Where cheer athletes, coaches, and parents go to learn all of the things necessary to be a world class and injury free cheerleader. Cheer has evolved and now is the time for athletes to do the same. We cover trending topics, interview leaders in the sport, and give you game changing information so you can HIT ZERO.
Cheer music is the heartbeat of the routine. Beautiful choreography, INSANE skills, perfectly in sync jumps and dance, high flying baskets, and creative pyramids all seamed together with a personalized song...a song that we often revisit year down the road; our memories of that routine flooding back like we just learned it yesterday.
Carmine Silano of CHEER SOUNDS joins us today to talk about how his company is changing CHEER MUSIC FOREVER. You may have seen a recent video they created that perfectly captured our feelings during this crazy time away from our cheer communities: https://www.facebook.com/CheerSounds/...
Be sure to visit www.cheersounds.com or on facebook https://www.facebook.com/CheerSounds/
Music in the intro: Purity by Mesqo https://soundcloud.com/mesqo
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Meet Victor, a Hollywood based acro expert and actor. If you haven't seen him on the beach doing some SICK acro skills, you may recognize him from the 90s HIT MOVIE "Can't Hardly Wait" or shows like "Sister Sister" and "Smart Guy"! Victor and I met at Winterfest this past year and this guy has an infectious personality and huge heart. Learn about his life in the Cheer and Acro World and hear about his life in Hollywood!
We recently lost a an icon in sports. He was a game changer in basketball, but he also taught us all about ways to be better champions in life. In this episode we talk about the things that Kobe taught and how we can apply them to our own sport. RIP KOBE.
CHEER has taken Netflix, the internet, the cheer world, THE ACTUAL WORLD...by storm. Although there are so many amazing things about this show, there is one TERRIBLE THING that we can't overlook.
Chris Ethridge is a brand ambassador for Hit Zero Nutrition, a member of Team USA Cheer, and is a coach for New Mexico State. He is also the latest member of the DOUBLE ONE HAND REWIND club. You get to meet Chris and learn about his passion and success in cheer in this interview.
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You may have seen athletes with dark circles on their skin that looks like they were attacked by an octopus. This is the side effect of a therapy called cupping. In this episode we discuss the different types of cupping and help you determine if it's something that can help your pain. www.thecheerdoc.com www.hitzeronutrition.com
Do you need MORE MALE ATHLETES? I know you do...
In this episode we go over 14 ways that you can get more guys to want to join your program. Get your pencils out, this one is full of great info!
CBD is a very popular product and there are many questions that arise when discussing it.
Is it legal?
Can it help?
Where should I get it?
Who can use it?
We discuss these questions and more in this episode!
It's been asked a million times and it should end now. "How do I get more flexible?" If you consistently work on your flexibility, there is a high likelihood that you DO NOT need to work on it more. Instead, you should be focusing on 5 different things. In this episode, I share what those five things are...
You'd be surprised at how EFFECTIVE this can be....
The secret is out...it's absolutely ineffective and if you're still conditioning as a punishment, this episode will give you some new things to think about and some more effective ways to improve your athletes.
There is a trend floating around social media where athletes are bragging about injuries to showcase the "sportiness" of cheer. Do you think cheer is a sport? No matter what your opinion is...in this episode we answer that exact question!
It was difficult to get this episode down in just a few takes. Sentences started, broken, deleted, redone. Blood pressure and frustration rising as I thought about the words that this cheer dad wrote to me. There are so many reasons our athletes deal with body image issues, mental blocks, and burnout...and this parent shows that once reason may be right under our nose.
It would be impossible to talk about EVERYTHING that was included in this content filled weekend, BUT, here are some of the things that were covered at the meeting and some of the HUGE changes in store for All Star...don't miss it!
It is no secret that our athletes or not always trained properly in strength and conditioning. Unortunately, this leads to many easily preventable injuries… In this episode we cover five exercises that you should be doing regularly to help create more balanced and less injury prone athletes.
Emma Headley (@emmaxlillian) and Matt Stephenson (@ttutarzan) have some extremely impressive resumes. Between the two of them, they have cheered at the University of Kentucky, Navarro, Texas Tech, Texas State, and Team Canada. They give some insight to their history in the sport, some advice to young athletes, and drop some incredible advice for partner stunting. Don’t miss this one!
This past week, our athletes worked with Kollin Cockrell at a partnet stunt clinic. For those that are unfamiliar with Kollin, he is a 2x Team USA World Champion, 2x NCA Collegiate National Champion, UCA and NCA Collegiate Partner Stunt Champion, Utah Jazz Stunt Team member, and a former Team USA Weightlifting champion. Kollin imparted a TON of information on the athletes and in this episode, you get to hear some of the things he feels are the most important to success with stunting. Make sure to share this with any athlete looking to improve their partner stunting!
In this stunt heavy episode, we answer questions submitted by you guys! Our first question asks about building trust in your stunt group and our second question is from someone looking to get better at partner stunting without directly working with their partner.
In this episode, we answer a great question from a coach and we also tackle a difficult thing to fix...LITTLE GIRL SYNDROME. Additionally, if you haven't already, please check out patreon.com/thecheerdoc for our exclusive members only site.
