For Apalachee High School competition cheerleading coach Stephanie Jordan, preparation in all aspects is key for her squad.
“To prepare for the season, the girls have to get into not only physical shape but mental shape as well,” the AHS coach said. “These girls cheer Thursdays and Fridays and compete Saturdays with Sundays being the only day off. Many have part time jobs and the majority of the girls are in advanced classes. These are good, hard working girls.”
The AHS squad began learning its routine during the summer and have practiced it consistently each week since.