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Basic to Advanced Cheerleading Jumps & Tumbling : How to Make Combos in Cheerleading

Basic to Advanced Cheerleading Jumps & Tumbling : How to Make Combos in Cheerleading


Hi I’m Lucy Spain on behalf of Expert Village
here to talk about cheerleading jumps and tumbling. Running tumbling is going to be
a great way for the whole entire squad to show off their tumbling skills. Now granted,
every squad is going to have tumblers of different levels. A lot of squads are going to have
people who can just do the round-off back handspring; all the way up to people who can
master double fulls. Now when you’re doing your running tumbling, usually you want to
make sure you can get as much distance as you can, as much run, and it’s all going to
start off with the round-off back handspring. That’s where we’re going to get all of our
momentum from. Now if the round-off back handspring is the highest skill you’ve mastered, that’s
wonderful, and you’re going to go ahead and be the first person to go on your squad. Usually
what we try to do is build the tumbling from the lowest level all the way up to the highest
level. Now the most common tumbling pattern that we’re going to use on cheerleading squads
is what we like to call the X. We’re going to have a group of tumblers in line, facing
diagonal on the left hand side. We’re going to have a second group of tumblers facing
diagonal on the right hand side. Then you’re going to designate which side is going to
go first. They’re going to do their running, their round-off back handspring, all the way
till you land. And then you need to continue stepping off your floor. Now it’s really important
for these to go really fast for them to be effective. So as soon as you see the person
cross in front of you, you want to start with your run. And it’s going to be really great
because we’re going to have a lot of building momentum. We’re going to have someone go with
the handspring, someone go with the handspring tuck, someone go with the handspring full,
someone go with the double layout full. So it’s going to be really neat, the crowd’s
going to love it and these are going to score tons of points in competitions.

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