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Congratulations to RAW Elite Allstars Althetes in the Fremont San Jose Bay Area

25 Oct

CONGRATULATIONS to team Jevan for hitting their toss to extension. This team worked really hard to execute this skill clean and it looks spectacular! Congrats to you all!

RAW Elite Allstars has been training hard working allstars cheerleaders and dancers for nearly 4 and 1/2 years now. The program has coaches with over 25+ collective years of gymnastic, cheerleading and competitive dance experience. For anyone looking for a serious Allstars Program where cheerleaders safely move up typically one to sometimes two levels after a full season of dedication and training, then its time to join RAW Elite Allstars – THE SMALL GYM WITH BIG WINS

2012-2015 Ranked 2nd in the US in Dance/4th in the US in Cheer (Jamsport 2014), National Champions, Overall Grand Champions with brands such as USA Varsity, GSSA, Jamsport, Extreme Sport and more. RAW Elite Allstars athletes performed for President Barack Obama and US Mayors in 2015 and have worked on other projects for things like Pixar Monsters University, Step Up Revolution Project and more. Year round registration, contact Coach Nicole or Andrea for more information

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.

Great job in class today – Thanks to all our Bay Area athletic stars who rocked today

14 Jul
The house was packed – here are just a few of our first session athletes working the course for Cheerleading Class Session.
Bay Area Cheer
 
Great Job Everyone! See you at the next session
There is still time to join one of our many programs

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!




High School Cheerleading Tryout Training for Northern California

31 Mar

Train to be Your Best

Everyday, our program receives phone calls from prospective cheerleaders/dancers or their parents asking if they have to take tryout training classes. Now most programs would ramble off an immediate yes in an effort to make the sale. But were a little different than that. First we go through a series of questions such as why are you looking for training and has the prospective cheerleader/dancer ever tried out for their team before. These questions are important and help our coaches give a very informed answer to the prospective student or parent.

You have to decide for yourself if you need the training because you don’t want to waste time or money if you already have the key elements needed the average tryout. Think about these things: If your trying out for the cheer team do you have the basic jumps, tumbling, “sharpness” and energy needed to make you stand out in a cheerleading tryout. If you can’t land with flawlessness some of the most basic jumps (toe touch, herky, pike and hurdler) then you should really consider taking a tryout class.

If you are shy and fell silly yelling out loud in front of a group of people by yourself, then you MUST take tryout classes. Tryouts are not the place to start to attempt to overcome your shyness. You need to knock all those “I’m too shy” bugs off you long before you hit the tryout training sessions. Being shy and quiet are the worst things you can be when trying out for any spirit leadership role. It’s almost worst than the snippy mean girl attitude. Trust me, you should never be mean or snippy, but shyness is a none option. As a cheerleading and dance tryout judge, there are plenty of talented kids who do not make the team because they are too shy and embarrassed to be loud or hit the routine.

For dancers, you need to make sure you have the flexibility and understand the basic dance turns. Training for dance tryouts are a little more challenging because if your school has a competitive dance team, they may require technique skills (that take months and sometimes years to perfect) during their tryout sessions. If you don’t have your splits, your going to find dance team tryouts far more difficult than cheerleading tryouts. The flexibility required to be a on dance team takes some time to gain. We are not saying give up your dream for dance team tryouts, but if you don’t have the most basic of flexibility and turns your going to have to train at least 3 times as hard as the next person.

Most importantly, when thinking about trying out for your cheerleading or dance team you need to be realistic. This means, if your school requires you to have a 3.0 to tryout and you have a 2.0 don’t waste your time. It doesn’t matter how great you do, they will not put you on the team unless you meet the minimum academic requirements. If your dance team is a Nationally ranked team that requires you to have quad piro’s and you don’t have the coordination to land one, then quickly get yourself into a dance or tryout specific training class.

Tryout training classes are important and very helpful to most young guys and girls. The right class will teach you the skills as well as the etiquette of tryouts. All tryout our classes should be well rounded and incorporate jumps, strength training, basic dance and cheer techniques, showmanship, tumbling, rallying, stunts and more. It doesn’t mean you will perfect it all, specially if you are taking a 6 week training session, but it will prepare you with the knowledge on how to do it all and terminology will make complete sense to you when you get to tryouts.

Our Bay Area Cheerleading and Dance Tryout class coaches have a 98% success rate for those in our 8 to 12 week program.

We have successfully training young students who have proudly made their teams. Here is a list of just some of the schools our students have made the Cheerleading or Dance Teams.

Beyer High School

Ceres High 

Cupertino High School 

Cypress Middle

Delano High

Downey High

Gunn High School

Hyde Middle

Kennedy High

Los Gatos High

Monta Vista High

Monte Vista High

Mountain High

Newark High

OC High

Saratoga High

Skyline High

Vincent High

Whitter High

*This is just a partial list that does not include colleges, middle schools and elementary schools*

How many National & International Champions do you see here?

30 May

Can you see the National Champions?

Team Work, Hard Work and Dedication = Success

We Work Hard & We Play Hard

Trust Yourself and Your Teammates = Well Executed Routines

This page is jam packed with National & International Champions, All-American Cheerleaders/Dancers and Academic Stars! Come be a part of it all, NOW enrolling of the 2012-2013 Season! Visit us at www.rawtalents.org or call 888-588-4418

Good Luck at TRYOUTS!

24 May

Wishing EVERYONE who is trying out for Cheerleading or Dance (Drill) Team all the Best! Don’t Sweat It!

Special shout out to our students who are trying out for the following teams:

St. Francis

Washington High School

Gunn High School

OC High School

Sierra High

Holy Names

CSU

You have all worked hard and deserve the best! Just do what you know and do it BIG!
Good luck to you all.

I Didn’t Make the Cheer Squad

22 Apr

How to Handle Not Making the Cheerleading or Dance Team

Didn't make Dance Team

You have been preparing all year by taking dance classes and cheer classes. You attend cheer clinics and spent  the next week or so 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. 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 its hard from 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 teams, this tryout was important to your child so you must respond with care and positive comments. Let them know that 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, 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. Don’t tell your child not to cry, encourage them to show their sadness in a healthy way.

If 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.

San Jose Cheerleading

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. Its 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 Fremont Bay Area Cheerleading loves to 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 local cheer or dance team you can join. Its 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!

Fremont Bay Area Elite Cheerleading & Dancers Internationals Win!

22 Apr

Bay Area Allstar Cheer and Dance

Yes, they did it again! Fremont Bay Area RAW Allstars Cheer/Dance Teams bring home 3 more Title Wins! We are so proud of all our team members. This past weekend our Cheer & Dance Teams brought home 2nd Place in Sr. Stunt, International Championship wins in Youth Pom, Senior Pom and Senior Hip Hop.

Want to join in on the fun? Come to our ELITE Team Tryouts and Team Placement workshop on May 20th in Fremont, CA. Centrally located right off of 880, 84, 237 and 680. We have members from across the greater Bay Area! RSVP required by emailing cheer@rawtalents.org