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Saturday, April 28, 2007
There is a whole lot more to cheerleading than running around, shaking a couple of pom poms and shouting out a few chants. Over the years, the sport of cheerleading has grown tremendously. There are all sorts of incredible competitions all over the world where young girls show up to display their talents and routines. With this kind of dedication and spirit, it is quite easy to see why there are always plenty of new stunts, jumps and tricks coming out of the world of cheerleading.
Anyone who is lucky enough to see some of the incredible talent that most cheerleading squads are filled with today will definitely gain a whole new perspective and appreciation of the work that is put into the sport. After all, there are hundreds upon hundreds of hours of training that gets thrown into all of the great stunts and steps that the girls put together in their routines. In order to get the best out of the sport of cheerleading, coaches everywhere are always looking to come up with routines that are filled with new and exciting stunts to please the judges at competitions as well as the crowds at games and other events.
There are several main components that will make up the majority of stunts and tricks that are featured in cheerleading routines. One will include having a terrific base for all of the cheerleaders to work with. Basing is used when there is a portion of a routine where there is a flyer thrown or lifted into the air by the base of the group. In order for basing to be a success in a cheerleading routine, you have to have great timing, trust, confidence, focus and agility. After all, without a good base, a flyer could have a serious accident, possibly becoming injured.
When it comes to putting stunts together, it is very important to remind all participating cheerleaders to stay quiet and remain focused on the task at hand. In addition to that, any coach should make sure that the entire stunt is counted out in order to give all of the participants a way to time the moves and execute them flawlessly. Whether the group is working on a heelstretch, scale, arabesque or classic pyramid, it is always wise to be sure that everyone is focused and knows their particular role in the stunt. Keep things fun, however remember that the sport of cheerleading is only as good as the amount of effort that the cheerleaders put into each and every stunt.
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