22-23 SMHS Cheer Weekly Preview
DISCOVERY BOWL WEEK!!
Last Week in the Knight's Realm
THIS WEEK IN THE KNIGHTS CHEER WORLD
- MANDATORY JV/Freshman TEAMS PRACTICE 3:30PM-4:30PM
- Chick-fil-A Discovery Bowl Rally 5:00PM-7:00PM
- MANDATORY JV/Freshman TEAMS PRACTICE 3:30PM-4:30PM
- Chick-fil-A SMHS ONLY Rally PART 2 5:00PM-6:30PM
- ALL TEAMS HALLOWEEN PARTY @ The Gardner's House 6:30PM-9:30PM
- RED RIBBON RALLY @ SEMS 10:00AM-COMP TEAM ONLY
- HOME FRESHMAN GAME VS. MHHS @ 5:00PM
- VARSITY CHEER/FOOTBALL DINNER @ 4:00PM
- RED RIBBON RALLY @ SEES 7:45AM- JV TEAM ONLY
- DISCOVERY BOWL RALLY-VARSITY/FRESHMAN PERFORM
- AWAY JV GAME VS. MHHS @ 4:30PM-BUS LEAVES @ 3:00PM JV/FRESHMAN TRAVEL TOGETHER
- DISCOVERY BOWL!! AWAY VARSITY GAME VS. MHHS @7:00PM-BUS LEAVES @5:30PM
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!
Red Ribbon Rallies!
The Varsity Competition Team will be going to San Elijo Middle School with some football players and FJROTC cadets on 10/27. The bus will pick us up at 10:00am and return to SMHS at 1:00pm
The Junior Varsity Cheer team will be going to San Elijo Elementary School on 10/28 to participate in their morning flag salute while promoting healthy living! The bus will pick us up at 7:45am and return to SMHS by 10:00am
SUSAN G. KOMEN-MORE THAN PINK EVENT 11/06/2022
The event takes place on 11/06 in Balboa Park. We will be volunteering as a cheer station along the route...More information to come!
First Annual San Elijo turkey trot
We have been asked to partake in the First Annual San Elijo Turkey Trot!! This is a great opportunity to get our name out in the community, develop partnerships with more sponsors/businesses, and make some money for our program!
Varsity competition team updates
Individuals born in the month of October are either born under the zodiac sign of Libra or on the Libra-Scorpio cusp. The individuals influenced by the sun sign of Libra are blessed with inner beauty as well as outer charm. These people are extremely motivated and achieve great heights in their career, owing to their beguiling personality and sense of diplomacy. Particularly firm and decisive, they are kind-hearted and are attracted to competitive individuals. Known for their suave and charming personality, individuals born in the month of October make a lot of friends and love to chat. These individuals have an extraordinary psychological aptitude and the best career options for them are interior designing, real estate, the stock market, marriage counseling and the food industry.
Rylie G. 10/16
Lauren H. 10/25
Sofia D. 10/27
Haylee M. 10/18
Maliya W. 10/21
Mya P. 10/02
Krista G. 10/12
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.
"A Scholar-Athlete is someone who is committed to improving themselves while participating in a sport" (Segelken, 2014).
ALL EYES ON......
SMHS CHEER SPOTLIGHT: Bella Padilla-Varsity
Bella is a sophomore member of the varsity cheer team and this will be her first year in the SMHS cheer program. Here are some interesting things to know about our girl Bella:
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food: Smoothies
Hobbies: Cheer and reading
Favorite sport(s): Football and Baseball
Someone I look up to the most is my mom because she cares about everyone and is hardworking.
When I grow up I would like to be a pilot.
Any Award(s) or Accolades: NCA Champion and Most Inspirational Award for cheer.
Two words that describe you: Loyal and Dedicated
SMHS CHEER SPOTLIGHT: Averie Martinez-JUNIOR VARSITY
Averie is a freshman member of the junior varsity cheer team and this will be her first year in the SMHS cheer program. Here are some interesting things to know about our girl Averie:
Favorite color: White
Favorite food: Pasta
Hobbies: Baking and Hanging out with friends
Favorite sport(s): Cheerleading and baseball
Who is someone you look up to most? My parents
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a Homicide Investigator or a Farmer
Any award(s) or accolades: Multiple awards for cheer
progression is not a straight line
Life moves quickly. We expect everything to happen within a 30 minute television episode- even better if it’s recorded and we can skip through the commercials! Unfortunately, the same is not true of our physical goals in stunting and tumbling. In this world, things take time.
Grasping and perfecting new skills takes time. Repetition is the key to learning, and that is definitely the case with stunts and tumbling. It’s not enough to simply hit a new skill, get a feel for it and then move on to the next skill. The more time spent at each level and on each individual skill, the more muscle memory the body creates for that skill. Because of this, it is vital that each repetition is done with great technique and focus. The saying “perfect practice makes perfect” is popular for a reason.
How long to spend on each skill varies; it depends on what new techniques are being taught. In general, each skill should be built upon the last one, so that your body is only learning a little at a time. For example, a heel stretch should only be attempted after you have a solid liberty and heel stretch on the ground that shows good flexibility and body control.
Once you hit your new skill, do it again. And again. And- you guessed it- again. Do it until you can hit it 10 out of 10 times on different days. Failure to follow these simple progression steps, or attempting to put them together before each is solid on its own, is a recipe for failure. Failures lead to falls and falls increase your risk of injury.
As you look up the mountain to where your goals lie, be prepared to take a path that goes up, stays flat for a while as you solidify that skill, and then goes up again. If you try to run straight to the top, you’ll find yourself sliding down more than you anticipated. Be smart, take your time and cheer safe!
Hey There Knight Cheer Fam!
Welcome to Week 11 AKA Discovery Bowl Week!! We have a JAM-packed week ahead of us! Please be sure to check the calendar of events and plan accordingly.
Huge thank you to the Senior Knight crew for making sure that our seniors were well taken care of! What a bittersweet night for our seniors! I was truly honored to be apart of the process! From the flower crowns and sashes to the line up and field presentations, everything was amazing!
Discovery Bowl week is a hugely traditional and busy week! You may see Chick-fil-A sandwiches in your nightmares after this week:)
Competition choreography went AMAZINGLY!! The team spent a full day in the classroom and then a full day in the gym! Coach Heather and I are super amped to continue working with our 22 dedicated athletes! Comp gear invoices have been sent out via email so please be sure to make your payment.
Please note that we have rescheduled our Halloween party at the Gardner's for 10/26 at 6:30pm. This will take place directly after the Chick-fil-A Rally...Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Cheers to a great week!!
Remember to Keep it Classy and GOOOOO KNIGHTS!!