Workout Wednesday!!

Workout Wednesday time with @cheerfittraining 💪woot woot🙌!! Today we are focusing on core & ab exercises for TUMBLING!!

So boost those skills (just in time for tryouts) and let’s get #cheerfitstrong!

TAG us @cheerfittraining in your post-workout selfies! #cheerfitstrong

Drills Build Skills: That Roundoff Connection

From Coach Roman at NY Icons

 

This drill is to work round off shaping, snapping and punching drills leading into back handsprings. It will ensure your athlete’s properly transferring weight and extending her reach to maximize power!

 

 

About Roman

Coach Roman has been coaching gymnastics and cheerleading for over 20 years. As a college athlete, he was a 6x NCA All-American and 4x NCA National Collegiate Champion with Stephen F. Austin State University; Roman also has multiple all-star national championships as a coach and athlete.

 

What You Don’t Realize About Your Coaches

For a coach, many athletes, parents and most ‘spectators’ don’t realize the amount of passion, training, hard work and commitment goes into the life of a coach. Being successful, learning to be a daily mentor, and managing life’s usual roadblocks becomes quite a daunting challenge.

Coaches are caregivers, more so than many realize and you’ll quickly see that they care so much it can seem like they care more for you than they care for themselves. Being a good coach in any sport requires pushing athletes so that they are able to realize their full potential. Coaches aren’t hurtful, they are there to give you constructive criticism and help you become the best you can be. Coaches are hired to create change and produce conducive results for you and your teammates.

It’s all about the team

It doesn’t matter if you’ve made it to the biggest stage or if you’ve failed at your season goal. What life lessons did you learn? A cheerleading season isn’t defined by the amount of trophies, rings or banners you won. A season is successful if you had a life experience, if you ‘hit zero’ at least once, or if you overcame an obstacle that you felt your team just wouldn’t get past. A true cheerleading coach wants you to succeed in life, not only as an athlete, but as an leader of your community, and getting experiences you wouldn’t get in any other sport.

Tough Love is Good Love

Let’s be honest, teenagers are full of emotions. But for a teenager, the bigger truth is that adulthood is just around the corner, and life will hand you way more ‘tough love’ than you could ever imagine. Your coach isn’t out to get you. They know first hand just how hard it is to be successful, and to be successful at anything, you’ve got to be able to handle the rollercoaster of ups and downs, changes, and moments that just don’t quite go your way. A coach knows your strengths and weaknesses and chooses their team based on not only your skills but what you can bring to that specific team as a competitive cheerleader.

They respect the sport

With experience comes wisdom, but the more you immerse yourself into the crazy world of cheerleading (competitive or not) the more you learn to respect it. The amount of work, the time it takes, and the number of puzzle pieces that you have to strategically put together can be a daunting. If you’ve been involved in cheerleading for a short time, and you don’t respect this sport, then you’re probably in the wrong activity. It’s complex, hard to learn, and 99% of the reason why normal people just don’t understand what we do.

Coaching is Life

For any coach, the success of creating and growing a team is always a main objective. Most coaches lose sleep over things going on in their gym. And contrary to popular belief or like most ‘jobs’, a coach’s job isn’t over when they get home from work. A true coach brings their work with them every day. Coaches are constantly answering calls and texts and always looking at videos to check out the competition, to scope out the next best thing in cheer and researching new ways to maximize a score sheet.

The next time you see your coach, just look at them and say “Thank you for all that you do.” Spread the love and remember that they put in all of their work to make you better, not just as an athlete but for your future as well.

Workout Wednesday!

Hey Flyers! Today’s workout Wednesday is for YOU! We are focusing on strengthening our core & ab muscles to help you be the best flyer you can! That means, improving flexibility, body control, and balance! Sound good? Let’s go! Complete each exercise for 12 reps, repeat 3 rounds!  We can’t wait to see you check in on Instagram & the CHEERFIT Community!

Upload your workout selfie and tag @cheerfittraining #CHEERFITSTRONG on Instagram!

Drills Build Skills: Little Ones Build Big Skills!

From Coach Roman at NY Icons

 

Building body awareness, coordination and strong technique matters at every age!!

 

About Roman

Coach Roman has been coaching gymnastics and cheerleading for over 20 years. As a college athlete, he was a 6x NCA All-American and 4x NCA National Collegiate Champion with Stephen F. Austin State University; Roman also has multiple all-star national championships as a coach and athlete.

From a Father to a Son

by Nick Paganelli

As my son’s second year of cheerleading is quickly coming to an end I can’t help but reflect on how the last 2 years have gone for him and how far he’s grown in this sport. I will be the first to admit I was firmly against him cheerleading when his mother approached me 2 years ago with the idea and tried to think of every excuse in the book to convince her and him otherwise on why he shouldn’t do it, but the main reason was I was scared for him. Scared of the cruel world we live in and how people in his school or around him may have judged him and how he might react to it.

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Workout Wednesday: 30 Day Ab Challenge

Who is ready to get their 30-day ab challenge on💪💪???

CHEERFITTRAINING is debuting their April’s #cheerfitchallenge!!

Go to their IG below, scroll through to see the exercises, TAG your BFF & get your free printable #cheerfitchallenge here >> cheerfittraining.com/challenge !!

 

Drills Build Skills: Tucks and Layouts Set!

From Coach Roman at NY Icons

 

This drill helps you focus on lift, tight body and proper take off shape! Continue Reading

Dear Mean Allstar Cheerleading Coach

I started with you when I was a tiny/mini cheerleader. I was mesmerized by watching the big kids. I wanted to be like them and win a medal.

When we started practicing I was a little taken aback. I did not know it at the time, but our team was a mess. We forged on over the course of many months. Through dedication, tons of coaching, fighting through immeasurable amounts of frustration we began to come together. You believed in me and told me I could get that forward roll. Once I perfected that, you said I could get my cartwheel, I did. Then I moved on to my back walk over. I did it, but it was never perfect, You always coached me every inch of the way. Celebrating little victories, but making sure my arms were straight and that I was always on count. Why are you so mean? Continue Reading

Workout Wednesday: Do THIS to Prevent Lower Back Pain When Stunting

Danielle here from CHEERFIT (www.cheerfittraining.com) back at it sharing some flexibility and exercise
tips to PREVENT injury while stunting! March is #CheerSafetyMonth, which reminds us all to #cheersafe!

Today’s Workout Wednesday is focused on improving back flexibility & strength to PREVENT INJURY!!

Can we get a high 5 on that one?? Continue Reading