The NFL is an American football league that consists of 32 teams. It is one of the United States and Canada's leading professional sports leagues. The players are among the world's best-paid athletes. One team plays against other teams, and the results make the list of possible league contenders from the top to the bottom. 

The team at the top of the list is the best team and the team at the bottom is the bad team. It is now, by many TV audiences, the most successful football league in the U.S. In the most recent 2014 season, the total attendance to an NFL game was over 67,000. The NFL has the greatest number of players in any professional league in the world.

The NFL also has a professional cheerleading organization. As a result, 26 of the 32 NFL clubs have their own cheerleading squad. Cheerleaders are a common feature and can provide a team with more coverage and local support, and a higher public profile.

J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans poses with cheerleaders after the 2015 Pro Bowl. (Getty)

Everything you need to know about the NFL Cheerleading organization

The Baltimore Colts are the first NFL team to have cheerleaders in 1954. They belonged to the Marching Colts of Baltimore. The organization demands part-time employees. Cheerleaders are often either graduated or students still. The participants attend the exercise camp, tournaments, gigs, photoshoots, and charitable activities.

In addition to their core tasks of cheering in football competitions, the leaders of the cheerleaders have several other commitments. For school appearances, festivals, conventions, etc., almost any team member is eligible for a certain fee. An annual occurrence is the publication of the calendar for each team, with participants in swimsuits or jerseys for each month. 

Often many cheerleading teams have Junior Cheerleading programs that teach girls, typically between the ages of 6 and 12, how to dance, how to compete with the leading community on chosen games, and also the NFL cheerleader serves as a mentor for the children and role models. In 2018, the first male dancers joined the organization.