Friday May 6, 2016
Its Almost Here! Your Lady Warriors making LP history again (first in Kalahari and then Reach the Beach) by performing tomorrow night at 7:40pm in Providence, RI at US Finals! This is our CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS *\0/* an invitation only event. The girls have been working since Oct to make this grand finale and we couldn't be more proud! Our Sr. Coaches are also competing with PA Heat at this event - leading by example that all things are possible with hard work, dedication and drive. Lets send some good vibes to all the athletes representing LP and PA Heat in this, our final competition of the year *\0/*
Saturday, February 28
2015 Competition Wrap up
LP Cheer went to three competitions this season and with a lot of hard work and never say die attitude, the girls killed it on the mat and took home some pretty serious hardware as well :) Unveiling a new uniform and adding a new coach for the Sr. Team was a major confidence booster and helped take LP to the next level of competing.
The first event was Plymouth Whitemarsh on Jan 17th. The Jr team was first to perform at this event and with big smiles put on a great show for the crowd. Half of this team were first timers in the competition gym and they held their own and did us proud. The Jr. Team took Second Place for their efforts. The Sr.Team, led by new coach Alicia Sbei, stormed the floor with a new energy that stunned our hometown fans! The choreography and stuntwork was challenging but these girls nailed everything - even with hair flying about :) The competition was tough here and the Sr. took home a Third Place finish. The day was not over yet as the coveted Spirit Award was up for grabs as the day wore on and, in true Warrior fashion -WE WON the MOST IMPORTANT AWARD OF THE DAY!! GREAT JOB LADIES! WAY TO REPRESENT AND COME OUT ON TOP *\0/*
Next event was Archbishop Ryan Cheer Challenge in NE Phila. This was a HUGE event with four sessions and over 100 teams participating. Our Jr. Team was in the first session. During the past two weeks we looked at the judges scores from PW and tweaked the routine to add more gymnastics and up the wow factor on the stunts. This work paid off BIG as the girls took home First Place in the Small Youth Division!! The Sr. Team performed in the second session of the day and after loosing one of the girls to injury, had to rework the placements and stunts for symmetry and effectiveness. The full up lib was a fight but the girls pushed hard and nailed it! They took home First Place as well :) Congratulations to both teams for a job well done!
Last even was Pope John Paul II on Feb.15th. A bit of a challenge getting everyone there due to weather but we had about an hour to prep once we were all registered. This was a no pressure competition, I wanted to focus on the girls just having fun but still executing the routines with the same precision that we have come to expect. Of coarse it wouldn't be competition day without some kind of challenge - lol. For the Jr.s it was strep/ for Sr.s a fractured wrist - but we Adjust, Adapt & Achieve. So, to that end- Coach Alicia stepped in as an alternate on Sr. Team to help with tumbling and stunts - all this approved by event coordinators and judges prior to the performance of coarse- seeing her back in Black & Gold after 12 years, very cool(see pics of these events on the albums page of this website). Both teams took home First Place Trophies in the small divisions - CUDOS LADIES! But, we were not done yet - the All American portion of the day was next and our own Chelsea Evans brought home another First Place Medal for LP - even with her fractured wrist! Her jumps scored a 5/5 and motions/cheer a 4/5, crowd participation 4/5 - WAY to GO! A Good Day for LP indeed!! A great way to finish off the 2015 Competition Season :)
A big thank you goes out to the parents of all the girls on these two teams. Getting them to and from practice is the key to a successful program, no matter what sport it is. I am thrilled with the upward movement of LP Cheer and the direction we are moving in. Preparations are underway for next season already- with plans for UCA to run the summer camps this year - Exciting stuff!! Early discounted registration is open (just go to home page and click the link). I look forward to learning and growing with you all - LP Cheer #Warrior4life
Janice Sbei - VP/Cheer Director
Monday, July 28
1st Annual LP Warriors Cheer Clinic
