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Special Needs Team


2012-2013 UCA National Champion LYNX Squad


A Cheer Squad for Youth with Special Needs


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Your child is invited to participate in the first & most successful cheer squad in the MidSouth for individuals with special needs.  The Lynx squad was started in 2007 to provide an opportunity for Special Needs Individuals to: 

  • Be a member of a team
  • Participate on a cheerleading squad
  • Develop and/or increase social skills
  • Build self-esteem, confidence, sportsmanship, showmanship and discipline
  • Increase physical fitness, coordination and sensory awareness


Like their typical peers in the Wildcats’ Gym,  the LYNX squad  performs 2 ½ minute routines in full cheerleading uniforms that include show makeup and a bow while competing against similar squads from other parts of the country!


The LYNX squad recently won a NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  The LYNX were featured by WCTV Action News 5 after the big win:


The LYNX are trained by typical peers, cheer coaches, Desoto County School educators and adult/youth volunteers.  The squad is funded thru donations from sponsors, fundraisers, and parents.




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