Cheerleading Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

A Full Glossary of Cheerleading Terms
Cheerleaders have their own lingo. Here's a full glossary of cheerleading terms, from aerial to varsity.

Where to Learn Cheerleading - Camps, Clinics, Books, Gyms and Quizzes
Here you'll find resources to help you learn how to cheer and find cheerleading camps, clinics, gyms, books, mags, videos and lots more about cheering.

Cheerleading Trivia - History, Quotes, Famous Cheerleaders and Fun Stuff
Cheerleading history, famous cheerleaders, cheer quotes, and lots of other fun stuff about Cheerleading.

Cheerleading Fun Stuff
Cheerleader fun stuff including screensavers, clipart, postcards, survival kits, gifts, cheerleader free stuff and lots more.

Cheerleading Quotes
Here you'll find a collection of some the best Cheerleading quotes in the world. Use them for signs, tee shirts or any cheer craft.

Famous Cheerleaders
Famous cheerleaders - from Senators to Presidents, singers to actors and actresses, explore this list of famous Cheerleaders.

Fun Facts About Cheerleading History
Read this list of fun facts about cheerleading and cheerleading history. Some of the facts might surprise you!

College and University Cheerleading Scholarships
College and University Cheerleading Scholarship Information.

Cheerleading Tryout Tips and Advice
Information on trying out for a Cheerleading squad or Dance team position. All Star, High School, College, University and Professional, tips, advice, pointers, and much more.

Cheerleading Tryout Information
Cheerleading tryout tips. Tips on trying out for Cheerleading, dance or mascot. A comprehensive list of information on trying out for a Cheerleading or Dance team position. Junior Varsity, Varsity, High School, College, University, NFL, NBA, and more.

Breanna's Story About High School Cheerleading Tryouts
Read a personal story submitted by Breanna about the day she didn't make the JV cheerleading squad.

Cheerleading Quizzes and Fun Ways to Learn
Test your Cheerleading knowledge and learn more about Cheering. Fun quizzes and much more.

Cheerleading Pyramids and Stunts Information and Safety
Information on building Cheerleading pyramids and stunts. From safety guidelines to instruction, you'll find it here. Photos and lots more.

The Facts on the 3 Main Cheerleading Positions
If you want to start cheerleading, you'll need the basics about these three positions: flying, basing and spotting. Get the facts with this breakdown.

Beat The Heat: Part 1
You know how important it is to drink enough water during practice, but outside of the gym, how much do you drink? Whether you are working out, training in the gym, sitting in fifth period, or lying by the pool, it is important that you stay hydrated.

Cheerleading Competition Round-Up
Are you looking for a cheerleading competition for your team? Check out this cheerleading competition round up to see what's on near you!

You Are A Role Model
You are so much more than a cheerleader. You are strong. You are fierce. You are and athlete. You are a role model. Unless you are a school cheerleader who is constantly reminded that she is a symbol of school spirit, that last one may have surprised you. It shouldn’t.

Illegal Stunt
The stunt pictured on the left is an illegal stunt for school squads that follow National Federation rules. It was a featured stunt on the About Cheerleading

Cheerleading Competitions - Georgia, USA
Cheerleading Competitions in Georgia, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Available Cheerleading Coach Positions
Cheerleading coaching jobs and openings for employment in the field of coaching cheerleading and dance.

6 Tips for Coaching Tiny & Mini Cheerleading Teams
6 tips for coaching teams of tiny and mini cheerleaders.

Say What? Cheerleading Vocabulary
Say What? Did you know cheerleaders have their own vocabulary, read more from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Eating for Energy, from your About Cheerleading Guide
Eating for Energy, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Cheer Training Equipment
Training products for cheerleaders

Cheerleading Profiles
Read profiles of programs, teams, coaches, athletes, and industry professionals from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Coach Profiles
Interviews with coaches from all star, university, high school, and international teams and programs.

Program Profiles
Profiles of all star, university, high school, and international cheerleading teams and programs.

Cheerleading Competitions - New York, USA
Cheerleading Competitions in New York, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Most Common Cheerleader Names
What do you think are the most common names for Cheerleaders?

Coaching Jobs - Openings for Coaching Positions - Continued
Coaching jobs and openings for employment in the field of coaching cheerleading and dance. Page 2.

A Love of Coaching
I started my profile of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Competitive Cheer Club last month with profiles on the club itself, coach Sam M., and athletes Bradyn W. and Dani W. Today, I am finishing up with a two-part profile of another of UW-M’s talented coaches, Katelyn G. Katelyn had loads to say when I asked her ’12 Questions’. See the first half of her answers below…

Top Picks for Cheerleading Shoes
Top Picks for Cheerleading Shoes, from your About Cheerleading Guide

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Cheerleading Cheers, Chants, Jumps, Stunts
Learn cheerleading skills, including cheers, chants, jumps and stunts. Get tutorials, and find new techniques for being a great cheerleader.

Cheerleading Cheers, Chants and Yells for Cheerleaders
Cheers, chants and yells for cheerleaders. These cheers were submitted by cheerleaders for cheerleading. You'll find cheers for football, basketball or competition cheerleading.

Cheerleading Cheers, Chants, and Yells
A collection of cheers and chants shared by Cheerleaders. From football cheers to basketball cheers, you'll find them here.

Cheers, Chants and Yells for Cheerleading
Check out this collection of cheerleading cheers, chants and yells for cheerleaders to pick up a few new favorite cheers for your squad.

Understanding Cheerleading - The Different Types of Cheerleaders
Understanding the different types of cheerleaders-- all star, scholastic, recreation, and pro cheerleaders...

Cheerleading Coaches: Building People not Pyramids
In the world of coaching cheerleading, there is a reoccurring theme: we are building people, not pyramids. You as an athlete might wonder what that means...

Cheer Champs Elite: Cheerleading Competition Company Feature
The newest company on the block, Cheer Champs Elite, promises that when you attend their competitions you will be treated like royalty. Have a look at what they have to offer in their company feature...

Cheerleading Try Outs - Why Didn't You Make the Squad?
Why didn't you make the Cheerleading Squad? What to Know When Trying Out for a Cheerleading Squad...

Cheerleading Captains - Do You Have What it Takes?
Responsibilities and duties of a Cheerleading Captain and Co-Captain - Do You Have what it Takes?

Cheerleading - Inspirational and Funny Quotes
Inspirational, funny and entertaining quotes, submitted by Cheerleaders.

Cheerleading - Funny and Entertaining Quotes
A Collection of Cheerleaders' Quotes and Sayings. Inspirational, funny and entertaining, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Cheerleading and Dance Competitions
Cheerleading and Dance competitions. Comprehensive list of information on Cheerleading and dance competitions.

Focus on Flexibility for Cheerleading
Flexibility takes lots of work and determination. Follow these tips, focus on your flexibility, and you'll improve your Cheerleading.

Cheerleading Stunts - Small to Medium Varsity Squads
Check out these pyramid ideas for your next cheerleading routine!

Cheerleading Stunts - JV Squads
Here are some fairly easy mounts for the Freshman and JV levels. Some of them use up to 10 people, others only use 3 or 4.

