Many, many moons ago, I coached at a little gymnastics school with it's own cheerleading program in Chesapeake, Virginia, called American Cheer Elite (ACE). It was my first proper job as a cheerleading coach (before that I had done mostly volunteer) and it was where I met Phil Logan.
Phil had gotten into college cheerleading through a friend on the team and after a year he worked a summer for the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders (FCC). The following fall, he came to volunteer at ACE where we spent several months coaching side by side. After leaving ACE, I toyed with the idea of starting my own program. I even began recruiting from high school teams I had done stunt and choreography camps for.
I drug Phil into my little adventure, taking him to an interest meeting, but it quickly became evident that I didn't have the resources or money it would take to compete with established programs. It wasn't long after that I moved to the UK. The same year, Phil, Andrea, and Melvin started FAME. Check out 'How Phil Became FAME-ous' to find out more about Fame, Phil, and the FAME staff.
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Happy Monday, everyone!
Today, I'm starting a new feature- 'Monday Motions'. On one Monday, every month I will add a new cheer, chant, or dance complete with pictures to help you learn it. You can use these to boost school spirit during a pep rally, cheer on your favorite team, encourage your fellow team mates, or just have a little fun!
This month's 'Monday Motions' is a chant called 'Let's Fight' and it's demonstrated by Charlotte Swain and Elly Hale of Knights American Cheer, based in Warrington, England. KAC is an all star program, but we like to use cheers and chants to keep our teams motivated. Performing a favorite chant after a particularly tough practice sends everyone home with a smile on their face.
Does your team have a favorite cheer or chant? Comment below and maybe I will feature YOUR team performing it!
Hi! My name is Christy and I'm your new Cheerleading Expert. I'm excited to get started and have loads of new articles and features planned, so be sure to check back often to see what's new.
This month, I am looking for the Top 10 Flexible Flyers. You don't have to be famous or even come from a well-known team, you don't even have to be a flyer, you just have to be super bendy!
If you think you have what it takes to make my top 10, send me a picture of your most flexible skill-- on the ground or in the air-- and answer the following questions:
1. What is your full name and how old are you?
2. What team do you cheer for and at what USASF level?
3. How many years have you been cheering?
4. How many times a week do you stretch?
5. What is you favorite stunt and can you do it or is it a work in progress?
If you are under 18, you MUST have your parent's permission to enter!
So, get stretching and send your pic & answers to email@example.com before April 21, 2014. You never know, you might just be featured on Cheerleading.About.Com!
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