A scorpion is a gorgeous cheerleading stunt that is actually very versatile as it can be done in a prep for a full elevator and it can be combined with other stunts for a great sequence. For example, you can add a scale or arabesque before or after the scorpion.
Quick Stunt Tip: PRACTICE the scorpion on the ground before you try it in the air. Remember, this takes great flexibility so it will happen over time so just be persistent and practice :-)
For all of the details, more tips and must do's, check out our full post on How to do Cheerleading Scorpion Stunts Here.
Are you a base on your cheerleading team and would like some tips and exercises to help you perfect your spot? Click on TIPS FOR CHEERLEADING BASES to get tons of details and a short video with some exercises you can do today! Enjoy :-)
There are so many cheerleading motions that you can do to make your cheers, chants and dance routines come alive! Check out our Cheerleading Info Center, CIC, Motions sections and the below video for tons of motions and GREAT TIPS to make you Stand Out!
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Yoga is a wonderful exercise for EVERYONE including cheerleaders. No matter what your age or exercise skill level, Yoga can benefit you. Yoga will help you:
Why should cheerleaders do Yoga?
Yoga will help you with your studies as well as your cheerleading skills. Yoga will teach you to improve your focus to help you concentrate on your homework. In addition, it will help increase your flexibility, improve your balance and condition your muscles, which every cheerleader needs! Here are some things to remember:
When should you do Yoga?
Yoga can be done any time of day. Many people like to do a 10 minute routine first thing in the morning to get their body ready for the day. Try it, and see if it helps you focus during your day.
For more Tips, click on YOGA FOR CHEERLEADERS and Enjoy!
Stretching is a very important part of your conditioning. It can improve your jumps, help to prevent injuries, as well as improve your flexibility. Here are some tips to remember when stretching:
For more stretching photos and a how to video, click STRETCHING FOR CHEERLEADERS.
The Front Hurdler is a very popular jump used in tryouts and for competition routines. It is an advanced jump and as with all things, practice makes perfect. Here are some things to remember as you practice:
Remember: The Front Hurdler can be done with either leg as the lead leg. Usually, you will be better on one side than the other. You should practice with both legs as the lead leg as you never know which leg will come up in a routine.
Would you like to try some harder stunts but not sure if you should move on? Here is an easy tip to remember: Never attempt a stunt that you are not ready for. You should MASTER each stunt before you progress to more advanced stunts. For example, you should not attempt to do Preps before you have a solid Double Thigh Stand.
For tons of cheerleading stunting tips, click on the CIC Stunting Section.
The Tuck Jump is one of the first jumps any cheerleader should learn. It is one of the easiest as you can practice proper form on the ground. Below are some tips to remember and for more information, just click on Cheerleading TUCK JUMP.
Are you looking for some tips to make your cheerleading jumps amazing? Whether you are a beginner or an advanced cheerleader, these tips will make you stand out! Click CHEERLEADING JUMP TIPS for all the details!
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.