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- 6th November
I’m so scared as a coach now! One of my flyers has fallen :( She took a very very bad fall today at practice while cradling, and her bases missed her completely. She’s now in the ER with nerve & muscle damage, and a spinal injury. OMG I’m so scared. I feel so horrible right now, and I’m kicking myself in the ass for this happening. How do you get through this as a coach? Or as a squad?
- 21st October
Sometimes I just wanna scream. Others I wanna just cry. Occasionally I can smile, and laugh. But lately I’ve been super down. With my injury to my knee and the outcome of it, it has me scared as can be :(
I try every day to press on as if nothing is wrong. But sometimes it’s too much to handle. I’m trying the best I can.
Yesterday, at practice for my high school squad, one of my cheerleaders got hurt doing a push-up extension vador. Something happened that made her wrist pop, and popped badly. :( So I stepped in and tried to get the stunt nailed. What happened next was horrific. For me anyway.
I get the flyer up, as I’m backing her and she doesn’t stand up. Instead she sits down on my neck, and then her upper body falls behind me. The momentum causes my neck to bed to the left, and every vertebrate down my spine snap crackle pops. I hold onto her legs so she doesn’t hit the ground, as long as I could, and from what I was told I blacked out, and just fell, causing my flyer to hit the ground from 2” or so.
Next thing I remember, is I open my eyes, every single one of my cheerleaders is standing above me calling my name, and i can’t move a muscle. Tears fill my eyes, and I still can’t move. It was a weird feeling. Not so much scary, but weird! :/
Chris, my husband, asks if I’m ok, and I suddenly realize where I am. For some reason, I forgot. CRAZYNESS! I finally moved my hands, and Chris helped me up. I look at my flyer who hugs me, and I get her up, and she sticks the stunt. As soon as I get her back down and walked to the steps of the stage and say down cause I felt light headed.
I’m ok now, just extremely sore. Ouch! I have a bruise on my head and wrist, my neck and back hurt like hell, and I’m being told to go to the dr by my husband. So I’m thinking GREAT…ANOTHER INJURY!!!
And my cheerleaders, well some of them anyway, have no idea what dedication is. They think they can do whatever, whenever, and get away with it. That’s not how it works. At all. Any ideas on how to get them more dedicated, please help, and suggest!