Perfection vs. Progression

by Andrew Villanueva

 

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

Happy Girl Scout Cookie Day!

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!!

Are you a Girl Scout and a cheerleader? Head over to our IG @CheerDailyNews and enter our competition!

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

Don’t Let Go of What You Have

by Alex Diaz

 

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.
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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 (www.cheerfittraining.com) 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!

with CHEERFIT

Hey guys! Danielle here, the founder of CHEERFIT (www.cheerfittraining.com) 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