Competition Season is Upon Us

It’s thats time of year again! The weather outside is getting colder, but practices inside the gyms are heating up. With UCA Southern Regionals coming up this weekend and UCA Mile High Regionals not far off, high school teams are perfecting their routines. All of the hard work over the summer and the beginning of the season is starting to pay off.

Athletes are focusing on perfecting their standing tumbling, with coaches pulling any skill that will coast them a “touch down” deduction in competition. Running tumbling passes are being timed perfectly to create the greatest visual appeal to the judges. Stunt sequences are being drilled to the exact count because any bobble is an unnecessary point loss.

It’s that time of year where every coach pushes there team to their full potential in hopes of taking home the coveted first place trophy. Blood, sweat and cheer is an understatement.

High school teams are not the only teams gearing up for the 2011-2012 competitions season. All-Star teams have already competed in a few, with bigger, more competitive competitions around the corner. Team placement is a thing of the past. It’s time to dig in, and prepare to bring the energy to the floor. Maybe even whip that hair back and forth.

So remember even with the stress of trying to hit the routine perfectly when the time comes, remember to practice the routine like your in competition every time. Every time the music plays, hit the motions full out, jump full out and yell the words like your the only one on the floor. Because if every practice is treated like a competition, then there is no need to stress when that clock starts.

There are only 2 minutes and 30 seconds that separate first place from last. Good luck to all of the teams entering competition season. It’s going to be a wild and memorable ride!