Archive | April, 2012

I Didn’t Make the Cheer Squad

22 Apr

How to Handle Not Making the Cheerleading or Dance Team

Didn't make Dance Team

You have been preparing all year by taking dance classes and cheer classes. You attend cheer clinics and spent  the next week or so practicing day and night perfecting the moves. Tryouts day hits, you look your best, you have your biggest and brightest smile possible and you shout those cheers out loud enough for the world to hear. You wait anxiously outside the window with everyone else who tried out. Slowly the coach walks down the hall to post the list. The list goes up and everyone rushes toward the window to search for the name, you look and look again only to find YOUR NOT ON THE LIST.

Not making the team can lead to a list of emotions and its hard from friends and family to know the best way to help you deal with that lost or sad feeling you may have.  First, if your a parent, you need to understand that no matter how you feel about cheerleading or dance teams, this tryout was important to your child so you must respond with care and positive comments. Let them know that not making it is not a reflection on them, each tryout is different and some factors weigh more than others. Congratulate your child for having the courage it took to even tryout. So many kids want to tryout but are too scared to do it and your child had enough courage to get out there and do his/her best.  Let them know you understand not to get something you really want in life, but its not the end of the world. Remind them of other plans they had for the school year, encourage them to join a sport they love. Don’t tell your child not to cry, encourage them to show their sadness in a healthy way.

If your the cheerleader or dancer who didn’t make it, then we want to keep a few things in mind. Most tryouts are not just based on your cheering and dancing abilities. Tryouts judges consider a variety of items when judging a competition, some wonder how you would fit in with the returning team members, sometimes your teacher referrals hold a heavier score then your overall performance, in some cases they are thinking about next season’s routine and they are trying to visualize each person doing upcoming routines, and sometimes (and sorry but this is a very sad reality) they just chose teams based on current team members friends/family or kids they just have a preference too.

San Jose Cheerleading

A couple of things to consider, if you find yourself in this situation. First, if they don’t give you tryout score sheets, ask for some constructive feedback. Usually they will give you tips for the next time you tryout. Second, consider the fact that it may not have been you at all and just something that wasn’t a good fit for them as of right now. If you ever watch the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Show, think about the time the coaches pulled a girl in a room and a performer how much they love the her, how beautiful she is, how amazing she is but they just couldn’t see her on the team. There is nothing you can do about that, if they love you but don’t see you as a great fit, that’s just that. Its like you meet a really awesome guy but you just can see yourself dating him, no matter how awesome he is the connection just isn’t there. That happens with cheer and dance teams too. Third, remember it is not the end of the world, you can still cheer or dance for a team. Consider joining an Allstar Cheer and Dance program. Our Fremont Bay Area Cheerleading loves to accepting all members regardless of experience. We have met some amazing cheerleaders and dancers who didn’t make their competitive team, but they join us and they are some of our strongest performers. If you really love cheer and dance, go online and see if you can find a local cheer or dance team you can join. Its a great way to do what you had your heart set on and get the experience you may need in order to tryout for your school next year.

Good luck and always SMILE BIG!

Fremont Bay Area Elite Cheerleading & Dancers Internationals Win!

22 Apr

Bay Area Allstar Cheer and Dance

Yes, they did it again! Fremont Bay Area RAW Allstars Cheer/Dance Teams bring home 3 more Title Wins! We are so proud of all our team members. This past weekend our Cheer & Dance Teams brought home 2nd Place in Sr. Stunt, International Championship wins in Youth Pom, Senior Pom and Senior Hip Hop.

Want to join in on the fun? Come to our ELITE Team Tryouts and Team Placement workshop on May 20th in Fremont, CA. Centrally located right off of 880, 84, 237 and 680. We have members from across the greater Bay Area! RSVP required by emailing cheer@rawtalents.org

“YOU GOT THIS”

21 Apr

Bay Area Allstar Cheer TryoutsGood luck to all RAW Allstar Teams, Solo, Duets and Trio’s competing today! This is your LAST competition of the 2011-2012 season!

Let’s GO TEAMS!

Smile big, Big Arms, Pointed Toes and HAVE FUN!

Wanna join in on the fun?

Team placements and tryouts May 20, 2012 RSVP for  free (required, due to limited number of spaces available for tryouts) by emailing cheer@rawtalents.org. Include your name and age.

Remember, we have added a new Facebook page. Stop by and click LIKE to get the most up to date happenings for RAW Talents & Allstars

Fremont Bay Area Cheerleading & Dance Yearbook 2011 – 2012

19 Apr

Your 2011-2012 RAW Talents Yearbook is near its completion! Keep up with what’s happening with RAW Talents & Allstars recently launched page by Clicking LIKE for our FACEBOOK page 

Remember Fremont Bay Area Cheer & Dance Team ELITE Team Tryouts and Team placement is May 20th, RSVP for free (required), we will cut tryouts & team placements at 50 participants.  So RSVP early by emailing cheer@rawtalents.org

Fremont Bay Area ALLSTAR Cheerleading & Dance Team Tryouts

15 Apr

May 20th is Fast Approaching and we are cutting off the RSVP list at 50. So make sure you RSVP early to make sure you get a chance to tryout out for the 2012 National Cheer Dance Champions. Represent the Best of the Bay! EVERYONE MAKES A TEAM!

Without Brains There is No Beauty – Make Education A Priority

14 Apr

Grit wins over brains every day—but neither alone is enough for the long run.

Fremont Flyers RAW Allstar Cheer Gym

 

This is why our ELITE Team is provided tutors to assist them in the classroom and coaches to assist them to achieve on the competition floor. “You must have a strong mind, in order to be a strong performer”, says Director Coach G

 

Join one of the ONLY Cheer Dance Programs in Fremont Bay Area that offers tutoring to its hard working team members. Open Enrollment is now. Competitive Cheer and Dance Programs are open now for enrollment or if you are a strong tumbler or dancer consider trying out for our ELITE TEAM on May 20th. Must RSVP for ELITE Tryouts by emailing cheer@rawtalents.org

Never Stop

8 Apr

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. 


by Dr. Kent M. Keith