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Cheerleading Stunts & Accessories : How to Do a Cheerleading Herkie

Cheerleading Stunts & Accessories : How to Do a Cheerleading Herkie


Hi, I’m Lucy Spain here to show you how to
do a cheerleading herkie. A herkie is a jump that cheerleaders perform. It’s slightly more
difficult than the most common jump, a toe touch. When you’re doing your herkie, it’s
really important to make sure you stretch out, because this jump is a higher level of
difficulty. A cheerleading herkie in air is going to look like this. You’re going to have
either your right or your left leg out just like you would in a toe touch. The opposite
leg is going to be bent at a ninety degree angle. The front part of your leg jetting
out like it would in a toe touch, and the back part of your leg bending straight in
a ninety degree angle. You want to make sure your toes remain pointed. Your arms are going
to hold a V position parallel to your legs. You can also choose to put your arms in blades.
When doing your herkie, you can either do a right herkie like I’m demonstrating right
now, or switch it up and do a left herkie. It is important to maintain both of them,
because in a routine you may need to do it to one side or another. It’s appropriate to
do these jumps within a cheer or in a choreographed routine, or just when you’re showing spirit
in general. A herkie jump is going to look like this. And that was the right herkie.

75 thoughts on “Cheerleading Stunts & Accessories : How to Do a Cheerleading Herkie”

  1. well good for you….
    U go make a video then.
    besides… if you can do a herkie jump better than her… why are you looking at instructional videos??

  2. haha, i fully agree.
    this is definitely not hatemail:P

    but im an all-star cheerleader for PCG Vipers.. and ive been watching these videos.. and uhm, i agree, shes not good at anything she teaches at all:P they should get a better spokesperson for their "how to: cheerleading" videos. haha.

  3. …….thats how my coachh taught me how to do itt…i mean it couldd have looked better when she did it but it wasnt the "WRONG WAY."

  4. I want to be a Cheerleader SOOOO bad next year! I've been practicing for the try-outs and I'm POSITIVE I'm going to make it into the Cheer Squad! I believe in myself!

  5. @Largestina They are different a toe touch is when you roll your hips and they are (i dont know how to say this right) straddling in the air. a pike is when you have your legs in front of you, lifting ur legs with your stomach

  6. @Largestina no a pike jump is when your sort of in a sitting postion in the air.. but not exackly.. its hard to explain and a toe touch can also be called a stradle jump so sit in stradle and image that in the air! =]

  7. hey u know wat???? THIS IS WAAAAYYYYYY better than wat most ppl can do,,,, so lets all be friendly and show sum support from this nice ladys help. THANK YOU FOR SHOWING ME AND ALL THE VEIWERS A HERKIE!

  8. @xxWishesxInxThexDark NO U DONT LIFT UR LEGS TO UR STOMACH A PIKE IT WIN UR DOING A TOE-TOUCH WITH UR LEGS INFRONT OF U!

  9. @glamorgirl93 WOW THT TAKES ALOT OF COURAGE! 😀 THX FOR STANDIN UP FOR ALL THE CHRISTIANS OUT HERE!
    :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  10. @davismb0103 am I was just replying to someone who was asking what it was… ur just kind of over reacting there mate!

  11. make sure when you do the herkie, you don't bend over. you want to look like you are doing jazz splits in the air!

  12. ima cheerleader ive been cheerleading sence i was 3 im 17 now wow you learned alot if youve been cheerleading for 10 years

  13. Your so stupid that's not a herkie. I've been a cheerleader since I was five. If you think I'm wrong. Go get a cheer book like mine.

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