Level One Teams and Advocating For Your Athlete

The Cheer Mom Podcast

Jan 31 2024 • 50 mins

TGLC will always have a special place in my heart, but there is another team that has caught my attention this season and we have to talk about them.

No, it is not another world's team. It is the medium youth level one Kitty Katz from Cheer Athletics Plano.

I am a fan. I am obsessed. It's the whole institution that is Kitty Katz, including one of their coaches, Coach Cam.

Do not overlook level one teams. Do not overlook youth level teams. That NCA jacket, that summit ring looks just as good on a level one finger as it does on a level five finger is all I'm going to say. I am vying for my spot to be an honorary kitty-kat. Whatever it takes. I feel like I have what it takes to be an honorary member of this team.

Cam & I talk about the importance of the level one and two teams, and the importance of youth level athletes. I think that sometimes we get wrapped up in the big show and the allure of these advanced level teams that we forget about the foundation of these beginner level teams.

We also talk about the parent coach relationship and the parent athlete relationship. When it comes to those younger athletes, I think a lot of times I get carried away with philosophies and advice about your athletes advocating for themselves and taking a quieter or more backseat role and letting her athletes do the pushing and your athletes do the talking. That isn't always possible when you have a six or seven year old athlete.

So Cameron and I talk a little bit about strategy around how you can be advocating for your athlete when you're teaching them how to advocate for themselves or when they can't necessarily advocate for themselves at all. Super fun conversation. A lot of great information. Thank you, Coach Cameron. And I'm ready for my spot.

I'm ready.

Episode Mentions

Kitty Katz Cheer Athletics Plano

Coach Cam

Top Gun Large Co-Ed (TGLC)

Let's Talk Cheer - Jason Larkin's Podcast

The Cheer Biz Podcast - Dan Cotton

Music by Alex LaGrossa- Twisted Cutz Music Productions

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