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Experience the Majors

Over the past decade, all-star cheerleading has become one of the most competitive sports in the country, and it is quickly spreading across the globe! As new programs and gyms pop up annuall,y the demand for competitions has rapidly grown, … Continue reading

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Spreading Holiday Cheer

Holiday cheer is a major component of a successful holiday season.  So it only makes sense that cheerleaders play a major role in spreading this cheer across their communities, schools, gyms, and households. So what can you do to help … Continue reading

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Staying Fit through the Holidays

Family dinners, holiday parties, sweets galore, hours dedicated to finding the perfect gift: all things that signify the holiday season is near. There are many joyous things associated with the end of the year celebrations spanning from Thanksgiving through New … Continue reading

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Dealing with Problem Parents

The terms “cheer mom”, “cheer dad”, “dance mom”, and/or “dance dad” will literally cause some people, particularly coaches, to shudder from bad memories. There are televisions shows dedicated to following parents in these industries just to highlight some of their … Continue reading

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Heel Stretch Help

A heel stretch is a popular flexibility skill used primarily in cheerleading by flyers. In this skill, a flyer stands on one leg (typically the right leg) and extends the other leg out in front of them holding while holding … Continue reading

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Score the Perfect Core

Solid core strength is crucial in preventing injury while cheering, and is critical to performing a majority of the skills demanded by cheerleading. Perfecting quick and easy methods to fine-tune your core muscles will help you make a smooth transition … Continue reading

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Avoiding End-of-Season Burnout

As seasons wind down, athletes often experience symptoms of burnout (in fact, coaches often experience burnout as well). This problem is quite common and equally frustrating. When athletes are unmotivated and unhappy, it negatively affects everyone around. Burnout is not … Continue reading

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Competition Tips Straight from the Judges

As choreography season spirals into overdrive, we’d like to supply you with a helpful list of routine pointers. We’ve consulted several judges from major national cheer and dance competition companies, and this is what we’ve found. Things that excite and … Continue reading

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Successfully Coaching Siblings

Siblings boast an undeniably unique relationship . . . and this relationship oftentimes presents its own unique set of challenges when siblings are a part of the same team. With siblings on the same squad, the responsibilities of a coach … Continue reading

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Traditional Cheer Crimes and Their Quick Fixes

“Pssst! Hey! Hey you…coach…choreographer… we know what you did last summer!” “No, not that!” We’re talking about the quick fixes you added into the routine to mask potential weakness. Nearly every coach or choreographer can be charged with this cheer … Continue reading

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