1. Flyer Heel Stretch Exercises and Stretches for Cheerleaders

    So many cheerleaders want to become flyers, but only those who can squeeze the tightest and pull the prettiest body positions can be put into the air. If you are already a flyer looking to improve her skills, or an aspiring flyer who thinks she has what it takes, you’re in the right place. Today, we are sharing some of our top stretches and exercises to give you an incredible heel stretch. Read …Read More

  2. How to Conquer Choreography Season

    Choreography can be a long, draining, and stressful process if you aren’t prepared. The good news is, we are here to help. As we get ready to learn our routines for the season, it’s important to keep in mind that the coaches and choreographers are doing everything in their power to give us a fun routine that will keep us competitive when we face other gyms. So, let’s have fun, learn some new…Read More

  3. 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

  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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