Many times, athletes will progress their abilities in certain skills only to regress later and become frustrated not being able to fix it. Often, it’s because basic, fundamental drills are being skipped in order to get straight to the more difficult and challenging skills at practice.
If you pay attention, you’ll notice that even world class athletes warm up with their most basic skills at practice. They do this because they know those are the foundation for their entire set of abilities. So while handstand hops or cradle timers may not seem like a priority to you, they’re absolutely imperative to keeping you and your teammates at the top of your game.
Need some ideas to make practicing your fundamentals fun? Here is a list of things you can do alone or with your team to reinforce perfection of those basic skills every week. Continue Reading
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Whether you’ve cheered for one season or since your pom poms were bigger than your body, all cheerleaders share a common dread of the day they’ll age off of their team. It is difficult to walk away from a sport that requires so much time, money, passion, and dedication- especially if it has been a central aspect of your life for a long time. But, have no fear! All cheerleaders must cope with the aged-out blues eventually, so you’re not alone.
Here are some helpful tips (tried and tested by yours truly!) to make the transition from athlete to alum go a bit smoother. Continue Reading
As athletes and coaches, we know how tiring practice can be. We also know that practice is the most crucial part of cheerleading! Whether it’s preparing for a big rivalry game, nerve-racking competition, or anything in between – practice is a MUST!
But how do we make it enjoyable? This is the question that typically haunts coaches through their entire career. When you have a big pep rally coming up and you have to hit that awesome new pyramid in front of the entire school. When you have regionals coming up and you have to hit a flawless routine to make it on to state. Even when you have new skills you would like to perfect before camp. Stressful situations can cause tension within your team, dull the mood of practice, and potentially ruin your athlete’s love for cheerleading! Continue Reading
My mom is an amazing cook. It’s effortless. And delicious. My kitchen skills are more… hmmm… underwhelming.
One thing my mom did teach me was that simple things can be great. And that no one knows or cares that you secretly like eating “insert-cheap-weird-
So, below are my basic rules for budget-friendly grocery shopping AND cooking at home. Continue Reading
We flicker them for attention; make wishes on them when they fall out; then there is those adorable butterfly kisses. Women cherish their eyelashes, and if you ask a woman what is the one make-up item she can’t live without: she’d most likely tell you it’s her mascara.
Ok girls, not blessed with divine lashes? Too short, too pale, too thin, too straight: No problem, mascara to the rescue.
When I was young, my parents enrolled me in gymnastics. For the first few years, I stayed in the recreational program. As I progressed, I was eventually allowed to compete. Even when you are young, competitive gymnastics is serious. It requires countless hours put in week after week. Typically, the minimum will be somewhere around nine hours a week. I bring this up because gymnasts have what seems to be an unlimited amount of hours to perfect their craft. For this reason, the sport demands perfection before progression. If there is a commonality between every gymnastics coach you meet, it is that one. On the contrary, all star cheerleading coaches typically have to choose which philosophy they want to implement in their programs: perfection or progression. Continue Reading
I don’t know about you, but I’m already done with my New Year’s resolutions because heeeyyyooo January 3rd is the start of Girl Scout Cookie season!!
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When you purchase Girl Scout Cookies, you’re helping the next generation of girl entrepreneurs get an important taste of what it takes to be successful- teamwork, planning, and a positive outlook. Sounds a bit like cheerleading! Continue Reading
To the cheerleader wondering if it’s time to turn in their uniform,
I left. But I came back. It is easy to wake up one morning and decide that competitive cheerleading just isn’t for you anymore, but what you don’t know is how hard it is to sit and watch from the sidelines when all you’ve ever known is the stage. Every cheerleader has their doubts. “Is it worth it?” “Is this really how I want to be spending all of my time?” And, in these moments of doubt, I implore you to remember. Remember what it feels like when you get a new tumbling skill. Remember what it feels like to hit your stunt for the first time. Remember what it feels like under the bright lights. Most importantly, remember what it feels like to have a family outside of your home.