The Cheer Stunt Group’s Guide To Basic Stunts and Dismounts

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When cheerleading first began, the main goal was all about building team spirit. When stunting was incorporated into sideline chants and cheers as a new way to entertain the fans, it also allowed cheerleaders to show a new level of talent and be recognized in a different and innovative way. This free guide details the step-by-step instructions for some of today’s most popular cheer stunts and dismounts. Each stunt and dismount is broken down by position (flyer, base or spotter) and includes coordinating visuals guides! It’s a great resource for anyone looking to break into cheerleading, take their skills to the next level, or even a coach looking for a resource to help them teach. Fill out the form below to get your free copy now, and easily save, print and share this guide with your cheer community! Name* First Last Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Zip Code Which best describes you: CheerleaderDancerCoachParentChoreographerOther Sign me up to receive emails from Omni Cheer Blog and its partners Omni Cheer Blog does not sell your contact information. See our privacy policy. Email Preview History Learn how cheerleading stunt got started, and about how the rules and regulations for skills were developed – and how they are changing. Calling Stunts Before any group attempts a stunt or dismount, they should discuss and decide on a standard count series. Each and every stunt and dismount a group performs should be done on counts. Learn the basics of calling stunts and access some examples. Positions There are 3 main positions in a stunting group: flyers, bases and spotters. Each has their own responsibilities within the group. Learn about each and get position-specific tips for each. Stunts Stunting for cheerleading can be both an exhilarating and terrifying experience. Executed properly, a stunt draws gasps of amazement and awe from a crowd. Check out these how-to steps for an L thigh stand, shoulder sit, shoulder stand, an elevator and a basic extension. Dismounts Once the flyer is in position for the stunt, what next? Well, she needs to be able to come back down to the ground safely, and the dismount should be performed as cleanly as the stunt itself. Check out these how-to steps for pop downs, cradles and more! Download your FREE copy of the guide now to access all the tips and step-by-step visuals for all the most popular cheerleading moves!

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