Pearls – December Workout
This workout will take approximately 15 minutes. Each exercise should be done for 45 seconds, followed by 15 seconds of rest! This work out should be done 3-5 times AT HOME, in addition to at practice.
Ski Jump (Side-to-Side)
Shoulder tap (in pushup position)
High Knees (in place)
Reverse Jumping Jack
Flutter Kicks (in hollow position)
Squat (frog) Jump
Inch-Worm (feet in place)
Originally posted on simplexcellence:
Most of us in cheerleading are familiar with Debbie Love’s “Breaking Free” method of resolving an athletes mental blocks. I think this is a great resource and really helps get people past their mental block. She goes into a lot of detail explaining why and how kids develop the block. I think everyone who wants to know more needs to read it.
My goal is two-fold. One, cure the mental block and two, eliminate mental blocks from forming. Most people I speak to talk about them as an annoyance with which they can’t be bothered with. They haven’t put the time in to consider why it happened. Debbie goes into detail with many “why’s” but if you go to the root you will notice two major causes.
The two most common causes are:
You can now book lessons with Coach Dani Coss at Core Athletix on the Full-Out lesson scheduling page.
I (Matt Faherty) will be out of town next week, coaching at Camp Woodward!
I will be leaving July 27th, and will be returning the following Saturday. In addition, I will be gone August 17th through August 31st.
If you have already booked lessons during those dates, I will be calling you within the next day or two to reschedule.
I am happy to announce that you can now book lessons with Carlos Tirado on the CheerFullOut lesson scheduling page!
As summer swings into full speed, and temperatures rise, heat related illness becomes a serious risk among youth athletes! This is due to the fact that the body’s of children have not fully developed the ability to regulate it’s internal temperature. As a result, a child’s natural response to heat, such as sweating, is delayed, or largely suppressed. Because of this blunted response to heat, children have an increased susceptibility to heat induced illness. To keep youth athletes safe, and performing their best, fluid replacement needs to be a top priority among coaches, parents, and athletes.
To insure proper hydration, and reduce the risk of heat related illness among athletes, the National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) has released a position statement recommending the following:
- Insure optimal pre-exercise hydration by consuming 17-20 oz. of water, or sports drink, 2-3 hours before activity, and an additional 7-10 oz. 20-30 minutes prior to activity.
- During exercise, consume 7-10 oz. of water, or sports drink every 10-15 minutes to replace fluids lost by sweat.
- Be aware of the warning signs of dehydration, and constantly monitor athletes for heat related illness. Here are a few of the symptoms to watch for: headache, nausea, chills, cramps, weakness, dizziness, decreased performance and a heat-like sensation on the back and neck.
For more information about heat related illness, fluid replacement, or youth athletes, visit the links embedded throughout the articles!
Make it a great summer!
‘Tis the Season of Change in Cheerleading – Big Change for Rochester Clients, Changing Location of Lessons in May
As many of you have noticed, over the past few weeks I have limited the ability to book lessons at Fame All-Stars, in Rochester, starting in May, 2013. This is due to the fact that, in all-star cheerleading, May marks the end of one competitive season, and the beginning of the next.
May can be an exciting month in cheerleader. Often times, gym owners make huge changes to their programs, including rolling out new services, renovating their facilities, and hosting special clinics and workshops before team tryouts. May can also be a difficult time, as high-school seniors graduate and age off of teams, athletes decided not to cheer another season, and coaches come and go.
This May will be both an exciting and grim month for me, as I, like the gym owners, make large changes to the services I offer. I would like to take this time to tell everyone some of what is to come at the end of this current 2012-2013 season, and the beginning of the 2013-2014 season! I believe that the changes being made are necessary for me to further improve on the high-quality instruction, positive learning environment, and outstanding customer service I offer to my clients.
Starting May 1st, I will no longer be offering lessons at Fame All-Stars, in Rochester, NY
The decision to leave Fame has been a very difficult one for me, both professionally, and personally. I have spent the past two seasons coaching Fame athletes, traveling around the northeast to competitions, creating close bonds with teams’ families, and coaching alongside of some of the best instructors in both New York, and Virginia. Many of the bonds I share with people at Fame go much further back, some as far as nearly a decade. But I feel that it is time for me to take the next step in my career, and begin the next chapter in my life. Although I will discontinue offering lessons at Fame on May 1st, I will be leaving Fame as a coach on May 6th, after US Finals in Virginia Beach, Fame’s last competition of the 2012-2013 cheer season. I wish everyone at Fame All-Stars, both here in NY and in Virginia, the best during the upcoming season.
Beginning the week of May 6th, I will begin offering lessons and classes at Core Athletix, in Rochester, NY
Core Athletix is a multi-purpose training facility, specializing in tumbling and cheerleading. Core’s large training area, and vast amounts of training and safety equipment, will allow me to better train athletes, and keep them safer while doing it. The facility also has a large, comfortable, lobby/parent viewing area, which keeps the training spaces free from distractions, such as siblings, crying babies, and parent conversations. Reducing of distractions keeps the athletes focused on training, improving their performance, while also keeping them safe.
Core Athletix is located about 10-15 minutes away from the previous location Core’s address is 1344 University Ave. Suite #5000 in Rochester, NY.
More information, including “frequently asked questions” about these, and other changes, will be posted in within the next few days. I will also be updating my online scheduling calendar to reflect the changes, and allow you to book lessons at Core Athletix as soon as possible! I am still working to finalize the times in which equipment will be available for me to offer lessons.