The first part of the 2009-10 Competitive season is drawing to a close, and as we move into 2010 it's time to tally up the wins, losses and goals of 2009. Here at CA, we've decided to really focus on building safe and successful teams from the ground up.
As All Star cheerleading continues to explode across the country, it's easy to forget where we all came from, be it collegiate programs or highschool teams. It's time to re-invest in our roots, as an entire industry, and ensure that these high school programs have access to the training, support and resources that make the all star industry such a booming success.
In 2009, we launched a new training program that focused on the basics for school cheerleading coaches. It's not about a simple test and memorized answers, but a hands-on approach to improving methods, techniques and safety initiatives used by all cheerleading coaches. We'd be very interested in hearing from even more high school teams and coaches across the country. Let us know what you information and resources you want, and what major issues and obstacles you currently face.
As a young industry, we need to ensure that the next generation of leaders are well-trained and prepared to step into the spotlight. I can't think of a better way to start then looking back to our roots and helping out the collegiate and scholastic programs that could use some guidance.
Looking forward to a great run of events in 2010, happy holidays!