Archive | January, 2015

Welcome Half Season Teams

31 Jan

Welcome to all our half-season team members. Remember practice times are Sat. 3-5 at the OC location.

Fury, Rebels, Force, Fierce, Fire – please pick up your practice attire the week of Feb. 5th.

Two competitions and one performance with the Disneyland Production crew in LA!

Your going to have a blast over the next 4 months.

Coach Andi will be at the practice attire pick up for anyone who has questions or needs to turn in BC’s for the age verification.

Bye Bye Facebook – well not really

28 Jan

As the lead of the Social Media internship program for HHCF, the corporate umbrella for RAW, I have had the honor of doing an analysis on all HHCF products. After review we found that every product had its own Facebook, at least 2 blogs, tumblr, instagram and the list goes on. Despite opposition I have lead the group into social media reduction.

Over the next few weeks, product pages will be combined, reduced or removed. So, don’t worry if your favorite picture on Scrubbles disappears, we are backing up all images, etc to our base servers. So don’t panic if you go to one of the groups and its gone, we did it to better organize the corporation.

Thank you for your support!


Biggest Cheerleading Regret

21 Jan

At our program Board meeting on Tuesday, a few things happened. One was our Program Sr. adviser told all the Directors *from all programs Chess, Acting, Music, Cheer, Dance, etc* to write a post about regrets. He told everyone in the meeting that its easy for a teacher to tell students what they need to work on, but it’s important that students understand that you are human too and have regrets. Every Director was told to write a post about their regrets.

Over the next few days, we look forward to sharing the regrets of our current Coach and even a few guest coaches. This should be fun!

It’s not easy, it’s worth it

19 Jan

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This is often forgotten in the world of competitive sports. Have faith, know it will all come together in time.

#power #faith #sports

The cardinal rule

13 Jan

As requested by the DIRECTORS we must disclose to you that this is from the Sanctioning Parties Parent Handbook. Please do not take this personal as we share this at least once a year. This is being shared like we do every year.

The Cardinal Rule – It applies to competition’s also, it was sad to hear there were parents “going off” at competitions this weekend. (no it was not our program, but it was still sad to see that any parent or coach would think this kind of behavior is ever appropriate).


DO NOT approach a coach on the cheer floor during practice or some other cheer activity. This is one of the cardinal rules of being a good cheer parent! The coaches need to concentrate on our children and their safety and cannot be worried about an angry cheer parent approaching them during this time.



Don’t look back, your best is on it’s way

13 Jan

It’s the number 1 lie

9 Jan

number one lieIf you play any competition sport, we know you have heard this before

Hitting Your Routine Doesn’t Happen By Accident

9 Jan

In life they say not everyone can become be President,  a CEO or Gold Level Athlete, its not natural.  Many believe some people are just born with leadership skills or athletic abilities.  Some believe the person they see on the stands winning the gold Olympic medal was just natural inclined to win.  The truth is success, doesn’t happen by accident. The most successful person is the one who wakes up at the break of sunlight to perfect their skills. In business this might mean doing research, refining a report and perfecting a proposal. In our industry, cheerleading and dance, it means stretching, practicing your routine, watching reels of other competitors to be motivated by other hardworking athletes.


Competitive cheerleading and dance is physically demanding but it is also mentally demanding.  You have to be dedicated and willing to be the best you can be at all times. For newer athletes, the concept of practicing everyday, stretching and doing your athletic homework everyday doesn’t always sink in right away.  But those who grasp onto the concept find themselves excelling rapidly in the sport of competitive cheer and dance.

In many programs athletes are required to attend 4 or 5 day a week practices.  This can be overwhelming for parents and students with an already heavy schedule.  This isn’t because the coaches are trying to be mean or consume every minute of your time. Trust us, most coaches would rather have a free day or two to themselves. The reality is, most athletes do not have that rise with the sun mindset.   Now some skills require a gym with supervision such as stunts and tumbling, but those skills of hitting your routine with sharp arms and knowing your counts can be accomplished anywhere.

Do you have to rise with the sun? Of course not, but you should set aside at least 10 or more minutes aside each day to practice the sharpness, hitting marks and knowing your counts.  Taking this simple daily investment in your own success will help you form into the best performer you can be.

Hitting routines does not happen by accident. When you see Top Gunn performers hitting arms moves like sharp knives chopping through the air like axes chopping wood, please know that sharpness only comes for dedicated daily practice. It comes from the kind of athlete that doesn’t need to be reminded or supervised to make sure they are practicing. This level of athlete is made daily, when no one is watching and they are still practicing.

No matter what program you join, there is no substitution for daily practice, dedication, being on time for your practices and dedicating every mat second you have to perfecting your skills. There are no miracles out there that will make anyone better without dedication, practice and more dedicated practice.



If you haven’t sweated today, then you should ask yourself “Do you really want this”

The Commitment Wall

8 Jan

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Every athlete has that day when they say “Forget this. I can’t do this”. Actually almost everyone has a day like this a some point. Coaches, Parents, Athletes. It’s easy to be loyal to your sport, college, your family when things are going great. But when the mood is gone, when your in pain and don’t feel like keeping on – reflect on this. Everyone hits a wall, but its up to you to climb over it.


Mid Atlantic Championships – Congrats to all

5 Jan

Congrats to all the teams that competed at the Mid Atlantic Championships. First or last, if you put all you had, the best you on the floor – then hold your head high and be proud.