1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Top After-Practice Habits for Cheerleaders

    Most adults who adhere to a strict workout regimen know what it takes to keep their bodies strong and agile even after the toughest workouts. However, these same adults likely aren’t performing tricks and acrobatics like stunting and tumbling. While some of the basic post-workout advice absolutely applies to cheerleaders, not all of it does. Today, we at MGA Cheer Extreme are here to share some …Read More