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Q: 

My team is brand new this year and I'm unsure on how to find a local camp for spring and/or summer? Please help!

A: 

Varsity Spirit Cheer & Dance camps are a perfect option for you. Your team can choose which type of camp fits your style and needs best, then you can decide on the location. Some teams choose to go to a camp at a nearby hotel or college campus, while others stay at their own school for camp. The choices are up to you!

Start looking into a cheer or dance camp NOW!

Still not sure which route to take? Talk to a Varsity Rep or a State Director near you to get a recommendation and more details.

Date posted:  02/24/2015
Q: 

Did Varsity Spirit Fashion design the University of Alabama's cheer uniforms? If so, can my team draw inspiration from it to create our own?

A: 

The University of Alabama's Cheer Uniforms were indeed made by Varsity Spirit Fashion. The design style is one that is offered in the 2015 Varsity Spirit Fashion Catalog and can be used to create a similar uniform for your team. All you need is your Varsity Rep to get started. Contact them now!

Date posted:  02/12/2015
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I have been cheering for 3 years of high school so far, and I plan on cheering in college. Do college cheer squads look at how many years you cheered in high school while making the decision for you to join their team?

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Most schools will look at your "cheer resume" during the tryout process just to see what your background contains (school, all star, gymnastics, tumbling, etc), just as they will with your school and life background to see if you fit into their program, have made good grades in the past, etc. In short, yes, they will most likely look into it, but what you bring to the tryout with your skills and personality will be most of where their focus is.

-Scott

 

Date posted:  11/21/2014
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I'm supposed to throw my round off back handspring tuck in my routine. After that pass I do a toe touch tuck then a standing tuck.
How do I make sure that I land my standing passes without touching down?

A: 

That is a good question you have!

I am assuming you are doing all of these passes on the same strip of mat? If so, this can be a little tricky. Because if you are using true form, it is very difficult for someone to fit all of this into one panel.

A few suggestions: I would work on short steps into the running tumbling pass and really make the hurdle into the round off reach up instead of out in front of you. This will save you a few feet on the running pass. And like in all tucks, be sure you are setting straight up to your ears so that the tuck has minimal travel distance. Technically, a toe back should not really travel at all if you are doing it properly. Any form of standing tuck should travel straight up and land in the spot you took off from. Much harder when you are adding skills before it due to the momentum you are creating.

So.. To summarize- work on the set of your tucks so that there is minimal travel and maximum height!

Good luck!
-Josh McCurdy

Date posted:  10/15/2014
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