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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

RAW Dauntless Takes Home National Championship Title – Beating large co-ed teams

30 Mar

Dauntless has had its struggles this season. They would go from 2nd to 3rd to 5th to first. They were just all over the place with their scores.

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But as time progressed we made a few changes, let a few members go and the results of these changes were amazing!

This 4.2 small gym, small team hit the Nationals stage. They were pitted against teams of 18, 22+ and more. They had to compete against large co-ed teams on the National stage. We knew going in that it would not be easy to take 4th let alone 1st.

What we found was, the changes made our world 150% stronger. We finally had all the right people in all the right places. Despite going against large programs, gyms that have 10,000 sq ft facilities, a couple of tumble traks and countless coaches. RAW Elite Allstars Dauntless team brought home the 1st place win and a National Championship Title.

The feeling was AMAZING! It reminded everyone that it doesn’t matter how big your team is, the size of your training facility is the not determining factor on how great your athletes will be, that its always better to have a small group of hard working athletes than a large group of kids where the weak athletes are pushed to the back and hidden. What matter most is that every athlete wants to be amazing, that everyone wants to shine and perform to their highest level, that everyone who walks in your door wants the same as you – A strong hard working program that is affordable but competitive.

Congratulations to Dauntless. You brought home the jackets. You beat some amazing teams, some amazing athletes and to be a team of 12 with 1 guy to beat out large co-ed teams – WOW. You should be proud.

National Champions!

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Fremont Bay Area Chess Camps

16 Jun

Hey Everyone,

Here is the camps update for the week of June 18-22nd.

Chess Camps with Champion Chess Instructors and Business Leaders is nearly full. Registration for the week of June 18-22nd is closing tomorrow Sunday June 17th. Remember you can only get the 50% off camps through Livingsocial and that deal ends on June 18th. So if you are looking for a great fremont bay area chess camp, take advantage of this amazing deal while you still can.Cheer Camp for the week of June 18-22nd is FULL AND CLOSED. Please look for other available week

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Performing Arts Camps for the week of June 18-22nd is still available. Just 2 slots open. Registration for the week of June 18-22nd is closing tomorrow Sunday June 17th. Remember you can only get the 50% off camps through Livingsocial and that deal ends on June 18th. So if you are looking for a great fremont cheergym cheer and dance program, take advantage of this amazing deal while you still can.

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!