Hi! I’m Lucy Spain on behalf of Expert Village
here to talk about cheerleading jumps and tumbling. The most popular and important jump
you’re going to learn when cheerleading is the toe touch. A toe touch is going to be
basically a split in the air that’s facing forward. A couple of things that are really
important to remember when we’re doing our toe touches is we want to keep our legs straight.
We always want to keep our toes pointed. That’s going to be really important. No matter how
high your jump is and how quick it is, if you’ve got a flexed foot up in the air, it
doesn’t look at pretty as a pointed toe. That’s really important to remember. It’s also important
to remember to have your legs at an even height in the air when you’re doing the toe touch.
Basically on the ground, this is what a toe touch should ultimately look like in the air.
You want your feet even. You want your toes pointed. We just want to basically see the
inside ball of your feet. The most common way for your hands to be are up in the air
in a high V position. However, some people will choose to do them in the T position.
Some people do choose to reach for their toes, which is another nice way of doing them. Other
people will choose to keep their hands down to get a little more momentum. Which ever
one works for you is really nice to practice. However, your coach will dictate which way
you should have your hands when you’re doing your toe touch jump. When the toe touch jump
is performed, it should be formed faced right out to the crowd. This is what a toe touch
jump will look like.