The O.C. Was The OG

What does everyone need the first week of school? A new show to binge on to keep your mind off everything you’ve got to do in the next 9 months? We heard ya!

Currently streaming on Hulu, The O.C. was the teen heroine precursor to shows like Gossip Girl, Riverdale, 90210 and Glee. Creating complex female protagonists was something ground-breaking at the time—with the exception of Buffy who was 7-seasons deep kicking vampire booty into other dimensions.

This article from Tatiana Tenreyro at Bustle brought back all the mems and reminded us why a good after-school binge sesh is always necessary.

It feels like just yesterday that The O.C. ended, yet this August marks the 15th anniversary since the show beganAnd in the years following its conclusion, The O.C. has impacted pop culture immensely. From making indie music mainstream to creating a brand-new holiday with Chrismukkah, there’s plenty to credit The O.C. for. But one of the most vital things that the show accomplished was creating some of the most relatable, empowering teen heroines ever on TV. And by doing so, The O.C. paved the way for future TV shows like Gossip GirlRiverdale, and Skins to feature complex, realistic portrayals of young female characters.

Read the full piece HERE!

Prep Talk

The first day of school can be full of surprises and unexpected stress. Do these 12 things the week before school goes back to get your headspace right before the school year starts!

Pick out your outfits for the first week! And have a backup plan.

Strategize with your friends, figure out your color scheme and have a backup plan in case you wake up in the morning and hate everything about the outfit you picked out for the day. Unless you wear a uniform to school, in which case skip this step and take nap.

Download all the apps you need for school on your phone/tablet/computer.

School wifi can suuuuck. Make sure you have all the standard apps ready to go on your tech before walking through the halls to class. It’s also a good idea to back up all your school work from the year before on an external drive to clear up some memory and clutter on your desktop. Continue Reading

Workout Wednesday

It’s time to talk about hyperextending your jumps with @cheerfittraining

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Today’s #WorkoutWednesday is focused on helping you STRENGTHEN the muscles you NEED to advance flexibility! You see, the key 🔑 is to STRENGTHEN the muscles that work to improve your flexibility (yessss… lightbulb moment💡).

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These muscles and joints are your lower back, hip flexors, core, and hamstrings. This week’s workout covers all that and more! Complete each exercise for 15 reps, repeat 3 rounds…

Full workout videos & bonus tips in the #cheerfitclub 👉cheerfittraining.com/club

Summer Stunt Tip Tuesday

by Kenny La from Australia

Hi all! Today we’re looking at how coaches can maintain their athletes’ motivation when the stunt isn’t hitting. Here are 3 suggestions that I personally believe can reignite that passion in your athletes

⚡BREAK THE STUNT DOWN⚡
Doing the sequence in sections can help the athletes understand the different elements that make up the entire stunt. Break it down in 2-3 sections and tackle each individual section, scrutinising technique and execution. If there are numerous body positions in the sequence, bringing them back down to a lib can also allow the athletes to focus on their technique without compromising execution. It also allows athletes to focus on the details we as coaches stress so much, giving them a more positive outlook on the stunt.

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Drills Build Skills

by Roman Polyachenko

Back handspring snap through drill! Focusing on getting our toes in front in order to create more power coming out a handspring in order to hit proper angles and shapes leading into whips 🙂

 

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.

Jeff’s Tips to Make the Most of Camp Week

Everyone who’s been to a UCA College Camp knows how intense those 4 days can be. You’re trying new skills, working with new teammates and learning how to perform as a team in long two-a-day practices.

Jeff Webb, founder of UCA, is on the UCA College Camp circuit this summer; meeting, coaching and working along with the UCA staff to train athletes from colleges all across America.

He opened up with some tips for cheerleaders attending the UCA camp at the University of Alabama today and we’re here to share them with you! Continue Reading

Workout Wednesday!

ARE YOU READY for what @cheerfittraining has got in store for you today??

It’s #WorkoutWednesday and time to get your jump technique ON👊! We’re revved up and ready to go with the top 4 exercises to help you advance…

✔️Flexibility

✔️Jump Height

✔️Power

✔️Body Control

Ohhhh it’s a good one and it’s all right HERE💥! Complete each exercise for 15 reps x 3 rounds and get your how-to videos in the CHEERFIT Club 👉cheerfittraining.com/club #ambassadorperks!!

Summer Stunt Tip Tuesday

with Kenny La from Australia

Hey everyone! Today we’re talking about failure. I’ve previously posted about the topic of failure but today I’m going to condense it down to 3 main reasons why I personally think it is so important.

FAILURE = EXPERIENCE

The only way to build and gain experience is to be consistent and studious. There is no doubt that while you build that experience you will fail many times. The failure is essential because it creates a deeper understanding of your craft and allows us to self-reflect which in turn opens the path to continual improvement. I have personally failed at many competitions. I’ve also done very well at some too. But the experience gained through failure has taught me that the successful comps were made possible because of the unsuccessful ones. Continue Reading

Workout Wednesday!

Wish you knew how to GET THE PERFECT TOE TOUCH??

Look no further my friend – our friends @cheerfittraining have got you covered with the BEST of the best exercise combos for you to stretch and strengthen your way to a perfect toe touch🙋‍♀️!! 15 reps x 3 rounds and get your how-to videos in the CHEERFIT Club 👉cheerfittraining.com/club

Summer Stunt Tip Tuesday!

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The phrase “how you train is how you compete” is absolutely true. Since there is no substitute for a competitive environment in most gyms, athletes have to place themselves in that environment. Visualising the gym as a comp venue and placing artificial pressure on yourself can help you adapt to the high pressure of competition environments. What you put in is what you get out!!

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