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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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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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Creating an Effective Practice Plan

The most effective coaches never go into a practice without a plan and a goal. Having a practice plan will ensure that you are using your practice time wisely and efficiently. So what exactly is a practice plan? A practice … Continue reading

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Maxing out the Score Sheet at Competition

Sports such as cheerleading, dancing, and figure skating are often criticized because they appear to be very subjective when it comes to judging. In reality, when people are involved in judging, there is certainly a subjective nature. However, major steps … Continue reading

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Getting to the Bottom of Tumbling Mental Blocks

In cheerleading, many skills take great physical ability, but there is also typically an equal amount of mental strength needed. When it comes to tumbling, there are many reasons that cheerleaders may find themselves with a mental block. A mental … Continue reading

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