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Circuit workouts are the best kind of workouts for Lakeland cheerleading. Instead of doing the same repetitive motion such as running, you can do a set amount of time or reps for a handful of different exercises. In as short as five minutes, you can do lunges, planks, leg raises, and even flutter kicks. The thing about circuit workouts is that they will never bore you. Instead of doing the same thing, you will be looking forward to your “favorite” routine, and isn’t that wonderful?

Your coach might have taught you a similar workout in the past when you are preparing in the gym. Usually, when this happens in the gym, there will be different stations in each corner of the gym where you will have to go once the exercise is done. One corner of the gym can be for lunges, the other for leg raises, the other for body weight squats, and so on. Circuit workouts are best done with a group, though you can also do it in your own backyard this summer.

It takes a lot for teenagers, especially with all the distraction of modern world, to focus on one goal. Once they set their eyes on cheerleading, they should be disciplined and responsible enough to stick to that goal and do everything in their power to achieve what they have set out to do. That’s why it’s important that these young girls are also taught the value of sacrifice and hardwork. While most of their friends are hanging out in malls—watching movies and trying out new places—a cheerleaders must spend a significant amount of her time in the morning exercising.

If you want to keep up with the rest of the team for next season, you better have the stamina for it. Remember, cheerleading isn’t exactly an easy sports. You don’t just jump and kick, you have to tumble and even “fly.” Circuit workouts can be easily done in your backyard; all you have to do is combine the right exercises that will make you more fit and healthier.

There are two ways to create a circuit workout: one, choose three to five exercises and do the whole circuit workout either two or three times; and two, choose nine to 15 different exercises and just do the whole thing once. The target here is to choose a variety of exercises that will target a specific group of muscles in your body. The most popular circuit workouts are those that include leg exercises, arm exercises, abs, and cardio exercises.

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Tryouts are the first official introduction to a team. If you’re a Lakeland cheerleading coach, that means that your first tryout will also be the first time the rest of the team will meet you, unless, of course, you’ve called for a meeting for the previous squad. If you cannot put together a successful round of tryouts, potential cheerleaders may lose their interest in your squad and they may opt to go to another team. That’s a loss on your part because these are the same people you will be competing against. Surely, you don’t want to strengthen the other team?

Give yourself time

The first thing you should do as a coach is to give yourself time to prepare for the tryout. Don’t be afraid to move the schedule later than usual if it will make you feel better about the preparation. That is also beneficial because it will give people enough time to think about whether they want to be a part of the team. Depending on the kind of setup you have with the school administration and management, you may have to request for clearances to hold the tryouts in the school gym. Once you have this cleared, you will need to fill up paperworks and put formalities out of the way. Reserve the gym for several days because there may be a lot of signups and it’s always good to have an extra day to meet the new team.

Define what kind of team you want

Do you want a yell team? If that’s what you want, that means you don’t have to look for people with a lot of skills in jumping, flying, cartwheeling, and other routines. Make sure that you include this information on the call sheet. Remember, most girls want to become cheerleaders because they want to learn these “tricks,” as young girls call it. They want to learn how to do the cartwheel, how to be a flyer, and how to do all those complicated dance routines.

It’s important that these young girls know what they are getting into, and what they should not expect from the Lakeland cheerleading team.

Make pamphlets and info sheet

Information packets are always beneficial to any company, team, organizations, etc. These collates all the pertinent information about what you are doing and what your goals are. Every time you feel like you’re diverting from your goals, you can simply look back at these information packets and be reminded on why you’re there in the first place. Include all important dates, fees, information, etc. about the Lakeland cheerleading team in these pamphlets.

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Once you enter the wonderful but scary life of being a college student, you’ll realize you have even less time now than when you were in high school and juggling academics and Lakeland cheerleading at the same time. College is a different beast, however. Though the classes, the lifestyle, the people, the adventures, and the learnings are more fun, they tend to be overwhelming, too.

Many succumb to the pressure of college, which is why it is always better to keep something that is dear to you. If cheerleading will help you keep sane once you’re studying in the bigger academic world, then take it with you. Though there are few colleges and universities that give out cheerleading scholarships or even take cheerleading as a serious sports, you can still try out for the team.

After all, these colleges and universities are big spenders and supporters of their basketball and football teams. When there is a game on the line, they still need the cheerleaders to rally them on and make them feel better even after losing an important game of the season.

Compared to high school cheerleading, this particular sports in college is less intimidating. Most people do not want to be saddled with an extra-curricular activity on top of their academics. That’s unfortunate because cheerleading is such a good mood booster that it can help you be more productive in school.

