1. Putting on a Show: Performance in All-Star Cheer

    We see hundreds of talented athletes each and every week working hard. From coming in four days a week to work on their skills, to asking what they can do at home to get better, MGA Cheer Extreme is FILLED with dedicated cheerleaders who are ready to do what it takes to better their team. We love it, and we feel so happy to have these athletes at our gym.  However, anyone who knows anything about…Read More

  2. Focus on the FCB and You Will Become a Great Flyer- Letter C

    C stands for core!  When one says “core muscles”, most people think of their stomach, but in reality your core muscles are made up of several muscles that are broken up into stabilizer muscles and mover muscles.   Your core stabilizer muscles consist of your Transverse Abdominis, Internal Obliques, Lumbar Multifidus, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Diaphragm, and Transverse Spinalis.  Your mover mus…Read More

  3. Focus on the FCB and You Will Become a Great Flyer

    Focus on the FCB and You Will Become a Great Flyer   At MGA Cheer Extreme, we often get asked about flying classes. While flying classes can help build one’s confidence, the reality is having large guys pick up little girls is not teaching them how to become better stunters. By focusing on what we call FCB, athletes will gain a strong foundation of skills required to become an amazing flyer…Read More

  4. Balancing Competitive Cheerleading and School

    When it comes to your child’s education and their extracurriculars, there is no doubt about it — school comes first. However, our kids don’t always see it that way. While there are so many educational and life-long benefits that come from cheerleading, neither you nor the coaches want your child’s grades to suffer because they aren’t prioritizing their work. Today, we are going to discus…Read More

  5. 5 Things that make a great flyer

    A lot of kids have the vision of being a flyer.  What most don’t realize is what it truly takes to be a flyer at MGA.  Whether your child has dreams of being a flyer or they are trying out as a flyer for our 2019-2020 season, here are the 5 key areas to focus on. Body Control The most important part of flying is being able to maintain proper lines.  This means the flyer must have a strong cor…Read More

  6. How Does MGA Decide Their Team Placements?

    We are only 1 day away from our 2019-2020 skill evaluations, and we are so excited and proud that you have decided to become #mgastrong.  The purpose of this email is to give you all the information you will need for your athlete’s clinic day, as well as their skill evaluation date.   What to Wear   All athletes should wear athletic shorts, full length t-shirt or tank top, shoes that …Read More

  7. How to Get Ready for Cheer Tryouts

    Welcome to MGA Cheer Extreme! Whether you’ve been with us for many seasons or this will be your first, we want to welcome you to the family. No matter what your previous cheerleading experience consisted of, we are confident that we’ll find the perfect place for you to grow during this next season. Today, we are here to share a few tips and strategies to keep in mind when you get ready for try…Read More

  8. Conquer Cheer Burnout With These Tips

    We hear the situation all the time — an athlete who was once madly in love with the sport is now done. They don’t have the drive to practice, and the idea of coming back to the gym yet again is pulling them down. Even if you’ve never been exhausted to the point of hating something you once loved, chances are you know plenty of people who have. Today, we’re going to tackle how to conquer ch…Read More

  9. Work out programs for Cheerleaders- Part 2

    It is important that we take care of our bodies as cheerleaders!  When you start a workout routine, you should switch it up every 2 to 4 weeks.  This will prevent your body from getting accustomed to the same exercise,it will continue to challenge your muscles to help you get stronger, and prevent you from getting bored with the same routine.   Listed below is week two of our middle school …Read More