Cheerleading Associations and Organizations
Cheerleading Associations and Organizations offer camps, clinics, competitions and a number of learning resources. Explore this list of Cheerleading associations and organizations.

Cheerleading Squad Captains and CO-Captains Responsibilities and Duties
Resources and information on the duties and responsibilities of being a Cheerleading squad captain or CO-captain.

Male Cheerleaders Information and Resources
A comprehensive list of resources for male Cheerleaders, from your About Cheerleading guide. Stunts, partner tips, great stories, and much more.

Cheerleading Books, Magazines and Videos
Looking for a Cheerleading magazine, video, or book? Here's an excellent collection of them.

Cheerleading Camps and Clinics
A comprehensive listing of Cheerleading camps and clinics from your About Cheerleading guide.

Cheerleading Primer - Cheer 101 - The Basics
Learn about Cheerleading with this Cheerleading primer. The basics, from the beginning - Cheerleading 101.

Mascots and Cheerleading
Being a mascot. Information and resources on being a mascot.

Cheerleading spirit ideas. From crafts to pep rallies, you'll find a great collection of ideas, articles and tips on showing your spirit.
Cheerleading spirit ideas. From crafts to pep rallies, you'll find a great collection of ideas, articles and tips on showing your spirit.

Down and Out - ACL Tear
Last September, I was demonstrating a toe touch for the freshman who were about to try out, and I landed wrong and tore my ACL...

Funny and Embarrassing Cheerleading Moments
Read Funny and Embarrassing Cheerleading stories sent in by Cheerleaders.

Cheerleaders - What it Takes
Cheerleaders - What it Takes - Cheerleading isn't all good looks and an outgoing personality, it takes hard work and a dedicated determination.

Cheerleading Competitions - Maryland, USA
Cheerleading Competitions in Maryland, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Cheerleading Competitions - Tennessee, USA
Cheerleading Competitions in Tennessee, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Cheerleading: Controversy and Competition
ESPN's Outside the Lines Cheerleading: Controversy and Competition

Cheer 'Em On - A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
A Collection of Cheerleaders' and Coaches'Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide

How to do the Splits
Cheerleading FAQ: How to do the Splits, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Toe Touch Drills
Toe Touch Drills, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Cheerleader Profiles: Corbin from UNC Chapel Hill
Last year, I got the chance to interview two cheerleaders from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill team. You've met Katie, now it’s time to meet Corbin.

Cheers, Chants, and Yells
Learn new cheers, chants or yells, from your About Cheerleading guide. Lots of Cheers, Chants and Yells.

Cheerleader Shopping - Uniforms, Poms, Supplies, Gifts and More
Come explore a vast listing of sites that sell Cheerleader, dance team, and mascot uniforms and supplies. Tee shirts, shoes, shorts uniforms, poms gifts and much more.

Choreography and Dance for Cheerleading
Choreography Resources for Cheerleading and Dance Routines, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors
Resources for Coaches and Advisors of Cheerleading squads or dance teams. Cheer organizations, associations, conferences, expos, safety, certification and much more.

Gymnastics and Tumbling for Cheerleading
Gymnastics and Tumbling for Cheerleading. Splits, cartwheels, roundoffs, back handsprings, tucks, and more gymnastics resources for Cheerleaders.

Summer Cheer Camp - What Do You Pack for Camp?
WarriorGirl06 asks --. Cheerleading.

Fluff Your Cheerleading Pom Poms
The key to full, fabulous cheerleading pom poms is to keep them fluffy. Learn this simple method to get your new pom poms nice and fluffy.

Jump To It! Improve The Height of Your Jumps
You can improve the height of your jumps by making a few changes to the way you jump and adding a few exercises to your at-home conditioning.

The Great Sport Debate: Cheerleading As A Sport
Is Cheerleading a sport or not? It is a debate that has been going on for decades. Now, if you are reading this, it is a fair bet to say that you are a cheerleader. You are jumping up and down right now shouting ‘Of course it’s a sport!’, aren’t you. I agree. Sadly, there are still quite a few people that need convincing.

Get Your Spike for Cheerleading Stunts
A beautiful spike cheerleading stunts requires that you keep training and trying. Keep stretching, working out, and practicing to perfect yours.

4 Tips to Improve Your Rebound for Cheer Tumbling
Cheerleaders need strong tumbling to perform complicated cheerleading tumbling passes. The strength of your rebound could be the key to your cheerleading success.

Cheerleading Jumps: The Herkie vs. The Hurdler
As a cheerleader, it is important to know how to perform the basic cheerleading jumps. The herkie and the hurdler are often confused. Find out why...

Jealousy...
Jealousy among team mates can lead to bullying, arguments, and can cause a team to fall apart completely. Here are 3 common types of jealous cheerleader and how to work with them and keep from becoming one of them.

Cheers, Chants and Yells for Cheerleaders
Cheers, Chants and Yells for Cheerleaders

Nutrition For Cheerleaders: The 2-2-1 Food Pyramid
Learn how to cheerleaders eat right with Nutrition For Cheerleaders: The 2-2-1 Food Pyramid.

Cheerleading Profiles: OSU's Emily
It's time for another cheerleader profile! This time I am featuring Emily Luke, from Oregon State Cheer and Dance. See what she had to say when I asked her 12 Questions...

Cheerleading and Dance Music Mixes
Get that competitive edge with some of the best Cheerleading and dance music on the Internet, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Choreography Resources for Cheerleading and Dance Routines
Choreography resources for your Cheerleading and dance rountines. Links to choreographers, cheer and dance mixes and much more.

Cheerleading Coaches Associations and Organizations
Cheerleading associations and organizations for coaches and advisors.

Education for Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors
Certifications, lessons and resources to further your education as a Cheerleading coach or advisor.

Cheerleading Fundraising Ideas
A comprehensive listing of fundraising ideas, tips and items, from your About Cheerleading guide.

Learning Cheerleading Stunting - Tips, Instructions and Articles
Here you'll find resources for tips, instructions and advice on building cheerleading stunts or pyramids. Includes information on flying, basing, spotting and coaching.

Cheerleading Gifts - Dolls, Jewelry, Bears and More
Cheerleading gifts. Jewelry, dolls, teddy bears and much more.

Cheerleading Hair Accessories for Cheer and Performers
Complete list of Cheerleading hair accessories. Includes bows, ribbons, curlers, scrunchies, extensions and much more.

Cheerleading Shoes
Follow these links to learn more about the top brands of Cheerleading shoes. From Asics to Kaepa you'll find them all here.

Cheerleading Uniforms, Poms and Other Supplies
Resources for Cheerleading uniforms, pom pons, and supplies.

Collection of Cheers, Chants and Yells for Cheerleaders
Here you'll find a huge collection of cheers, chants and yells. Cheers for football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, wrestling and more.

Cheerleading and Dance Competitions
Cheerleading and Dance competitions listed by country and state. Find one near you or submit an upcoming Cheer competition.

Cheerleading, Gymnastics and Tumbling Equipment
Cheerleading, Exercise and Gymnastics equipment. Floors, mats, pits, beams, wedges and more.

