Cheerleading Team Building requires leadership, a common goal and effective communication. Bonding and teamwork takes time and effort. Take you cheerleading squad on an overnight campout or find a cabin near you closest state park. Go on a day hike and have a campfire with songs. Everybody should help with cooking meals and clean up. Have fundraisers with breakfast all you can eat pancakes or a spaghettis dinner. Contact your local restaurants for sponsorship or donations of food. Hold 50/50 raffles before the game. At halftime, pick the winning ticket and give 50 % to the winner and donate 50 % back to the school or organization. During the winter months, host a chili cook for local service and non-profit organizations. During the summer months, conduct a car wash, have rib off with local restaurants, or sponsor a jazz or blues concert with local talent. It is important for the cheerleading squad to pay it forward. Contact local nursing homes, hospitals and charities to preform service projects.
As you build your team, have fun. Prepare a scavenger hunt. Play one of these games.
teambuilding exercises : Balloon Tower Supplies: Roll of making tape, 150-200 balloons for each Team Time: 20-30 minutes. Every five minutes give the team a time update.
Instructions: Give each team their balloons and the masking tape. Explain to them their objective is to build the tallest balloon tower. Tell the teams the time limit. The rules are the balloon tower must be free standing and cannot be taped to the floor, walls or other structures. They key to this exercise is that the Team needs to build a solid foundation. The better the foundation the taller the tower. The real learning takes places as each team is asked to debrief their teamwork process after they have built the tower. Ask them these three questions: 1. What did you, as a team, do well? 2. What went wrong with the team? 3. How could the team improve? I do like to offer a special prize (candy bars, small gift.) to the winning Team. This is a fun TEAM exercise.
teambuilding exercises:Egg Drop
Supplies: Roll of making tape, box of straws, and raw egg for each Team. Virtual money account with supply price list-listed on a chalk or dry erase board. Time: 30-45 minutes
You need to find a location where an egg can be dropped two or three floors down. Instructions: Each team is given a virtual of $5,000 allocation to buy supplies. It costs $250 per straw and $100 for every inch of masking tape. Instruct the teams to build a basket/container in which they put the egg and then drop it the two to three floors without breaking the egg. Encourage the teams to plan out their strategy before they start to buy products. All teams must stay within their budget. When the teams have completed their baskets test them out. Let them drop. Have your cleaning supplies ready!
teambuilding exercises :Scavenger Hunt
Instructions: Pick out 20 to 30 different items or information resources within the company, organization, or on campus. It is good idea to alert the other departments or individuals in your organization that this scavenger hunts will take place. Give each team a specified time to find the items on the list. The debriefing of this activity creates a bonding and the team members can learn a lot about the organization in fast time. This works great with new teams and new employees.
free teambuilding games: Trust Walk
This demonstrates teamwork, support, leadership AND COOPERATION. This activity also builds mutual support and trust. You will need bandanas for blindfolds.
Break each team into groups of four. Ask for a volunteer from each group to be blindfolded. One person in each group is the designated leader. The other two people assist the leader to make sure the blindfolded person is safe and does not walk into anything. The leader then gives instructions to the blindfolded person, guiding them from point A to point B. Each walk should take from 3-5 minutes. After the first walk, the team needs to switch roles so that everyone in the group has a chance to be the leader and also to be blindfolded. Different routes should be used each time
free teambuilding games: Team Charades
Divide teams into sub groups. Tell them they will be acting out a name, title, from each of the five categories. The five categories are famous person/people, movie, city, book, and television show. Give each sub-group time, about ten minutes to practice each of their five charades. Each group will then act out their charades. The remainder of the team, working together, tries to guess each charade.
After all the charades are completed the entire team should decide which group did the best job. The team should debrief why the group did so well with their charades. This game builds cohesiveness in a work team ________________________________________
What does your name mean?
Ask each person to introduce themselves by name and to explain what their name means and where it came from. You can also ask them to tell if they like their name or not as a child & if they like it now (this gets some interesting stories & helps eveyone remember each others names).
