Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Basketball Season Cheer Calendar

http://cheerpositive.wikispaces.com/BV+Cheer+Calendar
Here is a calendar of our games and practices in November and December

Unless you hear otherwise, please plan on practicing every Monday right after school.

"v." means home games
"@" means away

We ride the team bus to away games, I will try to post departure times on my board in the Art Room, but try to listen for them in the announcements too.

We need someone to volunteer to bring treats or candy for each home game.

Pep Rallies are only on Fridays when there are home games, we don't have any until January.

I'll send you a January calendar next month, it has a lot of Western Valley Conference Tournament games that are still "TBA" as far as their times and locations.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Basketball Tryouts

2011-12 Basketball Cheerleading
Tryout Practice Mon Nov 14th and 15th.
3:30pm-5:00pm
If there are enough candidates to hold tryouts, they will be held Wed Nov 16th.
Please see Coach Mallory in Room 219 paperwork.
There are 3 numbers used to help select cheerleaders; 
1) the average of 3 teacher-recommendation forms
2) the Cheer candidate's GPA,
3) the average of the candidate's scores from judges at an actual tryout.
    Please read the Tryout Outline to see what to expect

Final selection is at the discretion of the coach. IHSAA, IGHSAU, and ICCA rules all permit only 6 cheerleaders and one mascot on the court.
Candidates won't be permitted to tryout or to cheer without turning in the following:

Uniforms are not costumes

There are rumors that people saw Boyer Valley Cheerleading uniforms used as Halloween costumes last night in Dunlap.

I guess I needed to have made our policy clear to you ahead of time. Our uniforms are uniforms, not costumes.

For future reference: No one should wear your uniform but you and you should never wear your uniform unless it is a Varsity game day and you will be cheering that night of participating at a pep-rally or if you will be representing the school at a school function (Homecoming parade, the "Senior Prom" at the Care Center, Rock-in-Prevention assembly,  or some other school-sanctioned charitable event).

I don't know for sure that anyone did actually go trick-or-treating in a uniform, and if so who, so there won't be any consequences this time- but please keep this policy in mind from now on.

Consequences could include at least a one-game suspension or if  it's believed that the violation was blatant, removal from squad.

Also, I consider poms to be part of your uniform. You are responsible for not losing them, so I'd prefer that they not be loaned out to any non-cheerleaders.  I haven't said anything at football games, but they are more likely to be thrown, lost, damaged, or fought-over during basketball games- so please do not let crowd members play with them. Keep them with you at all times. Thank You

Monday, October 17, 2011

Breaking Cheer-Stereotypes

So you don't think you're the "Cheerleading Type?"

For people who don't think they want to come out for Cheer- I want you to think, if more people like you (whatever that means) would come out for Cheer, there might not be so many people who aren't like you on Cheer.For those of you who are already cheerleaders, I want you to make sure that you are breaking other people's misconceptions, not contributing to their prejudices. Cheerleading gives kids confidence, poise and a positive attitude. Like a lot of school sports, it helps them develop cooperation, initiative, self-control, self-respect, and lots of other skills.If you've never cheered before, don't let your assumptions about cheerleading keep you from trying out for basketball cheer. If you're already cheering- remember, you are a leader, make sure you act like one.





We don't have our names on our uniforms like some other sports. Which is good, because that way I don't have to remind cheerleaders that we're all about the name on the FRONT of the uniform, not the one on the back. Our JOB is not to show off, it's to ENCOURAGE the fans to ENCOURAGE the players on the field (or court).
If there's nothing else that I want to pound into kids heads, its that you can make life better by making it better for someone else. Call it a philosophy, a psychology, a theology, a pedagogy, or whatever you like- I like it and have been trying to share it for the last 19 years of coaching.

Think I'm naive? Maybe, so try it and find out. I bet that if for one week, you stop worrying about getting what you want or proving that you're right and spend more energy encouraging others and trying to stay positive, no matter how difficult- you're going to enjoy life a lot more. Life still won't be perfect, but it will be just a little easier to trudge through and you'll feel like you made a difference. Try it. I DARE you!
I used to tell my squads at LA Lutheran, "if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, people are gonna assume it's a duck." If you don't want people to call you nasty names, don't over do it with the make-up, don't dress too sexy, and be careful how and how much you flirt and who's around when you do it.
Will there still be mean people that call you names? Sure, this is high school after all, but believe it or not, you do have some control over your reputation.

