Cheer Coaches, did you set team goals this summer at camp?
Cheerleaders, did you set individual goals for your year in cheer?
How are those working out? Did you set them and forget them?!
It’s time to check in with your cheer plans. There are a TON of tips out there about how to set goals, but not a lot of tips for holding yourself accountable when real-life sets in. I’ve been in your shoes: school starts, games kick in, you’ve got pep rallies, fundraisers and hey, you’ve got a personal life to plan, too right?! So how do you stay on track with your cheer goals mid-season?
Here are 4 questions to ask your squad (or yourself) to gut-check and make sure you’re following through with your goals:
1. GRATEFUL – What are you grateful for this week? Focusing on positive really helps balance against negatives and frustrations, plus trains your subconscious to notice the good stuff.
2. PRAISE – What can you praise yourself for? We need to train ourselves by rewarding the progress we do make.
3. ENERGIZED – Is there something that makes you look forward to the future? What are you motivated about? What gets you excited to share?
4. ACTIONS – What are your next steps? What are the priority actions do you need to take? What do you need in terms of help and resources? When will they be completed by? How will you know they are done?
Action Item: Coaches, ask your cheerleaders to answer these 4 questions individually, and share their answers with the group. Plan for 30-45 minutes, 1 practice per month to regularly go “around the horn,” so each cheerleader shares her thoughts. Sharing with each other and keeping updated on accomplishments toward your goals REALLY increases accountability among the team. Go For It!
What does GCITDOYD-CL4L mean? Get in The Cheer Huddle to find out…