With more than 600,000 followers, this is the number one site for cheer parents because we are ALL a little bit CHEERMaD!
CHEERMaD was developed to support the parents ~Moms and Dads~ of cheerleading. While most CHEERMaDs can be found in the All Star cheerleading arena, they can also be found in the pop warner, recreational, junior high and high school levels. Many of these are also crossover CHEERMaDs.
We aren’t on the mat with our children but in life CHEERMaDs hold their flyers up high, backup their backs and provide a strong foundation for their bases. The best CHEERMaDs give unspoken permission to coaches to take the lead in a major part of their child’s life. They don’t complain or interfere (most of the time) don’t embarrass their children in the gym or at competitions (hardly) but support the sport with their dollars and time.
CHEERMaD was created by professional journalist Lisa D. Welsh who has more than 30 years experience in the communications industry and whose bylines have appeared on The New York Times, The Boston Globe, ABC news, CNN.com, MSNBC and numerous Associated Press news articles.
Welsh is also a 16-year cheer mom veteran of Becky, 22, a USASF certified coach who aged out of Allstars on Sr. 2 and Rachel, 13, who cheers on a large J3 team and is three-time member of USASF’s No. 1 ranked youth team ShowStoppers. While Becky received her CHEERSPORT jacket the last year competed, Rachel received it her first year~presenting two very different experiences of Allstars that give Welsh a spectrum of cheer parent perspective. When her Allstar cheer mom journey began, Worlds didn’t exist as Welsh has watched the sport grow out of high school gymnasiums into the largest arenas in the world.
Welsh’s 18-year old son, John, attends one competition a year; usually the one held closest to their home in Massachusetts.
CHEERMaD.com is a place to read and laugh, nod in agreement, speak up or shout out with other Certifiably CHEERMaDs.
Declare Yourself Certifiably CHEERMaD and never miss a moment of cheermadness again!