‘Cheer Coach Says the Most Important Thing She Teaches Her Cheerleaders is ‘Self-Accountability’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Netflix debuted the collection Cheer final yr. Since then, the present, proven in six episodes, reveals the season-long journey of a Texas cheerleading staff. Monica Aldama serves because the coach to the faculty cheerleading squad. Recently interviewed concerning the docuseries Cheer, Aldama cites the relationships together with her younger athletes as the explanation she continues within the job. The most essential factor Aldama teaches her cheerleaders, she says, is self-accountability.

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Andy Cosferent, Gabi Butler, Jerry Harris, Monica Aldama, Chris Aldama, Morgan Simianer, TT Barker, Lexi Brumback and Austin Aldama | David Livingston/Getty Images

Monica Aldama, coach on the Netflix docuseries says she doesn’t have to show herself

CNN Sport lately interviewed the top coach featured on Cheer, Monica Aldama. She discussed her position as a university cheerleading coach.

“I’ve really tried to work over the years on … just learning what I could do to fill those roles for those kids,” Aldama instructed CNN. After profitable 14 collegiate championships, the Navarro Cheer coach doesn’t want extra trophies. It’s the cheerleaders that preserve her within the job. Aldama shared:

I believe that’s actually why I’m nonetheless right here, it’s not cheerleading. I’ve received loads of titles, I don’t need to show myself there. It’s the connection with the youngsters and the sensation of watching them succeed.

Aldama says for the ‘Cheer’ forged, it’s all about accountability

But the Cheer character maintains her “winner” mentality. CNN reported that Aldam’s mantra goes like this: “keep going until you get it right, and then you keep going until you can’t get it wrong.”

Aldama stated the important thing lesson for her Navarro cheerleaders is taking duty for themselves. The Cheer star instructed CNN:

Self-accountability is simply such a giant factor for me, as a result of so many individuals at the present time, need to shift the blame to others and simply not take duty for their very own actions.

2020 nationwide collegiate cheer competitors is canceled on account of coronavirus pandemic

Sadly, Aldama will be unable to take these classes into the ultimate take a look at of the season: the collegiate cheer championship in Daytona, Florida. Earlier this month, Varsity Spirit made an announcement that every one of their competitions and occasions have been canceled for the following few weeks, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The assertion learn:

Varsity Spirit has made the choice to not proceed as deliberate with scheduled occasions for not 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. 

La’Darius Marshall, Monica Aldama, Gabi Butler, and Jerry Harris of Cheer | Jim Spellman/Getty Images

Aldama posted on Instagram that she was heartbroken concerning the choice.

“My heart … is breaking for the lost memories and the lost time with my beautiful team,” the Cheer coach wrote. “I was not ready to say goodbye so quickly.” Aldama shared her because of her cheer squad:

I need to thank the youngsters for pouring the whole lot that they had into this complete yr – for the late nights- the games- the neighborhood service- the vacations given up. They are fighters and have at all times given me 100%. Their routine was so stunning and their work ethic was bar none.

However, the Cheer star isn’t used to feeling so unprepared.

“I have always been able to control the narrative and resort to plan B or C or even Z,” Aldama continued within the Instagram caption. But she promised that the Navarro Cheer staff could be again and able to compete.

“What I do know,” Aldama wrote, “is that we will be back better than ever!!!”

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