Cheerleading Motions
Here you'll find resources on cheerleading motions. From quizzes to photos, everything you need to know about motions are here.

Cheerleading Sample Forms - Tryout Score Sheets, Constitutions, Rules, Waivers and More
Cheerleading Sample Forms - Tryout Score Sheets, Constitutions, Rules, Waivers and More

Gymnastics and Tumbling Skills and Abilities for Cheerleading
Gymnastics and Tumbling Skills and Abilities for Cheerleading. Splits, cartwheels, roundoffs, back handsprings, tucks, and more gymnastics resources for Cheerleaders.

Cheerleading Squad Bonding - Team Togetherness
Cheerleading Squad Bonding - Team Togetherness - Games of Trust, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Photos of Cheerleading Stunts and Pyramids
A large collection of photos featuring Cheerleading Stunts and Pyramids.

Basketball Cheers
Learn new basketball cheers, chants or yells, from your About Cheerleading guide. Lots of Cheers, Chants and Yells.

Football Cheers
Learn new football cheers, chants or yells, from your About Cheerleading guide. Lots of Cheers, Chants and Yells.

Cheerleading News
Cheerleading news and current events. The latest news about cheerleading and cheerleaders.

Timber: Measure 1, Count 7
On count 7, turn your upper body and hips to the left as you step out with your left foot. At the same time, bring your arms into a K position, with your left arm raised.

Timber: Stay tuned for Measure 2!
This dance, as I said earlier has a number of uses. If you plan on using it on the sidelines, you can even add pom poms for a little extra flash. It can also be used as a warm up prior to practice.

Timber: A Quick, Easy Sideline Dance
This quick, easy sideline dance can be used for almost any occasion-- game, pep rally, try outs-- and although it has been choreographed to ‘Timber’, by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha-- it could easily be sped up or slowed down to fit any other track.

Timber: Measure 1, Count 6
This quick, easy sideline dance can be used for almost any occasion-- game, pep rally, try outs-- and although it has been choreographed to ‘Timber’, by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha-- it could easily be sped up or slowed down to fit any other track.

Timber: measure 1, Count 8
On count 6, step your right foot in to meet your left foot and bring your arms to the high V position. Make sure that in your high V your arms are straight, hands are in fists, and the thumb side of your fist is facing the front.

Timber: Measure 1, Count 5
On count 5, turn your upper body and hips to the right as you step out with your right foot. At the same time, bring your arms into a K position, with your right arm raised.

Timber: Measure 1, Count 4
On count 4, lower your arms to come back to a clean, straight up position with your arms tight by your sides and your hands in blades.

Timber: Measure 1, Count 2
On count 2, again keep your body still while you move your arms to a high V. Be certain that your elbows and wrists are straight and your arms are slightly in front of your body so that you can just barely see them out of the corners of your eyes.

Timber: Measure 1, Count 1
On count 1, clasp loudly, keeping your body stationary and your arms tight. Keep your elbows together and your hands level with your chin or mouth.

Timber: Measure 1, Count 3
On count 3, clasp loudly again. Only your arms should move and they should stay firm and strong throughout the transition from high V to clasp.

Back To School Cheerleading Bows
Nothing beats the easy to do, easy to wear style of a ponytail for school—except maybe a high pony and big cheerleading bow!

Cheer Generator 4
The Cheer Generator Version 4 program lets Cheerleaders create and illustrate cheers and chants step-by-step. Includes slide show feature.

Top Picks in Cheer or Dance Panties
Top Picks in Cheerleading or dance underwear or panties, from thongs to briefs, here's the best and most comfortable. From your About Cheerleading Guide.

Cheers for Cheerleaders: 'Pride'
Are your go-to cheers feeling a bit overdone? If you are looking for a new cheer to learn, look no further.

Cheerleader Conditioning, Fitness, Health and Beauty
Conditioning, Fitness, Health and Beauty for Cheerleaders.

Breanna's Story : My High School Cheerleading Try outs
Reader Brenna bravely shares her experience of high school cheerleading team try outs...

Eating for Energy in Cheerleading
Diet and nutrition are often overlooked aspects of training and conditioning. Learn what to eat before a practice, competition, game or try outs in Eating for Energy in Cheerleading...

Basics of Basing in Cheerleading
As the name implies, the base in Cheerleading is exactly that; the base or foundation of the stunt. Learn more and read these tips about basing...

Cheerleading Stunts: To Fly or Not to Fly
What exactly is a flyer in Cheerleading? Do you have what it takes to be one? Learn more and read these tips about flying...

Cheerleading Profiles: Katie from UNC Chapel Hill: Part 1
Last year, I interviewed a couple of cheerleaders from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but I never got the chance to feature them. Here is Katie’s profile...

Cheerleader Profiles: Katie from UNC Chapel Hill: Part 2
Katie excelled at managing her time to squeeze in not only school work, but also a few other passions. Have a read below to find out what those passions are...

Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
Here is the third collection of cheerleaders' favorite cheers submitted by readers, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Football, Basketball and Volleyball Cheers
Cheerleading cheers, chants and yells submitted by cheerleaders for cheerleading. You'll find cheers for football, basketball or competition cheerleading.

Preventing Cheerleading Injuries
Cheerleading safety, what cheerleaders and coaches should know.

Living for Cheerleading: Part 2
Make sure you find a healthy balance between being a part of a team and being yourself. You need to pay a little more attention outside of practice...

Living for Cheerleading: Part 1
All-star cheerleading in particular requires two to three nights a week of practice and nightly conditioning. But how do you stay on top of your training and still have a life?

Living for Cheerleading: Part 3
Competitive cheerleading really is a lifestyle. It is a sport which demands a lot of time and effort. If you aren’t careful, you can lose yourself along the way.

5 Tips for Sticking to your Cheerleading Resolutions: Part 2
In Part 1, we talked about staying safe when you reach for your cheerleading goals and visualizing your success. Now let’s have a look at three more tips to help you stick to your cheerleading resolutions.

5 Tips for Sticking to your Cheerleading Resolutions: Part 1
Now that you have made your New Year’s resolutions for cheerleading, it’s time to make sure they stick! Have a look at these 5 tips to help you stick to your resolutions...

Cheerleading Practice Tips: Don't Get Hurt, Get Warm!
It is important to warm up before doing and type of cheerleading skill to reduce the risk of injury and prepare your body. Try some of these quick warm ups.

Fix Your Full Down Cheerleading Cradle: Part 2
Overcome your fear and learn to do a perfect full down cradle in cheerleading with these tips.

Check Out Your Cheerleading Chants
We asked for them and you sent them in-- your favorite cheerleading cheers and chants are here!

We Love Cheerleading Hair Bows!
Check out these 10 beautiful cheerleading hair bows form Etsy to celebrate Valentine's Day the cheerleader way.

Make Your Flexibility Cheerleading Worlds-Worthy
Push your flexibility for cheerleading flexibility over the top with these advanced stretches.

