Valerie Ninemire


  • Editor of Cheer Coach & Advisor magazine
  • Former member of the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors
  • Owner of Van Publishing


Valerie Ninemire is a former writer for ThoughtCo, who contributed articles on cheerleading for over 11 years. She was a cheerleader throughout most of her school years. Ninemire is currently the editor of Cheer Coach & Advisor magazine. She has been a member of the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors and has served on the United States All Star Federation's Parent Action Committee and on the board of the Spirit Industry Trade Association.

LiveAbout and Dotdash

LiveAbout is a reference site focused on entertainment, activities, and hobbies. We know that time away from the stress of work and responsibilities at home is limited, and we want to help you make the most of those precious hours.

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