I also used to tell LALHS squads what I still tell BV squads- don't get too close to, and absolutely don't touch any boys when you're in uniform. Trust me, your dads probably agree with me on that one.
Anyone can be a cheerleader. You don't have to have straight A's (although I want you to work toward that), you don't have to fit into somebody else's mold of what a cheerleader should be, and you don't have to be a size "zero." Of course, if you'd rather be a mascot- you REALLY won't have to worry about how you look in a skirt.
If you can keep a beat, shout, and smile- you've got what we need- let us work with you.
I'll admit, after coaching cheer for almost two decades, I derive a lot of my sense of purpose and identity from it- but I also need breaks from it once in a while. I have a family, I have friends, I'm involved in stuff outside of school. 

There are worse things to invest your time and energy in than cheerleading. Drinking, smoking, sitting on the couch watching TV or playing video games all day all come to mind. Come to think of if, wasting time here on facebook does too! But my point is, the best cheerleaders aren't crushed if they can't cheer because they don't make it through tryouts, they get injured, or they have to take some time to raise their grades.

Cheerleading is what you do, it's not who you are.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cheer Videos

Click HERE for my YouTube Channel with tons of videos that you can use to learn, practice, or review all kinds of cheers, chants, jumps- not to mention our school Fight-Song dance!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Friday AUG. 19: BV Bulldogs vs. River Valley Wolverines

Get it? We're playing the wolverines, so I made our bulldog into the Wolverine from the X-Men! His full catchphrase is "I'm the best at what I do, and what I do ain't pretty!"



Monday, July 18, 2011

2011-12 Bulldog Football Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Football Cheers


Here are a TON of easy football sideline chants. Learn as many as you can as well as you can and plan on teaching them to each other!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Great quote about stage-fright

“You can't lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”
~John Peers, American businessman


I realize that our first game and first pep-rallies are a long way off  in Aug/Sept but when I saw this quote, I just had to share it with you cheerleaders.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2011-12 Football Squad Announced

Seniors
  • Cammey Hast and
  • Kayla Sternberg
Juniors
  • Emmie Elizabeth Wood 
  • and Quincy Baker and
Freshmen 
  • Jennifer Zehner and 
  • Ally Kahl
And of course, as always, Senior Christian Leisinger as Cujo.

I am excited about this group. It's been a stressful few weeks trying to recruit, but the cheerleaders we wound up with are all positive kids with good attitudes and good grades. Each is athletic and has experience with  cheerleading, dance, and/or gymnastics.

I will keep squad members and their parents informed if/when I hear about opportunities for one or two-day cheer clinics if they are still available. The most likely one would be at Morningside University in Sioux City, which is usually in late June or early July. This would be a great opportunity and really inexpensive- but I recognize that softball and family vacation schedules may make it difficult.

Because we weren't able to meet at the end of the school year, between Track meets, the 8th grade field trip and softball practices- I would like us to practice for 3-4 days the first week of school. I know that I sold some candidates/parents on membership with the promise that Cheer won't be more of a burden on cheerleaders than just Friday nights, and because of their participation in Volleyball, Cross Country, and Drill Squad, I will try to keep our practices to a minimum, but I would like us to learn/review/refresh and get used to each other as much as possible in just those few days.

Because of their past experience with cheerleading and their outstanding qualifications, I have told Sophomore Katie Cogdill and Junior Taylor Rassell that the door is still open to their joining the squad if they'd like to. Although I didn't go so far as to officially designate them as "alternates."

In the best of all possible worlds, these 7 squad members would continue cheering all year long, but I recognize that Christian and Jennifer and probably Ally are already planning on just Football season. I also know of at least three candidates who had told me that they were interested in cheering for Basketball. Therefore we will probably have to hold tryouts again in November. Please encourage positive students that you think would be great cheerleaders or mascots to try out.

Friday, May 13, 2011

There's no excuse for not cheering.

What You Get out of it: Cheerleaders gain confidence, poise, and leadership. These last a lifetime!

What You Do For Your School: Cheerleading promotes school spirit, pride, enthusiasm, identity, community and sportsmanship for the whole school.

If you don't like the stereotypes of cheerleaders- go out for cheer yourself, or encourage someone to who won't be just another stereotype!


Are you scared? You'll never know if you can do something until you try!

So you say you're worried about grades- You're probably going to the game every Friday night ANYWAY, why not cheer while you're at it? Either I, or your squad-mates can help tutor you if you need it.

