It’s Almost Here!

CheerDaily is excited to be teaming up once again with Spirit of America Productions for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

In a tradition that’s as American as pumpkin pie, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is loved by all. The floats! The music! The crowds! And, of course, the cheerleaders and dancers!

1500 cheerleaders and dancers arrived in NYC on Saturday, ready for a week of rehearsals and exploring the city. The schedule is packed with everything there is to see in New York, and more! Whether it’s seeing the classic tourist hubs like Times Square, Broadway and the Statue of Liberty, or taking a moment to reflect at the One World Memorial, there’s never a dull moment. This year the team also got to visit the largest Chic-Fit-A in America in the Financial District and Capezio’s recently opened flagship store.

Follow us on the @CheerDailyNews and @SoAProductions Instragram to catch all the action! And if you’re in New York, join us on the @CheerLifeApp and track your actions for a chance to win great prizes (hint hint… unicorns).

Tips to Master the Subway!

Are you heading to New York City with Spirit of America to be a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?!

Here’s our tips to help you navigate the subway:

Know Your Exit

Each station has several exits, sometimes there’s even three or four on the same intersection but different corners! Look up your exit in advance, because getting out at the right place will save you time crossing streets and waiting for traffic.

Stand next to the dirtiest spots by the yellow line

You’ll be the first to enter the car because it’s going to be lined up with where the train stops. Always let people off before you get on! Continue Reading

Workout Wednesday

CORE AB WORKOUT FOR STUNTING

Word on the street is that a STRONG core is essential for sticking your stunts and hitting zero on the mat! IT’S TRUE 🙌IT’S TRUE🙌  And exactly why @cheerfittraining designed this week’s workout for ya! Go for 10 reps x 3 rounds of

– Stability ball pull-ins

– Bicycle Crunches

– Leg Lifts

– Plank Hold

PS, all workout videos for each exercise are waiting for ya in the CHEERFIT Club ambassadorperks ~ 👉cheerfittraining.com/JOIN

ICU Opens its First Office in Lausanne!

Jeff Webb and Karl Olson at the grand opening of the International Cheer Union’s first office in Lausanne. We are excited for all the new experiences that will come with being more closely involved with the sports community in the city of Lausanne, the Olympic capital of the world. 🇨🇭

The Olympic movement is run and administered from Lausanne, and we are joining over 25 other sports federations with offices here, including gymnastics, cycling, archery, boxing, equestrian, figure skating, and rowing. As of November 7, 2018, we can officially add Muaythai and Cheerleading to that list as we celebrated sharing office space with our friends from IFMA with a grand opening reception. 👏🏻

This is big news for all National Federations in over 200 countries working with ICU to advance Cheerleading internationally.

Jeff Webb said it in the video, “We’re here. We. Are. In.” 🙌🏻

Stunt Tip Tuesday

with Kenny La from Australia

 

Hey everyone! Today we’re looking at common mistakes in the coed toss & catch and how to fix them⁣.

🏃🏻‍♂️ STANDING TOO EARLY 🏃🏻‍♂️⁣
Bases standing up too quick before the flyer can start their jump results in a lower toss. This can easily be seen when the base pulls the flyer off the ground and into themselves. Ensure that bases are lifting with the arms first as the flyer jumps, then standing up fast and following through with the arms to finish the toss. ⁣

🐙 LOOSE CENTRE 🐙⁣
This can be seen when the flyer’s butt sticks out during the toss and it travels forward. To remedy this, ensure that the flyer’s centre is tight by squeezing the core and butt. You can also have the flyer put their weight in their arms and have their chest up throughout the entire toss. ⁣

⏮ LEANING BACK ⏮⁣
Leaning back to catch the flyer after the toss is detrimental to a base’s lower back and compromises their posture. Rather than trying to see the feet, step in & underneath the stunt in order to catch with good body alignment. This will ensure you can catch the stunt with good execution and prevent any potential injuries⁣.

Thank you so much for tuning in! If you would like some more detailed information or just have a question about stunting, feel free to message me on Instagram (kenny_la) or Facebook (Kenny La).

What do you want to see tips on next week?

Oh Hey Josh, Welcome to Cheer!

Who’s inviting him to practice?!

Dawgs

Navarro College coming at ya.

 

Workout Wednesday

✨CHEERLEADER AB WORKOUT✨

Are you ready for the 10 min @cheerfittraining ab workout EVERY cheerleader should be doing? – Oblique twists

– Mountain climbers

– Double crunches

– Plank hold – go as long as you can (as you’re doing your planks, remember what you are PLANKFUL for!!

All videos in the CHEERFIT Club (👉cheerfittraining.com/join👈)

Complete each for 10 reps x 3 rounds and let us know in the COMMENTS below how AMAZING you feel!!

Stunt Tip Tuesday

with Kenny La from Australia

Hey everyone! Today we’ve got some quick tips on twisting skills for both the bases & the flyers!⁣

💃🏼 HIP, HIPS, HIPS 💃🏼⁣
Twisting should be initiated and performed with the hips in order to maintain good body position and for the stunt to stay in the same spot. The hips are the centre of gravity for most flyers so keeping a tight centre is ideal for all twisting stunts. ⁣

🌪 POWER OF THE PIVOT 🌪⁣
As mentioned in a previous post, bases should pivot in twisting stunts in order to stay close with their other bases and to stay underneath their flyer. It disallows common mistakes of walking out of the stunt and not getting to your spots fast enough.⁣

⏱TIMING & SPEED ⏩⁣
In order for twisting skills to hit the top, flyers and bases have to make sure that they’re are fast from the bottom and initiate the twist at the same time. Doing both of these will ensure a nice sharp, clean twist that hits to the top every time ⁣

Thank you so much for tuning in! If you would like some more detailed information or just have a question about stunting, feel free to message me on Instagram (kenny_la) or Facebook (Kenny La). See you all next week! ⁣

#stunttiptuesday

You’re 120 Years Old?! You’re Looking Fiiiiiine.

Happy birthday, cheerleading! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

120 years ago today, Johnny Campbell jumped the railings at a University of Minnesota game yelling and leading the crowd with a rousing:

“Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah!

Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!”

And became the very first cheerleader in history! Soon after, the University of Minnesota created an all-male yell squad, who continued to use Campbell’s cheer. In fact, the same cheer can be heard on the sidelines today.

So take a moment to thank Johnny Campbell and his enthusiasm, without which we wouldn’t have the vibrant, exciting and super cool sport we all love today.