Do We All Need A Break?

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  1. CheerDaily

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    With Christmas next week and gyms closing for the holiday break, it’s a good idea to rest and take a physical and mental break before competition season really ramps up. And we all know what comp season entails… precision practices striving for perfection, reps on reps on reps, cold weather, sore muscles, aches and pains we all push through… sometimes even injuries we wrap up and say we’ll rest and heal when the season is over.

    But when is the season really over for cheer? After Summit, there are tryouts, summer conditioning, skill-building, choreography… Sports Medicine Physician and Pediatrician, Heather Bergeson, puts forth a compelling argument in her TED talk that maybe we need to take a step back and let ourselves, and our kids, take a little break and refocus on youth sports as a positive, inspiring and character-building experience.​


     
  2. Lisa Seye

    Lisa Seye I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    My kiddo gets 2 and a half weeks break before the season gets in full swing. So grateful for our gym.
     
  3. DonnaM

    DonnaM Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    I was so relieved as a parent to hear other parents who are definitely “all in” verbalize that they need a break, too. This is our first year of full All Star travel (although DD’s 10th year of some form of cheer), and it’s just plain been exhausting and a tough ride.
     
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    alpaca Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    I know this article is for the athletes but I'll say it for myself: I need the break too.

    I consider myself an all-in kind of parent when it comes to the commitment. CP hasn't missed any practices since try-outs, including all summer.

    That said, if we didn't have this 2 week holiday break, I'm pretty sure I would have had some type of break-down and we would have skipped practice for my own mental health. The commute to practice takes it's toll. And since we haven't really entered the comp season yet, it's practice without the reward. The reward is the excitement and fun of comps . I know once we return after break and the kids start competing, it is easier for me.