Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hey ppl, I think it is time we get a little more serious and pick up our pace.

I'm not against kidding around when not doing stunts. In fact, I'm a big fan of that. But up on a stunt, I try to give it my all. The thing is, lately we have been wasting stunts away, and we dun seem to be bothered by it.

In this routine, we are doing lotsa transitions. It doesn't matter that we hit all pyramids individually during training. If we failed one transition, it is equivalent to failing the pyramid that follows. Right now, we have no transition that has 50% hit rate yet. What worries me is that we were still laughing when we failed a stunt/transition.

We are going to start running the routine soon. It's gonna be tiring and there will def be mistakes when we try to catch up with the music. It would be worse if we din make sure that our stunts and transitions have a higher hit rate outside the routine.

I know all of us are working hard now. Let's work even harder for the next 2+ weeks!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Spectrum's Sinseh Visit part 1:

we're only human you know...

New member Kat! die also dun wanna show the face..
ok the kat seems pretty tamed now
WF getting the cracks
JN also wasn't spared. Sorry viewers her hair blocked your view. LOL.
Spectrum's Team Doctor is located at:
S.K. Lim Chinese Physician & Acupuncturist
blk 78B
telok blangah st 31
singapore 102078
Tel: 67741162
Be sure to give the clinic a call before you go down cos they are closed on certain days!

highly recommended by chaang !!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Change in training dates

yes.. i know it's very disrupting (scroll down to the entry below) but we gotta change our training schedules again. Please take note of the following dates :

FEB = 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, 28

March = 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

16 (sun) = competition !

As you all know, our effective training timing is only 2hrs because not all of us stay in hall. As such, be responsible and reach training on time. If one person comes late, we cannot do our pyramids since everything is inter-linked.
There have been a few updates for Cheerobics 2008 , as listed below.

Change in Date
The date for Cheerobics 2008 will be changed from 22nd March 2008(Saturday) to 16th March 2008 (Sunday). We apologise for this second change, for the previous change was from 8th March 2008 (Saturday) to 22nd March2008 (Saturday). The initial change was made as several primary andsecondary school teams gave feedback that their students need more time tobe ready and able to participate; however, upon announcement of the initialchange, several open category teams replied that they would not be able toparticipate on the 22nd March 2008.As such , considering the concerns of both sides , CAS has decided to cometo a middle ground and set Cheerobics 2008 on 16th March. We understandthat it is both confusing and frustrating for the team managers orteachers-in-charge , but would like to reiterate that the changes isnecessary to benefit participants from all categories.

Reduction in Registration
FeesSeveral teams gave feedback that this year's registration fees hasincreased substantially , and could work against CAS's goal to promotecheerleading and the Cheerobics event. CAS would like to explain theincrease in fees.
The official funding that CAS receives has reduced as the authoritieswork towards a goal that all sports associations attain a business modelwhereby they are more financially independent. As a result , CAS iscurrently in the midst of a budgetary transition where she builds moresponsor relationships with various companies in support of cheerleading.
The bulk of the increase in fees would go towards (a) funding cashprizes and (b) inviting top IFC judges from around the world ; while themain cost of the Cheerobics event is still funded by CAS and sponsors. Webelieve part (b) is necessary to increase the prestige of the competition ,and also important to connect our local fraternity with the rest of theworld.In consideration of affordability concerns , CAS has decided to reduce theregistration fees to $100 and $30 for team and group stunt categoriesrespectively ; and that there would be no cash prizes this year.

Payments are to be made via cheque and sent to the following address by 22nd Feb 2008

*edit: Removed by request. contact me if you need the mailing address

Changes in Rules of Eligibility
Under General Competition Guidelines , Eligibility Rules 2.1 , 2.2 and 2.3states that All members of Cheerleading Association (Singapore) are eligible. The coach(es) of the participating teams should be qualified and recognised by CAS (AACCA , BCA , IFC). Every member of every team representing a school must be a student enrolled at that school currently and meet that school's eligibility requirements for participating on the team.
Rules 2.1 and 2.2 have been waived only for the purpose of Cheerobics 2008as per below :
The participants need not be members of CAS in order to join thecompetition.
The coach(es) need not be recognised by CAS.Rule 2.3 has been changed as per below :
For primary and secondary categories , every member of every teamrepresenting a school must be a student enrolled at that school currentlyand meet that school's eligibility requirements for participating on theteam.However , we wish to reiterate that the original rules 2.1 and 2.2 will still apply as of 2009 ; and would like to encourage (a) all cheerleaders to register themselves with CAS and (b) all coaches to obtain certification recognised by CAS.

Other Administrative Changes
The submission deadline for registration forms has been extended to 22ndFebruary 2008.
Squads are required to submit a team picture of the participating members (including reserves). The team picture should at least be of threemega-pixel quality , as the pictures would be used for event booklet publication. Please email the team picture to by22nd Feb. If the squad is participating in the team and group stunt category , please submit two separate pictures - one of the team membersparticipating in the team category and the other of the team membersparticipating in the group stunt category.
For any further enquiries, please contact

-- CHEERLEADING ASSOCIATION (SINGAPORE)20 Ayer Rajah Crescent #08-18Ayer Rajah Industrial EstateSingapore 139964Tel: +65 6873 0321 / Fax: +65 6873 0531 /

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cheerobics training dates (*revised)

FEB = 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, 28

MARCH= 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

22= competition day !

Time: 8pm onwards unless otherwise stated.

*Note: we will cut trainings should we be able to hit our objectives. In the meantime, do block out these dates.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sally's on Feb's issue of Hot Stuff !
Get your copy today !!

Monday, February 04, 2008

CR's note: All of us have been in this sport for sometime already, and we all know that what can go wrong, will go wrong. Hence, it is important that all of you have some basic first aid knowledge. I came across this article which i found very useful.

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE.

T * Ask the person to TALK to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE(Coherently) (I.e. It is sunny out today)

R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS. NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue.

If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately !! and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

Friday, February 01, 2008

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