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CheerMAD is an acronym for Cheer Moms and Dads as well as a play on words for those of us who are crazy for our kids, who just happen to cheer.


Certifiably Insane? Not quite.

Certifiably Crazy? Almost.

Certifiably Mad about your cheerleader? 




In the past we've written about Certifiably CheerMADs who have


-Scheduled brain surgery around the cheer season.


-Put weddings on hold when their Allstar got a bid and was now going to Worlds. 


So many great CheerMADs and supporting and informing them is what Certifiably CheerMAD is all about.


In its first year, a contest was held in which CheerMAD gave away a two -week vacation (that included a cruise and week in Miami) to, what a prestigious panel of judges comprised of industry leaders, deemed the ultimate Certifiably CheerMAD:

A father stationed in Iraq who came home to surprise his daughter and attend her first Allstar comp.


CheerMAD also supports cheer moms and dads who see a niche in the cheer market that they think they can contribute to. The Certifiably CheerMAD Stamp of Approval award goes to businesses owned and operated by cheer parents


If you have a child in Allstars, you are Certifiably CheerMAD one way or another.


"I drive six hours for a two-and-a-half-minute routine" or "Buy frozen peas not for the nutritional value but because they make great ice packs." or the mantra ten months out of the year "I can't. She has cheer." 


We're all Certifiably CheerMAD!

Full Out Forever

I’m watching my nine-year-old go through a routine in front of the television.





If you’re CHEERMaD then you know that a flat screen isn’t really for watching television, it’s a reflective surface for cheerleaders to watch themselves. For that matter, the front yard is really a tumble track in disguise. And my king size bed isn’t really for sleeping; it’s a great mat for practicing double-downs.


And my daughter isn’t even a flyer. 


In front of the television Rachel can take any position her heart desires. Best entertainment I’ve seen on the set in years. She’s full of attitude and is mouthing words to a track in her head. She’s concentrating so much, I don’t know if she’s at CheerSport, Spirit Cheer, Jamfest or another competition.


Then I realize she’s not doing her routine at all. It’s another team’s.


How these kids remember what they are doing in their own routine, never mind another’s amazes me. I guess that’s the magic of repetition.



This time of year ~the beginning of a new season, it’s repetition, repetition, repetition and now I see why. Rachel could do her routine and many other team’s programs in her sleep. In fact, according to Becky, who occasionally lets Ray stay with her at night, she does do the routine in her sleep.


That might explain why the sheets are on the floor in the morning. Rachel’s not only spending every spare waking moment around the house cheering, she’s also doing it in her sleep.


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