LP Cheer hosted its 1st Annual Cheer Camp / Clinic this past weekend at Warrior Field. With 24 girls, 4 coaches, 2 volunteers and 1 Director - the day went without a hitch. The weather posed a challenge in the morning but by the afternoon the sun was shining and we accomplished a lot. The morning session started with a run and group stretch followed by basic cheer techniques. We then broke into three groups for age appropriate, more detailed instruction. Coach Jenn took the PeeWee's (4-6yr olds), Bean and Sam took the Junior’s (7-9yr olds) and Coach Alicia worked with the Senior girls (age 10 and up). Each group focused on polishing their form and mastering some jumps. We broke for lunch and some much needed nutrition and hydration under the pavilion where the girls enjoyed some down time and healthy treats from the snack stand. The afternoon session started with a group demonstration by our coaches on safe and proper stunting techniques. We teach by example at LP Warriors and the girls got to see textbook perfect examples of a Pony Sit, Thigh Stand, L-Stand, and Prep, along with two different dismounts. We then broke off into groups again to practice stunting and get the girls used to executing these tricks safely and with caution and awareness of each job within the stunt group. Next, the girls came back together to learn the cheers, chants and dance portion of our agenda. We took another short break to give awards to the PeeWee's as we broke them a bit early due to the heat :) At the end of the day, the cheerleaders came together and gave a performance on the field for their parents. They did three cheers, a chant, and a dance to music, showing off their efforts of a day of hard work and great fun. Awards were then given to everyone who participated in the camp, a t-shirt and Spirit Stick to commemorate the day. On behalf of LPMFA and LP Cheer, we want to congratulate all the girls and thank our wonderful coaches (Jenn Kohl, Alicia Sbei, Bean Mincarelli & Samantha) and our snackbar volunteers (Jenn Scome & Rose Gillinger) for making our 1st Annual LP Warriors Cheer Clinic a HUGE SUCCESS!! *\0/*
Images of the clinic can be found here on our home page (www.lpwarriors.com) on the Picture Tab, 2014 Cheer Camp. Thanks again and we will see you again next year!
Saturday, July 5
Lower Providence Cheerleader's took 1st Place
After a 10 year hiatus, the Lower Providence Warrior's Cheerleaders took first place at their very first competitive event since 2004. Under the guidance of returning head coach, Janice Sbei, the Lady Warriors took top honors at the Plymouth Whitemarsh Cheer Competition. With seasoned choreographer and assistant coaches Alicia Sbei and Jennifer Kohl, the group of 13 went on to win Grand Champions in the Youth Division, solidifying the return of Lower Providence as a force to be reckoned with both on the field and, in the gym. The Warriors next endeavor was Garnet Valley. The young squad competed against 8 other teams ranging in skill from novice to all-star and earned an Outstanding Performance trophy as well as the coveted Spirit Award (which they beat out 90 teams to obtain). Last stop on the 2014 LPW Competition circuit was Pope John Paul II Cheer Invitational. Missing two girls from the original 13, LP had to Adjust, Adapt & Achieve in order to finish strong and that is just what they did. These young athletes placed 2nd in their division by 30 points, validating their talent and commitment to their chosen sport. "Most of the girls on this team were first year cheerleaders and I couldn't be more proud" said Coach Janice, "the groundwork is now in place for LP Cheer to return and maintain the level of excellence that propelled us years ago, to BE the team to beat". Lower Providence Cheerleading is rebuilding with new coaches, new ideas, and fresh routines, and if this year is any indication, it looks like they are headed in the right direction. For more information on how to join, please contact Janice Sbei, at LPWCheerCoach@gmail.com - now recruiting girls ages 4-15 "Building TEAM SPIRIT from the inside out" *\0/* Janice M. Sbei
Monday, October 28
LP Cheer will be participating in the PW Cheer Classic on Sat. January 18, 2014 to be held at Plymouth Whitemarsh HS (Germantown Pike- about 2 miles past the mall) doors open at 8 and event starts at 9am - tickets $5 Head Coach Janice Sbei has returned to LP after a 9 year hiatus - with new drive & dedication to bring back the legacy of LP Cheer. Assisting her will be her daughter Alicia Sbei - an LP Cheer Alumni who holds 7 National Titles and cheered for Penn State. Her level of excellence and creativity will be the driving force needed to bring home the cheer titles that once belonged to our Lady Warriors. This is the first competition for LP Cheer in years - please come support the girls as they bring back the force that IS Lower Providence Cheerleading *\0/* Lower Providence will also be participating in the First Annual Perk Vally Cheer Competition - date and time TBA CALLING ALL PAST LOWER PROVIDENCE CHEERLEADERS - Saturday Nov 2 is the date of our COMBINED Halftime - OLD SCHOOL MEETS NEW SCHOOL - game is at 2pm at Warrior Field - if you are or know of any past LP Cheerleader and would like to take part in this First Ever Event - please come to field around 12:30 for a practice with halftime around 2:45ish - Adjust Adapt Achieve TOGETHER!! *\0/* CHEERS Coach J