Super Hero Week at QCE

This week has fast become a favourite at QCE - who doesn't love dressing up!

We have combined this with Bring a Friend Week, which is a wonderful and exciting time in the gym, where our members can bring their besties along to experience the world of cheer!

We have has superhero theme games, drills and fun throughout the gyms and have 3 more days to go!

If you wanted to come down and join in the fun, please feel very welcome to do so! It's the perfect time, as there are many, many new faces in the gym and everyone is having a blast mingling and learning some new skills. 

To find a suitable class time and to register, please email us at reception@queenslandcheerelite.com.au 

Jaidev Vasudevan
April Open Days - All Welcome!

As we gear up for another eventful year - we are getting the word out there now about our Open Days for 2018!

These are a great way for those interested in QCE to come along and experience a fun morning of free workshops, classes, a BBQ and more.

These will be held from 10am on Saturday 21st of April (Sumner gym) and Saturday 28th of April (Kedron gym). 

To stay in the loop, RSVP at www.facebook.com/queenslandcheerelite  

Jaidev Vasudevan
2018 is here - term 1 begins today!

It was only 3 weeks ago that we couldn't believe that a new year had clicked over, now we are about to begin a whole new season - with 2018 classes resuming in full today across both Kedron and Sumner gyms.

Coaches are prepped and excited to meet their athletes for the year ahead - starting with ice-breakers and meet and greets so athletes can get to know one another over the coming weeks. We will begin skill develop for stunts and tumble and our strength program will resume soon too, so athletes are conditioned and ready to take on the challenges of their tumble and cheerleading classes.

We have now released our 2018 calendar, Welcome Pack and all other important information you need to start 2018 off successfully at QCE.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask - we are here to help you!

You can contact our Office Manager Lucy via reception@queenslandcheerelite.com.au and Shannon and Emma directly via either shannon@queenslandcheerelite.com.au or emma@queenslandcheerelite.com.au 

Looking forward to putting faces to names for the new members of our club, and welcoming back old faces - we love this time of year and look forward to another great year together at QCE. 

Shannon and Emma 

Jaidev Vasudevan
2 weeks to go and 2018 is HERE

Welcome back for the 2018 season everyone!

Can hardly believe that Christmas is done and dusted, and we are all now turning out attention to the new year, school, cheer and everything in between.

We have just begin NCA trainings for our 2 teams which are travelling to the USA (in 36 days!!). We will be taking these girls to LA, San Fran and Dallas, as these compete at the largest cheer competition in the World. This will have our 3rd time at this competition and we absolutely cannot wait to get to know the athletes better and get the chance to experience the fun of NCA together.

We begin our term 1 classes on Monday 22nd of January. We have released our timetable now and our calendar will be out shortly. If you have any questions or concerns, our admin staff are now back on board and ready to answer any questions you may have - just shoot us an email at reception@queenslandcheerelite.com.au and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

As always, we look forward to the road ahead and the journey that all our teams will face as they meet for the first time, welcome newbies and old hands, form new friendships and strengthen existing ones - learn more about themselves, new skills and begin laying the foundations of their 2018 teams. Every year there is always something new to be learnt, and something more to be taken from being involved in this sport. We hope you have all had a relaxing and refreshing break and are ready to get started once more.

See you at the gym!

Shannon and Emma 

Jaidev Vasudevan
Let the 2018 Season Begin!

2017 has flashed by in a blur and we are already gearing up for 2018 and all that it will bring.

We have now released our 2018 Information Pack, which outlines all about joining QCE including team options, uniforms, prices, competitions and more.

As per every other season, we will be holding our Placement Days on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of December 2017, for both our Sumner and Kedron gyms.

These days are filled with workshops, where new and returning members head down to the gym for an hour or two, to join in with some classes. We will teach some new skills and observe athletes to see what team at QCE will best suit their skill set for 2018.

Please don't let this scare you, these are relaxed and only for the purpose of helping to place every athlete in the perfect them for them. We take extra special care to ensure all teams are well rounded, with a good match of athletes, for the best possible experience for all. 

We have different workshops for different experience levels, including a brand new to cheer workshop, so if you are new to cheer, don't worry - so is everyone else that will be with you on the day!

If you cannot make the Placement Days, but want to be included in a competitive or semi competitive QCE team next year, please email us to arrange a private trial. This will just be a class where you will be guided through some skills with one of our coaches. This allows us to determine what age group and level will suit you best. 

To find out more, or for any questions, please email us at reception@queenslandcheerelite.com.au

Jaidev Vasudevan
Building a anti-bullying tool kit

I sat and watched a video this morning this morning on Facebook which has gone viral, called 'How To Stop Bullying'. 

Admittedly I was sceptical. Often these videos are great for starting a conversation, but don't often equip young people (or adults for that matter) with any real, tangible tools to use in the future.

What I loved about this one, is firstly, an easy to understand break-down of what bullying is. Amid dealing with conflict, young people often are overwhelmed and confused about what and why it is happening. When we start to understand bullying, we can start to understand how to educate our children about how to deal with these issues in a way that empowers, not disempowers them.

Secondly, it gives some practical examples of how to respond to this conflict. Whilst we believe that teacher/coach/parent involvement is sometimes required – (when the conflict gets to a level which is beyond the capabilities of the children to work out, if there is any physical violence, if it is on-going etc), the missing link that is often overlooked, is, how we can arm our kids with the skills and the voice to stand up for themselves.

Bullying will be experienced by everyone at some stage in their life. It could be a difficult person in your class, friendship circle, family or workplace. If we can begin practising the skills to overcome this from a young age, we will be building a tool kit which will be drawn upon many times in the years to come. When we go straight to intervention, we bypass the bit where we discuss ways our child could handle this situation for themselves, which supports the building of resilience, confidence and assertiveness.

As always, would love to hear your thoughts below or via email at shannon@queenslandcheerelite.com.au

Video can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/premieracademyreddeer/videos/10155746566787980/

(I can’t find the original source, but please, if you do know, leave in the comments).

- Coach Shannon 

Jaidev Vasudevan