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:
- This jump is the same as the Side Hurdler as one leg is out with the knee facing up and the other leg is bent with that knee facing the crowd / down. The difference is that your lead leg is kicking directly in front of you.
- Arms are in a High Touchdown Motion.
- Point your toes.
- Land with your feet together.
- This jump is usually performed with the cheerleader positioned on an angle so you can see the jump.
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.