From the Parks and Recreation Department

You can hear them each Saturday – cheering, clapping, chanting and energizing entire parks! Cheerleaders of the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Sports Authority motivate the tacklers and perform for crowds every Saturday. These dedicated squads practice during the week while trying to balance schoolwork, social activities and family life.

This year, the spotlight shifted from the gridiron to the stage at the OBYFA Cheer & Dance Championships presented by Sports Authority on Sunday, November 6, 2011. The doors opened at 8:00 a.m. at Nova Southeastern University’s Don Taft Center, as the Orange Bowl Committee WEST PARK HURRICANES CHEERLEADING UPDATE (OBC) hosted an estimated 1,300 cheerleaders and dancers. The 300,000 squarefoot facility hosted competitions throughout the day and saw our cheerleaders bring home a first place and a second place trophy after bringing home two first place trophies at the Miami Extreme Youth Cheerleading Competition held the previous week at the University of Miami Bank United Center.

Cheerleaders and dancers performed in front of judges, who are current and former cheerleaders and cheer coaches, and were then scored based on projection, fundamentals, dance/choreography, team precision, overall appeal and sportsmanship.

For more information on Hurricanes Cheerleading and other programs, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-985-1990.

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