1. 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

  2. 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

  3. How To Determine Which All-Star Team Is Best For My Athlete

    I hope you are getting as excited as we are about kicking off MGA’s 24th season!  I hope you had time to read over yesterday’s email, but in the event that you missed it, simply click here to read all the valuable information.  Did you know that it pays to tell your friends about MGA? MGA will give you a $30 credit on your account for each friend that signs up for this year’s skill evaluat…Read More

  4. Overcoming a Tumbling Mental Block

    As we get closer to tryouts, athletes have started coming into the gym more and more to achieve new skills and perfect the ones they already have. While we love seeing all the hard work and energy, we sometimes see athletes all of a sudden encounter a mental block. Even if you have never experienced a mental block yourself, it’s totally normal — frustrating, yes, but normal. In this post, we w…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 5 Exercises To Get Jumps To Make Them Jealous!

    To this day, the toe touch is the most commonly know jump in the cheerleading world.  With school cheerleading tryouts fast approaching, having hyper-extended jumps is an easy way to score 10 points on your tryout score sheet and separate yourself from the rest.  Unlike tumbling, you can practice your jumps everyday at home, which will help to build the muscles required to have hyper-extended ju…Read More

  7. The Most Important Tumbling Skill

    Kids come to us all the time saying they can’t wait to learn their back handspring...or learn their full. We know — no matter what level your child may be, they can’t wait to learn more! We encourage this sort of eager learning and positive spirit in our athletes, but only when safety is kept in mind as well. If our tumblers cannot complete their pass safely, we need to work the basics again…Read More

  8. Middle School Training Camp Conditioning

    When it comes to preparing for cheerleading tryouts there are 5 key areas cheerleaders should focus on.  Just like a puzzle, when cheerleaders fail to focus on all the pieces of the puzzle they often get an incomplete picture; or worse, end up getting injured.   The five key areas your athlete should focus on are: jumps, motion technique, stunts, tumbling, and the most important part of the puz…Read More

  9. Why You Should Never Use A Spot When Learning A Tuck

    I would argue that it is an athlete’s ability to understand and correctly perform a round off handspring tuck that will determine if they will go on to become a high level tumbler.  It is the round off handspring tuck where athletes start to learn about proper blocking angles, hip rotation, and head positioning. Over my 23 years experience, athletes, parents and coaches continue making the same…Read More