Cheer Squad

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Mild cheerleading reality show has hard work, success, pain.

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Positive Messages

Cheerleading is hard work, competitive. Teamwork a major theme.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The women are driven, supportive, goal-oriented. 

Violence

Stumbles, falls; concussions, other serious injuries discussed (no blood). 

Sex

Dating, boyfriends discussed; uniforms are tight, short; midriffs shown. 

Language
Consumerism

Logos for Cheer Sport Sharks, ESPN, the Top Gun gym, and the like. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the reality series Cheer Squad features elite, competitive cheerleaders working hard to remain world champions. Its mild and contains lots of positive themes about working hard, teamwork, and having goals. However, big stunts lead to bad falls, serious injuries (but no blood), and uniforms are tight and short and show off cheerleaders' bodies.

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Kid, 10 years old March 13, 2018

It is an awesome show

It is an awesome show!! I love it as a child and most of my friends love it as well. They are an awesome show and an awesome cheerleading team. If your child ev... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old June 18, 2018

Great for cheerleaders

I love this show, being a cheerleader myself, and at Cheer Sport Sharks. It shows how strong the sisterhood is, and just how hard you have to work to win Worlds...

What's the story?

CHEER SQUAD is a reality series featuring the Great White Sharks, the world champion All-Star cheerleading squad. Led by head coach Ali Moffat, the elite Canadian team spends hours in the gym practicing to hit their routines with precision to live up to, and keep, their title. When they're not in the gym, they go to school, teach each other how to drive, and do other standard teen activities. Meanwhile, Coach Moffat must focus on finding the best talent to keep their winning streak going and making sure the team stays focused, physically fit, and committed to the sport body and soul.

Is it any good?

From tough practices to pre-competition rituals, this series offers viewers a mild behind-the-scenes look at what goes into being elite cheerleaders. Cheer Squad highlights the time-consuming and physically demanding nature of the sport, as well as the potential dangers that come with performing high-flying stunts. The sacrifices some make to be on the squad, which range from limiting social lives to moving across the country, are also noted. 

The strong camaraderie that exists among teammates is evident, as is the sense of loyalty and commitment they have to the overall squad. But there's a lack of intensity throughout the entire show, despite the numerous competitions the cast participates in, which sometimes makes it feel a little flat. Nonetheless, cheer fans will enjoy watching and potentially be inspired. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about cheerleading. How have the various media portrayals of cheerleaders and cheerleading contributed to the way we think about the sport? What are some of the stereotypes that have been presented over the years? Does Cheer Squad challenge these generalizations? 

  • Did you know that almost a century ago cheerleaders were only men? Why do you think this changed? 

  • How does Cheer Squad promote teamwork? Why is this an important character strength?

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