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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged About.com, AMC, Blood Sweat & Cheers, Championships, Cheer, Cheerleader, Cheerleading, cheerleading documentary, Film, Pop Warner, Pop Warner Cheerleading Championships on December 7, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Another Halloween has come and gone, but it’s never too early to start shopping for next year’s costume… for your pet. Amazon.com features a selection of cute cheerleading costumes for dogs, ranging in size from extra-small to large, and all reasonably priced at under $25.
Check out this one, which features mini pompoms that slide over your dog’s paws:
My personal favorite, though, is this one that gives this dog little arms to hold the pompoms:
I can’t say how long these costumes would actually stay on before your dog started trying to pull it off, but at least it would look adorable in the meantime.
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Blood Sweat & Cheers, Championships, Cheer, Cheerleader, Cheerleading, cheerleading documentary, Facebook, fan, Pop Warner, Pop Warner Cheerleading Championships on October 23, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Blood Sweat & Cheers, Championships, Cheer, Cheerleader, Cheerleading, cheerleading documentary, Pop Warner, Pop Warner Cheerleading Championships, sportsmanship on October 23, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Really? Did the coach put up a disclaimer saying that during today’s game he would not be leading by example? How do we expect our kids to demonstrate good sportsmanship on and off the field when coaches and parents are setting horrifying examples. Blood Sweat and Cheers showcases the positive side of Pop Warner sports and the importance of good role models in the lives of young athletes. So coaches, athletic directors and parents out there, order a copy of Blood Sweat and Cheers so you can show your kids how the journey of good sportsmanship will always lead to victory.
Check out the link for the rest of the story. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/10/19/wilmington_parent_injured_after_spat_with_pop_warner_coach/
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Blood Sweat & Cheers, Championships, Cheer, Cheerleading, cheerleading documentary, coach, Pop Warner, Pop Warner Cheerleading Championships, Tumble, Wayne on October 21, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
As noted in the Savannah based non-profit organization The Creative Coast, Coach Wayne is expanding his horizons with the grand opening of his first retail store and gymnastics/tumbling training center at the Savannah Mall Shopping Center in Savannah, GA.
The event will take place on Sunday, October 11, 2009 from 2-4pm, where on top of an open gym for all ages, Coach Wayne’s wife Zuzana Sekerova will be autographing Olympic postcards. Sekerova is a world famous athlete herself, being a two-time gymnast in the Olympics and a World Cup Gold medalist.
Coach Wayne Gymnastics Center will not only provide coaching to budding gymnasts and cheerleaders, but will sell exclusive apparel popular with world-class gymnastics teams as well as new merchandise, including gym wear, shoes, and equipment.
“This is a big step for us as we expand to a retail storefront in Savannah Mall from our Internet-based shop. In addition to serving over 200 inquiries daily in the tumbling, cheerleading & gymnastic communities online, we offer six ‘Coach Wayne 2 Go’ mobile training locations,” Coach Wayne has said of the endeavor.
Check out CoachWayne.com to find out more about the gymnastics and cheerleading tycoon and his new store!
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Blood Sweat & Cheers, Championships, Cheer, Cheerleader, Cheerleading, cheerleading documentary, Massachusetts, Pop Warner, Pop Warner Cheerleading Championships on August 27, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Would you like to represent the United States at the 2010 International Cheer Union World Cup? In case you missed it, the USA Federation for Sport Cheerleading has posted the requirements for auditioning for the 2010 USA Cheer Teams and has been accepting on-line applications as of July 1st. If you’d like a chance to participate, you must submit your application by October 1st. There will be 3 national teams to represent the US on April 23 2010 – All girl cheer, coed cheer, and dance.
Click here for requirements, applications, and more information!
