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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

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Bay Area Allstars Cheerleaders Perform for President Obama and US Mayors

20 Jun
RAW Elite Allstars received a very special honor this week as being the only Allstars Cheerleading and Dance program from California to perform for President Barack Obama and all the mayors of the United States at the US Conference of Mayors in San Francisco.
A group of RAW athletes spent the week working the amazing Broadway talent Basil Twist, San Francisco 49er Gold Rush Girls and many other special artist. The days event included the special parade for the NBA Champions Golden State Warriors, which lead to the special invite only event that included special appearances by 49er legends, SF Giants greats, legendary singers and of course President Obama.

“It is always an honor when someone sees your hard working athletes special enough to be in the presence of the US Presidents” said Coach Bishop. “It was great to see our cBay Area Allstars RAW and President Obamaheer and dance program Director Dre and all our hardworkng athletes enjoy this special day”.

This event is something these young dancers and cheerleaders will remember for a long time.
About RAW Elite Allstars:
RAW Elite Allstars is the home to athletes from across the greater bay area (San Jose, Livermore, Santa Clara, Fremont, Union City, Newark and more. The current 2015 National Champions in both Cheerleading and Dance specializes in small team divisions and welcomes athletes ages 4-26yrs. Those interested in joining this program, located on the boarder of Fremont and Newark, noted by America Cheerleading Publications as one of the most award winning programs in the Greater Bay Area, please contact cheer@rawtalents.org





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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!




I didn’t make my cheerleading team – What to do next

24 Apr

How to handle not making the cheer or dance team (How to help your child cope with not making the team)

dontlookback You did all the right things, you took dance and cheer classes. You attend cheer clinics and spent countless hour,

practicing day and night perfecting the moves. Tryouts day hits, you look your best, you have your biggest and brightest smile possible and you shout those cheers out loud enough for the world to hear. Your dance was flawless, your jumps – sky high. You wait anxiously outside the window with everyone else who tried out. Slowly the coach walks down the hall to post the list. The list goes up and everyone rushes toward the window to search for the name, you look and look again only to find YOUR NOT ON THE LIST.

Not making the team can lead to a list of emotions and it’s hard for friends and family to know the best way to help you deal with that lost or sad feeling you may have.  First, if your a parent, you need to understand that no matter how you feel about cheerleading or dance team, this tryout was important to your child so you must respond with caring and positive comments. Let them know, not making it is not a reflection on them, each tryout is different and some factors weigh more than others. Congratulate your child for having the courage it took to even tryout. So many kids want to tryout but are too scared to do it and your child had enough courage to get out there and do his/her best.  Let them know you understand not to get something you really want in life can be hard, but its not the end of the world. Remind them of other plans they had for the school year, encourage them to join a sport they love. Remind them that their school team is not the only cheer or dance team out there. Encourage them to join an Allstars or Recreational dance or cheer program – they will meet kids from other cities, schools and in some cases can be more fun and challenging than school cheer. Don’t tell your child not to cry, encourage them to show their sadness in a healthy way.

rawallstarsIf your the cheerleader or dancer who didn’t make it, then we want to keep a few things in mind. Most tryouts are not just based on your cheering and dancing abilities. Tryouts judges consider a variety of items when judging a competition, some wonder how you would fit in with the returning team members, sometimes your teacher referrals hold a heavier score then your overall performance, in some cases they are thinking about next season’s routine and they are trying to visualize each person doing upcoming routines, and sometimes (and sorry but this is a very sad reality) they just chose teams based on current team members friends/family or kids they just have a preference too (that sucks when it happens, but it does happen).

A couple of things to consider, if you find yourself in this situation. First, if they don’t give you tryout score sheets, ask for some constructive feedback. Usually they will give you tips for the next time you tryout. Second, consider the fact that it may not have been you at all and just something that wasn’t a good fit for them as of right now. If you ever watch the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Show, think about the time the coaches pulled a girl in a room and a performer how much they love the her, how beautiful she is, how amazing she is but they just couldn’t see her on the team. There is nothing you can do about that, if they love you but don’t see you as a great fit, that’s just that. It’s like you meet a really awesome guy but you just can see yourself dating him, no matter how awesome he is the connection just isn’t there. That happens with cheer and dance teams too. Third, remember it is not the end of the world, you can still cheer or dance for a team. Consider joining an Allstar Cheer and Dance program. Our Nor Cali Bay Area Cheerleading loves accepting all members regardless of experience. We have met some amazing cheerleaders and dancers who didn’t make their competitive team, but they join us and they are some of our strongest performers. If you really love cheer and dance, go online and see if you can find a cheer or dance team you can join. It’s a great way to do what you had your heart set on and get the experience you may need in order to tryout for your school next year.

Good luck and always SMILE BIG!

*RAW Allstars is a small gym with big wins. Specializing in small teams, our program holds Natioanl/International) titles for 2011-12 (our first FULL season), 13, 15 from USA Varsity, GSSA, Jamsports, HIT, Xtreme, California State Championships. Centrally located in the bay area, we have youth from San Francisco, San Mateo, Richmond, Fremont, Livermore, Union City, Santa Clara, San Jose, Cupertino, Palo Alto and more. We are just 10-20 minutes away from most Bay Area cities (right off 880/84/237/680)

Bay Area Competitive Cheer Brings Home Another Title

22 Apr

Last week, we were feeling a little down. Even though we had just come off a big win at Nationals after going against some of the West Coast top teams, we were a little down because sometimes it can be hard being a small gym in a world of mega gyms. Then a fellow coach and friend of over 18 years said something to a few of us coaches.

“Being a small gym is tough, you don’t have all the bells and whistles of the mega programs. Sometimes you can’t do certain stunts because you don’t have 20 people on the mats at a time but remember this – What does it take for a gym of 400 kids to put together a couple of amazing teams? Nothing, when you have 400 kids you can move people up, down, put them in the back and even cut them and it doesn’t really affect anyone. But small programs, you have to really train each and every athlete. You have to make every athlete a star and push them to their full potential. There is no hiding someone in the back, there is no room not to train each and every athlete. For a small team to win at any National level is a big deal because you have to be far more creative and hardworking to be up there with the mega programs. The value of a small program is so much bigger, the athletes gain so much in the sport and spirit of the sport. The value small gyms have to offer is priceless” 

This gave us a lift, a lift we needed to gear up for another great competition. Thank you Kris for being a great leader and friend in the world of competitive cheer and dance.

Right after this conversation, we picked up our heads, hit the mats harder than ever and our Sr. 4.2 team brought home OVERALL Grand Champion.

Fremont Tiny Team Training Dance

Tiny Members working hard with Dance & Flexibility Coach

This is a major win since Overall Grand Champion took all the Allstars Programs scores against each other and gave the award to the top placing team. We couldn’t be more proud of our Sr. 4.2, they had their struggles and throughout the season we had adjustments to the team that had to be made for the success of the program. We ended the season with exactly everyone the team needed and with this positive hard working group of athletes – we sealed the season with a OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION WIN!

Bay Area Allstars Cheerleading National Champions

Come be a part of this amazing group of athletes. Team information meeting and placements are April 26 at 3pm in the Mercardo Building 37428 Centralmont Place, off 880 (Cedar and Central). www.rawtalentselite.com