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The Best of Both Worlds

As an All-Star and High School Cheerleader, I've gotten questions like, “How are you doing this?”, ” Aren't they the same exact thing?”, or ” Are your coaches ok with this?” In my opinion, no they aren’t the same, and yes the share different qualities, but there’s something...

Trust the Process

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year. TRYOUTS! Everyone is excited for team reveals and callbacks. For most people it is a very happy time BUT for some it is a time of difficulty and sadness because they did not make the level that...

Finding your Drive

How do you find the drive to keep pushing? As you get older in a sport like cheer it’s hard to find the drive to continue to go to the gym and push yourself. Getting older is great, it brings maturity and fun but it...

MELANIN POPPIN’ FOR A PURPOSE

“They are going to get this black girl magic whether they want it or not.”   We all serve a purpose. It could be within your community, on social media, or simply to anyone that you encounter on a daily basis.   Hello everyone! My name is Amiyah...

The Greatest Wealth is Health

Last year was a crazy busy year. I was on five teams—three cheer teams and two hip hop. We went EVERYWHERE. And we won—A LOT. Cheersport, NCA, UCA—and the coveted title of Triple Crown. I have jackets that some athletes dream of winning their entire...

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

When I think about my time with all-star cheer, the saying   “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”   comes to mind. These words definitely apply to me and my experience as a cheerleader. I am currently in my 6th season of all-star cheerleading. For those of us who...

Young Journey as a Flyer Underdog

Coming from a background with minimal dance experience right into cheerleading was an adjustment like anything would be. Since I was small I was excited that I got a chance to be a flyer. Being small in the cheerleading world has its benefits. One of...

Behind Closed Eyes

I’m sure all of us have had these feelings. The feelings of frustration, anger, pain, and at times, disappointment. But when I feel those things coming on, I quickly just close my eyes. not for a long time, but just long enough to reset my brain...