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AGES 3 TO 5

AGES 3 TO 5

Our cheerleading classes and camps are open to children as young as three years old.
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AGES 6 TO 8

AGES 6 TO 8

At age six Novice to Advanced cheerleaders are encouraged to start focusing perfecting their motions, working on more advanced jumps and tumbling, learning basic stunts and safety, and learning cheer dances!
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AGES 9 TO 11

AGES 9 TO 11

Novice to Advanced our 9-11 cheerleaders are encouraged to start focusing on polishing all the skills required for their high school tryouts. Our cheerleaders can take various stunting and tumbling classes and camps to make sure they are on track. Our 9-11 now have the option to try-out for the MTC Performance Team!!!
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AGES 12+ TO HIGH SCHOOL

AGES 12+ TO HIGH SCHOOL

We have classes and camps specifically to help our cheerleaders make and stay on the team as well as special teams and programs to allow our cheerleaders to stay active in the sport once their high school season is over.
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Welcome Miss LyTia to the MTC Family!

More Than Cheer would like to welcome LyTia Williams to the family! She has been involved in cheerleading and gymnastics for several years, beginning at an All Star competitive league in Maryland then transitioning to recreational cheerleading in middle and high school. ​LyTia is currently the assistant coach of the Hood College Cheerleaders and volunteer​s​ as a coach for a youth league in ​her community. In college​, LyTia​ majored in early childhood education and hope​s her new position with More Than Cheer will help meet and expand her goals as an educator.
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7 Ways to Teach Your Child Responsibility!

More Than Cheer knows the best leaders exhibit the finest qualities, and how better to prepare your child for leadership than fostering a strong sense of responsibility in them!

 

1) Assign some accountability – Age-appropriate chores are a simple way to teach your child responsibility. Add in a little financial incentive and your children will begin learning how to manage finances, too.

2) Let your child make decisions – Letting your child make some of their own choices will teach your child accountability and help them to gain independence. Younger children should be offered limited options, but give children the chance to choose from them.

3) Foster independence – The only way to master any skill is through practice. By letting them tackle age-appropriate tasks, like getting themself dressed, your child will also become more self-reliant.

4) Set a good example – Taking your own responsibilities seriously sets a good example for your child’s watchful eyes. “Whether we promote it or not, children always learn by example”, says Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Keeping your promises or being on time are ways you can lead by example.

5) Pick up a book – Stories pack a lot of punch, so when it comes to reading time, select books that illustrate responsibility. Interesting characters and situations your child can identify with will hold their attention. Even better, your child won’t tune you out because they aren’t being lectured!

6) Talk your child through difficult situations – Although your first instinct is to direct and protect your adolescent, instead of automatically telling them what they should do, guide your child through the process of coming to a conclusion on their own. Ask questions and encourage them to think it through with your support.

7) Show them the bigger picture – The ultimate goal is for your sweetheart act responsibly because they want to, not just because they’re told to. Explaining to your child how doing their part is helping the family as a whole can sometimes help young children understand how their actions affect others.

 

Teaching your child responsibility helps build character and makes them a more independent, self-reliant person. As your child grows, remember to let their responsibilities evolve. Finally, don’t forget to give them plenty for praise for a job well done!