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

6 Nov

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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!