Fri, 30 May 2014 15:15:06 +00002014-05-30T15:15:06Z(image)
Protect your team and perfect your skills through efficient practice! When a skill fails, it is not enough to just try again, you must figure out why it failed and how to fix the problem. Fix your failed skills using SOAR, my safe, effective method for troubleshooting skills.
Thu, 29 May 2014 10:23:37 +00002014-05-29T10:23:37Z(image)
Do you want to touch the sky when you toe touch? Does your pike need a little pick-me-up? If you want to improve the height of your jumps, you don't need any equipment or even access to a gym. Check out my three top tips for improving jump height in Jump To It!...
Mon, 26 May 2014 16:40:30 +00002014-05-26T16:40:30Z(image)
As promised, here is the second measure in the quick, easy dance to 'Timber' by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha. This is the first of many dances-- of all different levels-- to come from Knights American Cheer choreographer, Elly Hale....
Sat, 24 May 2014 16:30:16 +00002014-05-24T16:30:16Z(image)
Body alignment is one of three key factors in flying. Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting the next two installments on body control and body awareness. Check out the first of the feature Flying Right: Body Awareness For Flyers.
Wed, 21 May 2014 13:18:52 +00002014-05-21T13:18:52Z(image)
Do you exercise your ankles? I bet you don't. In just about every warm up or conditioning session, you spend time working on your major muscles groups and stretching, but you probably don't really exercise your ankles....
Mon, 19 May 2014 16:27:45 +00002014-05-19T16:27:45Z(image)
Do you need a quick, easy dance for a warm-up or to teach to a team of younger athletes? Check out this dance from KAC choreographers, Elly Hale and Sophie Holden: 'Timber'.
Sat, 17 May 2014 15:21:25 +00002014-05-17T15:21:25Z(image)
Do you want a better heel stretch, a better walkover, or just to be more flexible? Getting you side splits is the best way to take that first step toward incredible flexibility....
Sat, 10 May 2014 16:25:20 +00002014-05-10T16:25:20Z(image)
Eating healthy doesn't mean giving up chocolate or potato chips. It's all about having snack in moderation and making good choices with the rest of your food.
Athletes need to eat healthy not only to stay in shape, but also to stay at the top of their game. The second half of my article on the food pyramid covers what you need when it comes to protein and water, and even touches on eating snacks. Check it out: The 2-2-1 Food Pyramid For Cheerleaders: Part 2.
Wed, 07 May 2014 04:00:06 +00002014-05-07T04:00:06Z(image)
What is the one thing all male cheerleaders have in common?
They are strong! They don't have a choice; they have to be. While male cheerleaders aren't always required to tumble, their strength in stunts is what makes them a valuable part of any team....
Tue, 06 May 2014 15:06:44 +00002014-05-06T15:06:44Z(image)
On Sunday, I posted a new Sunday Skills article! This time I have done a tutorial on The Prep, a USASF Level 1 skill which provides a foundation for nearly all stunts....