The New Year is here and 2016 is already underway. Whether or not you have made
major progress on your personal and professional goals is not as important as
the fact that you made goals for yourself in the first place… well, not at this
point in the year, at least! Hopefully, you utilized January’s organizational
vibe to clean out the clutter in your life and notice what might need
improvement. In the world of cheerleading, this time of year is always a busy
one and here are the top five news items that are on every cheerleaders mind
- With competition season coming to its peak, it’s hard for a competitive
cheerleader to juggle other responsibilities while on such a tight schedule. The
second school semester is starting up, and most competitive cheerleaders are
not only committed to competitions, but the sidelines as well! Luckily, there’s
a way to juggle both sideline and competitive cheerleading without sacrificing
- What most cheerleaders don’t know about January is that it sets up not only the
next calendar year, but their next cheerleading season as well. If you use the
New Year to your advantage, you will be way ahead of the game when it comes to
tryouts, fitness, and more! Just follow these steps to find out why January is
the secret to a successful next season. Don’t worry, you’ll thank us later.
- You can sabotage your competition score off the mat, too!
There are certain rules to follow when you arrive and walk around competitions.
First-year cheerleaders may not know exactly how to act yet, but even the most
experienced cheerleader can still make their team look bad with these four things you never want to do at a competition.
- Practice makes perfect! When you’re going full out day after
day for those competitions on the horizon, your practice time might begin to drag
longer and longer in order for your team to get your routine locked down and
airtight. For coaches, it may seem like there’s just not enough hours in the
day to hammer out all the little hiccups that you see during those long cheer practices.
Find out the three ways to maximize practice time in order to avoid wasting more
hours on minor details and get your squad in the best shape for competitions
- New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep–there are just so
many tempting things to knock you off track! Before you doubt your
goal-following ability and get too discouraged about your willpower, you need
to realize that everybody goes through this battle. Not only that, but there
are seven distinct stages of keeping New Year’s resolutions, and you may just
be stuck in the middle! We broke down what to expect from start to finish (in
GIFs) when it comes to making, breaking, following, and achieving all of your
What cheer news did
you talk about this month? We want to know! Share your stories in the comments