Saturday, December 19, 2009

Go Fight Win!!

This fall/early winter, Hollace participated in Upward cheerleading. I had never heard of Upward before, but it is pretty big here. They have basketball, football and cheerleading. It is sort of like Kids Inc., but organized through a local church. There is a big emphasis on sportsmanship, etc. It is not suppose to be real competitive or serious. The two cheer teams would cheer for 1 game each on Saturday and would just cheer for the players in general, not for any certain team. Ex: "Go, Upward, GO" (they are all upward), or "Defense-Defense" regardless of who had the ball.

I do think Hollace enjoyed this more than she did t-ball, but I don't think she's sold on cheerleading. I asked her what her favorite parts were at the end of the season, and she said "Meeting new friends and the snacks after the games and learning the bible verses." When I asked her which parts she didn't really like about cheerleading, her response was "When we do the motions and when we yell the cheers". HA HA HA- basically she didn't like the cheering part!!!

Another of my favorite stories from the season was on the final Saturday when the girls did a little dance routine that they had been learning for the past few week. They performed it at half time of two of the games. The first time, when the music came on it was so quiet the girls could hardly hear it and a few of them started the dance late. So before the second time, I gave her a lecture about paying attention and watching her coach so even if she couldn't hear the music start, she would know when to start. WELL.........she did not pay attention and was talking to the girl next to her and didn't hear the music start again. This time she NEVER realized the dance had started and continued talking to the girl for the ENTIRE dance. They finally noticed that all the others were dancing in time to run to their spots for the final pose! It was priceless.

6 comments:

Janice said...

Well it sounds like she had a good time even if she isn't destined for greatness in the cheerleading arena. At least she has a sense of what is important - the friends and the snacks! Wish I could have seen her cheer. Can't wait to see you all next week!

Leslie said...

Great story, wish you had video of that last part, too cute!

Dawn said...

How funny! Both of my sister's kids participate in Upward sports in their towns.

Sarah Castor said...

HAHA! Too cute! My cousins do Upward Basketball with their church too and they love it! I think Upward is such a cool thing!

Sarah Castor said...

I guess if I would have read my mother's comment I would have known that I was being repetitive! Oh well! Haha! Your children are all priceless!

The Garvie Family said...

Great stories!! She looks so cute in her cheerleading outfit!! Or is it called a uniform? Either way...she is a doll!