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged basket toss, Blood Sweat & Cheers, Cheerleading, cheerleading documentary, Pop Warner, Pop Warner Cheerleading Championships, standing tucks, stunts on August 25, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Base: A person who holds up or tosses the flyer in a build
Build: A stunt where a base remains on the ground while lifting or throwing a flyer in the air
Chant: A short cheer with arm motions that is repeated
Cheer: A long cheer that incorporates stunting, tumbling, and/or jumps
Double Hook: A jump where one leg is bent in front of you while the other is bent behind you. Put your arms in the air in a high “V.” This one is also known as a Pretzel, Abstract, or Table Top
Flyer: The person put up on the top of a build
Herkie/Hurkie Jump: A jump where usually the weaker leg is bent towards the ground and the other is out to the side as high as it will go in the toe touch position
Front Hurdler: A jump where you lift your front leg straight up in front of your face, while the other leg is bent at the knee with the foot up behind you
Jumps: Popular jumps include toe touches, herkies, hurdlers, and double hooks
Spotter: The person who helps the base to lift up the flyer. Spotters must be prepared to make an unexpected catch if needed
Toe Touch: A jump where your arms are outstretched to the sides and your legs split to the sides. Your hands don’t touch your toes, but really try to reach your inner ankles
Transitions: Moves that link two or more builds together without bringing the flyer down all the way
Thigh Stand: A build where the flyer stands on the thighs of two bases who are in a lunge position
Can you think of any we left out? Please submit photographs or descriptions of any cheerleading terms you think might help out your fellow cheerleaders!
Also, if you’re looking for ways to practice or perfect your jumps, check out www.monkeysee.com where you can find several how-to videos on all the top jumps, exercises, and stunts.
As if there aren’t already enough reasons to pigpile all your BFFs into the car and head to Somerville on April 26th for the World Premiere!
One lucky audience member at our Independent Film Festival Boston screening will head home with a Nintendo Wii tricked out with the immensely popular “We Cheer” game.
The prestigious video game review site, “Gamespot,” calls this virtual cheering experience “one of the most physically demanding games on the Wii.”
More insights from Gamespot:
“We Cheer eschews the corded limitation of the Nunchuk in favor of two remotes to enable more flailing and less clotheslining… There’s no “I” in cheerleading, and accordingly Namco has included multiplayer for up to four people. We saw only two people playing simultaneously, each using one remote to represent one hand on the main avatar.”
“Avatars are all female (sorry, fellas), look a bit like anime Bratz, and feature customizable outfits and pom-poms. A trailer that we saw featured four kids playing at a time, a seemingly risky feat that puts all players and nearby breakable objects in jeopardy.”
If your brother or dad happens to win the Wii — and they inexplicably do not wish to get into the spirit behind closed doors — the game system we’ll give away on Premiere Sunday will also include the Wii sports package of baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, etc.
Click here to join our Facebook page and spread the word about the gutsy, amazing sport of cheerleading!
Forget the skimpy outfits and the explicit dance moves.
Continuing our tradition of reporting on non-traditional performers- a group of nuns, monks and priests are the hottest new cheerleaders in the town of Sassari, on the Italian island of Sardinia. According to the UK’s Telegraph, the group took to the court to entertain a group of basketball fans, hoping that they would “spread the message of Christianity to young people” through their dance. We don’t know whether it was due to their own talent or divine intervention, but their performance was a hit and they’re looking to tour clubs and discotecs to keep expanding their audience.
Melissa Hodges is a cheerleader for the NFL‘s Tennessee Titans. She is also a full-time molecular neuroscience researcher who is working toward a career in medicine. Yes, you read that correctly. She is currently cheering on Sundays, working in labs during the week, and attending Vanderbilt University as a grad student while single-handedly changing the stereotype of cheerleaders along the way.
Other cheerleaders she knows have successful careers in many other professions that you wouldn’t necessarily think cheerleaders would involved in such as advertising and law. She says that just because they like to dance and cheer doesn’t mean that they aren’t smart, intelligent people, and they’re trying to break that stereotype one-by-one.
You can read her full story here.