22-23 SMHS Cheer Weekly Preview
THIS WEEK IN THE KNIGHTS CHEER WORLD
- SIDELINE PRACTICE 3:30PM-4:30PM
- COMPETITION TEAM PRACTICE 4:30PM-6:30PM
- BOOSTER MEETING IN ROOM 667 @ 6:00PM
- COACH HEATHER'S BIRTHDAY
- COMPETITION TEAM PRACTICE 3:30PM-5:30PM
- COMPETITION TEAM PRACTICE 3:30PM-5:30PM
- COMPETITION TEAM PRACTICE @ 09:00AM-11:00AM
Basketball Season TENTATIVE Schedule
Join the Band!!
SMCT Community Outreach Project 2022-Below you will find opportunities to earn community service hours as well as promote our program's philanthropy!
no upcoming events this week
12/3 CIF SD CHEERLEADING COMPETITION HOSTED BY SMCT @SMHS
SIGN UP GENIUS COMING SOON!
We need ALL hands on deck for this event.
ALL team members will need to participate in the event.
Varsity competition team updates
November is an especially cozy month for a birthday, perfect for daylong fires in the hearth, soul-warming soups, stews, and especially rich late-harvest cakes, and pies. This month marks fall in full bloom, an important time of transition and tradition, characterized by the drawing near of friends and family — due both to lower temperatures and the closeness of the holiday season. Perhaps best of all, the end of daylight saving time on Nov. 7 gifts us all a much-needed extra hour of sleep. November birthday babies also happen to be recipients of some remarkable personal characteristics and birthday benefits.
People with November birthdays are strong and athletic. Most November babies are Scorpios (Oct. 23 and Nov. 22), natural truth-seekers known for utilizing a unique blend of creativity and intelligence to fight for what they believe in. A Scorpio’s ambition can sometimes feel intimidating, but their efforts aren’t all about personal gain — a Scorpio lives to advance causes they believe will benefit everyone, and are well known for displaying bravery to help close friends. Also quite charming and adventurous, Scorpios love displaying their professional capabilities via highly visible accomplishments. Those born after Nov. 22 fall under the sign of Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21), a philosophical, open-minded bunch with grand, but considerate, senses of humor.
Coach Heather 11/16
Ali A. 11/27
THE following is in effect and will be strictly enforced
UNEXCUSED MISSED PRACTICES/EVENTS:
If you leave practice early: You will sit out for the same amount of time you leave early and collectively this can add up over time.
If one practice is missed= Verbal explanation of violation, warning against future consequence and cheerleader will show up at the next scheduled game in full uniform and sit out a portion of a game with her/his coach. However long will be up to discretion from the coach.
If two practices are missed= Verbal explanation of violation, warning against future consequence and cheerleader will show up at the next scheduled game in full uniform and will sit out the entire game and meet with the athlete and parent to discuss disciplinary action, probation, and action plan.
Continuous absences will result in removal from the program. Please do not commit to our team if you can not attend practice regularly
Cheerleaders must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher in order to participate in our program. Any member failing to meet this standard will be put on academic probation for 6 weeks. During this time the member is not eligible to perform at any event, but he/she must still attend all events to support their team. Once the 6 week probation is up, if the student’s grades are above a 2.0, they may rejoin the team's activities. If not, the cheerleader will be removed from the cheer team.
ALL EYES ON......
SMHS CHEER SPOTLIGHT: Melia Goodman-Varsity
Melia is a senior member of the varsity cheer team and this will be her fourth year in the SMHS cheer program. Here are some interesting things to know about our girl Melia:
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite food: Sushi
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, going to the beach, allstar cheer, sideline cheer, and going to the gym
Favorite sport(s): Football, cheer, and basketball
I look up to all of the athletes at our school who continued their sport into college because it shows their hard work and dedication. They set an example to inspire other athletes at our school to do the same.
When I grow up I would like to be an elementary school teacher and cheer coach
Awards/Accolade(s): 2x UCA All-American, 2x NCA winner, 1x Summit Champ, Science National Honors Society Member, Former Junior Class VP, Senior Class HOCO Court, and ASB member for 4 years.
Two words that describe you: Optimistic and Positive
injury prevention and strength training for cheer athletes
Coach Brian Kula and Coach Kelcey Finn of Kula Sports Performance joined The Cheer Mom Blog" for a conversation all about why strength training is important for cheer athletes, and how cheerleaders can possibly prevent injuries and strengthen their bodies to further their skills.
Coach Brian has over 24 years of experience in coaching and sports performance, and has trained some of the top athletes in the world, including first-round NFL draft pick, Christian McCaffrey, as well as Olympic athletes.
Coach Kelcey worked as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Arkansas, and has worked with dozens of Olympic athletes, including Olympic-level gymnasts.
Coach Kula and Kelcey have developed a program specifically for cheerleaders, and they talk about how athletes can strengthen their bodies and hopefully prevent injury.
The training that Kula does helps prevent injuries and maybe even helps cheer athletes to recover more quickly. It’s more than situps and squat holds, although conditioning during practice should not go away!
For example, the positions that flyers have to hold require flexibility in the hips, knees, spine, and shoulders. Strengthening bases and back spots helps them to hold the skills. The right strength training could be the difference between doing the sport mindlessly and keeping the athletes, safe, healthy, and fresh for their skills and routines. Additional strength and conditioning can enhance the sport of cheer.
WHAT ABOUT INJURY PREVENTION?
While it’s hard to prevent injury. it is possible to make it harder for athletes to get hurt. It’s important for cheer athletes to strengthen the ankles, the knees, and even the hips and lower back to protect against tumbling-related injuries. Creating neck mobility, better posture, and range of motion is also helpful. And the secret to more powerful stunts? CORE STRENGTH.
When trained properly, cheer athletes who do get hurt may be more likely to recover faster because they’re strong!
WHAT ARE SOME EXERCISES ATHLETES CAN BE WORKING ON AT HOME?
Can you own a bodyweight squat? Can you do a pushup without your lower back arching? Can you come up flat as a board? This kind of foundation will help you tumble better and stunt higher. Coach Kelcey says you should also be trying side planks and glute bridges.
Hey There Knight Cheer Fam!
Welcome to Week 14!!! TG break is just a week away!! the Varsity CIF Comp team is progressing well! We hope to have our music soon! Our first performance is 12/3 at our CIF SD Sectionals...SMHS Cheer will be hosting this HUGE event so we will need all the help we can get. A sign up genius will be coming soon. Please be sure to attend the booster/parent meeting THIS Monday at 6pm in room 667. Basketball season is also upon us! Please check calendar and linked schedule for dates.
Progress reports have just come out for a second time...Please be sure to check your grades and look out for an email from me if you have below a 2.0GPA or any Ds/Fs.
Cheers to a great week!!
Remember to Keep it Classy and GOOOOO KNIGHTS!!