Author Archives: Tyler Torres

The Most Celebrated Conference of the Season… This Weekend!

The 15th NCA & NDA Coaches Conference is this weekend! Are you attending?  It’s not too late to sign up — for those of you in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex there’s even a Saturday Only Commuter option.  Click here for details. … Continue reading

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Summer’s Coming!

And I’m back with a new post! Sorry for the monthlong hiatus, April was a BEAST… Don’t worry, I’ll fill you in on all that happened over the next few weeks.  Here’s a little teaser, Worlds = Amazing! Hard to believe it’s … Continue reading

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Which way’s the beach?!

I know those of you up in the Northeast woke up to a bad April Fool’s Day joke — springtime snow. But just think…next week you’ll be in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida for the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship! … Continue reading

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5, 6, 7, 8 and Spring!

Spring has sprung like a Herkie Jump! And with it we’ve rolled out a new header for Behind The Megaphone.  Check it out (it’s up there^). Let me know what you think – ttorres@nationalspirit.com, @TyleratNCA on twitter, facebook.com/tylerphilliptorres, or comment … Continue reading

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Tryout Season is Here! 5 REAL Tips from a REAL Judge

It’s that time of year again! I know gardening and cheerleading don’t really have anything in common, but every time I see the white blooms sprout on the Bradford Pear trees here in Texas I know tryout season is right around … Continue reading

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Sportsmanship Is An Expectation

That’s one of my all time favorite lines about sportsmanship.  I’m sure it’s been around for a while but I first saw it on a USASF ad a few years ago. When I found out Monday was National Sportsmanship Day (right around 12:04pm … Continue reading

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Bring It On…Right Now!

Tens of thousands of people are living out their own personal Bring It On moments right now… Check-in is over, paperwork is complete, the music is downloaded, and last minute practices until the wee hours.. yes, they were done.  Everyone … Continue reading

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