Camp What Coaches Want

Published on May 21st, 2014 | Posted by: Kim Conley

What Coaches Want

Camp is here and it’s time to get to work. You might be worried about impressing your coaches at camp, but we’re there to help you reach your goals! Executing the hardest stunt or taking home the biggest award isn’t what’s most important. Here are the top six things I want to see from my cheerleaders during camp:

1. Unity

I love seeing my team come together during camp. Besides spending a lot of practice time together, we also do fun things during camp. The varsity girls have secret sisters with the JV squad, and each day at camp they get a secret gift from them. The third night, we reveal the secret sisters, and then they become their go-to cheerleader for the year if they need any advice. The team bonding that happens at camp is truly life changing for some!

2. Improvement

It’s important that I see improvement from my cheerleaders. Whether they come back with a 360 to Extension or go from having soft motions to being super sharp – that’s a huge success for me! My team learns by watching what their instructors do and by setting realistic goals for each individual.

To read more about what coaches want at camp, download our Summer issue.

by: Lisa Keys
Lisa is the current UCA West Coast Staffing and Event Director and Region Assistant. She is the choreographer and competition coach for UCA National Champion Mira Mesa High School (San Diego, CA) and the head cheerleading coach at St. Mary’s High School (Stockton, CA).

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Managing editor of American Cheerleader Magazine. Former cheerleader at The Ohio State University and UCA Staffer.



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