In this video we’re going to discuss base
positions for stunting in cheerleading. It’s really important that all of the bases know
their positions and all of the fliers know exactly what they’re expected to do for safety.
We’re going to go over the base positions for a prep, an extension and a thigh stand.
And it’s also important to remember that the bases have eye contact with one another and
always have good communication. In most stunting you have three positions. We have a back spot,
or base, a flier, and either one base or two bases. And sometimes you can even have a front
spot. What we’re going to show you first is how the back spot will hold the flier. They’re
going to want to grab her at her waist and hold tight. Your job is to really lift her
up, OK? For the flier, what your job is to hold your weight. You want to shrug, pinch
a penny, anything you can. Hold your own weight up. For the bases, we’re going to go ahead
a show you a single base thigh stand first. Base will go ahead and make a nice large lunge,
back leg straight, front leg bent, OK? Once again, you want to create that nice good pocket
for the flier to step into. Fliergo ahead and put your foot in, OK? The spot is holding
on, nice and tight, never letting go. Fliers hands are on the shoulders ready to push up.
That’s very important. OK, ready? So let’s go ahead and stand up. Ready, one two down
up. OK, come on down. OK, now we’re going to go ahead and do the elevator. What this
means is we’re going to have two bases. We’re going to have a back spot and a flier. What
the bases are going to do is we’re going to squat with our legs. Have good sturdy position
to really get her up there, OK? Bases really need to have good eye contact. It’s important
to also have about the same height. If you don’t have the same height, the taller person’s
going to have to have their legs a little further apart or the shoulder more together,
because you really want to be about the same level. One way to check this out is to put
your arms up to see where they are to know how far your feet should be apart. OK, what
we’re going to do is we’re going to clap on one two, we’re going to go down on three four,
I’m going to get the foot, and then we’re going to do a double bounce, then the flier’s
going to put the foot in the other base’s hand we’re going to bounce, absorb, or sponge
if you call it and then come up to a prep, OK? So we’re going to go ahead and try that.
Five six seven eight. One two three four five six seven eight. Good. Let’s go ahead and
walk off, do the mittens and step off. OK. Next we’re going to talk about the extension.
The extension can start from ground up where you start from here and bring it all the way
up to the top, or you can start from a prep and just go up. What we’re going to do here,
is you’re going to have the bases already in the prep, we’re going to start with that
position. Our eyes are connected here, we’re going to look at each other, make sure we’re
in good communication, we know that the flier is ready, the back spot’s ready. We’re going
to go ready, one two, down up. OK? Sometimes you can do it faster, sometimes you can do
it slower, depending on you and your partner’s speed. OK? Once you’re up there, you have
a choice of either popping or sweeping. For a sweep what you’re going to do is on the
count, ready one two you’re going to push the feet forward which is kind of scary, but
don’t worry, make sure you catch her, we’re going to catch and release. For a pop what
we’re going to do, is we’re going to be up here, and you’re going to bend your knees
slightly and really push. You really, it’s really really important to use your legs.
Here we go, ready, pop, one two down up catch release and same thing from prep, pop cradle
ready. One two down up, catch release. It’s really important to really explode any time