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Huntington cheerleading squad to host clinic

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Huntington, Ind.-The Huntington University 10-member cheerleading squad will host a cheer clinic on Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation.

The squad invites girls ages 5 to 14 to participate. To attend the clinic, participants need to complete a registration form and send it along with a payment of $25 per person. All checks should be made payable to Huntington University Cheerleading.

Organizers suggest that participants pre-register for the event; however, registrations will be accepted at the door. Parents are welcome to stay and watch during the clinic. The following is the clinic schedule:

8:45 a.m. - Check-in at the Huntington University Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation

9 a.m. - Introduction, warm-up and grouping by age

9:15 a.m. - Teaching fundamentals of cheering, tumbling, jumping and stunting

10:30 a.m. - Break - Refreshments will be provided.

11 a.m. - Games

11:15 a.m. - Review all material learned throughout the day.

11:30 a.m. - Groups demonstrate cheer and chant to parents.

Noon - Wrap up - question-and-answer time

“We look forward to making this a great learning experience for every participant,” said Candace Cooper, coach of the Huntington University cheerleading squad. “It is our hope that everything learned would benefit each girl in her future as a cheerleader.”

Participants are invited to return to the Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation on Feb. 20 to demonstrate the cheer they learned from the clinic. Participation is encouraged but not required. All participants will be admitted free of charge if they wear the T-shirt they received the day of the clinic.

For more information, call Cooper at (260) 224-0179 or e-mail her at