22-23 SMHS Cheer Weekly Preview
Last Week in the Knight's Realm
THIS WEEK IN THE KNIGHTS CHEER WORLD
- LABOR DAY-No school
- LATE START
- ALL TEAMS PRACTICE 3:30PM-5:30PM
- FRESHMAN AWAY GAME vs. OCEANSIDE @5:00PM Bus leaves at 3:15PM
- JV HOME GAME vs. OCEANSIDE @4:30PM
- V HOME GAME vs. OCEANSIDE @7:15PM
- FALL SPORTS DOUBLE ASSEMBLY
- POP WARNER KNIGHT
- Saturday School 8:00am-11:30pm
- VARSITY COMP TEAM PRACTICE 12:00PM-2:00PM
PADRES CHEER KNIGHT!! 10/04
Join the Band!!
Spirit Wear Purchasing
Did you miss our Gear Knight back in May? It's not too late to order some SMHS spirit wear before football starts next week!!! Sizes S to XXL! Order yours today before we sell them all!!!
The month of September is the 9th month of the Gregorian calendar, but it is also a period of great transition. In September the last days of Summer are spent and the cool Autumn season begins. With the changing leaves and lower temperatures, the autumn equinox takes place. September is also home to many national and international holidays, including, Independence Day, National Grandparents' Day, Mexico's Independence Day and the beginning of Oktoberfest in Germany.
The two zodiac signs associated with the month of September are Virgo and Libra. People born from September 1st to September 22nd are members of the Virgo sign. As one of the zodiac's most understanding and caring signs, a Virgo can be easily spotted by their innate compassion. For those born from September 23rd to September 30th, they are members of the Libra sign. Those born under the Libra sign can be identified by their organized and harmony-driven personalities.
Brea R. 9/07
Baye U. 9/07
Gabe C. 09/11
Gaby L. 09/12
Bree H. 09/14
Brooke B. 9/05
Competition Team Tryouts!! 09/19/22 and 9/23/22
MANDATORY COMP CHOREO 10/19-10/20 @ 3:30PM-8:30PM
austin robles-v!roc choreographer
Education: University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma
Choreography Style: Flashy, Visual, Clean, Collegiate, Fast, Innovative, Game Day
Athlete/ Coaching Experience:
Athlete: University of Oklahoma 2005-2006 | University of Central Oklahoma 2004-2006, 2008-2009
Coach: Westmore High School 2008-2015| University of Central Oklahoma 2013-2017| Tuttle High School 2011-Present
University of Central Oklahoma Coach | STUNT National Champion 2012, 2013
University of Central Oklahoma Coach | NCA All Girl DII National Champion 2016, 2017
Tuttle High School Coach | NCA Nationals Grand Champion 2016
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
ATTENTION TEAM PHOTOGRAPHERS!!!! PLEASE have ALL of your game day photos uploaded to Shutterfly account by Saturday no later than 5pm if they are to be included in the football program. email: email@example.com with any questions!
*PLEASE make sure to ONLY submit photos of the entire team or small groups. Individual shots are not needed. Thanks!
SMHS CHEER SPOTLIGHT: fiona fernandes-Varsity
Fiona 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 Fiona:
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food: Tacos
Hobbies: Going to the Beach
Favorite sport(s): Baseball-Go Padres!
Someone I look up to is my mom and Mrs. Moreno
Accolades/Awards: Capstone Diploma, Hispanic Recognition Award, AP Scholar with Distinction, and National Honors Society
When I grow up I want to be a Doctor/Neonatologist
Two words that describe you: Thoughtful and Ambitious
SMHS CHEER SPOTLIGHT: Naomi Neves-JUNIOR VARSITY
Naomi 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 Naomi:
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite food: Chick-fil-A
Favorite sport(s): Cheer
Who is someone you look up to most? I look up to my mom
When I grow up I would like to be a teacher.
Two words that describe me: Kind and hardworking
SMHS CHEER SPOTLIGHT: Riley Karalis-Freshman
Riley is a freshman member of the freshman cheer team and this will be her first year in the SMHS cheer program. Here are some interesting things to know about our girl Riley:
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite sport(s): Cheer and Cross Country
Who is someone you look up to most? I look up to my mother
When I grow up I would like to be a therapist.
