GUILDERLAND N.Y. – Guilderland cheerleading team is hard at work preparing for the upcoming season.
Tryouts for the Guilderland cheer team were held last week, after having had sixteen seniors graduated last year, this year’s team is very new.
With a roster of 24 girls the team has begun to prepare for the season.
According to the Guilderland Head Coach Patty Palmer in recent practices the team has been trying to work on the basics and prepare themselves for their first football game.
The Guilderland cheer squad is very talented, the team is able to perform stunts as well as tumble.
The goal for the team this season is to put on a different halftime performance at every home game.
According to the Head Coach Palmer New York State is recognizing cheerleading as a sport starting this basketball season, which makes cheering extra special for the team this year.
"The argument is always going to be there. Is cheerleading a sport or not. I think this is going to bring everything together.... cheerleaders are athletes but I don't think it has come full circle for all the schools. Hopefully this will create that," said Coach Palmer.
The Guilderland Dutchmen can’t wait to kick of their season at the first home game September 12th against Columbia High School.