1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 5 Key Stretches To Help You Become a Powerful Tumbler

    5 Key Stretches to help you become a powerful tumbler Have you ever watched and wondered how some people become amazing tumblers?  Well at MGA Cheer Extreme, one of the tips we like to share is that shoulder flexibility, is what gives you the speed, power, and technique required for the higher level skills.  Flexibility is something that you can improve at home, and can even be done while watchi…Read More

  6. Understanding Tumbling Progression

    Whether your child is a tumbling expert by now or they’ve never attempted a forward roll, MGA Cheer Extreme is here to help. Many parents aren’t sure how tumbling progression works when they first enroll their child in tumbling classes. How long should it take for their athlete to learn a back handspring? When will they be ready to move up to another level? We are here to answer some of the mo…Read More