So you say you're worried about being involved in too many things- Volleyball, Cross Country, Drill Squad, Student Council? That's a Plus, not a Minus- it's one of the best parts of being at a small school. Statistics show that the MORE involved a kid is in high school, the better their grades and the more successful they'll be in college. I am the most flexible coach you'll ever have. Cheer won't take too much of your time. We used to practice 3 days a week, but now days, if enough of you have enough previous experience or skill, we can get away without it. I'll say it again- You're probably going to the game every Friday night ANYWAY, why not cheer while you're at it? 

If you don't want to go out because you don't like someone else who's going out- Guess what? Maybe they won't make it! Unless of course there aren't enough people going out (because you don't) then they're pretty much all that's left, so of course they'll make it.

Is it because Coach Mallory has nagged you so much about coming out for Cheer that you're sick of being harassed?  Sue me. I believe that cheerleading is good for you and for our school and I believe that you'd be good at it! Is that so bad?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Please get all your Cheer forms filled out

I'm excited that so many of you have shown an interest in Cheering next Fall, I can tell that it's going to be a fantastic season. This email is to remind you that tryouts are coming up just next week, so I need you to remember to take care of your paperwork.

There are 3 numbers I use to help me select cheerleaders; the average of your teacher-recommendations, your GPA, and the average of your judge's scores from the actual tryout. So, I really need you to make sure that you get all 3 teacher recommendation forms in to me as soon as you can. You won't be permitted to tryout if you haven't turned in a Parent-Release Form by or before the tryout date, so please get that parent/guardian signature in to me ASAP. Stop by to pick up new copies if you've lost any. Remind those teachers to get their recommendation forms in to me ASAP too. 

Here is a list of who still needs to turn in what (as of 8:00am Wed. 5/11)

Ally Kahl- ALL paperwork is in
Katie Cogdill- have NO paperwork in yet
Kelsi Segebart- have NO paperwork in yet
Emmie Wood- Need only one more teacher recommendation, Need Parental Release Form
Lexi Seuntjens-  have NO paperwork in yet
Jamie Platner- have all teacher recommendation forms, but Need Parental Release Form
Taylor Rassell-  have NO paperwork in yet
Jennifer Zehner- Need only one more teacher recommendation, Need Parental Release Form
Kayla Sternberg- Need two more teacher recommendations, Need Parental Release Form
Marissa Brock- have NO paperwork in yet
Renea Siemer- have NO paperwork in yet

Thanks, good luck and I'll see you Monday after school for Tryout Practices!


Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Challenging all students to meet their full potential 
Art | Yearbook | Cheerleading | Newsletter | Web Coordinator

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Cheer Tryouts

Anyone interested in cheerleading next year- PLEASE NOTICE: Tryouts have been backed-up one week due to Track meets. Please see Mr. Mallory for a parental release and teacher-recommendation forms this week! 

Tryout Practices will be Monday and Tuesday, May 16 and  17
3:20pm- 4:30/5:00pm

Tryouts will be Thursday, May 19. 
3:30pm- Whenever we're done.


If you're trying out for Cheer, you'll want to be ready.

Here is a link to a video of our school fight song dance

Here's another link to a video of most of our football cheers as well as "the list," some of which you might recognize.

It would be smart to lean/practice on your own even before our tryout-practices next Tues & Thurs.


Area BV Cheer Alumni- I'd love your expertise, and I'd love to see you again. Come help me judge tryouts!
Let me know if you think it might work for you.  Meanwhile, I'll keep you posted as to whether I have 12 candidates or just 6 (in which case, tryouts would be waived).

*Who makes the squad will be determined by averaging candidates' tryout-scores from judges with their GPA and composite scores from their teacher recommendation forms. Coach Mallory reserves the final determination based on skill levels, enthusiasm, coachability and ability to work well with squad-mates

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

BV Drill Team Tryouts

Drill Team
Tryouts
June 3, 2011
9:30am
H.S. Gym
Tryout Practices:
May 31- 9:30-11:30am
June 1- 9:30-11:30am
June 2- 9:30-11:30am
Come to the first practice to obtain try-out AND team information
Call the new Coach, Becky Heller (712)269-2623 if you have any questions or conflicts

Cheer Tryouts

Anyone interested in cheerleading next year- please see Mr. Mallory for a parental release and teacher-recommendation forms this week! 

Tryout Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday, May 10 & 12
3:20pm- 4:30/5:00pm

Tryouts will be Friday, May 13. 
3:30pm- Whenever we're done.

If you're trying out for Cheer, you'll want to be ready.

Here is a link to a video of our school fight song dance

Here's another link to a video of most of our football cheers as well as "the list," some of which you might recognize.

