Category: School

Coach Conflict

How to Handle Disagreements with Your Coach As cheerleaders, these seem to follow us everywhere, am I right? Well, I have news for you: these don’t follow us because we are cheerleaders, but because we are people. Intermixing different personalities, ages, values and thought processes naturally brings friction. Conflict is something that, even as adults, will always be around. Learning how to deal with conflict can significantly improve the health and longevity of your relationships. It’s easy to understand why conflict between teammates should be addressed, but the same is true for conflict with coaches. Whether the disagreement stems from ... Read more

Holiday Inspired Team Bonding Games

What better way to bond with teammates than with a festive, holiday party? Playing games is a great way to celebrate the season while promoting teamwork and firing up your competitive juices. Try these 12 holiday inspired team bonding games at your next squad get-together. Happy holi-games! 1. Jingle Bell Shake For this game you will need an empty tissue box, 12 jingle bells (or ping pong balls) and a piece of string. Cut a hole on both sides of the tissue box and thread the string through. Place the bells inside of the box. Then, put the box against ... Read more

Plan the Perfect Holiday Hiatus

The holiday season is finally here! As you finish your finals and bid adieu to your desk, the kickoff to kicking your feet up draws closer. Along with festive décor, gingerbread cookies, and the crisp scent of evergreen, the “most wonderful time of the year” can also bring on feelings of stress and anxiety. While we like to imagine that we’ll spend our holiday breaks lounging fireside in fuzzy sweaters, the reality that awaits often involves less R&R and more prep for the championships waiting just around the corner. Add on the pressure of picking out the perfect gifts and ... Read more