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Dance Company – Duet is looking amazing

16 May

We have just begun casting for our Dance Company competition team and the talent is already looking amazing.

Congrats to our duet crew who have only been working together for two weeks and have already put together an impressive competition piece with the help of the Director.

Can’t wait to see this piece hit the competition floor.

 SPECIAL GUEST DANCE INSTRUCTORS & CHOREOGRAPHERS

***There is still time to join. Don’t miss out, visit http://www.rawtalentselite.com to schedule your placement appointment for the 2016-2017 Competition season***

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 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.

Benefits of Cheerleading #1

21 May

We all know there are physical advantages in cheerleading, but most people do not consider all the other many advantages that exist for those male and female athletes in the world of competitive cheerleading. 

First off, let’s just be honest, cheerleading often gets a bad wrap for not being a “real” sport. Even worst, cheerleaders are often portrayed as gossipy mean kids who think they are better than everyone else. Now, were not going to lie – First and foremost Cheerleading is a SPORT. We welcome anyone who believes otherwise to join our athletes during one of their training sessions. Secondly – it is VERY SAD that some cheer programs do teach their kids that the gossip, we’re better than you and won’t even acknowledge other teams attitude is the way of life. But the reality is, those type of programs and cheerleaders only make up 10% of the cheerleading world. So don’t let it get to you. 90% of the cheerleaders out there are really nice and love to celebrate each other’s achievements.

Now to the benefits, which we will break down over a series of post.

BENEFIT 1:



Cheerleading is a challenging sport that requires mental and physical strength, flexibility, dedication, focus and dedication (yes, we said it twice for a reason). Athletes not only train for hours in a gym, but they train even on their “off” days. For some people that may sound like a lot of work, but it is no different than any subject in school. You must attend your classes, do the work and then go home and do homework or at least study the concepts you learned that week to be prepared for the next week of classes and eventually prepared for Finals. In cheer, our version of the finals is Nationals or Worlds. 



So, let’s dive into the obvious, physical strength. Cheerleading conditioning strengthens the athletes muscles in the upper body, core and lower body – it’s an all over strength training project that last for nearly 10 months and sometimes more. Some positions in cheerleading required you to hold up a person in the air with extended arms for nearly 30 seconds to a minute at a time. This is no easy feat, don’t believe us? Do this, pick up a full gallon bottle of water with both hands, position yourself in a nice squat with your legs, then push that water with extended arms right above you (not over your head because you don’t want to drop it, make sure you can make eye contact with the water). Keep arms extended and legs in squat, shrug your shoulders slightly and see how long you can keep your arms up. It’s not as easy as one would think and remember these kids are holding athletes a lot heavier than a gallon of water. Then there are the flyers who need to have the upper and lower body strength to position themselves for explosive launches into the air. Then, once they are up there, they must maintain a certain level of balance and focus while executing very difficult skills – all while being held by 1 to 3 people at a time. 



So, if your not sure cheerleading will give you the physical challenge you need to exceed in sports, think again. Many cheerleaders – male and female – are successful football players, basketball players, volleyball, softball and more. They have found cheerleading to be that added extra push they needed to put them at their athletic peak. 



Physical Strength is an amazing benefit to cheerleading and you should give it a try – even if its for just one season.  You will never know until you try it! If you are in the Nor Cali Bay Area come check out RAW ELITE ALLSTARS, if you are not, check out a gym in your area. 



See you on the mats!




Fremont Bay Area Cheer and Dance Program + network with over 75 million viewers = 1 amazing upcoming season

9 Apr

AwesomenessTV, the youtube network with over 75 million subscribers, has welcomed RAE into their fold.

“This is exciting to be a part of this amazing network” – Coach Bishop

As we gear up to start broadcasting RAW in the next few months, we are still in competition more and recruiting mode.

With just one competition left in the season and team placements on April 26th, we are excited for a successful closing of our season and the beginning of our relationship with the network and kicking off our new season this May.

To join RAW Elite Allstars visit http://www.rawtalentselite.com or email contact@rawtalents.org

This year we will focus on our network relationship and host a limited number of new team members.

We are currently accepting 3 flyers and 4 bases for Sr. 4.2 Dauntless Allstars

2 Flyers and 3 bases for our Fame Allstars

All other spaces will be available for L1 and L2 as well as half season teams

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!