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Basic Cheerleading Stunting : Safety Pointers for Safe Cheerleading

Basic Cheerleading Stunting : Safety Pointers for Safe Cheerleading


In this video segment, we’d like to talk you
a little bit about safety in stunting for cheerleading. When you first begin stunting,
there’s some things that you really need to pay attention to. First and foremost, safety
is important. You can fall and really hurt yourself when you’re stunting. The first thing
you want to do is get some mats. When you start out stunting, you’re going to have some
mats down because that way, if you do fall there’s a little bit of cushion to catch you.
The next most important thing is you need to have extra people to spot you when you’re
first starting out. It’s a good idea to not only have your bases and your back spot, but
maybe two more people to spot you. And if you’re a young person, you need to have an
adult present any time that you’re stunting. It’s also very important that the bases and
the back spot always stay connected to the flier until she is down and safe. Additionally,
the bases need to stay in communication with one another and the flier and the side bases
really need to keep eye contact. If you do all these things, you’re going to have a great
stunting career. We’re going to go and show you a bad fall. This is what you don’t want
to do at home. Let’s try it out. Five six seven eight. One two three four five six seven
eight. One two three four. That was bad. Let’s do it the right way. What happened there that
time; we didn’t have really good communication. Eye contact was not there. She didn’t stay
nice and tight and strong, she even was yelling on her way down. When you yell, no one else
can hear what’s going on. You really need to keep that communication there. So let’s
try it again. This time, stay tight and focused. Ready, five six seven eight. One two three
four, five six seven eight. One two. Alright let’s come down. Ready, one two down. That
was much better. If you do happen to fall, there’s a good way to do it. You want to make
sure you stay tight and stay focused. Here’s how. Five six seven eight. One two three four
five six seven eight, one two. Right there we stayed nice and tight, she didn’t go anywhere,
she went straight down. That’s how you do it.

3 thoughts on “Basic Cheerleading Stunting : Safety Pointers for Safe Cheerleading”

  1. @ixypixyfish2 not really.
    i think you could be perfect for the job.
    just volunteer yourself to fly and see what coach says

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