New Year’s Resolutions for Cheerleading: Part 2
Make this the year you achieve your goals in cheerleading by starting the new year off with a few resolutions which will improve your skills and bring you more opportunities in cheerleading.

New Year’s Resolutions for Cheerleading: Part 1
If you want to move forward in your skill or fitness level to give you an advantage—whether it be for try outs or for advancement in the team you currently cheer for-- a few changes in your lifestyle can make all of the difference.

Learning Cheerleading Skills: Why it’s good to fall before you full or flick
Struggling to learn new cheerleading skills can be bad enough, but if you are one of those cheerleaders who tend to fall and fail a lot when you are learning a new skill, be glad...

The Cheerleader Halloween Costume
An old cheerleading uniform can be the perfect last-minute Halloween cheerleader costume, whether you keep it clean and classic or make it over with goth and gore...

Getting Over Cheerleading Skill Blocks: Part 2
If you find your cheerleading skills blocked, take it easy on yourself and try some of these tips to help you get over your block...

Getting Over Cheerleading Skill Blocks: Part 1Getting Over Cheerleading Skill Blocks: Part 1
A mental block in cheerleading can be frustrating, but being blocked is only temporary. Have a look at these 6 Tips for overcoming a mental block in your cheerleading skills...

Mental Blocks in Cheerleading: Part 2
Learn what it means to have a mental block in cheerleading and why mental blocks seem more common in higher levels of cheerleading.

Cheerleading Coach Mel, Jr. Streaks Cheerleading
The Jr. Streaks Cheerleaders showed just what they are made of last month by winning the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships. But how did they get there?

Cheerleading Coach Tina, Jr. Streaks Cheerleading
This month we have profiled the Jr Streaks Cheerleaders and have started making the rounds through their large, dedicated team of coaches...

10 Tips for Making Captain of the Cheerleading Team
Do you dream of being named captain of your cheer team? The role of captain of the cheerleading team is an important one...

Cheerleading Coach Kristen, Jr. Streaks Cheerleading
Next up in our series of profiles on the Jr, Streaks Cheerleaders is a profile of Coach Kristen. For Coach Kristen, joining the staff at Jr. Streaks after moving away from home was a great decision..

Cheerleading Profiles: Standing Tall & Flying High
Today, I am profiling cheerleader Bradyn W. a junior at UW-Madison. Bradyn is 20 years old and serves on the Executive Board for the UW-Madison Competitive Cheer Club as Treasurer for 2014-2015. I asked Bradyn 12 Questions...

Green With Cheerleading Bow Envy--
There is no better way to celebrate all things Irish (especially if you happen to be at practice on the 17th), than with a St. Patrick's Day cheer bow. Even if you aren't practicing on the day, these bows are perfect for any day this month.

Cheerleading Profiles: Spotlight On OSU's Megan
Cheerleader Profiles: This month I am profiling Oregon State University's fantastic cheer and dance program! Today, let's have a chat with Megan Phillips, assistant coach for the 2014-2015 season.

Mental Blocks in Cheerleading: Part 1
What are mental blocks in cheerleading and why do so many cheerleaders suffer from mental blocks when learning new cheerleading skills?

10 Awesome Christmas Gifts for Cheerleaders
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite cheerleader? Check out these 10 Awesome Christmas Cheerleading Gifts...

Lock Those Arms for Cheer Tumbling!
One of the biggest problems in cheerleading tumbling is bent arms. Learn how to keep your arms straight when tumbling for cheerleading...

Cheerleading Skills: Progress Before You Try To Impress!
Rushing higher level cheerleading skills to seem more impressive often results in the opposite. Before you go rushing into the next level, have a look at the following tips to make sure you will impress when you progress...

Fix Your Full Down Cheerleading Cradle: Part 1
Regardless of whether you are a twister or a resister, the following tips will help you figure out what is going wrong and clean up that full down cheerleading cradle!

Chant Loud, Chant Proud: Cheerleading Chants Part 2
March is all about the motions! Practice a few of the cheerleading motions you've polished using the cheerleading chants from this series, Chant Loud, Chant Proud...

Chant Loud, Chant Proud: Cheerleading Chants Part 1
On the heels, or maybe hands, of our Motion Makeover, let’s take a look at some chants which use the motions we have been working hard to clean and perfect.

The 6 Elements of a Cheerleading Competition Routine: Part 1
Make sure you cover all 6 of the elements you need in your competition routine to improve your team’s score. Find out what the judges want to see...

The 6 Elements of a Cheerleading Competition Routine: Part 2
Cheerleading competitions get more and more competitive each year. To put your team above the rest of the competition, you will need a strong competition routine including all 6 elements of a cheerleading competition routine...

How Much Should a Cheerleading Flyer Weigh? Part 3
How much should a cheerleading flyer weigh? The answer might surprise you...

How Much Should a Cheerleading Flyer Weigh? Part 2
How much should a cheerleading flyer weigh? The answer might surprise you...

How Much Should a Cheerleading Flyer Weigh? Part 1
How much should a cheerleading flyer weigh? Coaches everywhere get asked this question and the answer might surprise you...

Make Memories at Cheerleading Camp
Get the most of out cheerleading camp and go home with lasting memories, new friends, and exciting skills by following these tips.

Flip Without Fear in Cheerleading
Make sure you and your team mates are safe when you tumble. Tumbling for cheerleading should always be taught using prerequisite drills and skills to ensure the safety of gymnasts and attention must be paid to the safety mats, coaches, and readiness of the gymnast.

Flying Cheerleading Stunts Right (Part Three): Body Control for Flyers
Cheerleading flyers need body control! Body control refers to the ability to tighten muscles and keep body parts where they are supposed to be.

So You Want to Start a Coed Squad at Your High School Page 2
Tips on how to start a coed cheerleading squad at your school. This article by Steve Powers includes advice on how to ask guys to join your squad. Page 2.

So You Want to Start a Coed Squad at Your High School
So You Want to Start a CoEd Squad at Your High School, tips and advice from Steve Powers.

Lots of Cheers for Cheerleading - Third Edition Collection
Here is another collection of cheerleaders' favorite cheers submitted by cheerleaders and coaches, compiled by your About Cheerleading Guide

List of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers (3rd Edition)
Here is another list from the third collection of cheerleaders' favorite cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide

A Collection of Cheerleading Tryout Cheers
Here is the third collection of your cheerleaders' favorite cheers, compiled by your About Cheerleading Guide

Cheerleader Submitted Cheers and Chants
Here's our newest collection of cheers and chants submitted by cheerleaders and coaches, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Cheers for Cheerleading Second Edition
Here is the second collection of cheerleaders' favorite cheers, collected by your About Cheerleading Guide

C-H-E-E-R-S ~ A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
Looking to add some chants to your squad's collection? Check out this collection of cheerleaders' favorite cheers, and get some tips about Shout Out Chants.

