Drills Build Skills: Little Ones Build Big Skills!

From Coach Roman at NY Icons

Building body awareness, coordination and strong technique matters at every age!!

 

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.

From a Father to a Son

by Nick Paganelli

As my son’s second year of cheerleading is quickly coming to an end I can’t help but reflect on how the last 2 years have gone for him and how far he’s grown in this sport. I will be the first to admit I was firmly against him cheerleading when his mother approached me 2 years ago with the idea and tried to think of every excuse in the book to convince her and him otherwise on why he shouldn’t do it, but the main reason was I was scared for him. Scared of the cruel world we live in and how people in his school or around him may have judged him and how he might react to it.

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Workout Wednesday: 30 Day Ab Challenge

Who is ready to get their 30-day ab challenge on💪💪???

CHEERFITTRAINING is debuting their April’s #cheerfitchallenge!!

Go to their IG below, scroll through to see the exercises, TAG your BFF & get your free printable #cheerfitchallenge here >> cheerfittraining.com/challenge !!

 

Drills Build Skills: Tucks and Layouts Set!

From Coach Roman at NY Icons

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Dear Mean Allstar Cheerleading Coach

I started with you when I was a tiny/mini cheerleader. I was mesmerized by watching the big kids. I wanted to be like them and win a medal.

When we started practicing I was a little taken aback. I did not know it at the time, but our team was a mess. We forged on over the course of many months. Through dedication, tons of coaching, fighting through immeasurable amounts of frustration we began to come together. You believed in me and told me I could get that forward roll. Once I perfected that, you said I could get my cartwheel, I did. Then I moved on to my back walk over. I did it, but it was never perfect, You always coached me every inch of the way. Celebrating little victories, but making sure my arms were straight and that I was always on count. Why are you so mean? Continue Reading

Workout Wednesday: Do THIS to Prevent Lower Back Pain When Stunting

Danielle here from CHEERFIT (www.cheerfittraining.com) back at it sharing some flexibility and exercise
tips to PREVENT injury while stunting! March is #CheerSafetyMonth, which reminds us all to #cheersafe!

Today’s Workout Wednesday is focused on improving back flexibility & strength to PREVENT INJURY!!

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Drills Build Skills: Front Walkovers

From Coach Roman at NY Icons.

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A Tribute To Blinn’s Lost Angel

by Michael Brewster

There’s a story I would like to share with 2 weeks left of preparation before routines begin in Daytona. January 1st the Blinn Cheer program was devastated by the news that one of our sophomores was in a fatal car accident. Jarred was an amazing cheerleader, and an even better person and leader. He was a member of NCA Staff for the past couple of years and on our 2017 NCA Championship team. Every person Jarred came in contact with could remember his loving personality and his genuine smile. Jarred was passionate about cheerleading and about his families with Blinn and NCA.

This season, at :45 seconds into the routine, we bow our heads for a moment of silence that extends to :46. Maybe it’s coincidence but this routine will be performed on 4/5 and 4/6 this year in Daytona. I try and instill the “treasure the journey” mindset in my athletes every year because you never know when your “last” of anything will be.

 

We miss you everyday JarBear and can’t wait to showcase the tribute to JF5 Friday at Blinn and in 2 weeks in Daytona.

NEVER FORGET!!!

Workout Wednesday: Why is Flexibility Important to Improve Tumbling

Oh hey! Danielle here form CHEERFIT (www.cheerfittraining.com) sharing my exercise favs and fit tips to
help you advance flexibility and improve tumbling!

Whether you want to improve flexibility for back walkovers or rock that full…you NEED flexibility to
improve your range of motion AND upper body strength for power! Wwondering where to start or what
to do? Today, we are breaking down our top 4 favorite exercises to give you the skills, strength, and
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Drills Build Skills!

Welcome to our new video series from Coach Roman from New York Icons!

 

“One day at time, one skill at a time, and always love what you do.” – Coach Roman Polyachenko

 

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.