wsache3r, Author at WSA

Your Summit/Worlds Packing List

wsache3r on 17 Apr, 2019

Summit and Worlds are right around the corner, and all-star cheerleaders across the world are working with their teams to show off the best possible routine. While you’re busy prepping for the biggest competition of the year, don’t forget to pack the essentials! We at WSA Cheer have compiled a list of the best items

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Preparing for All-Star Cheerleading Tryouts

wsache3r on 26 Mar, 2019

We are at the end of the cheer season! Is it just us, or did it fly by? From our national cheerleading competitions (Grand Nationals, anyone?) to our local competitions, we’ve enjoyed seeing new faces and remarkable routines across the country. Now that the season is drawing to a close, many gyms have announced their

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Success and Failure Begin and End with Your Team

wsache3r on 09 Mar, 2019

In cheerleading, coaches hear the same refrain over and over again after offering corrections: “But coach, I’m not the one who messed up!” Athletes are anxious to show that they were not the ones who made a mistake — it was their teammates who fell short of the mark. Of course, this is an upsetting

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3 Ways to Keep Energy High While Performing

wsache3r on 22 Feb, 2019

Just about every team has seen it on their score sheet at least once: “Make sure to keep your energy up!” When you finally hit the dance portion, it can be challenging to stay excited and energized — especially if you had a fall or bobble at some point during the routine. However, your energy

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How Do You Know What Stunts are Illegal in All-Star Cheer?

wsache3r on 12 Feb, 2019

We are in the height of competition season, and many teams are upgrading their stunts to make them more competitive at their next national cheerleading competition. You may have a brilliant stunt idea in your mind, but is it legal at your team’s level? In years past, teams have attended one competition and received accolades

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Turning a Good Routine into a Great One

wsache3r on 28 Jan, 2019

Every coach or cheerleader has been left sitting in the stands after another team has performed and said, “wow, they were really good!” What is it about these routines that stand out above the rest? What elements made you stop what you were doing and pay attention to them? And, perhaps most importantly, how can

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How to Handle Being Taken Out for an Injury

wsache3r on 16 Jan, 2019

You don’t need us to tell you that cheerleading can be quite dangerous, and injuries are often part of the territory. From minor sprains to ligament tears, one wrong landing can lead to an injury that demands anywhere from weeks to months of healing and rest. Even if you have been entirely safe in cheerleading

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Cheerleading New Year’s Resolutions

wsache3r on 31 Dec, 2018

The new year is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about the rest of the cheerleading season. While many athletes are in the middle of their break, this is the perfect time to think about what they can improve on before the end of the season arrives. Get ready for tryouts, learn some

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Our Favorite Things About Competition Day

wsache3r on 20 Dec, 2018

Competitions are hard, and we know it. You’re up at the crack of dawn, choking in a cloud of hairspray, and putting on extreme levels of makeup. From putting your bow in place to tightening the laces on your shoes, you’re ready from head to toe. While you have a long and challenging day ahead

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How to Get that Cheerleading Bid

wsache3r on 03 Dec, 2018

Regardless of whether your gym is DI or DII, many programs run from one national cheerleading competition to the next in order to win a bid. Both Summit and Worlds bids go to only the best of the best in cheerleading, and the fight gets more competitive each and every year. Because of this growing competitive

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