PRINCETON!" Done in locomotive style, was the first seen and heard during a college football game."  You will find an excellent, and rather noisy, overview of cheerleading history. - From cheerleading.org.uk - http://www.cheerleading.org.uk/handbook/histyusa.htm  

 

History of Cheerleading in Britain __ "Cheerleading first arrived in Britain with the advent of American Football here in 1982. Squads were largely islands of isolation, each with their own mountains of research and improvisation to climb, often unaware that maybe there were others out there who might be willing to help."  You will find an interesting story. - From cheerleading.org.uk - http://www.cheerleading.org.uk/handbook/history.htm 

Pom Poms or Pompons - The Cheerleading Innovation __ Learn about the history of pompons and how to keep them pampered and fluffy. - From About.com - http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blpompoms.htm 

So, You Wanta be a Cheerleader? __ If so, you may want to check this out first. You will find a ton of informational links to quizzes, tips, techniques and much more.- From About.com - http://cheerleading.about.com/od/cheerleadingtryouts/a/022402a.htm 

The Unspoken __ Learn some good tips about when to cheer and when not to. Basic Cheerleading etiquette every Cheerleader should know and follow. - from AICM - http://www.geocities.com/aicmzine/Cheer_Rules.htm 

 

 

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