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A Rest Position is what your team should do between cheers / chants and while you are watching the game (yes you want to watch the game so you know what is going on and when to do the appropriate chants ). You want every cheerleader to do the same motion; this way your team looks clean and professional. Below is a common Rest Position that you can do standing up at a football game.
Would you like some easy ways to increase the difficulty and look of your cheerleading cheers and chants? One simple way is to add more motions as well as do them in ripples. The cheerleading motion "Bow and Arrow" is such a great motion to use in a ripple for your chant or dance routine. Here are some specific tips for the bow and arrow:
Right Bow and Arrow: YOUR right arm is in a "T" and your left arm is in a Half T.
Left Bow and Arrow: YOUR left arm is in a "T" and your right arm is in a Half T.
Why do you need formations in your routines? Well, it makes your routine more interesting. Above is a routine that uses several formation changes - they also use variations on the "bowling pin" formation. What do you think the routine would look like if they only stayed in the first formation? Here are some things to consider when choosing your formations:
1. How many team members do you have?
2. How many formations do you want in 1 chant / cheer or dance?
3. Order your formations so that the change or transition between formations will be as invisible as possible.
4. Remember, formations are seen from all sides.
5. Think about the placement of each cheerleader. For example, keep stunt groups together, stronger dancers in the front, etc.
6. To make your formation even more exciting, add level changes. For example, in a Bowling Pin formation, have the cheerleaders in the first few rows on their knees.
The Torch is another fun cheerleading motion to use in your routines. The same tips apply as the liberty just turn your body to the side of your choice. However, make sure you keep your shoulders facing the front. Click on CHEERLEADING LEG POSITIONS or CHEERLEADING STUNTS for more details!
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!
Here is a quick motions tip: For the Bow and Arrow, start with your arms in a "T' Motion and then bend one arm in at the elbow. For a Right Bow and Arrow, your right arm is straight and for a Left Bow and Arrow, our left arm is out straight.
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The Cheerleading Motion known as the "check" can be done as one arm is in a "High V" position and the other is positioned on your hip. The "Left" check is when your left arm is up and the "Right" check is when your right arm is up.
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