I'm writing a story where the main character is a cheerleader/co-captain of her high school squad. The problem is i'm english and have never had any experience, apart from hollywood glamed up version, of the sport.
I've done some research and I have a rough idea of what a cheerleader does but i feel it lacks...i dunno substance? Real experience? It's not going to be a large part of the story but i'm too much of a research junkie to feel comfortable without knowing more.
I guess what i'm asking is for any personal opinions on cheerleaders (Why does anyone want to be one?), stories (complete cows, I hated all of 'em! I was one Hollywood has it right!) and anything else anyone can tell me to help flesh out that part.