It would be smart to lean/practice on your own even before our tryout-practices next Tues & Thurs.


Area BV Cheer Alumni- I'd love your expertise, and I'd love to see you again. Come help me judge tryouts!
Let me know if you think it might work for you.  Meanwhile, I'll keep you posted as to whether I have 12 candidates or just 6 (in which case, tryouts would be waived).

*Who makes the squad will be determined by averaging candidates' tryout-scores from judges with their GPA and composite scores from their teacher recommendation forms. Coach Mallory reserves the final determination based on skill levels, enthusiasm, coachability and ability to work well with squad-mates.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Drill Squad & Cheer; You still need to work track concessions

Cheer & Drill share track concessions. Most years we have 5 home meets and make a bundle of money. This year we only had 3. One got cancelled due to rain.

Cheer & Drill Squad members who are on Track were all scheduled to work the last meet, Monday May 9 because it's a Boy's Meet. Now, one of their rained-out meets is being rescheduled for that Monday.

I understand that Drill parents want to grill burgers and brats at the meet for a fundraiser. A girl just told me that no one on Drill can work concessions for that meet because their parents want them to sell burgers and brats. Won't that be taking money away from their own fundraiser by competing with the concessions stand for customers?

Many of the cheerleaders were also on Drill or are also on Track. Especially since this year we had 3 cheerleaders transfer to different schools this year and 2 more quit- I'll be lucky if I can have only one or two people able to work.

I hope that Coach Heese could please spare as many of her athletes as possible. 


If you are scheduled to work on the 9th and are absolutely sure you can't, I suggest you ask people who were scheduled to work April 19th.Please see the schedule below. It has been posted for over a month now.

Drill Squad members still need to work at the concession stand because it is their fundraiser. It's none of my business if Drill parents want another fundraiser at the same time, but the Squad members are already previously committed to work the original one.



Cheer & Drill Track Concessions 2011
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Thr Apr 7- Girls InviteTue Apr 19- JrHi InviteMon May 9- Boy's Invite
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Christian LeisingerChristian LeisingerMakayla Carter
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Kayla SternbergKayla SternbergSamantha Bonham
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Cammey HastKaitlyn BonsallShannon Zehner
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Natalie LapkeKelsey MuffHolly Brock
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Maddie McDonoughCammey HastMelissa Kroll
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Rachel CoenenTiffany MelbyKatie Cogdill
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Megan BehrendtRenea SiemerVictoria Kirk
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Jasmine RiellyAshley ThompsonLexi Seuntjens
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MALLORYMALLORYMAHONEY
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Each Cheer and Drill squad member must work at least one track meet. If you have a conflict, it is your responsibility to work it out with your track or golf coaches, parents or employers. Please make sure that you inform Mr. Mallory of any trades or substitutions. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BV Cheer/Drill Track Concessions

Tonight's (Tu 4/19) Junior High Track Meet has been postponed (TBA), if you were scheduled to work tonight, please watch for updates on when it will be rescheduled. Thank You.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Boyer Valley Needs Cheerleaders!

Cheerleaders need to have good grades and be able to get along well with other squad members. If you're also going to be playing Volleyball or running Cross Country, we can still make it work. I am looking for cheerleaders who will be louder, prouder, and willing to get the crowd fired-up!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cheer &Drill Track Concessions 2011

SCHEDULE REVISED THR. MAR. 31

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Cheer & Drill Track Concessions 2011
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Thr Apr 7- Girls InviteTue Apr 19- JrHi InviteMon May 9- Boy's Invite
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Christian LeisingerChristian LeisingerMakayla Carter
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Kayla SternbergKayla SternbergSamantha Bonham
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Cammey HastKaitlyn BonsallShannon Zehner
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Natalie LapkeKelsey MuffHolly Brock
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Maddie McDonoughCammey HastMelissa Kroll
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Rachel CoenenTiffany MelbyKatie Cogdill
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Megan BehrendtRenea SiemerVictoria Kirk
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Jasmine RiellyAshley ThompsonLexi Seuntjens
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MALLORYMALLORYMAHONEY
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Each Cheer and Drill squad member must work at least one track meet. If you have a conflict, it is your responsibility to work it out with your track or golf coaches, parents or employers. Please make sure that you inform Mr. Mallory of any trades or substitutions. Thank you.
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If absolutely necessary, your parents or an NHS member can work for you.
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We MUST be there IMMEDIATELY after school because the meets start at either 4 or 4:30