Competition season is in full swing! Squads are spending hours in the gym, learning jaw-droppings stunts, creating bonds with teammates, and most importantly, thinking about how they will feel if they win big at Nationals. Head coaches some of last year’s top high school and college teams shared some tips on how to improve your routine and results.
Tami Fleming, Head Coach at California Baptist University, said that her team is at a place where they can push their limit a little further now. She suggests that with a new team, it is more important to stick to what you know before you try more advanced stunts, etc.
Doug Daigle, Head Coach at Middle Tennessee University, said, “The routine we start with usually is not entirely the same we finish with.” Various circumstances cause routines to be altered throughout the season before they hit their competition routine.
Music is an important thing in everyday life. Make sure your team has the best playlist to pump up everyone’s spirits. Have songs for warm-ups, stunting, cool downs, and conditioning to make sure everyone is creating the energy they need to produce the best routines.
Check out more tips from these top teams in the December issue of American Cheerleader.