C-H-E-E-R-S: A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorites
Even more of cheerleaders' favorite cheers to add to your collection, submitted by cheerleaders themselves. From your About Cheerleading Guide

Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers - Page 3
Add more cheers to your collection by using some of these favorite cheers by cheerleaders, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Spice up Basketball Season with New Cheers and Chants
Add some spice to your squad's cheer collection with these basketball cheers andchants, from your About Cheerleading Guide

High School Basketball Cheers and Chants
Here is a list of basketball cheers and chants to spice up a game. These were submitted by cheerleaders and coaches, brought to you by your About Cheerleading Guide

New Collection of Cheers and Chants for Cheerleaders
Here is another collection of cheers, chants and yells for cheerleaders. These cheers were submitted by cheerleaders for football, basketball or competition cheerleading.

Third Edition of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
Check out the third edition of the collection of cheerleaders' favorite cheers to add to your squad's collection, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Cheers and Chants for Cheerleaders
Here is our newest collection of popular cheers and chants submitted by cheerleaders, from your About Cheerleading Guide

A Collection of Favorite Chants from Cheerleaders
More cheers and chants shared by cheerleaders and coaches, from your About Cheerleading Guide. Add some new cheers to add to your squad's collection.

Latest Cheers and Chants for Cheerleaders
Latest cheers and chants for cheerleaders submitted by cheerleaders, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

New Cheers and Chants for Cheerleaders
Here is the newest collection of cheers and chants submitted by cheerleaders and coaches, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

CHEERS for Cheerleading - Second Edition - A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide. This is the Second Edition of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers submitted by readers.

List of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
Continuing the collection of cheerleaders' favorite cheers, brought to you by your About Cheerleading Guide.

Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
More of the collection of cheerleaders' favorite cheers, submitted by readers and cheerleaders themselves.

Selection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
Cheerleaders are always looking for new and exhilarating cheers, so About.com asked readers to submit their favorite cheers. Here is the collection of new cheers.

Common Basketball Cheers and Chants
Cheers and chants for basketball cheerleaders. Submitted by cheerleaders and coaches.

Basketball Cheers and Chants
Spice up this Basketball season with some new cheers and chants submitted by cheerleaders and coaches.

From Cheerleaders - Cheerleading Cheers and Chants
More cheers and chants shared by cheerleaders and coaches. Change them up to add your own unique touch to these chants.

Collection of Cheers and Chants from Cheerleaders
Here's another collection of cheers and chants from cheerleaders and coaches. Use these cheers the way they are, or add your own motions and words - be creative!

Cheerleader Cheers, Chants and Yells
A collection of cheers and chants submitted by cheerleaders and readers. This list contains football cheers to basketball cheers, and more.

Cheers and Chants for Basketball Games
Basketball cheerleader suggestions for spicing up the season, inspiring your team and jinxing its opponents.

Writing the Rules for Cheerleaders
Writing the Rules for Cheerleading, from your About Cheerleading Guide-- Constitution, Code of Conduct, and Practice Rules.

Cheerleaders Are Super Athletes
Are cheerleaders athletes? A study in 2003 concluded that competitive cheerleaders are as physically fit as some Olympic athletes. Of course we are...

4 Qualities You Need for Cheerleading Stunts
There are a number of qualities that are important for cheerleaders in stunting, no matter what role they play in the stunt group. Have a look at the 5 qualities below that every cheerleader needs to be great at stunting.

Cheerleader-- Do Your Job!
Cheerleading stunts work best when the entire stunt group knows what their job is.

Who Are You In the Cheerleading Stunt Group?
Cheerleading, whether all-star, school, or recreational, is known for impressive cheer stunts.

Cheerleading Cheers for Basketball
Looking for some new cheers and chants to add to your team's collection? Check out these basketball cheers, chants and yells for cheerleaders from About Cheerleading.

Spooktacular Cheer Hair Bows
Even if you already have a Halloween-themed cheer bow from last year, there is always room for another. Check out my Top 10 Halloween Cheer Bows.

Setting Skill Goals for Cheerleading
Now that you are all settled into a new season, and possibly a new cheerleading team, it is time to look at your goals as a cheerleader. Whether you are new to the sport or have years of cheer under your belt, it is important to set personal skill goals for each season.

Get Flexible for Cheerleading
We all know that flexibility is one of the top things that cheerleading coaches look for when choosing flyers, but did you know that flexibility is important for all cheerleaders, not just flyers?

Juggling the Demands of School and Cheerleading
Now that you’ve been back to school for about a month, you have probably found your days and nights are crammed full of classes, practices, homework, and social evens leaving you less time to sleep.

Changes on Your Cheerleading Team
Now that the new cheerleading season is in full swing, you may have noticed a few changes to the line-up on your cheerleading squad. How do you deal?

Shout Out Chants for Cheerleaders
Shout out cheerleading chants are a perfect way to get the fans in the stands revved up no matter whether you re at a game or a pep rally.

USASF All Star Levels At A Glance
The United States All Star Federation (USASF), which governs all star cheerleading in the US and in many countries worldwide, has divided tumbling and stunt skills into levels and created a set guidelines of what can be performed at each level.

Make Your Cheerleading Team Strong: Part 2
A cheerleading team is a lot like a puzzle; it takes every single piece to make it complete. The 4 tips in Make Your Cheerleading Team Strong will help you and your team mates succeed.

Make Your Cheerleading Team Strong: Part 1
To make your cheerleading team the strongest it can possibly be, you will need every cheerleader on it to help. Start by doing what you can and show the others the way.

Cheer Inexpensive Gifts and Stocking Stuffers
Cheerleader Gifts. Great ideas for cheerleading gifts and stocking stuffers.

How to Improve Your Cheerleading Jumps
Learn how to improve your cheerleading jumps using 5 easy exercises that you can do anywhere and without any equipment.

Required Reading for Fun! Part 1
If you are looking for something to read that is a little more your style, have a look at these books from Amazon. Each story features either a cheerleader as a main character or a cheerleading-inspired plot.

Required Reading for Fun! Part 2
Have a look at these books from Amazon to relax with this fall. Featuring either a cheerleader as a main character or a cheerleading-inspired plot, these stories are perfect to read when you need to relax and get lost in a good book.

Back To School, Baby!
Some of you may already be back to school, some of you may start after Labor Day, but no matter when you start, there is no denying that it is time to get back to school… and back to cheerleading practice.

Bring It On Brands Cheerleading Competitions
If you are planning your cheerleading competition circuit for the new season, here’s another cheerleading company you might want to check out-- Bring It Brands.

August Motion Makeover
It’s time to clean up your motions and get them back in shape for the new season. Take a look at these 5 motions which can easily get out of hand when you stop concentrating on form.

Conquer Cheer and Dance Championships
Is your team still looking for new, exciting opportunities to compete in the South East? Why not have a look at Conquer Cheer & Dance Championships?

Start The Season Off Right: Part 2
We are back with Part 2 of our guide to starting the season off right! September not only means back to school, it also means back to cheer practice. Make the most of the new season by getting a head start.

Start The Season Off Right: Part 1
You are about to start a fresh new season and you want it to be spectacular. Time to get back in shape, get back to work, and gain new skills.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
You have already met Sam M. and Bradyn W. of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, now let’s learn a bit more about the program itself and its aims.

Cheerleading Squads - All Stars, School, College, Pro and Rec
Cheerleading Squads - All Stars, School, Rec, College, Pro and More.

