Saturday, March 31, 2012

4th entry for April'12 VoM

The 4th entry for April VoM is by Daryl. A video on Wildcards during SNCC. The video showed everything from their warmups, to prep talk, to performing, to waiting for results, to the celebration upon hearing the results. This year had been a good year for Wildcards, congratulations to Wildcards once again. Great video made too.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

BPoM 2nd entry for April'12

2nd Blog Post of the Month April is a post by Matthew. This is a post about his thoughts on SNCC 2012.

Some words from the Matthew:

"Cheerleading is a sport that promotes teamwork and leaderships at its finest. There might be many who beg to differ, saying that any sport does that in the same way. However, other sports seemingly do not reach the level that you depend on your teammates with your life. You entrust your safety in them, have complete faith in them, and depend on them to bring back the trophy with you. I have not seen any other sport that compensates your other players in order to move the team forward. In other sports there may be star players, in cheerleading there are major players too, but case in point is, every single player in the routine is important. Each plays a unique part and is irreplaceable to some extent. This, my friends, is unique in cheerleading. So no, quit telling me that cheerleading is not a sport, when we as players train much harder and spend more hours of effort for that 3 - 5 minute routine on stage/mats." - Matthew

The most anticipated cheerleading event of the year had concluded and all the teams, players, coaches etc did a fantastic job. I would also like to thank the organisers SSC and of cos with the great help from FCS for the amazing event once again. Looking forward to the competition once again next year.

Check out the post by Matthew: 2nd BPoM April entry or here

Sunday, March 25, 2012

3rd entry for April'12 VoM

A video by Nalwi Kent and tagged by Fairul from Legacy for our 3rd entry for April VoM. Once again another video of our little ones starting to have fun with cheerleading from a very young age. Though she must be too young to know what was happening, but she sure must be having fun and looks very cute and happy in the video.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

BPoM 1st entry for April'12

The 1st entry of BPOM April is by Clement and tagged by Ochi. It is a post about the warm up procedure for SNCC 2012.

Nothing much to say about this post except for you to just go see it yourselves. haha.

Check out the post by Clement tagged by Ochi: 1st BPoM April entry or here

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2nd entry for April'12 VoM

2nd entry for April VoM is by Fairul. Super cute video of some primary school girls cheerleaders doing a ground up liberty. Karen Neo you have really done a great job with your kids. I can now start seeing more public awareness in cheerleading and hopefully this will allow cheerleading to grow faster and spread to even more primary and secondary schools. The younger you start getting in touch with cheerleading the better you can become great at it in future. Singapore cheerleading depends on you young kids out there. Jiayou everyone, especially the kind and nice coaches teaching these kids.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

1st entry for April'12 VoM

The 1st entry for April VoM is by Hann Bin from Wildcards. Full up to liberty, tick tock low full around liberty. Great job Hann Bin for hitting this advance stunt. Keep up the good work, efforts always pays.Jiayou.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Interview with Vincent Fok

Throughout my 7 years of cheerleading journey, I’ve met many teachers, coaches and mentors. Some taught me, some coached me and some mentored me, while among all these; there are a few that really helped me to be who I am today. And one of would be Mr. Vincent Fok, Assistant Coach of Wildcards Cheerleading Team back then.

Vincent has always been the counter balance of Chaang, Head Coach of Wildcards Cheerleading Team. One applies HARD approach, the other SOFT. Vincent has always been the one having the image of being soft, gentle, patience, communication expert and the ‘mummy’ of the team. He always has this, very ‘close’ feeling, whenever I see him, I just want to hug him.

Today, I’ve had the honor to be able interview him, as the Head Coach of Singapore Polytechnic Cheerleading Team, Gusto (SP GUSTO), for his views and opinions about the team’s recent win in the 3rd SNCC 2012.

Below is the transcript.

Ken: First and foremost, congratulation on your team’s winning in IHL Category and being crowned Overall Champion.

Vincent Fok: Thank you. It’s not my effort, it’s the team’s effort.

K: Today, I only have a few questions for you, approximately about 12.

V: Ok.

K: How do you plan your training usually? Do you plan the routine in your mind and push your player to acquire the ability to hit it? Or training your people up and choreography your routine according to their ability?

V: Well, you must first know the player and player’s ability well and then plan the routine, while being aware of the latest market trend. Stunt difficulty will always be the first, but should player’s ability have fallen short, put your creativity for modification.

