Don’t Give Up

Don’t give up. Don’t EVER give up. Keep working to achieve your goals. The more you practice the better you will be. Problems are just learning opportunities in disguise. The more you practice, the more your muscles and body remember the movements. It’s called memory of movement. Your body remembers the technique and performs the way you practice. That’s why it’s important to listen to the instructions your coaches and mentors try to give you. They are trying to teach you skill progressions.

Have you ever heard the phrase “You have to learn to crawl before you walk?” That is a good example of progressions. For example, the first cheer or sideline, tumbling pass or stunt you learn should not be the hardest motion combination. You should have the simplest building blocks in place and perfect them. When you introduce technique, you should concentrate on perfecting that strategy before you move on. There is no exact time frame to predict when a squad should move on. Progressions depend on how well the team works together and what stage of group development they are working through. You should not rush progressions, instead, you should make sure each skill has been mastered before you implement the next technique drill.

The more you commit yourself to the program, the greater triumph you will have in your success pattern. If you believe in your team and you have the drive to improve yourself on a constant scale, your program prosperity hinges on the team confidence and trust. So, don’t give up, don’t EVER give up.