Did you know that there were some errors with scoring as well as some athletes that could potentially have caused their program to be stripped of medals? A lot happened behind the scenes and today we discuss it all!
In this episode, Coach Chris Hendon gives us some insight as to his history in the sport as well as his 2012 I see you world championship. Also, he discusses the innerworkings of a successful all star program and tells us about what’s on the horizon for his career
In this episode we discuss how things to focus on when starting standing fulls and ways to continue improving flexibility when we feel we've maxed out.
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A touchy subject, but one that is important to discuss. At times during this podcast, I find myself at a loss for words because it's a subject that isn't always easy to be politically correct about. Toxic people can completely ruin the experience for athletes, coaches, and parents.
Backhand springs in back tux continue to be one of the most common things athletes struggle with. There may be one aspect that you were overlooking and we discuss it in this episode. Also, if you are coming back from an injury there is some vital information here for you
A couple of great questions submitted by you guys… We talk about my favorite exercises not only for cheerleaders but for people in general and we discuss how changing your body fat percentage can affect your athletic performance!
First of all, congratulations to all of the teams and their amazing performances in Dallas this past weekend. As we get close to wrapping up our season, stress levels get higher as we work to clean up our routines. In this episode we cover ways to clean up tumbling and how to get your mind right after an ankle sprain.
In this episode, we share the most important things athletes, coaches, and parents can be focusing on as we head into the final weeks of our season. With the biggest competitions of the year fast approaching in a sport where fractions are HUGE, you must take every advantage you can.
We introduce you to two visionaries with a goal of connecting cheer athletes with colleges that are ready to give scholarships! Do not miss this episode if you have dreams of being a collegiate cheerleader!
For more information and to become a beta tester check out https://www.nhrcheer.com or IG @nhrcheer
OR contact them directly at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a bit of a different interview than we typically have. Coach LS McClain has arguably one of the coolest histories in our sport. He is currently a cheer coach at TX State and is also a competitive powerlifter. We pick his brain on strength and conditioning and as our convo evolves, we end up discussing some of the greatest talent to ever walk on a cheer mat. This is not an episode you want to miss...I give you, Coach LS McClain!
In this episode, we interview the Cheer Coach from Grand Canyon University and current Varsity State Director from Arizona, Coach Keegan Hubbard.
UCA & NCA
Signing up for Summer camps in Arizona 2019
In this episode we discuss the challenges and solutions to tumbling after a growth spurt as well as some quick fixes to neck and upper back pain!
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In this episode we cover ways to increase the vertical max which helps with ALL cheer activities. We also teach how to create a tool that will help if you're looking to get a higher toss with partner stunting, and lastly...how can I cheer after college?
The most requested topic on all of our platforms...we dive into MENTAL BLOCKS. To become a contributor to the podcast and help generate scholarships for cheer athletes, check out anchor.fm/cheerleading
The biggest announcement to date is in this episode...Please forgive me for the audio, we had some technical issues but the content is SO IMPORTANT.
To become a contributor to the podcast and to The Cheer Doc Scholarship click here : www.anchor.fm/cheerleading and click "support this podcast". Thank you!
For this episode, we are in San Juan Puerto Rico! We discuss the differences between D1 and D2 programs; we also cover how to clean up a running full and lastly how to stop bases from arching their backs.|
Thank you to our supporters for helping to make the podcast possible! Big thanks to He Huang for your donation to the show! If you would like to become a supporter, check out www.anchor.fm/cheerleading.
On this episode, we talk about how to get skills quickly (and the answer may surprise you). We also discuss connecting running tumbling skills and what to do if your stunt partner doesn't want to put in extra work to get better.
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In this episode we are live from Primal Strength where I train and film alot of our content. We discuss all girl and coed stunting, cheerleading vs. other sports, and how to improve body awareness in athletes that seem a little disconnected. Check it out and share with your teammates!
THIS is our FIRST EVER live podcast and was made at the new home of The Cheer Experience, Stars Athletic Complex in Schertz Texas.
In this episode, we discuss how to get stronger at partner stunting as well as tumbling...additionally we answer the question..."Is school cheerleading a sport?"
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This episode is the first one since Hurricane Michael hit last week. It has been a whirlwind of emotions and is far from over...but we are back.
In this episode, we discuss how to strengthen weak ankles and prevent injuries. Additionally, we go over a few tricks to help athletes keep their feet together when doing back hand springs. Lastly, we dive into the thought process behind rehabbing an injured area of the body. Don't miss it!
One of the most important things anyone can do is remember where they came from and the influential people in their life. If we are lucky, we can continue to call on these people well into the future. On this episode, I get to introduce you all to where I got my start.
My first year cheering was in High School, but it was such a new thing in my life, a lot of my time was spent just figuring out the basics and trying to truly absorb everything I could. It wasn't long after, All Star Cheerleading became the next chapter. Robert Del Toro, owner and head coach of ACE Cheer in Panama City, was my first All Star coach and offered me the first job I ever had in cheerleading. His guidance prepared me for college, taught me how to properly coach others, and the rest is history.
