Video: Different sport, different cheers

Cheerleaders transition from football to basketball season

Irene Feher

Last season, the Birmingham Community Charter High School cheerleaders cheered for the varsity football team. The routines mostly consisted of more stunts and jumping around. This season, the squad is cheering for the varsity basketball team, which is less intense than last season. They’re incorporating more sit down routines, which consists of mostly hand movements. Varsity cheerleaders Valeria Sanchez and Jaime Timsit share their experiences.