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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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How to Deal with Cheerleading Drama

wsache3r on 13 Nov, 2018

While many professionals in the all-star cheerleading industry do their best to stifle the drama, it can still happen. Sometimes, athletes get into arguments with one another. Other times, it’s a parent starting conflict on behalf of their child. Whatever the reason, you may now be faced with hot-headed folks aiming their aggression at athletes,

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Embracing Good Sportsmanship

wsache3r on 23 Oct, 2018

Cheerleaders love the thrill of competition day. From piling all their hair up high to putting on that bright, shining uniform, it’s all just in preparation of hopefully taking home that “Grand Champion” title. While kids vary in their level of competitiveness, it’s important to ensure you’re instilling the right sportsmanship values in their minds.

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Most Common Cheerleading Injuries

wsache3r on 10 Oct, 2018

As any all-star cheerleader can tell you, cheer is a dangerous sport! From being tossed more than 10 feet in the air to performing acrobatic jumps and flips, these activities can take a serious toll on the body — especially when athletes aren’t careful. Today, we have compiled a list of the top most common

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Recovering After a Stunt Fall at Competition

wsache3r on 25 Sep, 2018

For months on end, you’ve been perfecting your elite stunts. You are convinced that your tumbling pass would hit in your sleep. The pyramid has never been stronger. So what happens when your team finally gets on the competition floor — and everything falls apart? The most important thing is to keep your cool, remain

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