Thursday, December 22, 2011

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue youmay never get over.

I must confess it has been a while since my last confession....I mean blog.

A lot of people do not realize the impact of their words. Some of you have already started competing but our gym has not. With competition right around the corner, think before you speak to the total stranger next to you at a competition.

It may be difficult at times but try and be positive. If you don't have a positive attitude, don't expect your child to either. They sense what you are feeling and it reflects in their performance.

As a former Coach (not cheer) and the wife of a baseball coach, there is no one person to blame. Think before you blame that flyer who fell in a stunt. And think before you speak and think of who you are speaking to.

I talk to cheer mom's everyday and I have some stories that can make your head spin. Nowadays every phone has a video camera, you may be sitting thee bashing a coach, athlete or another parent and it can all be caught on camera and emailed to your coaches! You could be sitting at a competition venting about how disappointed you are and it could be someone's grandma!

I hope you all had a cheerful Christmas and good luck in 2012!


  1. I guess it all boils down to"if you don't have anything nice to say..." However we all need to vent. just make sure you're venting privately to people you trust. I have been having issues with our director and the way she speaks to people. Our program is only in its second year. We are in the NE and only have a limited amount of teams to choose from. We started our cheerperience in south florida and really enjoyed the team spirit. This team seems to be having a problem with that. a whole bunch of girls left but my daughter did not want to. I am not going to force her to leave but she keeps talking about worlds and college cheer in her future. I know that neither will happen if this team keeps up the way it is. okay, just venting. love your blog and your bows!!!

  2. OMG !I love this confession !So dead on.Some of the stuff sounds like things that happen with one of our teams.Guess its just that way everywhere ! What happened to this sport being fun for kids.Love your blog , Love your bows as well.Thanks for listening to the KY Cheerdrama at least you know your not alone !