Tag Archives: cheerleading

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 High School Cheerleading Tryouts and Middle School Tryouts

13 May

All Bay Area High School and Middle School students are invited to tryout on May 17 at our summer training site in Fremont, CA. Just minutes from Redwood City, San Jose, Livermore, Santa Clara and more. This year RAW has athletes from across the Greater Bay Area.

Tryouts are open to everyone in Middle School and High School. EVERYONE MAKES A TEAM.

Come join your 2015 Bay Area National Champions and Overall Grand Champions in Cheer and Dance.

For more information email teams@rawtalents.org or call 510-992-6811

We look forward to seeing you soon!

#cheerleading #tryouts #allstars #highschool #sports

RECAP: HIGH SCHOOL CHEER TRYOUTS MAY 17 Centralmont Place Fremont

Middle School Cheer Tryouts May 17 Centralmont Place Fremont

It’s not easy, it’s worth it

19 Jan

hhcf raw allstars

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

#power #faith #sports

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.

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RAW Allstars Training has begun Cheer still has a few slots

1 Jun

First day of training. Doing a pretty good job on the stunt pairings. Excited to see how they do when all of summer training is done

Don’t Be Afraid To Fly

13 Jun

Many parents enter the gym and quickly say “I don’t want my child to fly”. We understand, flying can seem scary to many parents and kids, but the truth is, if everyone does their part flying is no more dangerous than basing in a stunt or tumbling.

While many assume the role of flyer is dangerous and a slightly passive role, the truth is flying requires a strong level of athleticism that is just as dangerous as basing or doing gymnastics.

Every person has a very important role in stunting, but for now we are focusing just on the flyer for the purpose of this article. The flyer, those lifted during stunts, must perfect the art of lifting her/himself, perfecting the load in jump, have the most solid ability to balance, extreme flexibility and strong tumbling skills.

By learning proper body position & technique a flyer makes themselves the most valuable player on the team. Here are a few tips to flyers to help them grow and become stronger performers and lessen their chances of injuries.

Keep It Tight

As a flyer you must perfect the act of locking it out and keep it tight. At our Fremont Bay Area Cheerleading gym we have adopted a body plank drill to help flyers be more aware of what it means to be tight. The drill our flyers work on gives them a better ideal of proper body alignment when they are in the air. Our flyers also perfect their skills on the ground first. So often our coaches are hired to come in and help a team that is struggling with stunts and when we get there we find that the flyers can’t hold the stunt on the ground. Many inexperienced coaches think that its ok if you can’t hold the heel extension steady on the ground, but the truth is you MUST be able to hold your stunts on the ground before you can put them in the air. 

LOCK IT OUT

In the above paragraph we talk about locking it out. So, you may not know what that means, well locking out is keep your knees locked straight. Even the slightest bend in your leg can lead to a failed stunt. A flyer who stays locked out is a flyer who will most likely have the most successful stunts. If you lock those legs straight and the bases are off (uneven), they can correct their issues without losing the stunt. But if the flyer bends in anyway, the stunt is almost certainly over. So LOCK IT OUT!

Flexibility

In our program flexibility is important to ALL OUR MEMBERS. Our bases, tumblers and flyers all must work on scales, heel extensions and other traditionally “only flyers” skills. We do this to maximize the use of the whole team. Never under estimate the power of flexibility. You MUST stretch at least 5 days a week. Trust me, your coaches can tell if you are not stretching, it will always show in your weekly practices. By not stretching you are only hurting yourself and letting down your whole team. If you are part of a team, you must stretch. Again flexibility is key to your success as a flyer, base, team member.

In the end, its important not to be afraid to fly. As a base and a gymnast you can be injured just as quickly as a flyer can be injured. I have seen bases loose teeth because they caught a flyer wrong, I have seen bases break legs from not having the proper stance in a competition. In gymnastics, I have seen major back and neck injuries. These injuries can happen in any sport, don’t let fear get between you and flying!

Soar High!

Never Stop

8 Apr

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. 


by Dr. Kent M. Keith