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How do I get over my fear of flying in cheerleading?
Overcoming the Cheerleading Mental Block
- Acknowledge your fear to press on through the skill. Its normal and actually good!
- Use your fear the right way. Allow your mental block to spark questions for you, or increase your physical strength and energy in a positive way.
- Be vulnerable.
- Make an active decision.
What is a front spot in cheerleading?
The front spot stands in front of the flyer in the stunt group. Front spot will catch the flyers ankles to prevent falling forward. The front spot often provides extra support to ankles and wrists in higher stunts such as extensions. Though the front spot is there, a flyer should never fall forward, rather backwards.
How can I be a good cheerleader?
Cheerleaders need to be fit, strong, agile, enthusiastic and above all confident in their ability to put on a good show.
- Stretch out.
- Keep smiling.
- Chant on the move.
- Record and playback.
- Tight and snap.
- Talk the talk.
- Prepare for public performance.
- Avoid risks.
How do I make my flyers tighter?
The main areas of tightness are to squeeze the seat (pinch a penny), squeeze the thighs, and (for 2-legged stunts) to squeeze the inner thighs, keeping legs shoulder length apart. Doing that much should be enough to keep a flyer from collapsing out of a stunt.
What’s the key to being a good flyer?
Confidence is a key factor in being a good flyer. When a flyer learns a stunt step by step, instead of rushing into trick she isn’t ready, for she will evolve into a flyer who is not only eye-catching but also believes in herself and her abilities. MYTH: When a flyer grows she can’t be a flyer anymore.
What do coaches look for in a flyer?
Coaches are evaluating a flyer’s technique, tightness, flexibility, attitude, attendance, focus, ability to learn quickly and make corrections, at all times. It’s also a good experience for a flyer to do some basing.
What kind of training do you need to be a flyer?
Coaches often to implement vigorous flexibility training regimens specifically for their flyers to maximize the points on a competition score sheet. Flyers are expected to have fully extended scorpions, scales, heel stretches, bow and arrows and needles all while standing on the hands of a few people 10 feet in the air.
Is it good to be a small flyer?
TRUTH: It can sometimes be helpful to have a small flyer, but the flyer position is more about body control. Proper technique is the key, no matter the size – if a person doesn’t execute the fundamentals, they will not be an asset to the stunt group.