Challenger Cheerleaders Overcome Barriers

The San Benito County Today published Challenger Cheerleaders Overcome Barriers,

“I honestly believe this has been life altering for my two girls,” said Jackie, whose twins are autistic. “Julia has always been more quiet and reserved, and yet she’s blossomed before our eyes. She has trouble speaking, but she hums the words out loud. Cheerleading has really boosted her confidence and let her personality shine.

The 3 Things You Need to Do When You’ve Upset Your Customer

Entrepreneur published The 3 Things You Need to Do When You’ve Upset Your Customer, discussing how to make things right with a disgruntled customer.

Tom Peters, an expert on customer service excellence, revealed that simply taking care of the customer after you make a mistake is a major key to customer retention.

How To Tell In 10 Minutes If You’re Ready For The Success You Want

Forbes published How To Tell In 10 Minutes If You’re Ready For The Success You Want, addressing how to prepare for success.

In over 10 years of working with career professionals, I’ve seen that the majority of people who reach out to me are actually not in a state of readiness for the success they desire. They think they are, but they haven’t taken the right actions or developed appropriate mindsets and behaviors that would help them reach – and sustain — the success they dream of. They’re just not there yet.

Who Will You One Up in 2015?

One Up LogoOne Up released a promotional video for their 2015 championship in Nashville.

The One Up Championships is a true year-end destination competition in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee. It’s your last chance of the year to get a Worlds or Summit bid. Take home one of 18 Worlds Bids and 11 Summit Bids and show you’re the one to beat. Who will you One Up this year?

Teen Ink: Cheerleading is a Sport

Teen Ink published Cheerleading is a Sport, making a case for cheerleading being a sport.

Competitive cheerleading is a sport. It is a physical activity that is governed by rules under which a winner can be declared and its primary purpose is to compare the skills of participants. Hopefully, cheerleading will become as well-known a sport as football and basketball, and even appear in the Olympics since cheerleaders are just as athletic and physically fit as those involved in the more accepted sports.

“American Cheerleader” To Be Screened at Louisville’s International Festival of Film

The film follows two high school cheerleading teams through their  journey to win the National High School Cheerleading Championships

Varsity Spirit LogoMEMPHIS, Tenn. – September 29, 2014 – Varsity Spirit has announced that “American Cheerleader,” a documentary following the journey of two high school cheerleading teams vying for the National High School Cheerleading Championship title, will be screened at Louisville’s International Festival of Film, which runs Oct. 9-11, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Louisville’s International Festival of Film has been featuring a diverse selection of films since 2009. This year, more than 35 foreign countries are represented and a new category has been added for 3D films.  “American Cheerleader,” which will be screened on Saturday, October 10, brings to the screen the story of two teams aiming for a National title.

After months of hard work and preparation, cheerleaders from Southwestern High School in Somerset, Kentucky, and Burlington Township High School in Burlington, New Jersey, advance through regionals and earn a place in the National High School Cheerleading Championship to compete for the coveted white jacket – the prestigious symbol of excellence in high school competitive cheerleading.

Now in its 34th year, the National High School Cheerleading Championship is a two-day event held at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando. The event hosts more than 500 teams from dozens of states that are judged on crowd-leading abilities, stunting and tumbling skills, and overall performance. Every year, the competition is televised worldwide on ESPN and ESPN2 to more than 100 million homes in 32 countries.

Produced by Milojo Productions, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ production company, “American Cheerleader” is directed by Retribution Media, which is made up of filmmakers James Pellerito and David Barba. To watch the trailer and order the film, visit www.americancheerleadermovie.com.

In addition, the film will be screened the Varsity All-American High School Film Festival Oct. 24 – 26 in New York City, along with two other soon-to-be-announced film festivals this fall. For more information about the Louisville’s International Festival of Film, or to purchase tickets, visit www.louisvillefilmfestival.org.

Press Release – American Cheerleader To Be Screened at Louisville’s International Festival of Film

Open Letter to a New Cheer Parent

Heart of Cheer published Open Letter to a New Cheer Parent, providing advice to parents beginning the cheerleading journey.

We call ourselves “The Cheer Family.” You can’t miss us. We are crazy, loud, energetic, and usually wearing gym colors or merchandise. See that little girl who just got her handspring? Every person in the lobby will cheer for her and praise her as she leaves today. See that older child struggling? You will hear at least one of us give them some words of encouragement before they go home. We are the cheerleader’s cheerleader. You are now one of us. Welcome aboard!