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Crunch Time

5 MOVES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE Your core muscles support nearly every move you make, from tumbling to stunting and everything in between. In addition to improving body control and stability, a strong core also reduces risk of injury. Perform these exercises for 45 seconds, resting 15 seconds before moving to the next exercise. Repeat the circuit 3 times through, 3-5 times per week to up your core strength and enhance performance. Butterfly Sit Up Lie on your back with knees out wide and the soles of your feet pressed together. Extend your arms overhead. Inhale as you roll up ... Read more

Purpose Beyond the Routine

The Captains of Woodlands Elite Cheer Company remain present to exploring new opportunities. They not only discover new things about themselves, but also create a lasting impact on others’ lives. As they have generated direction, memories and further inspiration, it is no surprise these athletes have found a deeper meaning to their platforms as cheerleaders. The Woodlands Elite Captains were able to find purpose in something other than perfecting their routine. Letters of Luck Each week of the season, the Woodlands Elite Captains chose a team at their gym to write a good luck letter to. They hand-wrote notes that ... Read more

Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan

As we begin another new season, it’s the perfect time to reevaluate and reset your goals. Just as you have grading sheets with clearly defined objectives and guidelines for school projects, applying that same thought and definition to your cheerleading agenda will help clear a cluttered mind and direct your focus. Get Going Write down the big, important items your team will need to prepare for in the next three months, six months, nine months and year. This should cover summer camp, football season, basketball season and competition. Think of runners when they sign up for a race; they have ... Read more