K: How do you start the season? Do you set goals together with them?
V: We do set goals together especially during post training activities. For Team A, they are the senior team and more or less they already know what they want to do. Team A had 3 modifications in total; they’ve completed the first version by Dec 2011. Before they go for their exam break, they managed to upgrade to second version. While after they came back from their break, the third version, which is the final one. For Team B, the junior team, they still need guidance and in fact, we changed flyer TWICE for this routine.

K:What’s your training style or approach?

V: It really depends on the players. For example, Team A, they are more independent and opinionated, therefore, they wouldn’t require as much attention comparing with Team B. My role is more on cleaning up, brushing up and facilitate their training. While for Team B, they are new and therefore, there are more opportunities to explore for more options. Well, if you pull your players by their nose, they wouldn’t last long.

K: What’s your secret of dealing with players effectively?

V: Empower them.

K: How do you empower them?
V: I don’t know how to tell you, but it’s just in the culture of communication of the team. When everyone first started, definitely because they are interested, therefore, whatever the player will do depends on how you build and handle their interest.

K: What’s your aim and plan for the next season?

V: More than half of the seniors from Team A will be graduating this year and I’m left with 5 players from Team A. Team B would be shouldering the responsibilities to carry on the team’s legacy of being crowned Overall Champion consecutively. I still would like to send two teams for competition next season, three would be ideal, in order to help the industry to grow. Definitely, the most important thing is to remain clean state, injury free. The big thing is still SAFETY FIRST.

K: How do you manage your time between the 6 team you are involved with? Namely, Wildcards, SP Gusto Team A, SP Gusto Team B, ITE College East Genesis, Spectrum and Team Lions.

V: Well, Wildcards is more or less settled by the rising coaches, Bi Yi, Jen, Gary, Ochi and others. Team Lions is handled by OWC and my role is to touch up and brush up their specific skill. Spectrum’s work load was shared with Hann Bin and others. I relied a lot on communication and empowering the leaders in each team, and also I believe in giving >100% in each team whenever I am around.

K: What do you think that you have done well and what are the areas you can improve on?

V: For things I have done well, first is definitely managed to introduce Gusto Team B. Then, set up my company Invincible Cheerleading and getting involved with FCS and Team Lions. Areas to be improved on, as I was transiting from being a SOLO, operation coach to a managerial coach, I need to improve on my management skills. Therefore, it would be better to have more support and advices, nonetheless, thanks to all those that have supported me. (He did mentioned A LOT of names, shall conclude in the other question)

K: What are your TOP 5 criteria that determine a good cheerleader?

V: 1.) It is a plus if you are talented, but you still need hardwork.

2.) Willpower

3.) Never lose sight of your goal

4.) Good team player

5.) Communication

K: What are your TOP 3 criteria that determine a good coach?

V: 1.) Passion

2.) Dedication

3.) Perseverance

K: Do you have anything to say to your team or anyone?

V: There are a lot to name.

K: Just name a few major ones.

V: From WCT, Chaang and the team for helping out at Spectrum during HO.

Ms. June and Ms. Linda, the teachers-in-charge from ITE College East.

OWC for engaging me to be involve in FCS and Team Lion and guiding me to be a better coach and better at management.
Lenny and James, without them, I would not have loved cheer this much


Poh Kang, Wei Han and Clement – they are the pillars of the team and helped push the team to upgrade the routine three times.

Ling Yao – For doing the administrative works especially when I’m busy dealing with both Team A and B.

Dominic and Song Rong – Thank you for coming back to assist especially during the final phase acting as a super strong support team.

Helmi – For agreeing to send the second team. Nothing can be done without the support of the school.

Last but not least, my parents, for always supporting me. Even when I choose to build cheerleading as my career.

K: What’s the one thing that you feel that you can do and that after doing it, Singapore cheerleading community will be propelled to another level?

V: Getting the support from government.

K: Last question! What is that one sentence that you would like to give to the cheerleading community if you know what you will be passing on tomorrow?

