Cheer Squad 2016 episode 2 is titled “Standing Out and Fitting In.” According to the episode synopsis, “The newly minted team struggles to perform after it is invited to the elite Hot Shots skills camp in Miami.” For a refresher on what happened in the Cheer Squad series premiere, read my recap.
In an interview with Hollywood Life, Head Coach Ali Moffat spoke about what’s coming up on Cheer Squad 2016. When asked what viewers will learn from the show, she said:
I think they’re going to learn about the journey that the sport can teach you. It really follows the ups and the downs, the good and the bad of what a season is all about. It relies on some of our core values which are teamwork, sisterhood and supporting each other even when times are tough. No, it’s not perfect and it’s not easy. It’s a hard sport. They train so hard. I think people will be amazed at what they accomplish and what they do. I think it will help break down some of the stereotypes that exist with competitive cheerleading. People think it’s all about pom pons and cheering for a team. There’s a very different branch of cheerleading that’s called all-star cheerleading that’s just exploded internationally. It’s just this whole other world and people will be amazed and inspired by what the girls do.
Moffat also spoke about how much the show will follow the squad members outside of practice and cheerleading. She said:
There’s a good balance. It obviously follows the team and the journey the team is on through the season. It comes to lots of competitions with us, it comes with us through tryouts, through choreography, preparing for competitions. Probably one of my favorite parts is that the show lets you into some of these girls’ lives. You really get to see how close the girls are. This is their extended family.