Two words that describe me: ambitious and loving
How to Handle Disagreements with Your Coach(es)
As cheerleaders, these seem to follow us everywhere, am I right? Well, I have news for you: these don’t follow us because we are cheerleaders, but because we are people. Intermixing different personalities, ages, values and thought processes naturally brings friction. Conflict is something that, even as adults, will always be around.
Learning how to deal with conflict can significantly improve the health and longevity of your relationships. It’s easy to understand why conflict between teammates should be addressed, but the same is true for conflict with coaches. Whether the disagreement stems from differences in personality or which stunt sequence to use in your routine, we’re here to help you resolve it.
REMEMBER THESE 4 C’S and you and your coach will be on your way to a healthy, thriving relationship.
When conflict arises, it’s important that you’re able to communicate open and honestly. Set up a time to speak with your coach about how you’re feeling and why. Be honest with your emotions. It could be that your coach didn’t even realize you felt that way, so putting it out in the open could be the only step you need to resolve the situation. Be aware that you may not come away from the conversation satisfied. Coaches will appreciate your honesty, but that doesn’t always mean you’ll get the response you were looking for.
Choose Respect and Trust
Disagreements should not equal disrespect. Positions of authority must always be respected, though this doesn’t mean you have to agree with their every decision. In fact, disagreements can be healthy when handled correctly, as they present an opportunity for different perspectives and multiple solutions.
Just as important is trust. This may be the hardest part, but your coach was selected for a reason and their boss trusts them to do the right thing. Coaches are looking at the bigger picture; they cannot make decisions based solely on your stunt group or this week’s game. They are always thinking down the road, about how this stunt group, this practice and this routine will affect future practices, performances and seasons.
Cater to the Circumstance
Don’t treat every situation equally, because they are not. This takes some observation. First, recognize your coach’s personality type. Some are more laid back and welcome what you have to say; others might be more uptight or resistant to feedback.
Second, consider who is involved. Some conflicts involve teammates and others do not. Also, examine possible motives. Why is the coach acting this way? What is the reason behind his/her decision? What is the end goal? Examine your own motives as well. Can you justify your feelings? Is selfish ambition involved? If so, that’s okay. The first step to resolving conflict is to recognize our own objectives and
Check the Attitude
You’ve probably heard it before, but check your attitude and ego at the door. It’s impossible to control how our coaches act (or react), but we are definitely in control of our own words and actions.
Approach each situation with humility, even if you’re the one who may be right, as coaches will be more willing to hear you out and more open to dialogue. When you approach any situation with arrogance or a negative attitude, communication barriers are thrown up immediately and you’re less likely to come to a mutual understanding.
Beyond remedying issues with your coach, learning to deal with conflict head-on will make life easier in all regards. Instead of acting passive aggressively or gossiping, make a conscious effort from this point forward to handle conflict maturely, with level-headedness and respect. This will earn you respect from your coaches and peers and will lead to honest, mutually beneficial relationships.
Hey There Knight Cheer Fam!
Welcome to the start of week 4! We have an upcoming parent/booster meeting on Monday 9/12/22 in the SMHS Cafeteria so lots of information will be shared then. We have paid for our Padres tickets to the 10/4 event. I am looking forward to an exciting time! All members who are attending will be performing. We are planning a Halloween program bonding event so please share any ideas that you might have for fun things to do!
Competition Cheer Team Tryouts are here!! Please see the above flyer for more information.
Our next big fundraiser is Cheer with a Knight on 10/13. Please reach out to Booster Co-President Jami Hainey and VP of Fundraising Jen Aldrich if you are able to volunteer with this event! firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
For those of you that purchased warm ups, pants have been distributed. Jackets should be arriving any time now as well. If you purchased pictures, we should be getting those soon according to the photographer.
If you have not joined the BAND yet, please do so as soon as possible! The Band APP is officially our new mode of communication.
Looking forward to a great week!!
Remember to Keep it Classy and GOOOOO KNIGHTS!!