Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I couldn't be more proud of or more happy with this season's squad, but so many students are interested in coming out for cheer, that we will be having tryouts for basketball season. I've said before, the increased interest is evidence of the great job the current squad is doing. You're making people want to be a part of it too.
Don't be intimidated or worry too much about the competition, you've done the work, developed the skills and have the talent and experience to perform great in any tryout. And if somehow you don't make it back on, don't let it rock your world, choc it up to learning and growing and give it another try next Spring when we have tryouts for football season again.
Remember, there are three metrics I use to help me choose candidates; 1) the average of their three teacher-recommendations, 2) their GPA turned into a percentage, 3) and the average of judges scores at the actual tryout. This means that character is important, grades are important, and knowledge/skills/effort/talent are important. To be considered, candidates should have an aggregate score above 60%. Ultimately I reserve final determination and that's based on how well candidates will positively represent Boyer Valley, how well they can cooperate and collaborate with other cheerleaders, and how cooperative and coachable they'll be for me as the coach.
Candidates must have their physical & concussion paperwork current and submit their parental release form and teacher recommendation forms before they can tryout and be considered. Candidates should attend at least one, preferable two of the three tryout-practices.
2012-13 Basketball Cheerleading Tryouts
• Teacher Recommendation Forms, Parental Release Forms, Physicals, & Concussion forms due Fri. Nov. 2
• Tryout practices Nov. 5, 6, & 8
• Tryouts Friday, Nov. 9
Sunday, September 23, 2012
THIS WEEK: We'll have practice Monday and Wednesday, but not Tues or Thurs. I'm covering detention for Mrs. Lee.
Heartland Christian are the Eagles. Anyone got any Run-Thru ideas?
NEXT WEEK, We'll practice Monday but NOT Tues, Wed, or Thurs- because I'll have my own detention duty and we have an early out that Wed. Charter Oak is pretty close, so we won't have to leave till after 5:30pm. Supper on your own.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
|I sure didn't think I'd still be basing back when I did this in college!|
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Auctioneer and Coaches-
CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT ABOUT THIS!!!
THIS SUNDAY, SEPT. 16
4:30 pm Homecoming Week Soup Supper
6:00 pm Jersey Auction & Coronation
>>First thing I need you all to know about it, is that I won't be there this year. Sorry. We have family coming from California, Kansas, and South Dakota this weekend for my in-law's 50th anniversary. I feel REALLY bad about it, especially since we have so many freshmen this year. But just follow the lead of Shannon Zehner, Jennifer Zehner, Tammy Zehner, Quincy, and Paula Ritterbush Eickholt- they'll get you through it.
>>BASIC JIST- You get on stage and the Schabens auction off your shell to raise money for the Athletic Boosters. We need this because the're gonna help us get new uniforms for next year. Your parents and/or grandparents may bid, but so will local businesses.
>>I won't make it "mandatory," in other words, I won't MAKE you attend, but it will really look bad if only 2 or 3 out of the 10 of you go. SO PLEASE TRY TO MAKE IT IF YOU CAN. However, I understand you don't all have rides, this was short notice since it slipped my mind, your parents may have other previous commitments for you, and after all, I won't be there (although XC and VB coaches often aren't there either).
>>Please try to be there by 5:45 or so. Unless you want to come eat, then by all means, come anytime after 4:15. Please bring your family and guests, this is a great way to support ALL the sports programs at BV (its not just about football, in spite of whatever you've heard). Sit together if you can and introduce each other's families and get to know each other.
>>Not enough old "jerseys"- usually we have them auction off old shells (tops) but since there's 9 (plus a mascot) of you this year and the 2 alternates are stuck wearing older shells anyway, let's just bring your current uniform top- but IMPORTANT- YOU MUST KNOW WHO PAID FOR YOURS AND RETRIEVE IT FROM THEM BY NEXT THURS 9/20 so that you can wear it next Friday! Got that?
