1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. All-Star Cheerleading Sportsmanship

    Competition season is upon us, which means our athletes have been working harder than ever to prepare for the next competition. From throwing harder stunts to cleaning up transitions and strengthening tumbling, we’re doing it all! While we talk about good sportsmanship in the gym, it’s something we feel strongly about — even when it comes to kids who aren’t in our cheerleading program. Tod…Read More

  5. Staying Competition-Ready During the Holidays

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No matter what holiday you may celebrate, winter is time for family and time off from school — and no cheer practice! While you may be enjoying your extra hours of sleep and extra helpings of dessert, you might be a little worried about your cheerleading team. After all, what is everyone doing to stay in top shape during the break? While you aren’t r…Read More

  6. Overcoming a Cheerleading Mental Block

    Many athletes of all ages develop a mental block at one point or another. Their coach will be standing behind them with an arm outstretched to spot, the athlete executes the skill perfectly without being touched, but for whatever reason — they can’t do it by themselves. They stop, stutter, and become flustered at the idea of throwing it alone. A mental block is when an athlete is perfectly cap…Read More

  7. 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

  8. Why Should I Become a Cheerleader?

    You’ve watched athletes do crazy flips, twists, and acrobatics across the floor. You’ve watched in awe as their toes fly to the sky in their jumps. Maybe you’ve even gasped as a group of them tosses an athlete in the air and they spin down back into their bases’ arms. At some point during all of this, you’ve thought to yourself, “I want to learn how to do that.” At MGA Cheer Extreme,…Read More

  9. Rise as a Team, Fall as a Team

    In the big, wide world of cheerleading, we see “cheerlebrities” jumping gyms just about every year. The reasons are usually varied, but in the end, it comes down to “wanting to go somewhere they can win.” Now, we know that a slip up on the mat can cost the Summit title or even the Worlds title, but that doesn’t mean only one person on the team is responsible. In fact, the most successful…Read More