PRUNTYTOWN— After the unconventional season caused by COVID-19, the Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) cheerleading coaches are excited to announce that the sport is slated to return as normal.
Although the squad was able to stand on the baseline and cheer on the Knights, the sports was greatly altered by the pandemic, which resulted in guidelines that eliminated stunting and competitions.
“Last year, COVID took away so much we love about cheerleading,” shared coach Jennifer Summers.
However, this year, things are looking up, and stunting is back, as is competition.
The TCMS cheer coaches shared the announcement via Facebook that thanks to the new WVSSAC rule for 2021-2022, the squad will have mats for all practices and competition, meaning more opportunity to works on stunts, lifts, jumps and flips.
“We are ready to take our squad to the next level,” Summers expressed.
Any TCMS student in grades six through eight that is interested in being a part of the team is welcome to join the summer cheer clinic days and tryouts.
Clinic days are being held on July 21, 22 and 23 from 8:00-10:00 a.m., and again on August 2, 3 and 4 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., with official tryouts scheduled for August 9 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.