Chelsea Willis, you bring the older mascot head (whichever one you don't use), you'll still need to get it back from your donor, but its not as urgent that you get it by Thursday.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
>>You all did a FANTASTIC job last Friday night. Thank you!
>>Van Time for Friday's away game in Stanton- 4:00PM
Bring money and we can have supper in either Harlan or Avoca
>>Warm-ups came in. If you're missing some and need them, please bring a $30 returnable deposit and pick yours out.
>>Please be sure to attend practice Thursday to be eligible to go Friday (except of course Zehners at XC)
>>If you can't come Friday, please let me know ASAP so that I can let alternates Jessica &/or Marissa know.
>>This week we've been working on back kneels and back stands. Today we got Kaitlyn up to a prep with an "elevator" instead of stepping up from a thigh stand. Just think if we had 6 or 8 people at practice and not just 4? Always 3:30-4:30 M-Th unless I let you know. No practice on early out Wed.
>>Next week we'll need to work together on the run-thru and the pep-rally; this one's the biggie, it will be Homecoming. I know XC runs the ball from Whiting or Sioux City or wherever, but it would be ideal if we can have Jennifer & Shannon at least one day next week. It might be better if its Monday rather than Thursday- but see what works with Coach Hall.
>>If you can't make it to practice, please let me know. Work, parents, injury, illness- I'm very flexible & understanding. If you just don't want to practice, ask yourself how much you really want to be on squad though. No hard feelings if you don't, but please let me know and please return your gear if that's the case. I don't know if you realize it, but rumors seem to be out there about whether or not some of you are quitting. Its your business and I won't be mad at you but if I never see or hear from you I don't know where you stand, so let me know. Thanks.
>>ALTERNATE POLICY REMINDER
Alternates- The BVCS Cheer Squad may or may not have alternates depending on the talent level at tryouts. All alternates are required to attend all practices and other events with the team. Alternates will only perform in uniform if another squad member is absent (due to Illness, injury, academic eligibility or family function) or if asked by the coach.
If uniforms are available, the coach may decide to have the best performing alternates perform at home football games and/or pep-rallies during football season, but only full-time squad members will perform at away football games and at all basketball games.
At the coach's discretion, an alternate may be asked to take over a position of a team member if their skill level is higher than the current holder and the current team member is not able to perform their duties as a Cheerleader and is not progressing in their cheerleading abilities.
Alternates who perform well and attend practices regularly will be given special consideration at tryouts; this may include receiving up to but no more than 10 extra points added to their lowest judges' score or waiver of one of the three faculty recommendation forms.
Saturday, September 08, 2012
“For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren't able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment." ~John Wooden
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Wanted to let you know- no practice tomorrow Wed 9/5 due to teacher in-service,
but we WILL practice Thurs because we need to finalize & run through Friday's pep rally (any game ideas?), also review a few cheers (esp. New ones) & stunt some too.
And we're marching...
to the beat...
to the beat...
Let me hear your Bulldog spirit!
>>What's that you say?
Let me hear you scream and shout!
>>What's that you say?
Make the Crusaders cry and pout!
>>What's that you say?
Go Bulldogs, go Bulldogs
GO Bulldogs GO!
Fight Bulldogs, fight Bulldogs
FIGHT Bulldogs FIGHT!
Win Bulldogs, Win Bulldogs
WIN Bulldogs WIN!
Sunday, September 02, 2012
Next week I'll try to post 4 more bricks, then 3 more the week after that, then 2, then one last one.
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Both for the sake of your voices and FOR your muscles, drink non-sugar/caffeine drinks all day every Friday. ALWAYS BRING A WATER BOTTLE TO EVERY GAME. ALWAYS be sure to stretch good, even if you don't expect to jump or stunt. Finally, drink lots of room-temperature or warm non-sugar/caffeine drinks Friday night after games. Hot lemon water is the best (for healing and re-hydrating, not TASTING).