Archive | November, 2014

Cheerleading Gyms Bay Area – Training is key

8 Nov

Bay Area Cheer Gyms RAW Elite AllstarsTraining is key to the success of all athletes! RAW Elite Allstars – We are a DIVA Free Zone, no bullying and everyone matters. A small gym with big wins and even bigger hearts! Join us today

Bay Area Cheerleading and Competitive Dance – Where bay area stars are made!

6 Nov


Competitive Cheerleading and Dance is no different than any other sport in the world. For those of you who do not consider cheerleading a sport, let’s take you down a quick road of their practice training sessions.

At RAW Elite Allstars our 3-5 yr old team condition with push ups, jumping jacks, bridges, yoga poses, leg lifts and kicks. Then our 5 to 26 yr  old team members conditioning consist of 45 minutes to an hour of: burpees tuck jumps, jumping jacks, push ups, squats, handstand push-up, barrel hold push-ups, killers, kick squat drills, wall sits, bridge stands, handstand springs, splits, running, calf raises, football drills (stamina drills and vertical jump drills) – this is immediately followed by repeat drills of picking up and tossing kids into the air. Then followed by full choreography for 1 to 3 hours depending on the team they are on. I encourage anyone who does not believe cheerleading is athletic to go join a competitive dance or cheer program and work one of their full conditioning sessions with them followed by trying to keep up with choreography and stunts, acro and all the other amazing skills the athletes pull.

For those of you who have been scared of competitive cheer because you are worried you can’t do it or it will be a lot of work. Don’t be scared! It is a lot of work and anyone willing to give it their all will be amazing. This does not mean everyone gets it on their first try or fifth try. It’s a sport that requires you to build physical strength and mental confidence. But if you are willing to do the work you will be amazing.

It will not be easy but it will be worth it!

Election Day has come and gone

5 Nov

As an organization, we do not publicly take a position on the election. We do stress the importance of voting and making your voice count to our academic groups. It’s important for kids to understand that their voice counts, just as important as it is for them to be informed. We remind our kids that politics is like the rumor mill at school – just because someone said it doesn’t make it true. Get the facts from different sources (because not all sources are reliable) then make your decision based on what is best for you and your family, job or whatever else is most important to you.

If we have a team vote or classroom election and people do not vote, then they get to have no say for the rest of the semester on how the elected leaders chose to spend their times on planning the activities of that semester in question.

Teaching kids about standing up and voting also builds their self esteem in school and sports. If you make sure every child knows that their voice matters – even if its not that of the popular vote – they will be more prone to speak up, they learn not to be followers but leaders. Election time is a great time to build a person’s self confidence and teach the importance of an educated opinion.

We hope the elections turned out the way you wanted this time around, but we know for all it did not (by nature the results will not please everyone). But if you voted you can take peace of mind knowing you made your best effort to get the best outcome for those around you. Remember their is always the next election and always a chance you will see the results you truly wanted.