Little Knights Cheerleading Builds a Foundation of Skills

11 students wearing white shirts with MCS on it pose with arms out cheerleader-styleTwelve students from grades 4-6 participated in the Little Knights Cheerleading intramural program. For eight weeks, these young athletes learned the fundamentals of cheerleading from coach Annette Andrew and assistant coach Lindsey Brown. Lindsey, the Knights varsity cheer captain, said, “I loved working with the girls. They were always respectful. They learned very quickly and they were always ready to learn new things. I think that the students learned confidence, trust, and a little bit of responsibility by being on a team.” 

girl with long sandy hair and glasses smiles really big with woman with brown hair who is also smiling
Assistant Coach Lindsey Brown and Coach Annette Andrew

Mrs. Andrew is a MCS alumni who has coached cheer for students in third grade through varsity. “I’m so glad I was given the pleasure of coaching this inaugural season of Little Knights Cheerleading. The girls and I shared hugs and laughs while they learned the beginnings of cheer and the importance of teamwork, said Mrs. Andrews. “ I am pleased to have had such a large and happy group and hope to continue my work with MCS to grow this important program and the sport of cheer.”

As a Booster Club member, Mrs. Andrew says she hopes the club will sponsor a week-long cheer camp this summer to continue the learning, growing and fun. She also recommends travel cheerleading and gymnastics programs in the Albany and Cobleskill areas for those who are interested in developing their skills.