Floor Cheers for Cheerleading

Lori Soard
Cheerleaders cheering

Floor cheers are longer cheers that are meant to be performed at half-time or during game breaks. Although they can be performed at other sporting events, they are most commonly performed at basketball games. The crowd expects a bit more out of a floor cheer, so you'll want to come up with a unique routine that is specific to your school and highlights the athletic skill of the cheerleaders.

Basketball Floor Cheers

Try one of these cheers at your next basketball game. They're sure to keep the audience energetic!

Halfway There

Hey Eagles, strut your stuff (start in Ready position, take two steps forward and lift arms into touchdown)

Halfway there, let's get tough (broken T and then move right arm into a flexed bicep position)

Two points more, minute by minute (right punch with two fingers held up, left diagonal to right diagonal)

Three points there, we will win it! (right punch with three fingers held up, turn to the right so back is to the crowd)

Two more quarters, halfway there (left K, broken T)

Test our boys, if you dare (turn to the right so you are facing crowd again, low touchdown)

Hey Eagles, strut your stuff (take two steps forward and lift arms into touchdown)

Halfway there, let's get tough (broken T and then move right arm into a flexed bicep position)

Hey Eagles, halfway there! (toe touch jump, back handspring)

Swish Two More

See that score? (right or left L toward the scoreboard)

Down the floor (low touchdown)

Swish two more (make motion like shooting a basket)

When our boys take the court (high V, low V)

Their opponent they will thwart (shake poms as you lift arms into touchdown)

See that score? (right or left L toward the scoreboard)

Down the floor (low touchdown)

Swish two more (make motion like shooting basket)

Swish two more (make motion like shooting basket)

Where they've been and where they'll go (take a step back while doing a T and then a step forward while doing a broken T)

How high the scoreboard, we don't know (right punch, shrug shoulders in exaggerated motion)

All we know about that score is what we want (daggers, right or left L toward scoreboard, daggers)

Swish two more (make motion like shooting basket)

Swish two more (make motion like shooting basket)

(end with a pike jump)

Football Cheers for Half-Time or Long Breaks

There are plenty of opportunities for floor cheers during a football game, so pay attention and be ready with one of these.

On Your Feet

Tigers fans, get on your feet (lift both arms and encourage fans to stand)

Tigers fans, feel the beat (ready position while you stomp, stomp, stomp)

Stomp and shout, spin around (stomp, cup hands to mouth, turn in a circle)

Do the wave (two lead cheerleaders should start a wave, running from one end of the bleachers to the other and motioning for fans to stand and sit)

'Til the Sharks hear the sound (broken T into T)

When we jump (jump of choice)

When we tumble (cheerleaders who are able should do tumbling stunts here)

Tigers fans never stumble (right K, left K)

Let our boys hear you shout (low touchdown, cup right hand next to mouth)

Get on your feet, feel the beat (end with stomps and claps)

Lean, Mean, Fighting Machine

We are the Spartans, the best you've seen (ready position, right K, ready position)

Lean, mean, fighting machine (left K, ready position)

Kick it, punt it, run it down (kick with right leg, jog in place)

Don't frown, it's a touchdown (ready position, touchdown)

We are the Spartans, the best you've seen (ready position, right K, ready position)

Lean, mean, fighting machine (left K, ready position)

Flag it, tag it, run some more (broken T, T, jog in place)

Watch our boys score 6 more (low touchdown to high touchdown)

We are the Spartans, the best you've seen (ready position, right K, ready position)

Lean, mean, fighting machine (left K, ready position)

End with pyramid or other stunts as the team spells out the letters that make up the school mascot name

Softball Cheer

Here is a floor cheer that could be used during a break at a softball game. However, it could also be easily adapted for football or basketball by changing some of the sports terms and actions within the cheer to terms that make sense for another sport.

Words

At the game, you'll hear us cheer (ready position, cup right hand to right ear)

Batter, batter (make a swinging motion like you are up to bat)

Run, run, run (jog in place and swing arms like you are running)

Strike him out (right K, left K)

Double header (broken T into T)

Dying quail (right punch)

Give a shout (left punch)

Never doubt (right K)

Bulldogs are number one! (left K)

End with a pike jump

Elements to Add

Floor cheers are meant to entertain the crowd during longer game breaks. Depending on how much time you have available, you may want to add dance moves, tumbling sections and even a pyramid that will wow the crowd. This is a good time to show off those skills you normally don't get a chance to use with a simple sideline cheer.

Floor Cheers for Cheerleading