18. Many of the Clovers’ routines featured illegal stunts, which are not allowed in high school competitions.

“There are illegal moves,” Reed confirmed in an interview with HuffPost. Reed confirmed that there are some college moves, but not those of high school. Those moves would likely be disqualified. We chose to make the movie based on what we felt was the most dramatic and visually appealing. We’re fine with that!

19. There was some contention over the film’s end. The filmmakers were divided on which cheer squad would win Nationals. Spoiler alert! The Clovers won the trophy.

Reed shared his memories with MTV, recalling that there was much debate around who was going win. But that’s just the beginning. They did an outstanding job. They came second to the other teams, which was an important lesson for her.