22-23 SMHS Cheer Weekly Preview
MY APOLOGIES FOR THE DELAY!!
THIS WEEK IN THE KNIGHTS CHEER WORLD
- SIDELINE PRACTICE 3:30PM-4:30PM
- COMPETITION TEAM PRACTICE 3:30PM-5:30PM
- COMPETITION TEAM PRACTICE 3:30PM-5:30PM
- VARSITY FRIENDSGIVING! HOSTED BY THE LANDRY FAMILY @ 5:00PM
- VETERANS DAY!!
- COMPETITION TEAM PRACTICE @ 09:00AM-11:00AM
- VARSITY AWAY PLAYOFF GAME VS. RAMONA HIGH SCHOOL @ 7:00PM-BUS LEAVES SMHS @5PM SHARP!
*ONLY VARSITY WILL BE TRAVELLING TO THIS ONE PER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.
- COMPETITION TEAM PRACTICE @ 09:00AM-12:30PM
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!
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
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.
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.
"A Scholar-Athlete is someone who is committed to improving themselves while participating in a sport" (Segelken, 2014).
ALL EYES ON......
SMHS CHEER SPOTLIGHT: Peyton Sheldon-Varsity
Peyton is a sophomore member of the varsity cheer team and this will be her second year in the SMHS cheer program. Here are some interesting things to know about our girl Peyton:
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite food: Chicken Fried Rice
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends and going to the beach
Favorite sport(s): Football and Baseball
Someone I look up to the most are my parents
When I grow up I would like to be famous
Two words that describe you: Generous and Adventurous
SMHS CHEER SPOTLIGHT: maddie evans-JUNIOR VARSITY
Maddie 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 Maddie:
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite food: My mom's casserole
Hobbie(s): Hanging out with friends, shopping, and hanging with family
Favorite sport(s): Cheerleading
Who is someone you look up to most? My mom and my 8th grade ASB teacher
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to do something in the medical field
Two words that describe you: Bubbly and Energetic
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A COLLEGE CHEERLEADER?
Are scholarships available for college cheerleaders?
College cheer scholarships are a little complicated, mainly because of two things. It’s important to remember and accept that cheer is not a revenue producing group. We aren’t bringing in multi-million dollar TV contracts, which is where the scholarship funding comes from for big sports like football and basketball.
Cheer isn’t governed by the NCAA. There isn’t a set standard, so funding looks different for every college. It depends on how cheer is set up at your school. For example, Texas Tech Cheer is under student life and not athletics. Some programs fall under their marketing department.
You have to do your homework on what may or may not be available at your college of choice. More importantly, the athlete needs to be researching this.
Coach also says that it’s important to remember that you’re also a student. Get your degree! There aren’t a lot of full time cheer coaching jobs out there. At some point we’ve gotta hang up the poms and megs and move on to the next show. Coach Bruce’s advice? Think long term, beyond cheer!
What is the future of college cheer as a sport?
Coach believes that it will be tricky to get the NCAA involved in college cheer because again, not all college cheer teams are under athletics. There is also a lot of education still needed about cheer that NCAA officials do not know.
It’s important for college cheer teams to find their value within the university. Cheer was developed for game day. That’s when your administrators see you, that’s your time to shine and show them the value you bring.
How do you prepare to be a college cheerleader?
Of course, the earlier you start with your cheer skills, the better, but don’t let the athlete burn
out. It’s easy to do that in our sport! High school is the key point to decide and seriously think about whether or not you want to be a college cheerleader.
Make connections at colleges, go to their clinics, and do your research so you can narrow down which college cheer program you might want to try out for. Ask yourself, “What college team or teams could I make at my current skill level? What type of squad do I need? Coed? All Girl?”
Everyone has their role on the cheer team. keep an open mind of acceptance about what your role as a college cheerleader may be. Manage your expectations, and always remember that attitude matters in the tryout process!
Multiple factors are being evaluated in the tryout and selection process, including the athlete’s skill, as well as what that particular squad’s needs are. You need to be open to being in other positions if you want to have what it takes to be a college cheerleader.
College coaches are watching reactions to new things, body language, and how willing you are to try new things.
How do you get noticed at a cheer clinic?
Be in the right position for YOU. Don’t be afraid to step up and try whatever skill the coach is asking you to try. Take initiative, and be consistent. Let the coaches see your potential.
Do what you can do, and do it well, multiple times. Don’t hold back, but remember that it’s also okay to make mistakes.
Hey There Knight Cheer Fam!
Welcome to Week 13!!! We are moving along through playoffs! Illness is a big concern right now so please do all that you can to rest and stay healthy!
Our CIF competition is right around the corner so we will be focusing on preparation for that and basketball season!
Cheers to a great week!!
Remember to Keep it Classy and GOOOOO KNIGHTS!!