Scott Elliott wrote this on January 30, 2002. Scott finished his last two year's at Amarillo High. Scott was the Captain of the Cheerleading squad. They were National Champs both in 1976 & 1977. In 1977 my brother, Steve, was also on the squad. Hey, with 2 mini-tramp flying Elliott's, nobody could compete with us!! Cheerleading seemed to look fun ...Running around with a bunch of good looking girls and tumbling up and down the field, was pretty easy so it seemed like a good match. Besides, I had to use all those years learning gymnastics, somewhere. In 1975 (while still just a Sophomore), I also helped start a Cheerleading Company called Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA). I was the Gymnastic coordinator and trained the instructors. The company traveled all over the country teaching cheerleading summer camps at local universities. That first year we ran the office out of a two bedroom apartment. We had 28 instructors/employees, and trained around 2000 kids that summer. Now the company is World-wide and trains over 200,000 cheerleaders, dancers and mascots from as young as 6 years old up through college teams. Anyway, I left Amarillo in 1977 to go to college at The University of Mississippi, (Ole Miss), in Oxford on a very small scholarship that allowed me to work and cheer with the university. I cheered at Ole Miss for several years where through my mini-tramp halftime shows, I helped to start what eventually became the world famous "Budlight Daredevils," in which Gary Hedrick (alumni) was a part of for a while. I left Ole Miss in 1980 to pursue my degree at Murray State University up in Kentucky. All that time I was still working for UCA running camps and teaching tumbling clinics, etc. I graduated there in 1983 with a Masters in Education. I then ended up in Memphis, Tennessee where I currently still live. I worked full-time with UCA for 23 years in many capacities - running summer camps, training coaches, traveling all over the country and the world to Japan, London, and also Paris conducting many clinics. But more importantly, I traveled to Disney World several times throughout the year coordinating national cheerleading and dance competitions (which are still widely seen on ESPN throughout the year). I left the cheerleading world in 1998 so I could settle down a little and not travel 300 days a year. I am now an Athletic Director for my church here in Memphis. I still get to deal with many youth kids, just on a different level. I also run our Family Activity center and coordinate all the sports activities for all the youth kids as well as the adult activities. I love my job and there is very little stress. I try to instill in all the kids many of the morals and the respect for their parents as I learned as a Maverick. I am constantly reminding kids to say "yes sir - no sir", "thank you," etc. No, I don't make them do push-ups nor do we have candy scrambles (though I sometimes wish we did). Haha! Well, about the only other thing I can tell you is that I am still single, never married. I own my own house and ski boat and have a large group of friends that I run around with. And by the way, at the ripe old age of 43, I can still throw a standing back and a few handsprings (as long as I don't break my wrist). On occasions l teach a few little kids how to tumble. For some reason all that training stays with you. Well, that's about it for now. Well, I better run for now. Take care all! Scott Elliott (Maverick from 1963 - 1974) Scott Also added on December 7th!!! Greetings fellow Mavericks! I have intended to send this long ago and get them loaded up on the website, but you know how things keep creeping in and taking over your time. I have attached some photos that I hope bring back thousands of great memories as they did for me and my brothers as we visited the Maverick Camp back in September of ’06 while celebrating our parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. At least for myself, I hadn’t seen the camp for over 15 years as I now live in Tennessee and a bit too far to make that trip with any regularity. Just some of the many memories that stick with me that might bring a thought to you : Belt lines, washing in the freezing stream, capture the flag, hiking to Beaver Dam and Lost Lake (and actually getting lost), Mt Baldy hike, hoeing weeds along the road, putting up fence posts, the outdoor church service, CRAWFORD and his mine, the bears at the garbage pit while we were stupid enough to stand 20 feet away and shine our flashlights in their eyes!, skit night, carving our names into the aspen trees, inspection before meals (Billy Bob Taylor had the hardest thump of the ear), Mr. Dykeman’s swats!!!!, Coach Splawn and his special pancakes, trip to Taos and the Indian Pueblo, chap stick races in the stream, tent inspections, Jr Leaders, the bus wreck (which then ended up serving as a game room / eating place), the MILE run UP the road!, the old red 44 Willy jeep, tin food trays, BB gun shoot …. There are so many more, but I hope this found you laughing and thinking of your own trips! For those who may not know who we are, we are part of the “Elliott” legacy of Mavericks : Robert, Scott, Steve, Shane, Shandy and Cousin Evan Elliott … all Mavericks! Scott Elliott can be reached at: email@example.com Click here to see Scott's Maverick Camp Pic's.