Alternatives Ask everyone to share their favorite nickname or pet name. Who calls them this name? When and why? Where did it come from?
Directions The facilitator starts by describing the activity and then demonstrating. Each person will say his/her first name followed by a dance move. The rest of the group imitates the move, while repeating the person's name 3 times (e.g. "Joe!, Joe!, Joe!" while doing the sprinkler dance. The kinesthetic motion and repetition help people remember the names, and everyone ends up laughing. Most groups are a little shy about this, so it's important the facilitator do a fun move to demonstrate
Without speaking, group members line themselves up in "birthday order" by month and day starting with January. Once everyone is in line, group members form a circle, keeping the same order. The person with the first birthday then moves to the middle of the circle, shares his or her birthday, first name, and acts out an activity silently. The activity acted out must start with the first letter of his or her first name. Group members standing in the circle yell out answers until the activity is guessed, and the group member returns to his or her place in the circle. The next group member moves to the middle and repeats the process. The group continues in this manner until somebody is out of order. When a group member is out of "birthday order" that person must move to the correct spot in the circle and repeat the names and activities of all the group members who already participated. When everyone has taken their turn, and is in the right spot, the activity is over and group members eat the birthday cake!
Clothes Pin Tag
Option 1: Pin a close pin on the players. Players try to take off the other players close pins. Option 2: Pin clothes pins on all players. The more clothes pins the better. Players try to pin their clothes pins on others until all of their clothes pins are gone.
Pulling Together: A New Movie from Simple Truths
You may have heard some people say...
It's not what you say, but how you say it, that turns the switch from "off" to "on."
This new movie is one of those times. In just 3 minutes it captures the power of...Pulling Together in an unforgettable way.
Watch this movie now: Pulling Together Movie
Jungle Escape is a high-energy team building game that’s perfect for introducing and reinforcing the concept of effective teamwork, and developing the group process skills that are needed for cohesive team performance.
“Why can’t these people work as a team?” The cry of frustration is heard every day in organizations while time, money, and opportunities drain away. Pushing people to be better team members doesn’t help if they have don’t have a clear vision of how a well-oiled machine looks and feels. And the fact is, they often don’t.
An instant hit since it was first introduced thirty years ago, Jungle Escape is an experiential training game that takes new and intact teams on an imaginative adventure: having just survived a crash-landing in a remote jungle, a team of engineers must build an escape helicopter using the spare parts they were transporting. Click here to visit HRDQ
Excellent for intermediate and advanced teams
A terrific resource for people who want to do a more athletic form of cheerleading. However it moves quickly past a lot of the basics that the older but still relevant "The Official Cheerleaders Handbook" covers in depth in terms of jump variety, basic stunts, and correct motion technique.
Order this book today:
Funny Employee Awards PDF
Create and Print Your Own Funny Awards in Just Minutes! PDF download includes 101 Hilarious Printable Certificates + 6 Blank Templates for making up your own Funny Awards! Purchase now and start using right away!..
It's hard to be humble when you can jump, stunt, and tumble! ~Author Unknown
Back to school season is once again upon us!
Schools across the country are preparing for school registration and homecoming events with fundraisers, school swag gear and spiritwear! Take advantage of Spiritline's back school specail sale.
Awesome Cheerleading Stunts
The school year is entering spring mode! Which means it's a last chance for athletic programs, cheer squads, dance teams, bands and academic clubs to raise money before summer!
SpiritLine has what schools are looking for to help raise those funds for Spring Break camps, summer programs and next year's sports equipment! From basketball noisemakers to chess club lanyards, SpiritLine can create a quality product with your own personal touch!
Our competition has pricey set up charges and high minimum orders. Our minimums are low and our customization is ALWAYS free with no set up charges!
Get in the fundraising game today with foam fingers, dog tags, seat cushions, sports balls, keychains and more!