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Cheerleading Stunts & Jumps : How to Do Back Handsprings in Cheerleading

Cheerleading Stunts & Jumps : How to Do Back Handsprings in Cheerleading


I’m Mandy Butler on behalf of Expert Village
and we’re going to talk about tumble track warm ups today. Next, I’m going to go through
the standing back hand spring. This is a big deal for cheerleading on the middle school
and high school level because a lot of squad require you to have a back handspring before
you’re even eligible to try out, so a lot of people try to rush through this skill.
It’s very important that you take your time and do it correctly because it’s not safe
otherwise. What I’m going to do is I’m going to sit with my chest up, knees slightly bent,
and I’m leaning backwards. Just before I do the back handspring, I’ll feel that if I moved
any farther back, I would fall on my back. I must jump in order to keep myself from falling
backwards. It’s a little bit tricky. Your body will get used to that sensation, but
you’re going to sit and move backwards. Right at the moment where you feel like you’re going
to fall, that’s when you know to jump yourself backwards into a back handspring position.
When I hit my hands on the mat, it’s very important that I keep my arms nice and straight.
Again, a tumble track is a great tool to teach this because there’s less resistance and so
you’re less likely to bend your arms, hit your head, and hurt you neck or your head.
I’m going to sit, swing my arms backwards. I’m going to extend my arms and go into a
bridge position. The last step of back handspring once I hit my hands on the mat is to bring
my legs over in handstand snap down position. I’m going to bring my toes and my feet over
my head, squeezing my bottom, landing in a soft landing. I don’t want to land completely
straight because it’s dangerous for my knee. I’m going to land slightly bent. Again, you
have a little bit more leeway with tumble track because it’s a softer surface. If you
take the same skill to the floor, you land straight legged. You’re not going to get away
with it without hurting yourself. Chest up. This is the standing back handspring.

100 thoughts on “Cheerleading Stunts & Jumps : How to Do Back Handsprings in Cheerleading”

  1. i am sorta flexable i can only do it on a trampaline or in a bounce house cuz i am afraid to do it on the floor/and i always land on my knees how do i stop from landing on them?

  2. @ManicCupcakeStar no, you are supposed to do a bridge in a back handspring. you obviously don't know how to do a bridge the RIGHT way. your legs should be together and straight. you probably do your bridges with your legs bent and far apart. THAT would be undercutting.

  3. She had a huge undercut, you have to land somewhat straight to get a good rebound if your going to connect it, you will definately fail at your back handspring if you do that. I wouldn't even trust her on teaching someone how to do a back walkover

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  5. I really wanna be a cheerleader for my high school and I wanna try out next school year, as a sophmore. I have no experience with gymnastics, I can't even do a cartwheel. I think I'd do well if I could learn the stunts and all. Any tips on what I need to do? Do you even think there's a point in trying?

  6. @deepak9066 I'd get a trampoline, or find a friend who has one. It has to be large enough that you can at least lay across it, arms&legs outstretched. Then, just use this technique. Bend your knees, &lean back to where you feel like you might fall. Then, jump back, &whip your arms up tight&straight to your ears. Keep them close together, &then you push off the ground with them. You should be in a handstand there. Then you whip your legs back over your head&land. Confidence is better on tramps.

  7. This is not how you do a backhandspring. You do not slightly bend your knees. Right before you jump you sit in a chair. You act like your sitting in a chair back straight knees over heels.

  8. @RelentlessRoadshow it's not an idea. It's the proper way to do it. But thanks for liking that I told you

  9. @streetsk8r96 which is for this video. If you were learning how you might watch this video. As a beginner, the only reason I watched this video was to show my friend how, I couldnt show her cause I sprained my wrist. And now I don't even know how I do mine, I just throw myself back and do it, haha

  10. @Showgirl161 no you don't. Actually, for a lot of people, the backhandspring is a lot easier than a front handspring.

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