If there is no cheerleading team in your college or you simply don’t want to join the college team, you can opt to keep in touch with your old high school squad. There is a good chance that you know who the current cheerleaders are—these are the same girls you have worked and competed with before, after all. Only now, instead of being your juniors, they are already seniors of their own and they have new girls to take care of and teach new routines to.

Cheerleading, after all, is a cycle. Everyone gets to graduate and leave the old squad behind. The team stays, though, and we find many past cheerleaders going back to the team and lending their expertise to the new girls. It’s a sort of sorority only members of that squad understand. Lakeland cheerleading is a special bond, and you must take that with you wherever you go—be it in college or when you are already working.

In fact, we must say that cheerleading is forever a part of you. If you’re not doing it now, it doesn’t mean you’re no longer a part of it. You have made your mark and you will always cherish that.

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In every Lakeland cheerleading competition, someone has to win and someone has to lose. Understanding the concept of winning and losing, and even perfecting the very principle and existence of it, doesn’t make losing any easier. In fact, because you know why you lost, it somehow breaks your heart even deeper.

But things are different when you are competing. When you compete, you want to know why you failed and you want to correct those mistakes. Cheerleading coaches always point this out to the team members—accept defeat but learn from it and try not to fall on the same reason. And yet, many cheerleaders are disappointed at the way judges “sometimes” unfairly judge a competition and how constructive criticisms are not to be found in the score sheets.

Feedback is needed

After every competition, a cheerleading team gets its score cards from the judges. Whether they win or lose, they will see how the judges have scored their performances. For the most part, though, the judges will rarely put comments and other suggestions on those score cards. They will simply put an average or below average score on the card and let the losing cheerleading team figure out where they went wrong. This isn’t what these girls want to see or hear. They want feedback, and they are craving for it. They want to know what they have done wrong or how they can improve on it or if they can improve on it. That way, the next time they face the judges, they are more prepared.

Wrong scoring (even after admission) is wrong

We’ve seen this before. We have seen it in the grandest stage. Judges can score wrongly and give the trophy to the losing team rather than the winning team. An apology is applauded, of course, and the judges are forgiven for only being human, after all. We all make mistakes. But this is no fun for the cheerleaders who worked hard for the competition. A wrong scoring will rob them off the chance to celebrate their victory. Their victory, too, will be mired with questions and speculations. No team deserves that kind of scrutiny.

Playing favorites is awful

There is a reason why the Oscar’s has become so boring in recent years. We see the same old nominees and the same old winners. There’s nothing new here even if you know that another actor did better than Meryl Streep, for example. A judge cannot play favorite and choose a team representing the town where he/she came from. If the judges can’t put their personal biases aside, they have no business of judging a competitive Lakeland cheerleading.

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Although you want a new gear for Lakeland cheerleading, it’s not always wise to just buy a new pair simply because you want it. You have to understand about budgeting and prioritizing what you really need. Remember that aside from the cheer gear, there are other aspects of cheerleading that you should prepare for financially.

However, when you really noticed that it’s about time to buy a new gear, you should not scrimp and insist on using the old ones. Your gear must be up-to-date, so that you don’t get into untoward accidents. It will help you keep safe from harm and will also help you move better and follow instructions more clearly.

The clothes have holes

This is fine if you want to wear your cheer gear to the beach or even inside the house. It wouldn’t matter because no one would be affected. It’s a different story when you have to cheer alongside your mates. Your teammate’s finger may get stuck in the hole and they could break that finger. They may even drop you or lose their balance because they were pulled down by their finger getting stuck in your clothes’ hole. Worn-out clothing is a risk, no matter how much you try to fix it.

The clothes don’t fit anymore

The reason why cheerleading gear uses a different material is because it’s important to the routine. Loose clothing can affect not only how the routine looks like on the outside, but also how the other cheerleaders will work with you. Clothing that are too loose can also cause the same problems as when the clothes have holes on them. If you are wearing a loose shirt or shorts, your teammate may get her hand caught in the excess clothing. This can cause serious injuries for you both. Stick to the trusted gear for cheerleading, and you won’t have any problem.

The shoes are worn

Is there a need to remind you that when your shoes are worn, you should replace it immediately? You cannot work out or execute a routine when the soles of your shoes already created a flap. But even before this happens, you will notice signs that your shoes need replacing. Some of the signs are the grip wearing off, the seams splitting, and the cushioning flattening. For many, when their feet start to hurt, that’s a time that they need to replace their Lakeland cheerleading shoes.

