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Congrats to Maddy for Making the High School Team

17 May

Well, we never doubted for 1 second

Congrats on making your High School Cheer Team. We can’t wait to see you in uniform and on the sidelines!

Go Maddy!

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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

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!




Congrats you made your High School Cheerleading Team

3 May
Congratulations 
 
on 
Making the 
2015-2016
 
 
Wishing you a year of join, fun and skill building!
 
 

High School Cheerleading and Dance Tryout Season in Full Swing

2 May


There will be tears of joy and tears of sadness. It’s the nature of try out season. Not everyone can make every team. But don’t shed tears too long, just because you didn’t make your school cheer or dance team doesn’t have to be the end of your dream of being a cheerleader or dancer.

Every year, RAW Allstars, has a young lady or gentlemen walk into the gym with stories of how their school didn’t think they were good enough to be on their school team.

With open arms, we accept every athlete. RAW’s first full season was in 2012 and our team was filled with athletes who were told they were not good enough to be on their schools cheer or dance team. By season’s end 98% of these athletes finished their season with National Championship Jackets. Not bad for a group of kids who weren’t good enough for the school team!

The tradition of National Title Winners continued, 2012, 2013, 2015 we welcomed National Championship titles and Grand Championship Titles as well as a bid to Worlds.

We say this not to promote our Allstars Program, but to let all of you who did not make your school cheer or dance team know that you have other options. You don’t have to join RAW Allstars but you should look into an allstars program in your state and see what options you have.

As you can imagine, after winning National Championship titles all our kids went to their next school year tryouts and made the team with flying colors. These athletes remained with RAW and enjoyed th perks of Allstars and School Cheer.

Don’t give you there are options. If your in the San Francisco Fremont San Jose Bay Area consider calling RAW Elite Allstars. We look forward to you joining our team – 510-992-6811

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RAE FAME Allstars takes 3rd at Nationals

10 Apr

This March, RAE took several teams to Nationals. Fame was one that faced several challenges. Tumbling mental blocks, at least a third of the team was down for nearly a full month with either a bad flu, bronchitis or pneumonia. The team had only 2 full team practices in over 2 months to gear up for competition.

In a situation like this, coaches have to consider pulling the team from competition or letting them hit the stage. The illness was not the kids fault, fever’s were high and they had to miss practices. After sitting with our RAE family we decided to allow Fame to take the competition floor.

We are very proud to say despite all their challenges they still took home 3rd. Now to some of you third may not sound great. But you need to understand these kids had only 2 full team practices and had to change every stunt group due to some members being out on competition day.

With all these challenges they should have scored very low, but they hit the mats with pride and scored just 1 point behind second place and 2 points behind 1st. Imagine if everyone was healthy and able to make all the practices and hit the floor with the original routine. Well, we will hit the floor one more time before the season ends. Congrats to FAME and See you at internationals!