Zig Ziglar once said, “When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that's when your passion is born.” When you find something that you're good at and that you love, you’re driven to do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's cheerleading. I’ve learned so many things, not only about myself, but about other people and what I want in life from cheerleading. It’s safe to say being a cheerleader has impacted every single area in my life, for the better.
At the end of the routine, we all cheered with joy at our unexpected accomplishment. I was so proud of how far we had come in only a week. I was overjoyed to have shared that moment of excitement with all of my cheer sisters. No one recognizes cheerleading as a sport, but we work just as hard as other sports to accomplish the things we need to accomplish. People see the final product of our routine.
Cheerleading has taught me so many life lessons and has given me the opportunity to meet new people from all over the country and learn from their accomplishments. I learned that even after failure one must learn from his or her mistakes and to make those improvements where necessary. It was not about proving those who doubted me wrong, but to give those who had the same desire an example. It also helped me serve as that kind of ambassador for the school. This has helped me look at the world and ask myself what is missing from it that I am able to provide.
I do not have a specific story with her, but just creating a relationship with her inside and outside of basketball helped me get to know an amazing person on a greater level.
Cheerleading allows me to participate in activities that contribute to worthwhile programs within my community as well. The team participates in the Smiles program that allows downs syndrome kids to cheer with my school team on game nights. I was also able to organize a group to participate in the Susan G Komen Walk for the Cure which carried significant importance to me since my grandmother passed away from breast cancer. These have been outstanding experiences that I might not have been involved with if I was not participating in cheer. When I started cheerleading, I thought it was all about winning the trophy
Cheerleading goes beyond shaking poms and chanting cheers on the sidelines of a football or basketball game. In similarity to every other sport, with it come sprains, breaks, and severe injuries. In my mindset I was too well trained
Karen Chen has shown the United States and the world that young women are able to do great things, in athletics and education. We can learn many things from Chen, including that in order for you to succeed, you need to put in time and effort. She also taught many people that you should believe in yourself because we are often our greatest competition. An extraordinary young woman, a skater well beyond her years, and a symbol to the women of the world, Karen Chen is sure to transform the skating
She’s a great role model because of how she supports everyone and lifts people up. She taught me that if you really want something then you can get it if you work hard enough. For example, she really wanted to coach JV softball, so she balanced her jobs, family, and relationship to come and coach. She wanted to give us a great experience because that is what she got when she was at Fruitland. You could tell that she loved working with younger girls because of how supportive she was.
We first-borns are perfectionists, consequently, we feel the pressure to be the best. I always felt like I had to set an example for my younger sister. I wanted her to look up to me with pride, so ever since I was little I tried to be good to my parents, teachers, and friends. I dedicated myself to everything I did, like school and sports. I gave it all my best effort so I could inspire my sister to do the same.
All-Star cheerleading was a new type of cheerleading. They focused more on athletic training and competition performances, opposed to school cheerleading, which encompassed leadership and spirit qualities. Even though they seem different they both have the same basis at heart. Cheerleaders are promoters of their schools and communities. “Most importantly, they are tomorrow’s leaders who through the development of athletic skills, leadership, and teamwork will be vital members of the community in the future.
She will testify regarding the plaintiff’s skill and experience as a cheerleader and her skill and experience in the back spot position. She will testify that she worked with the plaintiff as a cheerleader on the high school team her sophomore and junior years as well as working with her on the GCA team and when she worked for GCA. She considered the plaintiff to be a skilled back spot, probably the best on the team. She was a great cheerleader, which is why Marella had made her a captain. Marella will also testify regarding her skill, training, experience as a coach, certifications and related course work.
A strong work ethic, a fierce focus, an attention to detail, and a strong desire for success…these are some of the qualities that make Miss Elizabeth Peck a very special young lady. I have known Elizabeth for two and a half years as her classroom teacher and Beta Club advisor. In every interaction that I have had with Elizabeth, she has been the picture of maturity and class. She is an extraordinary young lady who has proven that persistence is the most reliable indicator of success.
The information I received was negative and positive, it gave me time to prepare myself. So even though I could not join the team, I stilled attended every practice after school to watch the team. When I watched the older girls I became fascinated with their practice and I would say “That would be me one day.” The team had a sense of confidence that radiated off of them and I couldn’t stop watching their every movement.
Through the four years as a high school cheerleading coach, I developed a new cheerleading program by promoting events and secured sponsors for team expenses, all the while infusing the essence of team work in the members and improvising their techniques. By coaching I have developed strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, in addition to good observational and motivational dexterity. These skills will allow me to effectively schedule sessions, communicate successfully with clients, clients’ caregivers, supervisors, and clinicians. Coaching has enabled me to identify errors and provide realistic feedback, therefore this skill will enhance my performance with my clients by identifying problems and developing solutions to enhance the correct behavior.
Due to the long practices, the members are usually exhausted, but proud of each other and how hard they have worked. “I feel like everyone can definitely improve, but in the end every practice is worth going to,” commented Jessy. “All the adrenaline we build up from practices goes into competitions so it’s worth it in the end,” added sophomore Coco