wsache3r, Author at WSA

Surviving All-Star Cheerleading Choreography

wsache3r on 10 Jun, 2019

Whether this is your first year cheering or your fifth, you know what’s coming — choreography day! From learning your stunt sequence to finding out which pass you’ll have during running tumbling, this can be an exciting time filled with a burning desire to hit the ground running with a new routine. However, if you

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Cheerleading Levels and Ages: What’s the Difference?

wsache3r on 30 May, 2019

With tryouts mostly behind us, new and experienced cheer parents alike may be left scratching their heads with their child’s results. “Junior level 1? Is that good?” Today, we at WSA Cheer hope to clarify a few things in regards to your child’s division. Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to get

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Non-Tumbling Division at Worlds

wsache3r on 05 May, 2019

The Cheerleading Worlds has been known for displaying the best of the best routines that come out of all-star cheerleading. From heart-stopping stunts to thrilling pyramids, the energy is unparalleled! So, with tumbling as such an essential component of Worlds and all-star cheer as a whole, why did they decide to create a non-tumbling division?

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Your Worlds/The One/Summit Packing List

wsache3r on 17 Apr, 2019

Worlds, The One, The Summer and other end of year competitions 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

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When You Want to Fly, but Coach Makes You Base

wsache3r on 06 Apr, 2019

In the world of cheerleading, many girls join because there was something that attracted them to the sport in the first place. For some, it was the allure of tumbling. For others, it’s the bright stage lights and sparkly uniform. But for many cheerleaders, it’s the stunts. We’ve all watched the flyers soar into the

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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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