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Netflix’s Cheer: What it truly takes to become a champion

From the makers of Last Chance U, especially Greg Whiteley, brings us yet another wonderful documentary series that highlights a sport that people, and I quote, “think they know a lot about, bet they actually don’t.” Netflix announced that this new series, featuring the Corsicana’s own Navarro College cheerleaders, will premier on the 8th of January!

The cheerleaders are led by Monica Aldama and historically, Navarro College has already won 14 National Championships since the year 2000. Whiteley’s right; we don’t know anything about this sport.

Yeah, these athletes live and breathe under pressure given that they’ve set themselves up as the best team there is––but they’re more than your average back and front spotters, what makes them who they are now are their stories, obstacles, and mowing through adversity. This is what the documentary is all about.

In the six episodes you’re about to enjoy (and endure), you’ll get a front-row ticket to the Navarro College cheerleaders practices and competitions. Pain, injuries, trophies and stories––these are small pieces of the story that will lead you to the biggest one, the final competition.

“Our new series Cheer is as much about cheerleading as Last Chance U is about football. Which is to say, it has cheerleading in it. A lot of cheerleading.” said Greg Whiteley, director and executive producer.

“But the most poignant moments are the ones that happen away from practice. A college cheerleader wrestles with the same issues any young person in college has to deal with, what our series shows is that off the mat issues can’t help but bleed onto the mat. Showing the poetry between the exactness of their routines juxtaposed with the intricacies of their personal lives produces my favorite moments in the series and I’m excited for viewers to experience the gritty but beautiful world of Navarro College Cheer.”

We’re presented with exciting times ahead with the documentary series. Here’s the trailer for your enjoyment, my friend:

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