Like any athletes, cheerleaders need to practice over the summer in order to stay in shape and keep on top of stunts, tumbling moves, and cheers. Many squads hold informal practice sessions and attend camps over the summer, in addition to expecting squad members to practice on their own time at home. No matter how you get your summer practice in, you always perform better in the right cheerleading clothes.
Here’s our list of top cheer gear picks for the summer, and there’s no reason these items can’t be worn to practice during the school year as well. By shopping now, you’ll have the clothing you need for summer practice and be prepared for practice come fall. Cheer clothes should be breathable, form-fitting, comfortable, and of course, stylish. Look for these hot picks this summer.
Soffe Shorts. You can always depend on the perfect fit and cut for cheering from Soffe shorts. Designed specifically for women and cheerleaders, Soffe shorts are affordable, durable, breathable, and fashionable. With the Soffe cut and design, your moves will never be limited by your clothing. Available in 24 colors at affordable prices, you’ll have no problem finding the colors you love and matching your school colors too.
Cheer Shirts. Cheerleading shirts can be worn for practice, with jeans, as PJs, and really just about anywhere you want to show that you’re a cheerleader. Cheer shirts are tailored to fit your body so your clothing doesn’t get in the way of your cheers. Look for printed cheer t-shirts in hot designs or purchase printable shirts that your entire squad can customize as a summer project.
Lycra Tanks. A supportive racer back tank doubles as a sports bra and top. The form fitting style is safer for cheer stunts and more attractive than a loose fitting t-shirt. You’ll appreciate the lycra construction in the heat of summer, as the breathable fabric wicks sweat into the material and dries quickly. Perfect for camp, practice, and even performance at unbeatable prices, we recommend picking up a few to mix and match with your Soffe shorts.
Kaepa Shoes. Summer is the perfect time to start breaking in a new pair of shoes. Don’t wait for fall practice with a pep rally or opening football game just around the corner. You want to be plenty used to your new shoes by the time it really matters. This summer season, we like the new cheer shoe from Kaepa. This lightweight shoe provides support and stability at a reasonable price with enough durability to last throughout the year.
Hoodies. Hoodies are a fun and stylish way to stay warm before and after practice, so why not choose a cheer hoodie that shows you love to cheer? Just like cheer shirts, you can buy them pre-printed or choose your own school logo or original squad design. Hoodies are available as zip-ups or pullovers, depending on your personal tastes and preferences. If your squad is planning to print team sweatshirts, keep in mind that pullovers are much easier to work with.