Category: Step by Step

Hand-In-Hand to Full-Around

NOTE: All cheerleading skills, including partner stunts, should be performed under the supervision of a knowledgeable adult. Step 1 TOP: In the load position, reach for the back spot’s hands. Keep your arms close to your sides and fingers facing forward. MAIN BASE: In the load position, maintain an athletic stance with elbows bent and close to your sides. Hold the foot at belly button level. SECONDARY BASE: In the load position, maintain an athletic stance with elbows bent and close to your sides. Hold the foot at belly button level. BACK SPOT: In the load position, grab and resist against ... Read more

Front Handspring Up

STEP 1: SET TOP: Set in a position ready to execute a basic Handstand with one foot in front. MAIN BASE: In a squat, start in front of the stunt ready to catch the top girl. SECONDARY BASE: Make a basket grip by grabbing the wrists of the back spot. Set in a squat. BACK SPOT: Make a basket grip by grabbing the wrists of the secondary base. Set in a squat where the main base would normally be positioned.   STEP 2: HANDSTAND TOP: Staying tight through the shoulders, reach for a controlled Handstand. Keep your hands close to the feet of your bases. MAIN BASE: Begin reaching toward the right toe and thigh as the ... Read more

Stair Step to Extension

Start with the top jumping into a regular load-in position. Take one dip together as a group.   STEP 1 Main base: After the group dip, bend at your knees and stay at the load position. Secondary base: After the group dip, stand up and lift the top’s left foot up to the Extension Prep level. Back spot: After the group dip, guide the top’s ankles while lifting the top’s left leg up to an Extension Prep and keeping the top’s right leg in the load position. Top: After the group dip, lift your left leg up to an Extension Prep. ... Read more