March 7, 2016

Last month's post was about the Road to Nationals...now we've been there and the road home too. What a weekend! What an experience!

This was my first time being the head coach on an out-of-state trip and I'll be honest, I was anxious. I am naturally a "worst-case-scen...

June 9, 2015

I am definitely a proud mama, no doubt. I have spent the last 15 years building this program from one beginning cheer class to what it is today—10 teams, five locations, and a competition team that has won the state championship both times they’ve competed in it. And b...

May 8, 2015

I’ll admit it—my rec cheer program is different than others. Most traditional rec teams accept athletes until age 14, then those kids are expected to move on to their high school teams. My team is different—we accept all ages up to age 18 on our youth teams. Why do we...

April 10, 2015

 

So why do we keep the “elite” name? We’re not an all-star team, and that word is associated very much with all-stars and very much NOT with rec teams. The true answer? Laziness. Changing it would take a lot of time, effort, and money. That, and “Eastside Dream Cheer”...

February 19, 2015

I'm coming at this from a Washington State point-of-view, so here is our coaches association's definition of Rec Cheer:

 

Washington State Rec Cheer programs must be non-school affiliated teams that are attached to a bona fide City Parks Department, Boys & Girls Club, Po...

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