All Star Cheerleading Squads - Find an All Star Cheerleading Squad
Listing of all star cheerleading squads and gym cheerleading teams. All-Star cheerleading squads are very competitive and if you're looking to dedicate a lot of time to cheerleading, this is the type of cheerleading squad for you.

Try Oyts Are Over... Now What (2)
This four part series takes a look at what you should be doing next to prepare for your best season yet, no matter what your results were. No matter what the outcome was, you aren’t done working for your goals.

Try Outs Are Over... Now What
Maybe you made the team you wanted, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you got a higher level team than you expected, maybe you didn’t make a team at all. This series is aimed at helping you know what to do to prepare for your best season yet, no matter what your results were.

Summer Bows!
Whether you are practicing pyramids in the sun with your team or catching some waves on the beach, you just can't beat a high ponytail for keeping cool and looking hot. And summer is the perfect time to sport a new, big, sparkly bow!

Beat the Heat: Part 2
It’s that time again. The temperatures are reaching heights that we dreamt of back when snow covered the ground and no matter how hard we try we can’t escape the humidity. If you tend to get overheated on the field or in the gym during the summer months, have a look at these three tips to help you beat the heat.

The Road to a Grand National Championship
The Road to a Grand National Championship - SFA Cheerleaders

Get a Great Set of Pins & Improve Your Skills
Success in cheerleading, especially as a competitive athlete, requires a great deal of leg flexibility and strength. To perform body positions, stunts, jumps, and tumbling, a cheerleader must have strong legs, great flexibility-- especially in the hip joints, and high extension.

The Best Cheerleading Advice
For most of you, the summer means the end to one cheer season and the beginning of a new one. Some of you may be facing try outs or have just been awarded a spot on your dream team. Whether you have years of cheer experience behind you or you are just starting out, you can never have too much help making the most of your training and team.I asked on Fierce Boards what was the best cheerleading advice you have ever received and several members were on hand to help out. Have a look at some of the best cheerleading advice below.

Cheerleading Jumps - Tips, Photos and More
Find out about Cheerleading jumps. From a toe touch to a Herkie, here you'll find tips, photos, and examples of Cheerleading jumps.

Cheerleading Jump Herkie
Cheerleading Jump Herkie

Nfinity Evolution Cheerleading Shoes
Guide review of the Nfinity Evolution cheerleading shoe.

Put-In-Cups Chain Link Fence Art
Put-In-Cups is an innovative way to promote your mascot or school team with chain link fence art. No more plastic cups in your chain link fence; now you can use Put-In-Art.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Learn to Do a Full Basket Toss
If you are looking for a beautiful, graceful basket toss to wow the crowd, look no further than the full, or twist, basket toss. This basket, once considered the height of USASF Level 3 skills, is now more common place, but that does nothing to detract from its appeal. Teams around the world still rely on the full basket toss to showcase their skills and keep both fans and judges enchanted.

Step 1: The Set
If you are looking for a beautiful, graceful basket toss to wow the crowd, look no further than the full, or twist, basket toss. This basket, once considered the height of USASF Level 3 skills, is now more common place, but that does nothing to detract from its appeal. Teams around the world still rely on the full basket toss to showcase their skills and keep both fans and judges enchanted.

Step 2: The Load
If you are looking for a beautiful, graceful basket toss to wow the crowd, look no further than the full, or twist, basket toss. This basket, once considered the height of USASF Level 3 skills, is now more common place, but that does nothing to detract from its appeal. Teams around the world still rely on the full basket toss to showcase their skills and keep both fans and judges enchanted.

Step 3 & 4: The Throw & Shoot
If you are looking for a beautiful, graceful basket toss to wow the crowd, look no further than the full, or twist, basket toss. This basket, once considered the height of USASF Level 3 skills, is now more common place, but that does nothing to detract from its appeal. Teams around the world still rely on the full basket toss to showcase their skills and keep both fans and judges enchanted.

Step 5: The Twist
If you are looking for a beautiful, graceful basket toss to wow the crowd, look no further than the full, or twist, basket toss. This basket, once considered the height of USASF Level 3 skills, is now more common place, but that does nothing to detract from its appeal. Teams around the world still rely on the full basket toss to showcase their skills and keep both fans and judges enchanted.

Step 6: The Catch
If you are looking for a beautiful, graceful basket toss to wow the crowd, look no further than the full, or twist, basket toss. This basket, once considered the height of USASF Level 3 skills, is now more common place, but that does nothing to detract from its appeal. Teams around the world still rely on the full basket toss to showcase their skills and keep both fans and judges enchanted.

Build a Successful Team Through Trust
Cheerleading these days is a tough sport, requiring strength, endurance, and team work. As routines become more demanding with the addition of past-paced choreography and gravity-defying stunts, it has never been more important to remember that cheerleading is a team sport. It is also important to understand that working as a team means trusting each other.

Competition Round-Up: Spring 2016
So let’s get ready for a new season with a new routine and new skills! Once you know which competitions to head to, you will know how long you have to prepare. Have a look at these competitions for April 2016 and start your countdown to competition.

Competition Round-Up: Winter/Spring 2016
It’s competition round-up time! It’s never too early to start planning your competition season! Whether you are a coach, a recreation cheerleader, a school cheerleader, or an all-star cheerleader, there are sure to be loads of competition you’ll want to hit this year to bring home some trophies.

5 Tips for Try-Out Success
No matter what the team is looking for, try-outs do seem to worry wanna-be cheerleaders. But you don’t have to dread try-out day. The most important thing is to be prepared. The sooner you start that preparation, the better, but if you are only now starting to look at what you need to do to make the team, have a look at these 5 tips.

Competition Round-Up: Autumn/Winter 2015
It’s competition round-up time! Why not finish off 2015 with a bang? Or at the very least a beautiful new trophy to add to the cabinet.

Be a Team Player
You can help your team be successful, both in getting along and in achieving goals, by being the type of team mate who everyone wants to work with. Take a look at the following tips to help you be a team player.

Help Your Coach Help You
Make sure you are coachable and that you are able to reach your cheerleading goals by following the following 4 tips.

Stretch It Out
While flexibility is most associated with flyers in cheerleading, in reality it is vital for all cheerleaders. Not only does flexibility create stronger jumps with better form, it also is important because it prevents injuries by increasing the range of motion of joints.

Stretch Safely
Flexibility is one of the most important qualities a cheerleader can have, no matter whether she is a flyer or a base. Being flexible means not only being able to pull heel stretches or spikes, but also having beautiful wide toe touches, graceful splits in back walkovers, and less risk of an injury during practices or performances.

6 Tips to Improve Your Scorpion
A striking scorpion requires a combination of flexibility, balance and strength. The following tips will help you improve your scorpion.

The Jr. Streaks Cheerleaders
The last profile in our series on the Jr. Streaks Cheerleaders from Washington, New Jersey takes a look at three of the athletes—their team captains. These talented girls just won the UCA High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida!