V: Wah, this one is quite difficult and I never thought of it before (XWonder agreed)

------ After 5 minutes -----

OK! Cheering is a way of life. When we step on the mats as cheerleader, we've taken on a culture, and the embodiment of being a cheerleader which is, all the qualities I've mentioned. And we do not wait for things to happen, and we don't wait for people to cheer us up. So if this is my parting words, I would say 'Do things not for yourself, but for others'


Vincent’s Profile

Vincent, a veteran cheerleader now, started his cheerleading career from Ngee Ann Polytechnic Cheerleading Team, Magnum Force. He had won countless of medals and awards before officially embarking on his coaching journey in year 2008 with Victoria Junior College. Since then, it is a journey of no return. Click here for more info.

Recently, Vincent had started his own company named InVincible Cheerleading. Below is the company’s profile. Please do visit the company site and like their Facebook group page.

Invincible cheerleading was founded in 2010, with the aim of providing a holistic cheerleading experience for the sports and education industry. Our success has been based on bringing together a team of stunts, gymnastics and fitness training experts, with strong relationships in the industry. This team has enabled Invincible Cheerleading to win major projects with the most prestigious companies in the sector.

Our events and performance team has been delivering deft-defying performances and impressing the audiences since 2005. Delivering excellent results, on time and to budget, has ensured repeat business and built Invincible Cheerleading a reliable business partner.

Check us out on and

Monday, March 5, 2012

Video of the Month March '12

For VoM's video of the Month March'12, we 4 entries. And they are:

1. Video by Jancye
2. Video by Winston
3. Video by Kerry
4. Video by Kaibin

A total of 4 entries in all.

And so for the winner of the VoM March'12, we have.......

The video by Winston on his partner stunting improvements.

Great video by Winston. Everyone remember that in cheerleading there are many ups and downs, but if you continue to work hard, you will get to achieve what you want at the end of the day.

Winston you won yourself $50.

Continue to support VoM.

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Blog Post of the Month March '12

For BPoM March we have a total of 2 entries and they are:

1. Blogged by Winston and tagged by Ken
2. Blogged by Ochi

The winner for BPoM Mar'12 goes to the entry by Winston and tagged by Ken titled,"Coaching....nothing comes close!". Congratulations Winston and Ken, you have won yourselves the prize of $50.

Winston's Blog Post: Coaching....nothing comes close!

Comments by Chaang:

Winston is an example of new generation of cheerleading coaches in Singapore and strives to improve himself physically & mentally in order to help the team which he is coaching. Winston has countered a common saying that ''there is no ''i' in the team'''. I agree with him. There IS an ''i'' in every team and that is called ''individual'' responsibility. Taking responsibility of your own health, fitness and skills matters to your team. Because if you do not take responsibility for yourself, your problem will eventually become the team's problem. It is not fair for your team mates to pay for your lack of responsibility.

Being a coach definitely will enable you to be a better cheerleader. I will encourage all existing cheerleaders out there to start coaching. There is no such thing as '' I am too young/inexperienced'' to coach. Getting a very high level coaching cert alone does not make you a better coach. It does not teach you how to manage and create a winning team. It takes years of ''try and error'' and a ''never say die'' spirit to create a winning team. There is no point having a winning routine when you as the coach are unable to create a team that can achieve that objective. I have personally failed my IFC class one coaching course, but I have created a winning team for 3 consecutive seasons in IFC sanctioned competitions - just by learning from other cheerleaders and watching youtube. IT IS POSSIBLE! Never stop yourself from daring to try. Never stop yourself from picking yourself up after you fall. Never allow skeptics to deter you from starting. Anybody who plays you down is probably afraid of the potential that you possess to really change things. Have a genuine intention to benefit those around you, and you will definitely succeed.


Senior Vice- Chairman
Wildcards Cheerleading Team, Singapore"

Congratulations once again to Winston and Ken for winning $50

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Prize Presentation for VoM Feb'12 Winner

The winner for Feb'12 VoM is a video by Karen winning herself a prize of $50..

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Prize Presentation for VoM Dec'11 Winner

The last winner for 2011; Dec'11 VoM is a video by Wenjie winning himself a prize of $50..

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Friday, March 2, 2012

4th entry for March'12 VoM

The 4th entry for March VoM is by Kaibin. A teaser for SNCC 2012. Nicely made video showing various short clips of SNCC 2011. You can be sure to see much more during this coming SNCC 2012; the standards continues to improve year after year. Jiayou to all the teams competing in SNCC 2012. Pls head down to show your support on March 24th & 25th. See you there!