Category: Competition

Mind Over Body

“There is no way I’m going to survive this practice.” We’ve all had that thought. Whether it’s in the middle of your third full-out routine or that last bit of conditioning your coach threw in, at some point, you’ve probably questioned whether or not you’d make it. News flash. You can, and you did! The phrase “mind over matter” is something you’ve likely heard before. The mind is an incredibly powerful tool, and when your body feels like collapsing, your mind can save you. But developing mental toughness takes work. Just as you condition your body to be strong, you ... Read more

The Best Is Yet to Come

For our seniors out there, you know that this last year of high school is an emotional roller coaster. It’s your year to celebrate accomplishments, get excited about the next chapter and cherish all of those “last firsts” – the last first day of high school, the last first football game of the year, the last first full-out of the season. It all seems to build to that final performance on the mat. But whether it’s a local competition, your state championship or the National High School Cheerleading Championship, it doesn’t end there. Everything you do to prepare for that ... Read more

Leading Your Team at Nationals

Nationals season is quickly approaching, and as a veteran it’s time to step up and lead your team through one of the most exciting and challenging competitions of your life. You’ve been preparing all season for this event, and now it’s time to put your game face on! Prepare Yourself Know your routine forwards and backwards. The music and crowd will be louder at nationals than it has sounded at any practice or showcase. When you practice full-out, practice counting for your teammates. It’s a great way to build up your endurance for a jam-packed routine, and it will keep ... Read more