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Author: Shane Womack

GK Cheer and GMCE Create Strategic Partnership

Elite Sportswear, the parent company of GK Elite, Omni Cheer and Under Armour Cheer, is excited to announce its new partnership with The Greater Midwest Cheer & Dance Expo (GMCE).  This partnership is part of Elite’s ongoing commitment to support high level events within the cheer community. GMCE is run by seasoned professionals who are committed to producing exceptional events for both competitors and attendees. Their seven midwest events are top quality competitions where the athletes compete hard, have fun, and give back to the community. Additionally, GK Cheer and GMCE are working together on a collaborative project with...

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If Your Child Doesn't Make The Team

The roster is posted. Your child didn’t make the team. All of their friends did. Despite staring at the results for several minutes, their name does not magically appear. Your child is devastated. Your heart breaks for them. This is a monumental parenting moment. 7 Must-Do’s When Your Child Doesn’t Make the Team How we react to our child being cut from a team will directly impact his ability to cope not only to this disappointment, but the inevitable ones that will follow in his or her life. Your reaction can either discourage them from continuing to pursue the sport he or she loves or foster the resilience...

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Life After Cheer: 6 Ways to Make Cheer Your Career

You’ve cheered on the sideline, fallen in love with competitive cheer, cheered in college and graduation is around the corner. What’s next? Not everyone can cheer forever, but there are many ways for you to stay involved in cheerleading. We’ve compiled a list of a few awesome jobs that you can score to become a professional in the cheerleading industry. 1. Apparel Representative Are you a fashionista and want to work in the world of cheer fashion? Become an apparel rep for a clothing manufacturer in your area! There’s no better feeling than outfitting a team with the latest looks for...

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What You Don't Realize About Your Coaches

For a coach, many athletes, parents and most ‘spectators’ don’t realize the amount of passion, training, hard work and commitment goes into the life of a coach. Being successful, learning to be a daily mentor, and managing life’s usual roadblocks becomes quite a daunting challenge. Most coaches are selfless Coaches are caregivers, more so than many realize and you’ll quickly see that they care so much it can seem like they care more for you than they care for themselves. Being a good coach in any sport requires pushing athletes so that they are able to realize their full potential. Coaches...

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Cheerleading: Is It Worth It?

Cheerleading is competitive. Cheerleading is difficult. Cheerleading is unpredictable. That’s why it’s time to recognize that this sport will give back as much as you put into it. Athletes all over the globe become ‘obsessed’ with the sport because it’s challenging, inspiring, and constantly evolving. Seasoned cheerleaders would also agree it’s one of the few sports that you actually have to come together as a team to be truly successful. All these reasons are exactly the reason why it was recently recognized with potential Olympic sport status. That’s right – Cheerleading in the Olympics. It may not happen until...

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