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Summertime usually means it’s time to go out and have some fun. School has ended and everybody is heading to the beach. Not so fast, though. Lakeland cheerleading members have to stay in the gym to practice their routines or to exercise under the heat of the scorching Florida sun. Although summer season is always about having a good time, it can also spell disaster for those who are not used to it.

Heat exhaustion may happen during summer. There are two kinds of heat exhaustion: water depletion and salt depletion. If you are suffering from water depletion, you will be excessively thirsty and may likely have a headache and faint. If you have salt depletion, on the other hand, you will experience nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and muscle cramping.

Although it is not as severe as heatstroke, you must still be on alert for possible signs of heat exhaustion.

Go in an airconditioned room

Once you feel the symptoms of heat exhaustion, you should immediately seek a room with an air-conditioning system. The secret to getting out of the heat is to literally get out from under the sun. Enter a room with air-conditioning unit, so your body can cool down. If there is no airconditioned room accessible for you, try sitting in front of a fan for 15 minutes or more. It may also be suggested for you to take a cold shower, so you can feel refreshed afterwards.

Drink plenty of water

Drinking plenty of water should not only be done when you’re experiencing heat exhaustion. Cheerleaders, most especially, should be consuming plenty of water when they are exercising, working out, and practicing their routines. They are especially prone to heat exhaustion, not only during summertime but when they workout rigidly and do not rehydrate.

Wear the right clothing

Instead of wearing spandex when working out during the summer season, you should wear airy clothing because this cools your body down better. Stretchy fabrics will cling to your body and will make you feel warmer than it already is outside. Also, you may want to stay indoors during the summer season. If it’s not really that important to stay outdoors, do avoid the sun and staying under it for too long.

Do lighter workout

We know that cheerleaders are hardworkers and dedicated to their craft, but you should do lighter workouts when you’re outdoors during summertime. Any strenuous activities you will do should be conducted inside the gym, where there’s either a fan or an air-conditioning unit.

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Since Lakeland cheerleading is composed of numerous girls with different backgrounds, lifestyles, personalities, and attitudes, it can be quite hard to make them work together. If you are a good enough coach, you will be able to harmonize everything. But if not, you’ll be a victim, a seeming counselor, to all the girl drama the world has to offer.

Don’t fret, though. Cheerleaders are happy individuals when they do get along well together. They are actually very friendly to each other and treat each one as sisters. When you see a squad cooperating together, that could be the biggest blessing for any coach. However, there are still some things that cheerleaders do that can ruin internal relationships. Here are the top three things that cheerleaders must avoid doing:

Tattling to everyone about a problem

When there is a problem in the squad, you should tell your coach immediately. Don’t rant about it on your social media feeds or to other people. Don’t even tell your closest friends about it before telling your coach or the team as a whole. A cheerleading squad is like a family and you should treat it like one. When issues crop up, they should be talked about. If you can have an open forum among yourselves, do so. You have to respect your team and your coaches enough to tell them what your issues are.

Threatening the coaches/team

What kind of threats are we talking about? Basically, there are cheerleaders who threaten the team and coaches that they’ll go to the rival team and spill the secrets and strategies if they don’t get their way. Do not ever threaten the coaches or the team in general just so you can get your way. You are always welcome to the team, but you are also welcome to leave the squad if you feel you are not appreciated there. It’s best to talk about these things to your coach. But if you feel like this squad isn’t for you anymore, then just walk away. There’s no need to use threats.

Poor sportsmanship

There is a reason why athletes get ejected in the middle of the game when they act out. Everyone wants to win, but the reason why you lose isn’t exactly the fault of the judges or the scores or the other teams. There are winners and losers in all competitions. It just so happens that in this particular Lakeland cheerleading competition, your team lost.

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The one thing that most Lakeland cheerleading coaches can’t deal with is the presence of cheer parents on the sidelines. Sure, all coaches want the support of the parents because it’s good for the girls and the team itself. However, parents can be a bit exasperating, especially when they are only after the good of their daughters and not for the benefit of the team.

Cheer parents needs to understand that when they agree to put their daughters in a cheerleading squad, they are essentially embracing the whole team, too. They should be concerned not just about their daughters’ progress and success, but for the whole team.

Ignoring emails from the team/gym

Parents love to complain about every single thing—the schedule, the payments, the competitions, etc. What annoys coaches more is not that they complain, but the fact that they always say they don’t know what’s going on when they are always being informed through email, text, etc. Ignoring the information sent by the team or the gym doesn’t make the information (no matter how bad) less true.

Getting jealous of other cheerleaders

Of course, coaches understand that cheer parents want the best for their daughters. What they don’t understand is why there is more competition among the parents than the girls themselves. Parents often get jealous of other cheerleader’s success in the team. They want their daughter to be the star even if her skills are not ready for it.

