If you miss the catch in cheerleading you put the flyer at risk! Cheerleading is all about trust, courage and commitment. Being fearless just comes with the territory.
Sometimes all you need is 2 minutes and 30 seconds of insane courage. Just literally 2 minutes and 30 seconds of emmarasing bravery. And something great will come of it.
“We got the drive for it. We live and die for it”
Cheerleading takes skill, dedication and talent, don’t let the short skirts fool you. It bothers me that most people don’t consider it a sport. Not many people understand all the hard work that goes into being a strong, competitive cheerleader.
Cheerleading takes as much athletic ability then every other sport. We practice for hours weekly, to gain strength, endurance, and skill, in order to reach perfection. The team needs to be solid and consistent if you want to win First place. Technique is at major aspect, any little flaw will get you points deducted. If your toes aren’t pointed or you touch down doing your back tuck, you can loose major points. It isn’t about doing crazy stunts and flips, it’s about sticking your routine. The routine also needs to have complex dance and it needs to flow. It takes a lot to win.
The most IMPORTANT part of cheerleading is TEAMWORK. Everyone needs to work together to be successful, and you need to have trust in your teammates. Being a flyer, I need to trust the girls holding me up in the air, and that they will catch me if I fall. We also need to work as a team to synchronize your moves, so that everyone moves as one. We don’t just go to practice to work on our routines, we run, we lift and we condition. We need strength to hold girls up in the air and a solid core to have high jumps and master tumbling.
So you say cheerleading isn’t a sport? Well look at it this way, Cheerleaders have the poise of a dancer, flexibility of a gymnast, endurance of a runner, and strength of a football player. Thats about four different sport’s skills combined into one sport.
My team and I do this workout every practice. But we sprint the mat back and forth after every set. Try it let me know how it works for you.