Tumble for St. Jude

Varsity University is partnering with St. Jude to raise funds and help find a cure for Childhood Cancer!

Join us for “Tumble for St. Jude” at GymTyme All Stars in Louisville, KY and learn from the best in the business! Instructors include Debbie Love, Erica and Shea Crawford, Robbie Gregory, Stephanie Brodbeck, and Corey Ricket!

Clinic Information:

  • Where: 13000 Eastgate Park Way, Louisville, KY 40223
  • When: Thursday July 6th 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Levels 1 and 2; 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMLevels 3, 4 and 5!

To Register: (Follow this link and) Click on the “Donate Now” Button and make a $50 Minimum Donation to St. Jude!

How your donation helps:

  • Thanks to donors like you, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
  • Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.

Join us! Together we can help St. Jude change the world.

Thank you!

Varsity University

View the team page for Tumble for St. Jude

Drills=Skills Show 18 – Whips

This week’s edition of Drills=Skills features the full crew talking about Whips.

Drills=Skills Show 17 – Summer Camps & Clinics

Summer Camps & Clinics is the topic of the 17th edition of Drills=Skills.

Drills=Skills Show 16 – Double Fulls

The latest Drill=Skills is all about Double Fulls.

Drills=Skills Show 15 – Tryouts

The 15th episode features Shea and David discussing Tryouts.

Drills=Skills Show 14 – Fulls

The 14th Drill=Skills has the guys discussing fulls.

Drills=Skills Show 13 – Worlds 2017

On the 13th edition of Drills=Skills, Shea, Sean and special guest Jenn Power discuss Worlds 2017.

Shea on Roundoff Drills

Often times when dealing with the roundoff a few issues are getting feet together fast enough to allow for blocking as well as pushing through toes from each foot. A few drills to help with getting feet together faster.

  • Roundoff to push up shape.  I like to introduce this from a lung with landing onto a soft surface.  Once the hands touch the floor they stay there and I tell my kids I want to “hear” their feet clap.
  • Roundoff up a wedge mat.  This will allow the athlete to feel their improper landings.  In order to rebound up and back they have to get their feet together quickly.

Pushing through toes is a concept that takes time so it’s important to be patient and try several drills to see what clicks with the individual.  Here are a few things I like to do.

  • I like to have the athlete start with their good leg knee down on the floor, hands back.  Athlete will stand up on their bad leg and push through their toes into a proper lunge and complete the roundoff.
  • Another popular one is to start standing with good leg lifted off of the ground, toe slightly in front.  I ask the athlete to hop (preferably punch) off of the other leg as far as they can 3 times and then roundoff.  This helps engage the hips and forces them to push through their toes.  Watch for turning as sometimes athlete feel the need to wind up but it’s important to stay square.

There are many variations of these drills as well as ways to combine them and challenge your athletes.

Drills=Skills Show 12 – Nutrition

Nutritionist Stephanie Yeatts joins the guys to talk about nutrition on the 12th edition of Drills=Skills. Stephanie also provided the Cheer Athlete Nutrition guide below.

Cheer Athlete Nutrition

Drills=Skills Show 11 – Conditioning

On the 11th Drills=Skills Shea, David, and Sean discuss Conditioning.