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Quiz the Coach - I Wanna Ditch Cheerleading!

Quiz the Coach - I Wanna Ditch Cheerleading! - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Quiz the coach helps teen and tweens with sports and fitness related issues and problems like obesity or healthy eating habits. The coach also gives great tips and advice on cheerleading, skateboard tricks and P.E. dilemnas. - Page 8

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, coaches, or anything athletic? Why not ?

1Hey Coach, My problem is urgent! I hate cheerleading. I did it last year, but by January I hated it so much. I didn't have the courage to tell my parents I hated it. I still don't. I know the best thing to do is to talk to them, but a lot of things are against me. Firstly, my coach told my mom she was so glad that I was doing it again this year. Secondly, my dad said, "I'm proud of you" and thirdly, my mom wants me to be busy. The number three thing is funny because with cheerleading, I have something six days a week. I do horseback riding two days a week and exercise classes two days a week. I would love the day off! I'm under a lot of stress, and also, I can't find enough time to study. This would be the perfect Christmas gift, if I could quit. But it's so hard, I just can't find the courage! If I have one more cheerleading practice, I feel I will explode. Please help me!
Pom Poming in Pain

Hey Pom Poming in Pain

You have one pom pom of a parental predicament. It can be tough to tell your parents you no longer want to do something that they are proud of you for doing. It sounds like your parents have your best interests at heart, but don't realize how much stress you are under. Some stress in everyone's life is healthy and can be a positive force. Stress helps us handle anxiety, challenges us, and can sometimes lead to an increased performance at school or in sports. Too much stress in our life can be a negative force. It can cause a decrease in academic and athletic performance, burn-out, depression and other health problems.

You are the best judge of your own mental health. If you've got too much on your plate and are feeling stressed out, you need to tell your parents or your coach. Tell them that you're no longer enjoying cheerleading and need a break. It may seem like you'll be breaking your parents' hearts if you tell them you want to quit, but no one else is going to do it for you (unless you print off this article and leave it on the kitchen table for them to see). It sounds like your parents are supportive and want what's best for you. They may be a bit disappointed that their daughter doesn't want to be a cheerleader, but they'll understand that putting down those pom poms is the right thing for you to do.

Do you need tips or advice on sports, fitness or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

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