The Pickett County High School Cheer Team will get to experience cheer camp for the first time.
Coach Maria Holt said the opportunity to have a camp will both broaden the skills of the team and strengthen their bond.
“They’re looking forward to learning new skills, I mean like I said I’m still new, so I can teach them so much but it’s exciting to have some outside participants come in and teach them something maybe I can’t,” Holt said.
Holt said that cheerleading is more than just what spectators see at basketball games and football games. In such a physical and technical sport, Holt said it takes a lot of skill and work to be successful. Holt said that camp can only help them with that aspect.
“I mean these girls are literally throwing each other in the air a lot of the time, so there’s really a lot of hard work and dedication that goes into it,” Holt said.
Holt said the team can expect to better themselves individually and as a team through work at camp.
“Being able to learn new skills, being able to improve upon the skills they have already, and even just helping them perform better overall–helping them be a better all-around cheerleader,” Holt said.
Holt said that funding and lack of availability have prevented them from the experience in previous years. To help with funds for the camp, the team will be hosting a bake sale on Saturday, June 12th at Bilbrey’s IGA.