Takes their daughters’ sides

Taking your daughter’s side is a natural act for any parent. Not letting them be responsible for actions and taking their sides are what’s wrong about cheer parents. If your daughter wants to acquire a new skill or master the routine, she should attend all the trainings, practices, etc. She should show her dedication to the team.

Pushing their daughters too hard

The reason why coaches exist is because they are the ones who recommend techniques and strategies to the cheerleaders about how much they need to practice at home. Cheer parents can be pushovers and they may be pushing their daughters too hard that they end up on the wheelchair rather than on the gym mat.

Not paying the fees on time

Everyone understands the harsh financial truths of today, but these fees have been scheduled the way they are to accommodate everyone who wants to be a part of the squad. Parents who do not comply to the schedule are more annoying because this irresponsibility can affect the whole team negatively.

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Just like any business, a Lakeland cheerleading company is bound to get into trouble if the business owner did not apply for an insurance policy. Cheerleading can be a dangerous sport, so it’s a kind of protection for the athletes and the business owners themselves if they have an insurance policy that would shoulder the expenses of accidents and other incidents.

An insurance policy is the right precaution for any kind of harm that might fall on a cheerleader or anyone of the staff in the squad. Cheerleaders can easily become injured because of the stunts and routines they have to do during practice, performances, and competitions. Although the cheerleading staff provide safety equipment and accessories, accidents still happen once in a while and when they do, you’ll immediately begin thinking about your insurance policy.

Is this kind of accident covered by my insurance policy? If you have a cheerleading business that supplies cheerleading apparel and accessories, you would also need to take out an insurance policy because if somebody gets injured while wearing your brand, he/she may sue your company for negligence. Your insurance policy will be able to protect you, maybe not from the lawsuit itself but from the medical expenses it will incur.

Consumers will feel the sincerity of your business

When consumers know that your business is insured, they feel more secure and they can trust your business more. Consumers are now wary against companies that do not have an insurance policy because that will leave them vulnerable, too. As much as possible, consumers want to know that the businesses they subscribe to did not just protect themselves from a lawsuit, but is also protecting their consumers’ interests.

If you think about it, an insurance policy is a big problem being taken off the business owner’s shoulder. There are so many things an owner needs to focus on—the marketing strategies that would bring more customers, the inventory of the goods, the satisfaction of the customers and the employees, etc. The last thing anyone wants to spend time on is to worry about the possible accidents that can happen to his clients.

Though worrying is always a part of any business, that can be taken away by the presence of an insurance policy for your Lakeland cheerleading business. You will feel more secure knowing that you have a legitimate policy that can help you get out of a massive financial burden if an untoward incident happens.

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Not so long ago, Lakeland cheerleading wasn’t even considered a sports. That is why most businessmen don’t even think about opening up a business that would cater to this particular industry. They invest in many sporting centers that focus on basketball, football, baseball, tennis, marathon, and many other sports, but never on cheerleading.

But in the last decade, we have seen how Lakeland cheerleading grew from an almost non-existent and oftentimes overlooked gymnastic-ish sports into what it is now—a global sensation. Businesses are taking notice, and they want to cash in on the trend.

Choose your niche

What do you want to focus on in your cheerleading business? Do you want to build a cheerleading camp or a facility that would train future champions? Do you want to make accessories and cater to the needs of a squad in terms of uniforms, pom-poms, gym bags, cheerleading shoes, etc.? Do you like to be associated with a particular team or school? Decide on the direction you want to take before you get started in any kind of business.

Identify the competition

How many cheerleading stores are open in your area? Do they cater to the same target market you want to? Do they also sell cheerleading accessories? If you have the same focus, it might be better to find an area that you can “monopolize,” in a way. You may also choose to follow a different niche, and opt for products and services that your competitors aren’t selling. This will help make sure your business is profitable.

Find a space

Any businesses need a space, a facility, of course. It could either be a warehouse where you can store your goods or a facility where the cheerleaders can practice. It is easy to find space now for Lakeland cheerleading because of social media. All you have to do is post about what you’re searching for, and you’ll find it in an instant.

Start marketing your business

Even before you open up your business, you need to start marketing your products and services already. You have to let people know that you are starting a cheerleading business and they can look forward to checking out what you have to offer. Drum up some interest even before you open up your doors. You’ll immediately see the “success” of your marketing once your store opens.

Look for staff

Finally, it’s time to interview some people for your Lakeland cheerleading business. Get the word out that you’re searching for staff for your business, and the resumes will surely come in droves. Start interviewing people and look for the perfect crew to drive up the sales of your business.

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