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Bay Area All Stars RAW wins Fully Paid Bid

19 Nov

Kicking off the Season with a FULLY Paid Bid and Gold Award Winner!

Newark Fremont San Jose RAW Elite Allstars

Congrats Power, your hard work paid off
Can’t wait to travel with you Vegas, Florida, Los Angeles. Way to go team!

 

About Bay Area Allstars Program RAW Elite: 
RAW Elite was created by a collective of Bay Area Organizations/Companies: GM Services and HHCF. was recently featured on stage & the field with Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Cold Play at SuperBowl 50 Half Time Show , Santa Clara, CA. In 2011 the first full season team of 5 athletes hit the competition circuit. Starting out with a few 1st place regional’s the team grew to 9 athletes. In March, the marvelous NINE took home the programs 1st National Championship Title in Cheer from Varsity (a well respected brand).  Since 2011, RAW Elite Allstars has won over 20 National and International Championship Titles. But our proudest moments are not our first place wins but the friendships made, the strong bully free environment where everyone is a star, how our athletes learn from losses rather than complain and our high overall GPA of our athletes. Every Senior has gone onto 4 year colleges where they are now excelling academically. 

Bay Area Cheerleading Tryouts aka Placements Enroll Today

16 Aug

MOVING ON UP! *CHEER PLACEMENTS HAPPENING NOW*

We are excited when athletes are able to move up through hard work and dedication. Today we move two of our athletes who was determined to make a higher level team. Coming in nearly everyday to train and hit all their skills, you have shown to be a champion at heart.

But moving up a level leaves a space open on our entry level team. SOOOOOO…That means TRYOUTS will open up once again!

2 SPACES have opened up for our NO EXPERIENCE required team. Contact Director Dre at cheer@rawtalents.org or 510-992-6811. Schedule your placement today!

The team is looking for 1 Strong Base and 1 Flyer.

Bay Area Fremont Stars Cheer Raw Allstars

Come see why our dedicated athletes experience rapid growth. See why our Small Division Program has taking titles against large programs and teams twice our size.

We don’t claim to be perfect, we have our high’s and our low’s. But, we have big high’s (like taking 1st place at Nationals hosted by USA Varsity Jamsport and more) when ALL Athletes are focused, dedicated, hardworking, make practices, stretch daily and focus on being the best they can be on the mats. That is the formula for #success

Bay Area Cheerleaders win title of All-American. London here we come

16 Aug

Big shout out to RAW Elite Allstars Athletes Maya for earning the UCA Title of All-American and earning her invitation to perform in London for New Years 2016

RAW Allstars

Another celebration athlete Yin earned the title of best all around athlete, this title gives him a special invitation to perform All American Half Time Show.

Congrats to these hard working athletes, we are beyond excited to have such amazing talent in our program, these All American Titles were well deserved

Bay Area Cheerleaders Entertain Hundreds of Bay Area Residents

3 Aug

RAW Elite cheerleaders were honored to be invited to perform and host a gaming booth for the Kid’s Center at the Fremont Arts & Wine Festival. Our athletes, from San Jose/Fremont/Union City/Richmond/San Mateo, were honored to be able to perform in front of hundreds of Bay Area Families.

Bay CheerPerformers included an Allstars Showcase demonstrating a variety of skills and drills they perform each week at practiced. Then moved on with a demonstration of basic to advance stunts and pyramids.

The RAW team members hosted a Minute to Win It booth, where bay area kids would stopped by and played a variety of MTWI games such as Movin’ on Up, House Stacker and more.

RAW had over 300 kids stop by and enjoy our many games and yummy prizes. Our athletes had a blast with everyone and can’t wait until our next event.

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.

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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.

One of our favorite quotes “SUCCESS ISN’T GIVEN. IT’S EARNED ON THE TRACK, ON THE FIELD, IN THE GYM. WITH BLOOD, SWEAT, AND THE OCCASIONAL TEAR”

 

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

Bay Area Cheerleaders – Competitive Team Home Work Out

17 Sep

Here are a few things to do at home everyday to keep in peak performance while outside of the training gym:

Pushups 20 – On toes, not knees and keep back straight
Pike Pushups 10 – Raise hips up in the air to make an inverted “V” while performing a push up.
Handstand Pushups 10 – Against a wall. Use spotter if necessary.
Arm Circles – Forward/Backwards 50 – Hit a “T” motion and use a very tiny and controlled motion to circle arms forward.
Handstand Hold –  minute 2 x 10 times Against wall.
Hollow Hold 10 x 2 minutes 2 Lie on back with arms extended overhead while “hollowing out” your body so abs are tight, feet and hands are not touching the floor. “Rock n Rolls” may be added (stay hollow roll).
Crunches 30 – With legs crossed in the air and hands behind head,perform a set up only going half way up. Use stomach
muscles for the crunch and not hands behind head to lift body.

Keep working every day and check back often to see other workouts. Remember team members, post a Vid #rawallstars and get your Training Points!

Bay Area Competitive Dance and Cheerleading – this is so true

9 Sep

Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal. -Goethe