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Top Way to Reduce Soreness after Cheerleading Practice

wsache3r on 06 May, 2018

Any athlete can tell you that practice is tough, and they probably feel pretty sore the next day. The problem for most all-star cheerleaders is that they don’t usually have time to let their muscles get rid of the soreness on their own before they have to head back to practice. Most cheerleaders train anywhere

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Preparing for Cheer Tryouts

wsache3r on 10 Apr, 2018

It’s that time of year: tryout time! Whether this is your first time trying out or your tenth, it’s completely normal to have some nerves. For many all-star cheerleaders, tryouts are their chance to show off what they have perfected over the season and possibly move up a level as a result of their hard

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When You Want to Switch Cheer Gyms

wsache3r on 26 Mar, 2018

Most every all star cheerleader comes to a point in their “cheer” career when they have to decide: Do I stick with my current gym, or do I move on to something else? While people make a switch all the time for very valid reasons — increasing costs, a move, etc. — others are simply

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How to Prepare for Worlds

wsache3r on 15 Mar, 2018

You’ve been through all the hoops already — your team competed, you’ve mastered your elite stunt, your basket toss has never looked better, and now your team got a World’s bid! Congratulations. But, now what? While you can always look to your coach for guidance, there are a few things you need to keep in

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USASF Division Additions: What to Know

wsache3r on 16 Feb, 2018

USASF just released some pretty big changes for the 2018-2019 season, and we want to do our part to share! Read on to learn more about how they will impact your gym next season. All Star Fundamentals The new Fundamentals division is where the very beginners can go! This is the perfect way to set

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Top Reasons to Offer an Intro to Cheer

wsache3r on 10 Feb, 2018

Whether you are a gym owner or a coach, you know what can happen with certain, newer athletes. While some are ready to rock and roll the minute they begin, others are a little more cautious. They walk into the gym, excited to learn new skills, then quickly get intimidated or frustrated when they are

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Top Basing Tips for a Powerful Stunt

wsache3r on 15 Jan, 2018

When it comes to stunting, it’s not enough to just keep your flyer in the air. You want them to feel strong, confident, and absolutely sure that they won’t fall! In order to keep your flyers up there and looking their best, make sure that you are considering your basing technique. After all, it’s the

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Cheer Competition Etiquette

wsache3r on 04 Jan, 2018

We are in the heart of cheer competition season, so we hope you and your teammates have had some fun out on the mat! Whether you have just finished your first competition or your 100th, we could all stand to brush up on our etiquette. By remaining polite and respectful of other teams, you cast

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Our Favorite Back Handspring Drills

wsache3r on 06 Dec, 2017

If you are on a level one team and can’t wait until you reach level two, the number one way to get there is to practice your back handspring drills! Even the all star cheerleaders out there on level two could use some drills to strengthen technique and feel more confident when throwing their passes.

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Top Ways to Become a Better Base

wsache3r on 26 Nov, 2017

While it may be the flyers who the untrained eye looks to first when watching an impressive stunt, we all know who the real unsung heroes are: the bases. Stunts wouldn’t happen at all if we didn’t have some rock-solid bases underneath those flyers! Here are a few of the top traits each and every

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