We surprise him with an impromptu interview and catch up on how the gym has been since I was there over a decade ago. Please let me introduce to you, Robert Del Toro.
In this episode we cover your questions about returning to cheer after an ACL injury. Also, we talk about the difference between school and all-star cheer and ways to make the transition. Lastly, when it comes to injury and muscle soreness prevention, there are some strategies that can set our athletes up for success...learn them today!
In this episode we discuss the sports science aspect of cheerleading and where we could put some focus for research for our sport. Additionally, we answer questions about how to improve shoulder strength for handsprings as well as how to fix uneven hips in libs!
In this episode we discuss how to improve on toss stunts and walk in stunts as well as shoulder health tactics to use before practice. Lastly, we cover a VERY IMPORTANT topic which is...how do we grow Cheerleading in countries where it isn't very popular...yet ;)
Don't miss this one!
We get to sit down with Team USA Gold Medalist and Olympic weightlifting champion, Kollin Cockrell. As arguably one of the top male athletes in the sport, we get to pick his brain about strength in cheerleading, his goals, and his history in the sport...the tragedy and the triumph...DON'T MISS IT!
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On this episode we discuss proper hand placement for the back spot on a basket toss, how to increase motivation for athletes and teams, and some tips on how to get a higher toss when coed partner stunting.
In this episode we interview Coach Mekel Zapico, a Navy Veteran and Level 2 CrossFit instructor. We discuss the similarities between our two sports and find ways to positively impact cheer athletes using the CrossFit philosophy.
Coach Mekel currently lives and coaches in San Antonio, TX and is one of the head coaches at 210 Crossfit. He can be reached directly at email@example.com or at his IG @coachmick210.
There are a million things that can cause an athlete to have a mental block and it could take years to figure out the EXACT reason, in all of its complexity. However, no matter what the cause, we can begin to overcome mental blocks even without knowing why it's there...this episode will show you how!
If you've ever experience pain in the front of your lower leg, you have have heard the term "shin splints". There are conditions that can cause pain in the shin and in this episode we discuss ways to address it!
Far too often athletes suffer from serious injury that stems from an earlier smaller problem. Due to the fear of telling their coach, they hide their pain until it becomes unbearable...and for some, it can be career ending. In this episode we discuss how important it is to create a culture in our program where our athletes can confide in us when they have problems without fear of losing it all.
Many athletes of all sports suffer with patellar tendon pain. Typically caused by an imbalance of some sort, fixing this problem for good is simple, but that doesn't mean it's necessarily "easy". It takes some effort, but if you have pain in the front of your knee, this episode is for you!
One of the most common knee injuries in all sports...and cheerleading is no exception. There are some big names in the sport that have reported injuries to the ACL and it is something that coaches, parents, and athletes should be concerned about. Learn about the ACL, what to expect with injury, and how to prevent ACL tears.
If we look at how energy is created in the body, we recognize that theres a good chance MANY PROGRAMS are not conditioning properly. Knowing that championships are won by only tenths of a point...do you want conditioning to be the ONE THING that keeps a ring off your finger? Give this a listen!
In this episode we answer an athlete submitted question about returning to cheer after a broken arm. We are joined by our guest, Dr. Nick Askey from Broken 2 Unbroken, who shares insight into what happens when we have broken bones, how they heal, and how to return to sport after a serious injury. You don't want to miss this one!
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This episode we dive into something everyone loves...FOOD! Whether you want to change the way you look or change the way your perform (or both), food can be one of the biggest factors. If you would like a free consultation to discuss nutrition for a single athlete or entire cheerleading program, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A team in East Hanover New Jersey has come under fire for making their team all inclusive. Athletes were very unhappy when they learned that their hard work was essentially for nothing, as the Athletic Director made it to where anyone could join the team. There are HUGE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES that can occur because of this...listen in to hear about the story.
Meet the coaches of the University of West Georgia, Nicole and Brian Nichols. From UCA Core Staff, to creating a dynasty cheerleading program, to building a beautiful family...take an inside look at one of the most successful programs (and married couples) in the industry! We discuss the future of the sport, some heart breaking stories that led to great triumph, a day in the life of a West Georgia cheerleader, and more! Don't miss this episode!
USASF Cheerleading Worlds and ICU competitions are happening this week! We are heading down to watch and to meet and greet with you guys, big milestone with social media, and the release of our conditioning eBook...FREE for a limited time. Check out www.thecheerdoc.com and click the eBooks link!
UCA Collegiate National Champion, Former UCA Staff, record holding powerlifter, natural body builder, strength and conditioning/nutrition specialist...puppy saver.
One of my oldest cheer friends tells us about his history in the sport and how it changed his life and life pursuits. Don't miss this one!
We interview a brother duo that are making waves in the all star world. They are members of one of the top programs in the country in both coaching and athlete roles. Learn about their history in cheer and how they motivate each other to achieve greatness...all the way to the biggest stages of competition.
She began her cheer career as an alternate on a small little known team in the Northeast. Driven by the pursuit to be better, she eventually became a 5x Team USA Cheer captain and 5x ICU gold medalist. Hear more about her amazing cheer career and get to know her a little better on this episode.