‘Cheer’ Coach Says She Wanted Navarro to Do the Netflix Show So ‘The World Would See’ the Cast as ‘True Athletes’

by Jeremy Spirogis

Netflix launched the six-episode docuseries Cheer in 2019. Monica Aldama, the fearless head coach of the Navarro Cheer group, was just lately interviewed about her response to the recognition of Cheer. Aldama says her relationships with the cheerleaders are her goal as a coach. She says she needed her group to take part within the Netflix collection so the world might see the cheerleaders as “true athletes.”

La’Darius Marshall, Gabi Butler, Jerry Harris, and Monica Aldama be a part of host Zach Stafford at BuzzFeed’s AM To DM | Manny Carabel/Getty Images

‘Cheer’ coach says she doesn’t need to show herself

Recently, CNN Sport discussed the Netflix collection Cheer with head coach of the Navarro Cheer squad, Monica Aldama. She stated she’s been “learning what I could do to fill those roles for those kids.” After profitable a number of cheer championships, Aldama isn’t essentially excited about extra wins. Aldama revealed that purpose she stays within the teaching job is “not cheerleading.”

“I’ve won plenty of titles, I don’t have to prove myself there,” the Cheer star advised CNN. “It’s the relationship with the kids and the feeling of watching them succeed.”

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Monica Aldama is all about self- accountability

But Aldama nonetheless retains her “winner” angle for her cheerleaders. Aldama’s mantra reads: “keep going until you get it right, and then you keep going until you can’t get it wrong.”

The Cheer character is massive on duty for her cheerleaders. Aldama shared that “self-accountability is simply such an enormous factor for me.

“So many people in this day and age, want to shift the blame to others and just not take responsibility for their own actions,” she lamented.

For alums of Aldama’s group, the teachings are all the time relevant. Aldama advised CNN:

Oprah Winfrey speaks with the celebs of Netflix’s Cheer: Monica Aldama, Jerry Harris, Gabi Butler, Lexi Brumback, TT Baker, and Dillion Brandt throughout her 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour | SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP by way of Getty Images

If you’ve made a dedication to be someplace, then you need to present up. If it’s class, then you need to present up. If it’s apply, you need to present up. If it’s a job, you need to present up.

‘Cheer’ star hopes that the Netflix collection reveals off the athleticism of the solid

But she Aldama was extremely pleased with her Cheer solid. She shared:

These children are truthfully a few of the hardest children I do know. The work ethic that these children have is high notch, they are going to are available and work, work, work. Work by the ache.

Aldama added her teammates’ “commitment is unreal.” And for folks exterior the cheer neighborhood, it could be laborious for a lot of to acknowledge the uncooked athleticism of what Navarro Cheer does.

“I just didn’t feel like people who aren’t a part of this world really knew that these kids are that athletic and that they have that grit and that determination,” she stated. She was optimistic that the Netflix docuseries would exhibit the younger cheerleaders’ expertise.

“I was hoping that the world would see them as the true athletes that they are,” Aldama advised CNN.

2020 nationwide collegiate cheer competitors is canceled resulting from coronavirus pandemic

Unfortunately, the coach of Navarro Cheer received’t have the possibility to complete out her 2020 season. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Varsity Spirit canceled the cheer competitors in Daytona, Florida. Their Mar. 15, 2020, announcement stated:

Varsity Spirit has made the choice to not proceed as deliberate with scheduled occasions for no less than the following eight weeks. We are actively exploring all choices, together with rescheduling occasions, extending the occasion season, and internet hosting digital occasions. 

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Andy Cosferent, Morgan Simianer, Gabi Butler, Lexi Brumback, Jerry Harris, Ben Platt, Monica Aldama, and TT Barker attend a Spotify celebration | Anna Webber/Getty Images for Spotify

Aldama shared her emotions concerning the cancelation on Instagram. She wrote: “My heart … is breaking for the lost memories and the lost time with my beautiful team. I was not ready to say goodbye so quickly.”

She additionally gave gratitude to her Navarro Cheer squad “for pouring everything they had into this entire year – for the late nights- the games- the community service- the holidays given up.”

“They are fighters and have always given me 100%,” Aldama continued. “Their routine was so beautiful and their work ethic was bar none.”

She left it on a optimistic notice.

“What I do know,” the Cheer coach completed off her Instagram post, “is that we will be back better than ever!!!”

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