Hi! I’m Lucy Spain on behalf of Expert Village
here to talk about cheerleading jumps and tumbling. First and foremost, jumping and
tumbling are some of the most fun things you can do in cheerleading. We have to remember
the most basic rule, which is no jewelry. Definitely, we want to make sure we don’t
have any necklaces on. The reason we don’t want to have any necklaces on is these can
easily prove as a choking hazard. They can get caught on a shoe, on an arm. We don’t
want to have that at all. Also, the same rule applies. We have bracelets. We have these
around our wrists. They can get caught on someone else. They can get caught in your
hair. It can end up ripping big chunks of hair or even seriously injuring yourself.
Not good at all. We also need to make sure we have all earrings out. Whether they’re
dangly like the one right here, or even if they’re little studs. If you hit them the
wrong way, they’re going to puncture you. I’ve seen earrings get ripped out of people’s
ear before. It’s a bad situation, so just make sure you take care of that. It’s also
important if you have any body jewelry, bellybutton rings. Even if it’s something that’s not visible.
Girls, if you just went out and got your bellybutton pierced, you need to let it heal for 3 months.
Just don’t do it during cheerleading season. Even if you try to hide it and put a bunch
of tape over it, it’s really seriously an injury. We need to make sure we take all of
those out. Even tongue rings are important. You can chip your teeth that way. It’s also
important to make sure your hair is secured with only rubber bands and bobby pins. We
don’t want clips like this. If you fall, this gets mashed into your head. It’s not going
to feel good. Just make sure first and foremost, you’re stripped down to yourself and your
clothing. No jewelry and no harsh hair clips.