As the Captain or Coach, it is your responsibility to make sure your practices are about the entire TEAM. Any gossip or outside issues should be left at the door and the focus should be about how to improve your team and your specific goals for that time period.
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Keep your head up and do not look down: Many people have a tendancy to look down during their jumps; as such they don't get the height they need. If you look up, your momentum will flow UP and help lift your body.
Bring your feet and legs to you: For example, when you are doing a toe touch, bring your legs up to meet your hands - do not reach down toward them.
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!
SMILE!If you have the best jump in the world but you do not smile, it is really not that pretty.
Land with your feet together.
Practice them on the ground to get proper position: Some jumps can be done on the ground like the Tuck jump, Side Hurdler, Double Hook, Toe Touch, Pike, and Double Nine. The Herkey can not be done on the ground because your knee is facing down not forward like the Hurdler.
FUN TIP: For a fun game, do your jumps on the ground and mix them up. Have someone call them out like the game Simon Says.
Do lots of Strength and Flexibility Exercises: Doing jump exercises will help the height and execution of your jumps. CLICK HERE for a list of exercises.
Here is a great variation on the Cheerleading Double Thigh Stand. All you have to do is add 1 girl in front of a double thigh stand and have your flyer bend over and place her hands on the front person's shoulders. This is the perfect variation to put in front a a prep or half elevator!
Cheerleading is an amazing sport that will absolutely improve your confidence. The more you cheer in front of a crowd, the more your perfect new skills and the more your help your teammates, your confidence will grow!
However, we still hear cheerleaders talk about improving their confidence NOW. Well, we are here to help you with that too! Check out this great video from our sister company SMARTTE that will give your some tips to INSTANTLY Improve Your Confidence NOW!
Do you want some great chants, already choreographed for your football games? Check out the latest ebook from the CIC Cheerleading Mastery Series and add some new chants for your next game TODAY! This new Football Chants ebook includes chants for beginning to intermediate teams with lots of variations to add difficulty and take your chants to the next level.