College Tryout Checklist

by Melissa Hay


At every College Game, you see the cheer team on the sidelines cheering for your favorite team. Whether coed or all girl, the fun of cheering your team onto victory and the thrill of being in front of thousands of people who simultaneously want to cheer with you is an experience unlike any other in cheerleading.  The energy of the game, tumbling, stunting and crowd leading are part of college gameday tradition.  So you want to be a college cheerleader? What and how do you go about living your dream?
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How to Manage College Application Stress

As the New Year approaches, there are likely a lot of things on your mind: the holidays, winter break, your personal goals for 2017… and college applications. For many schools, the regular decision application deadline is January 1, and plenty more follow soon after. That reminder alone can be overwhelming but, regardless of where you are in your application process, you don’t have to succumb to the stress that could easily come with those deadlines. Ahead, find 10 tips from experts on how to stay relaxed, productive, and positive as you approach the home stretch. Continue Reading

It’s Workout Wednesday with CHEERFIT!

Hey guys! Danielle here, the founder of CHEERFIT ( and today we have the workouts of all workouts for our bases and backs! Yes, we are talking to YOU… the foundation of your stunt group. You guys have an essential role in making sure that stunt sticks…solid! So let’s get our #cheerfitstrong on with our favorite exercises carefully designed to strengthen, prevent injury, and boost confidence. Ready to get #cheerfitstong and in top cheer shape??? Let’s do this!
Workout Plan:
– Squat Hold
– Side to Side Burpee
– Inchworm Push Up
– Bicycle Crunches
Complete 12 reps x 3 rounds and share your workout selfies @cheerfittraining for a feature!

Fit Tip Tuesday!

It’s #FitTipTuesday and TODAY our friends CHEERFIT TRAINING are all about tips for our BASES & BACKS! Share with your stunt group and join us and to power up that stunt like a champ💪!

Todays’s CHEERIFT exercise looks like THIS ☝️ (complete (complete 12 reps x 3 rounds) to get #cheerfitstrong !

Workout Wednesday!


Hey guys! Danielle here, the founder of CHEERFIT ( and fitness expert for cheerleaders sharing my favorite fit tips and exercises for FLYERS! As a flyer, I know it can be tough being the one the crowd sees if a stunt drops or something doesn’t go quite right. But what if I told you I can help you overcome that fear and help you and your stunt group advance those stunting skills with perfection?

This week, I want to share the workout tips I wish I knew as a flyer. So with that my #fitfriends – we bring you this week’s #workoutwednesday! Each exercise in your Workout Wednesday today is designed to advance flexibility, boost confidence, improve body control, and get #cheerfitstrong! Now let’s get to it!

Workout Plan:
 Split Squat Balance (each leg)
– Single Leg Squats (each leg)
– Single Leg Deadlifts (each leg)
– Superman V Ups
Complete 10 reps x 4 rounds and share your workout selfies @cheerfittraining for a feature!

Fit Tip Tuesday with CHEERFIT

It’s a #FitTipTuesday kind of day and today our friends at CHEERFIT are sharing their insider secrets & exercise favs for FLYERS (bases & backs you’re next week). So if you want to improve your flexibility and get that needle… this exercise is your GO TO! Complete 10 reps each side x 3 rounds and get ready to feel oh so… #cheerfitstrong!

We Deserve Pockets

Nothing’s better than finding a cute dress, except finding a cute dress WITH POCKETS! Amirite?!
There isn’t a single gal in the federated states of America who does not exclaim with glee upon finding a dress with pockets. With Cheer Alliance and Champs League proms coming up, y’all are going to need those dresses with pockets.  Continue Reading

Dresses with Pockets

College: To Cheer or Not to Cheer

by Chris Winiecki


You’ve decided you want to go to college. The next question you need to ask yourself, “Do I want to cheer in college?” To many cheerleaders this decision comes as a no-brainer. The chance to cheer at your favorite university has been the one thing that you have been working for your entire life. To others this decision will involve more of a “pro’s and con’s” lists, a lot of soul searching to decide if this is really what you want, and even more, searching for the right school and team for you to continue your cheerleading career. Continue Reading

Mardi Gras Spirit Joins Varsity Brands

Mardi Gras Spirit Events has become the latest independent event producer to join the Varsity All Star family of brands.

In a letter sent out Friday, founder and president Jennine Sentilles reassured customers that they would be able to expect the same positive, family-friendly experiences that have been associated with the brand since 1998. Remaining headquartered in New Orleans, LA with the same staff, they will now be offering US Finals and Summit bids at select events, as well as the Worlds bid event the Mardi Gras Nationals Extravaganza in mid-January. Continue Reading

Reese Witherspoon: Moxie Crush

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AMBITION is not a dirty word, it’s just believing in yourself and your abilities.

  • Reese Witherspoon, Glamor Women of the Year Awards 2015


Reese Witherspoon has been our idol since Tracy Flick ran the most legit political campaign in high school history and lost because a guy didn’t think she deserved it…  Continue Reading