Navarro: Goals

If you haven’t seen this epic video of LaDarius Marshall from Navarro Junior College, do you even have the internet?!

Marshall’s spirit went viral last week catching the eye of Good Morning America and Ellen. Not only does he have spirit, but he’s also got skills, executing a flawless stunt on the sidelines of the Navarro vs Georgia Military College football game. Check out the GMA article here!

Your Mom’s Cheerleading, Your Coaches, Yours…

23 Rings.

C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS!

Evolucion del Cheerleading con el paso del tiempo.

Posted by Giovanni Misael Ornelas Valenzuela on Thursday, February 8, 2018

Are You Breathing?

from @SharpPerfCo

One of the questions ask our athletes the most, whether in stunting or tumbling is, “Are You Breathing?”

Most of the time, the answer is no. You can see they are forcing the skill and they aren’t having much success!

Proper breathing calms the nerves and helps you to create the proper core stability required in stunting and tumbling. Proper breathing is also super important in tumbling—making sure you are able to attain and maintain proper body shape throughout. In stunting, athletes often hold their breath when they are holding a stunt overhead. You gotta breathe so you don’t pass out!

Take a deep breath, stay calm, and CRUSH those skills!
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Kindness Matters

School is back, practices are in full swing, balancing everything is tiring and now summer is over… lots of things to grumble about, right?

Try the kindness challenge! Next time someone on your team does something that makes you want to roll your eyes, think about something good they do and tell them! Next time your parents nag you about homework or putting your clothes away, think of all the times they take you to cheer practice and pay for extra privates, and thank them. Next time your brother eats the last bite off your plate, punch him. Jks.

In all seriousness, changing the way you react to a situation from a negative response to a positive response can rewire your brain! A high five or positive mat talk during a full-out can make a world of difference. It can inspire your teammates to push that much harder for the team, and make you be accountable for how you’re feeling during the routine. It’s easy to be negative and blame everyone else for how you feel. We challenge you to turn that around! Be a cheerLEADER!

 

Stunt Tip Tuesday

with Kenny La from Outlaws Allstars, Australia

 

Hello everyone! This is the first Stunt Tip Tuesday to appear on the Outlaws Edge page and what better way to start off this journey with an episode on Injury Prevention.

Stunting takes a toll on of our bodies and in order to stunt LONGER and stunt SAFER we have to stunt SMARTER. Here are some smart things to do before, during and after your stunt sessions to help prevent injury.

🏃🏻‍♂️WARM UP 🏃‍♀️
Warm up properly, don’t just run around! Not only do we want to feel warm but we also want to feel loose. Do some mobility exercises like arm swings, leg kicks and hip circles. Make sure to also warm up those smaller but essential joints like the wrists, ankles and knees. Continue Reading

College Budget Blues

One of the biggest culture shocks of college is how much it costs to uh… literally stay alive. From basic food and bills to a social life and the cost of textbooks, suddenly the budget you thought could stretch isn’t looking quite so flexible. Here are some tips to make the adjustment to balancing life and financial responsibility!

Use your student ID.

There are so many national chains and local businesses that will help our college students with discounts, deals, and giveaways. Join UNiDAYS for daily deals and offers on EVERYTHING from makeup to clothes, tech, food, and travel.

Borrow, rent or download that book.

Textbooks are one of the biggest unexpected expenses in college, there’s always one more that you didn’t account for, and of course, that one is going to be $500. Check out this post from Book Riot and use ALL their tips to get those textbook prices down.
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Workout Wednesday!

Mental blocks …who needs ’em! Say it with us, 📣NOT ME!!

Coming ‘atcha with today’ss @cheerfittraining #WorkoutWednesday 💪- giving you the tips and tools you need to power through that mental block once and for all!!!

  • Mountain Climbers
  • Plank Leg Lifts
  • Jump Squats
  • Turbo Lunges
  • 15 reps x 3 rounds

👉Get the full workout & exercise videos in the CHEERFIT Ambassador Club ~ cheerfittraining.com/JOIN

Summer Stunt Tip Tuesday

with Kenny La from Australia

🍀 STUNT TIP TUESDAY 🍀

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🔈 SOUND ON 🔈
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Hey guys, today we’re going to talk about a very common mistake that bases make while stunting—not being under the flyer. The following are a few causes that I believe as to why this could happen:

👀 LOOKING FOR THE FEET 👀
When catching stunts we sometimes lean back to try and see the feet before catching them. We should definitely be looking for the feet to catch however not if it compromises our body position or ability to catch the stunt effectively. Trust that your flyer will be in the same spot that you have guided her to with your toss and leave your hands up, giving her a clear target to land on.  Continue Reading

Nailed It

You need pretty nails to take the perfect PSL pic… oh hello fall! With school in session and competitions around the corner, we’re loving a nice neutral nail in clear white, pale pink and muted browns.

With a cuticle oil from Body Shop and an OPI top coat to keep those nails chip-free and shiny for longer, shop our fave colors below!

Nailed It!

I Don’t Pay for Cheerleading

by Anon Cheer Dad

I get asked why I spend so much on cheerleading for my two young daughters. Truth is, while I would like it to be less expensive when it comes to competitions, I’d happily pay more for the tuition because I’m not paying for really paying for cheerleading.

Not paying for cheerleading? Then what am I paying for?

I pay for my girls to be teammates and value strong female friendships in a society which often pits girls against each other. I want them to learn how to work with their teams towards a shared goal, how to be accountable and hold their friends accountable for their actions both on and off the mat. Continue Reading