“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” ~John Wooden

Coach Wooden's 2 sets of 3's
3.Never Give Up

I've always believed that coaching is as much or more about helping kids develop character and mentoring them than about just cheering at games. Ten years ago, when I left Lutheran High for a public school, I couldn't use materials from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes anymore. That's when I discovered John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. These 15 blocks will not only make you a better cheerleader and together, make you a better squad- but they will help prepare you for the real world after high school and put you on track for success all through your life.

Gradually, I compiled my own take on how each block related to cheerleading. Initially I just shared them with my squads, then I posted them on my blog. The last two years I posted them as notes on facebook and tagged cheerleaders in the notes. Recently, I assembled them all here on the wiki. I hope you'll read them all and take them to heart.