Bay Area Allstars Cheerleaders Perform for President Obama and US Mayors

20 Jun
RAW Elite Allstars received a very special honor this week as being the only Allstars Cheerleading and Dance program from California to perform for President Barack Obama and all the mayors of the United States at the US Conference of Mayors in San Francisco.
A group of RAW athletes spent the week working the amazing Broadway talent Basil Twist, San Francisco 49er Gold Rush Girls and many other special artist. The days event included the special parade for the NBA Champions Golden State Warriors, which lead to the special invite only event that included special appearances by 49er legends, SF Giants greats, legendary singers and of course President Obama.

“It is always an honor when someone sees your hard working athletes special enough to be in the presence of the US Presidents” said Coach Bishop. “It was great to see our cBay Area Allstars RAW and President Obamaheer and dance program Director Dre and all our hardworkng athletes enjoy this special day”.

This event is something these young dancers and cheerleaders will remember for a long time.
About RAW Elite Allstars:
RAW Elite Allstars is the home to athletes from across the greater bay area (San Jose, Livermore, Santa Clara, Fremont, Union City, Newark and more. The current 2015 National Champions in both Cheerleading and Dance specializes in small team divisions and welcomes athletes ages 4-26yrs. Those interested in joining this program, located on the boarder of Fremont and Newark, noted by America Cheerleading Publications as one of the most award winning programs in the Greater Bay Area, please contact cheer@rawtalents.org





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Perfection kicks off the RAW Elite Allstars Expo

15 Jun

RAW Elite Allstars, Bay Area’s 2015 National Championship 1st place winners, spent this past weekend performing an Expo for the people of the Greater Bay Area.

Bay Area Cheer Raw allstarsIt was amazing to watch a select group of our athletes showcase to countless Bay Area residents what it takes to be an allstars athlete.

We were honored to be invited to this special expo and even more excited about how many came by after our show to tell us how impressed they were with our athletes. Not only for their performance, but for their positive attitudes when not performing, the kind manner they treated each other and the audience when they were not performing.

It’s amazing to be a part of a hard working group of athletes. Performance #2 completed for this season, but don’t worry you can still join. Contact http://www.rawtalentselite.com

CHEERLEADING CAMP – BAY AREA FREE

7 Jun

RAW ELITE ALLSTARS is proud to be working with the Youth of San Jose, California for the  2015 Summer Break

San Jose Residents in grades 5th-12th are invited to join us for a FREE Summer Cheer Camp.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Didn’t make the Cheerleading or Dance Team?

6 Jun

Bay Area Cheer Enroll Now

You made your School Cheer Team – Congrats!

30 May
Congratulations to Katie 
 
You made the Palo Alto High School Varsity Cheer Team
 
This competitive team is so lucky to have such a rock star athlete. 
 
It was amazing training with you and we at RAW Elite Allstars are very proud of you!
 

Average Cheerleader

26 May

The average tumbler or cheerleader is average not because of lack of skills (or even talent), but a lack of commitment

                 – Sahil

#cheerleading

Benefits of Cheerleading #1

21 May

We all know there are physical advantages in cheerleading, but most people do not consider all the other many advantages that exist for those male and female athletes in the world of competitive cheerleading. 

First off, let’s just be honest, cheerleading often gets a bad wrap for not being a “real” sport. Even worst, cheerleaders are often portrayed as gossipy mean kids who think they are better than everyone else. Now, were not going to lie – First and foremost Cheerleading is a SPORT. We welcome anyone who believes otherwise to join our athletes during one of their training sessions. Secondly – it is VERY SAD that some cheer programs do teach their kids that the gossip, we’re better than you and won’t even acknowledge other teams attitude is the way of life. But the reality is, those type of programs and cheerleaders only make up 10% of the cheerleading world. So don’t let it get to you. 90% of the cheerleaders out there are really nice and love to celebrate each other’s achievements.

Now to the benefits, which we will break down over a series of post.

BENEFIT 1:



Cheerleading is a challenging sport that requires mental and physical strength, flexibility, dedication, focus and dedication (yes, we said it twice for a reason). Athletes not only train for hours in a gym, but they train even on their “off” days. For some people that may sound like a lot of work, but it is no different than any subject in school. You must attend your classes, do the work and then go home and do homework or at least study the concepts you learned that week to be prepared for the next week of classes and eventually prepared for Finals. In cheer, our version of the finals is Nationals or Worlds. 



So, let’s dive into the obvious, physical strength. Cheerleading conditioning strengthens the athletes muscles in the upper body, core and lower body – it’s an all over strength training project that last for nearly 10 months and sometimes more. Some positions in cheerleading required you to hold up a person in the air with extended arms for nearly 30 seconds to a minute at a time. This is no easy feat, don’t believe us? Do this, pick up a full gallon bottle of water with both hands, position yourself in a nice squat with your legs, then push that water with extended arms right above you (not over your head because you don’t want to drop it, make sure you can make eye contact with the water). Keep arms extended and legs in squat, shrug your shoulders slightly and see how long you can keep your arms up. It’s not as easy as one would think and remember these kids are holding athletes a lot heavier than a gallon of water. Then there are the flyers who need to have the upper and lower body strength to position themselves for explosive launches into the air. Then, once they are up there, they must maintain a certain level of balance and focus while executing very difficult skills – all while being held by 1 to 3 people at a time. 



So, if your not sure cheerleading will give you the physical challenge you need to exceed in sports, think again. Many cheerleaders – male and female – are successful football players, basketball players, volleyball, softball and more. They have found cheerleading to be that added extra push they needed to put them at their athletic peak. 



Physical Strength is an amazing benefit to cheerleading and you should give it a try – even if its for just one season.  You will never know until you try it! If you are in the Nor Cali Bay Area come check out RAW ELITE ALLSTARS, if you are not, check out a gym in your area. 



See you on the mats!




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