Coach Tammy, Jr. Streaks Cheerleading
Over the last few weeks we have talked to some of their staff. Today, we continue this series with the last of our coach profiles by talking to Coach Tammy. Check out how she answered the 12 Questions.

Coach Sue, Jr. Streaks Cheerleading
Next up in our series of profiles on this incredible team, its athletes, coaches, and volunteers, is Coach Sue. Coach Sue not only volunteers her time coaching, she also sits on the club board. Find out what Coach Sue had to say to my 12 Questions below.

Jr. Streaks Cheerleading
The Jr. Streaks are formed from three recreation teams from Mansfield Township, Washington Township and Washington Boro in New Jersey. We use Washington as our home base, due to that is where the high school is located.

Strong Arms = Strong Motions
If you want tight, clean motions you will need to start with tight, strong arms. Building the muscles in your arms will not only make you look great in tank tops this summer, it will also make your motions clean and precise.

Coach Ricki, Jr. Streaks Cheerleading
Behind every fabulous team is a fabulous coach or, in the case of the Jr. Streaks, a whole team of fabulous coaches leading them to victory.

Motion Makeover
March is the Month of Motions here at Cheerleading.About.Com. To kick it off, let’s take a look at 5 common motions which you see everywhere in cheerleading—jump prep, stunts, tumbling, dance, and of course, cheers and chants.

Cheerleading Cheers, Chants and Yells
A collection of cheers and chants shared by Cheerleaders. From football cheers to basketball cheers, you'll find them here.

STUNT SMART
STUNT SMART is the mnemonic device I use to train athletes and coaches to stunt safely. It involves training as well as remembering the mnemonic to ensure stunting is done safely and with minimal risk. Each letter of STUNT SMART represents a principle which, when adhered to, will help to ensure the safety and success of your stunt practices.

Learn to Do a Full Down Cradle
A full down, or twist, cradle is one of the most beautiful cradles in cheerleading. The United States All Star Federation, or USASF, defines a full as a 360 degree twisting rotation.

Set It Up!
Before learning to full down, the stunt group should be proficient in straight cradles from both prep and extension. In addition, the full down should always be mastered from two legs before moving on to one-leg full downs.

Step 2: The Pop
Stay tight and extend arms above your head as you ride the pop to the full height of the cradle. Remind yourself to ride the pop by thinking ‘ride it up, twist it down’.

Step 3: The Twist
Initiate the twist, at the peak of the ride, by pulling your arms into your chest. Your arms should come down tight and straight by your body.

Step 4: The Catch
As soon as you can touch the flyer, grab her and pull her into you, sponging with her weight. Tilt your head slightly to the right to avoid bumping heads. Your back arm should be behind her back and your front arm should be under her thighs.

Step 1: The Sponge
Make sure that flyer’s feet are no more than shoulder’s width apart. Sponge, by bending deeply with your knees.

Get a Leg Up on Your Competition
The heel stretch can be considered an intermediate level skill in that flyers are required to learn to do a liberty first and may progress on, given the flexibility, to the bow and arrow.

Step 1: Set & Load
The bases stand in straddle in front of flyer’s shoulders. The main base holds the flyer’s left foot in a prep grip at waist level. The assisting base holds the same foot in a sandwich grip.

Step 2: Lift
The flyer jumps off the floor into the load, keeping her weight in her arms and locking out her elbows. She raises her free foot keeping it close to her supporting leg.

Step 3: Hit
To hit the heel stretch, the flyer should lift her free leg so that it is to the side or slightly in front of her body and hold it steady by grasping either her heel or her ankle. She should keep her knee straight and point her toe.

6 Tips for Overcoming Skill Fear…
Not only can fear keep you from reaching your goals as a cheerleader, it can also increase your chances of being injured. If you want to conquer your fear of a particular skill once and for all, check out these 6 tips.

Where to Cheer, Cheerleading Associations, Cheerleading Squads, Competitions and More
Where to find a cheerleading squad, a cheerleading competition and cheerleading associations.

A Love of Coaching: Part 2
Over the last 2 months I have profiles the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Competitive Cheerleading Club and some of its team members. I gave you the first part of my profile of University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Black Squad coach, Katelyn G. here. Katelyn had a lot of great things to say, so here is the rest of her answers to my ’12 Questions’.

Always with a Book or a Brace
Let’s learn more about the team from UW-Madison! Dani W. is an English & Classical Humanities Major. She studies Greece, Rome, mythology, classical literature, and a whole lot more as part of her degree. She’s also the Vice President of the Wisconsin Competitive Cheer Club. Here’s what she had to say when I asked her 12 questions…

Get Strong, Stay Strong
There has really been a shift in perception in the last ten years or so toward strength in cheerleading, and not just for the guys. Raise your hand if you have a shirt, bow, or anything that says ‘Look Like A Beauty, Train Like A Beast’. So, how do you get strong and stay that way? Forget about building pyramids for a minute. Instead, let’s talk about building you.

Catching Up With Sam M.
We are kicking off the New Year with a look at The University of Wisconsin’s Red Squad! I’ll be profiling the program in depth as well as interviewing coaches and athletes. Today, I asked 12 Questions to Sam M, coach for the Red Squad. Check out what she had to say…

Tighten Your Tuck
Many of the mistakes made when learning to tuck are to do with form alone. Take the time to learn correct form, rather than rushing to add the tuck to your skill set, and you will find that it becomes easier to master.

New Year's Resolutions for Cheerleading
Trust your coach, your team mates, and above all else, yourself and this will be the year you make your cheerleading goals reality.

Top 10 Cheerleader Gifts on Etsy.Com
Whatever the reason, if you need some ideas for gifts for yourself or for another cheerleader, check out my Top 10 Cheerleading Christmas Gifts from etsy.com below!

Master the Toe Touch Basket with this Tutorial
No matter how many types of baskets there are or how many new ones are created, you just can’t beat a clean, snappy toe touch. It is one of the most common USASF Level 3 baskets and also one of the most impressive.

Step 1: The Set
The bases face each other, standing in a straddle with their backs straight and their hips lowered. They put their hands in a basket grip to create a platform for the flyer to stand on.

Step 2: The Load
The flyer jumps up, straightening her arms to hold herself up in the basket and places her left foot on the platform. She keeps her hips high, her chest lifted, and looks upward.

Step 3: The Throw
The bases naturally absorb the flyer as she loads in and use this as a sponge before lifting their arms upward quickly. Their arms should reach full height before they release their hands and flick their wrists causing the flyer to be thrown high into the air.

Step 4: The Shoot
The flyer should continue to ride the toss to it’s full height. She should remain in a tight, ‘banana’ body position throughout the ride with her back gently arched, her chest up, and her arms and legs extended and held slightly back to create the shape of a banana with her body.

Step 5: The Toe Touch
When the flyer feels that she has reached the top, or peak, of the basket, she should pull her body into a tight toe touch, being careful not to drop her chest or tip backward.

Step 6: The Arch
The flyer should arch her back a bit more when she reaches the peak of the toss. The peak is the point where she stops traveling up and begins to come back down.

