What a month! Here’s some of the news that is not related to the season pausing. Cheerleading in the UK: We’re Not on the Sidelines Any More via BBC. Black Girls Cheer: How a Mom’s Social Media Group Sparked a Movement via ABC. Cheer Shows Competitive Cheerleading Is Almost as Dangerous as Football. So Why… Continue reading In Review – March 2020
As our industry has grown the knowledge has greatly expanded and so has the number of experts. People that have probably forgotten more than most will ever know, like James Speed and Debbie Love, have passed on what they know to so many and that next generation has expanded on the knowledge base and passed… Continue reading Reference Check
Dear USASF Members: The USASF Board of Directors held their annual in-person meeting on November 6-7, 2017. One of the key discussions at the meeting was a thorough review of USASF policies and resources targeted at athlete protection. The USASF mission includes “strive for a safe environment for our athletes.” To the USASF, safety extends… Continue reading USASF: Athlete Protection Messaging
December, along with 2016, has left us. Here’s the news that ended the year, including the news of the year. Everyone reported on Cheerleading being granted provisional Olympic status, including Reuters, Inside the Games, The Courier-Mail, BBC, USA Today, USA Cheer, and USASF. The Courier-Mail also published IOC Can’t Be Serious: Cheerleading and Muay Thai… Continue reading In Review – December 2016
November came and awarded the first bids to Worlds. Articles regarding the Supreme Court case between Varsity and Star Athletica continued in The Hill, the Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. KATU published Student With Down Syndrome Achieves Cheerleading Goal: ‘It Means the World’. The Omega published Cheerleaders Find Balance Between Art and Sport.… Continue reading In Review – November 2016
Here’s what made the news in July, starting with the passing of Herkie: On July 1st Lawrence “Herkie” Herkimer passed. The news was covered by Cheer! Daily, The New York Times, and BBC, among others. On July 2nd the San Francisco Business Times published Go Team! California Bill Proposes Cheerleaders as Employees. On July 3rd… Continue reading In Review – July 2015
Jammy introduced the 2014-15 social media team. The team consists of Melissa Andren, Lauren Davis, Phyllicia Lindo, and Dustin Reed and I expect we’ll hear more from them throughout the season. The announcement was made on the JAM Brands blog, where I assume you’ll be able to keep up with the team.
Forbes published How To Bulletproof Your Reputation In The Digital Age, discussing your reputation blending between your real and digital life. The rise of digital reputation platforms is one of the most significant shifts in how people build their reputation in human history.
Teen Vogue published Inside the Life of the Internet’s Favorite Teen Cheerleader. I personally don’t use the term “cheerlebrity,” which is what the internet calls us. In my opinion, cheerleaders aren’t celebrities! We’re athletes who are recognized for hard work and dedication to the sport. And yes, cheer is definitely a sport. We put in… Continue reading Teen Vogue: Inside the Life of the Internet’s Favorite Teen Cheerleader
The Wire published The Private Lives of the Cheerlebrities of Instagram. With more and more teens commanding smartphones, Instagram has become a reflection of one’s social status. Just like in high school, cheerleaders rise to the top. But it’s not just high school students following them — being popular on the Internet unfortunately means being… Continue reading The Wire: The Private Lives of the Cheerlebrities of Instagram
Jack Welch published How I Hire: The Must-Haves, the Definitely-Should-Haves and the Game-Changer on LinkedIn. Welch lists IQ and Integrity as must haves and Energy, Energize, Edge, Execution, and Passion as should haves. You’ll have to read the article to find the Game Changer.
Glenn Llopis published 7 Ways To Value Yourself Beyond Social Media on Forbes. The simplified version is: Don’t Rely Solely on Social Media to Define Your Self-Worth Don’t Compare Yourself to Others Believe You Can Be More Valuable Be Honest With Yourself Manage Your Personal Brand or Someone Else Will Associate Yourself with the Right… Continue reading 7 Ways To Value Yourself Beyond Social Media