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Basic Moves for Cheerleading Routines : How to Do the High Clasp in Cheerleading

Basic Moves for Cheerleading Routines : How to Do the High Clasp in Cheerleading


Hi! I’m Mandy Butler on behalf of Expert Village
and I’m going to talk to you today about cheerleading motions. Now I’m going to show you correct
technique for a high clasp. Earlier we learned that your low clasp is here. My thumbs are
against my chin. I close them. That’s how I know I’m in the correct position. If however
I extend this, it becomes a high clasp. Notice that my arms are not bent. They’re straight
squeezing my head. My arms are nice and tight, so my elbows are locked and I have stiff arms,
not noodle arms. This is a high clasp. I can take it from a touchdown to a high clasp.
I can’t take it from a high V to a high clasp, or I can have it here in a low clasp position
and bring it up, and that is a high clasp. Notice again, it’s not behind my head. I’m
squeezing my ears. You should not be able to see my ears when I turn to the side. If
I’ve got it too far, forward or backward, you’re going to know that I’m not in the right
position. This is a high clasp.

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