Steps 7 & 8: The Pike & Catch
The bases and back spot should grab the flyer as soon as they can and pull her to a safe, high cradle position. Catching the flyer high will allow them to better control the impact of the landing. They should absorb her weight with bent knees and straight backs.

Why Would You Want to Be a Cheerleader?
Why would you want to be a cheerleader? Popularity? Center of Attention? Short skirts?

Top 10 Myths About Cheerleading
Myths about cheerleading, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Cheerleaders' Cheers, Chants and Yells
Twenty new cheerleading cheers, chants and yells submitted by cheerleaders and coaches.

Collection of Cheerleading Quotes and Sayings
A Collection of Cheerleaders' Quotes and Sayings. Inspirational, funny and entertaining, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Lots of Cheers, Chants and Yells for Cheerleaders
Cheers, Chants and Yells for submitted by cheerleaders. You'll find cheers for football, basketball or competition cheerleading.

Cheerleading Cheers and Chants for Football
Cheerleading Cheers and Chants for Football. Find a cheerleading cheer for football.

C-H-E-E-R-S ~ A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Toe Touch Drills
Toe Touch Drills, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Cheerleaders: Athletes Without a Sport?
Is Cheerleading Really a Sport? Join the debate

Hello Cheers and Chants for Cheerleaders
Here's our latest collection of cheers, chants and yells for cheerleaders.

How to Cheer at Football Games
How to Cheer at Football Games. Cheerleading.

Cheers and Chants from Cheerleaders
Lots of Cheers and Chants shared by Cheerleaders. From football to basketball, you'll find them here.

More Cheerleader Cheers, Chants and Yells
Cheerleaders Cheers, Chants and Yells - More from our collections submitted by Cheerleaders. Page 2.

Football, Basketball and Volleyball Cheers for Cheerleaders
Collection of cheers, chants and yells submitted by cheerleaders for cheerleading. You'll find cheers for football, basketball or competition cheerleading.

Basketball Cheers and Chants for Cheerleaders
Basketball Cheers, Chants and Yells for Cheerleaders

Cheers to Involve the Crowd and Fans
It's always great when you can get the crowd and fans involved in your cheering. Here are some cheers, chants and yells that do just that.

Cheers, Chants, and Yells Submitted by Cheerleaders
Cheers, Chants and Yells for football, basketball or competition cheerleading.

Cheerleading Motions Basics and Tips
Cheerleading Motion Magic, tips on making your Cheerleading motions sharp and snappy.

How to Cheer at a Basketball Game
How to cheer at a basketball game

Cheerleading Cheers, Chants and Yells
Collection of cheers, chants and yells submitted by cheerleaders for cheerleading. You'll find cheers for football, basketball or competition cheerleading.

C-H-E-E-R-S ~ a Collection of Favorite Cheers
A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Hello Cheers for Cheerleaders
Hello Cheers for cheerleaders. These cheers were submitted by cheerleaders for cheerleading. You'll find hello cheers for football, basketball or competition cheerleading.

Basketball Cheers for Cheerleaders
Basketball Cheers, Chants and Yells for Cheerleaders

Cheers for Football
Football Cheers for Cheerleaders

Volleyball Cheers
Cheers for Volleyball. Cheerleading.

Hooray for Hoops - Basketball Cheers
Hooray for Hoops - Basketball Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Football Cheers for Cheerleaders
Football cheers for cheerleaders submitted by cheerleaders

Cheerleading Quotes: Inspirational, Funny and Entertaining
A Collection of Cheerleaders' Quotes and Sayings. Inspirational, funny and entertaining, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide

So, You Want to Be a Cheerleader? Here's Some Info
If you want to know how to become a cheerleader, here are some tips on where to start. Check out what you need to learn before trying out for a squad.

Funny & Inspirational Cheerleading Quotes
A collection of cheer quotes and sayings. Inspirational, funny and entertaining, from your About.com cheerleading expert.

Cheerleading Cheers for Basketball
Cheerleading Cheers for Basketball

Measure 2, Count 1 & 2
Step your right foot to the side, pointing the toe and, with your left hand on your hip, extend your right arm down across your body. Keep both hands in fists.

Measure 2, Count 5
Roll your arms from the High V position down to the Low V position by bending them at the elbows down toward your body.

Measure 2, Count 6
Clasp your hands. Cheerleading.

Measure 2, Count 7
Place your right hand on your hip and raise your left arm into the High Punch position. Both hands should be in fists and the pinky-side of your right hand should be facing forward.

Measure 2, Count 8
Clasp your hands on the pause. Cheerleading.

Extra Count 1
Staying in straddle with your weight evenly placed in both feet, raise your arms to a High V.

Extra Count 2
Roll your arms again from the High V position down to the Low V position.

Extra Count 3
Clasp your hands. Cheerleading.

Extra Count 4
Bring your arms into the High Punch position with your right hand on your hip and your left hand raised in the air, close to your ear, and both hands in fists.

Measure 1, Count 7
Open your hands and bring your arms to the Low V position with your hands in fists and the thumb-side of your hands pointing forward.

Measure 1, Count 8
On the pause, clasp your hands. Cheerleading.

Measure 1, Count 1
Step to the right and bring your arms down into a Low V with your hands in fists.

Measure 1, Count 2
Bring your left foot to meet your right and clasp your hands.

Measure 1, Count 4
Step your right foot together with your left foot and clasp your hands.

Measure 2, Count 3
Shift your weight so that your left toe is now pointed and cross your left arm down across your body while keeping your right arm raised.

Learn the rest!
The motions in ‘Just Begun’ have been made simple and repetitive to make it easy to learn and even more importantly, easy for the fans in the stands to follow along with.

Measure 2, Count 4
Move your weight evenly into both feet and raise your left arm so that you are now in a High V position.

Measure 1, Count 3
Step your left foot to the side and again, bring your arms down to a Low V with hands in fists.

Measure 1, Count 6
Bend your arms at the elbows to drop your clasped hands behind your head. They should be at the base of your neck.

Measure 1, Count 5
With your feet still together and your hands clasped, extend your arms above your head.

Measure 2, Count 6
Clasp your hands. Cheerleading.

Measure 2, Count 8
Clasp your hands on the pause. Cheerleading.

Meaure 2, Count 5
Roll your arms from the High V position down to the Low V position by bending them at the elbows down toward your body.

Measure 2, Count 7
Place your right hand on your hip and raise your left arm into the High Punch position.

Measure 1, Count 6
Bend your arms at the elbows to drop your clasped hands behind your head. They should be at the base of your neck.

Measure 1, Count 8
On the pause, clasp your hands. Cheerleading.

Measure 2, Count 1 & 2
Step your right foot to the side, pointing the toe and, with your left hand on your hip, extend your right arm down across your body.

Measure 2, Count 3
Shift your weight so that your left toe is now pointed and cross your left arm down across your body while keeping your right arm raised.

Measure 2, Count 4
Move your weight evenly into both feet and raise your left arm so that you are now in a High V position.

Measure 1, Count 5
With your feet still together and your hands clasped, extend your arms above your head.

Measure 1, Count 7
Open your hands and bring your arms to the Low V position with your hands in fists and the thumb-side of your hands pointing forward.