Cheerleading is an athletic sport. Like many sports, it takes strength, endurance, teamwork, discipline and dedication. In addition to these skills, athletes who choose to be a part of the Spotswood High School squad will develop many life skills: balance, goal setting, sportsmanship, leadership, cooperation, teamwork, self-motivation and self-confidence. Athletes ought to be challenged to reach their full potential and encouraged to develop emotional maturity. It is the purpose of the Spotswood High School cheer team to promote and uphold team spirit, to develop good sportsmanship by example, and to support good relations in the community and between teams and squads. Within the program, players will be treated as daughters/sons first, students second and athletes third—it is the goal of the program to develop and utilize the whole person, not just the athlete.
Colleen Meyers has coached the Spotswood High School Varsity Cheerleading team in the fall, winter and competitive seasons since November 1993. Coach Meyers has also been coaching the Memorial Colts Winter Cheer Team since 2014. For the past 25 years, she has coached the Middlesex County All-Star cheerleading squad in the Snapple Bowl (now Autoland Classic). As a social studies teacher, Meyers has been recognized as Teacher of the Year at Spotswood High School and as Spotswood's District Teacher of the Year in 2001-02. She was recipient of the 2002 Coaches Recognition Award, given by the N.J. Cheer and Dance Coaches Association as well as the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Middlesex v. Union County All-Star Classic, The Snapple Bowl, 2005.