We here at SpiritWorks pride ourselves on being exactly who we are, pushing athletes and coaches outside of their comfort zone. That often means going outside of our own. We call this “Thinking Outside the Megaphone“.
The number one focus of our camps is that athletes and coaches walk away saying-WOW: WOW, that was fun – WOW, we learned a lot – WOW, look at what we accomplished! The fun factor is priority in everything we do. If it is boring, it’s out.
This weekend was the first of our “Creativity Sessions”. We bring in longtime friend and choreographer Beed Harris and Katie Stiles who now serves us as a creativity consultant.
The creative process is one of the most fun and can be one of the most frustrating processes around.
After choosing words and dissecting ideas for cheers, chants, music, stunts, etc. all of staff come together to provide some input. We can get a little “out there” on some things but we believe it is taking those chances, not being afraid to have high school girls give us the look of “you’ll never catch me doing that in front of people dead or alive”, and going for it full force that define SpiritWorks Cheer Camps!!!
Letting go of the fear of judgement and fear of failure liberates the creative process and welcomes all ideas – traditional or non-traditional, goofy or fun, far-fetched or rockin hot! Creating an environment to “Think Outside the Megaphone” is the foundation for all that we do.
We hope to encourage and inspire a little “Thinking Outside the Megaphone” at our camps. By being exactly who we are and having a blast while teaching. Selling our campers on our fun factor helps them sell it to their crowds. Recently, we had a team tell us their crowd now starts one of our crowd involvement cheers on their own because they love it that much – How fun is that?!
This kind of feedback just fuels the fire. Yes, all of us at SpiritWorks Cheer are so lucky and so honored to serve the coaches and athletes we do. What an amazing job we have!
Now, I am a little biased, but our material this year ROCKS! Our campers are guaranteed fun, excitement and some awesome ideas to help launch their year. This last creativity weekend was just the start of what is going to be an awesome summer. Thanks to our staff and our friends who come in to help. It was some hard work but it is definitely worth it. We can hardly wait!!!
Jesse Shroyer – VP of Spirit Development