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Lincoln High School Cheer Tryouts San Jose

27 May

WE ARE JUMPING HIGH FOR YOU SARAH

We couldn’t be more proud

 

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!

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

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 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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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