EWC Cheerleading Coach Selected as State Spirit Director
January 28, 2004
(Torrington, WY) Cheryl Raboin, EWC cheerleading coach and mathematics instructor has been selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations as the State Spirit Director for the NFHS Spirit Coaches Education Program. The NFHS Spirit Coaches Education Program has three levels of credentials: bronze, silver, and gold. There are four courses within each level that need to be completed to receive a specific level of credential. The NFHS Spirit Coaches Education Program believes that coaches' education is the critical component to success in spirit coaching. Spirit coaches survive and succeed because they understand what a coach must do to be successful and that can only come with training and education. "To my knowledge, this is the first program to provide formal training for cheer coaches." As a state director, Raboin will keep the national office informed of spirit related activities across the state such as conferences, clinics, and workshops. She will also help determine state needs and help provide instructors for the coaches. Raboin will attend the national NFHS Spirit Summit in June where she will be taught the silver level credential course, "Spirit Program Management", so that she can teach it to other spirit coaches in the state.
The EWC Lancer Cheerleading team has been busy preparing for USA Collegiate National Cheerleading competition in Las Vegas, NV. This will be the fifth year the team has competed in the competition. This competition is becoming increasingly popular with colleges and universities around the country. As the number of teams competing each year increases, the competition is getting harder. Raboin comments about the competition, "This year's routine will incorporate more tumbling, dancing, and basket tosses. We are also trying to make sure we have the visual effects as well as the crowd appeal needed to make it to finals."