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Get the Crowd Shouting with This Fast, Fun Cheer!
There is no better way to excite the crowd at a game than to perform a side line cheer which gets them cheering with you. ‘Just Begun’ is a crowd participation cheer that your squad can perform at any type of game or pep rally to get your fans on shouting along with you.

Let's Learn Part 1!
Start this cheer standing straight up with your feet together and your arms down by your sides. Your hands should be in blades and your palms should be flat against your legs.

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

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 4
Step your right foot together with your left foot and clasp your hands.

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

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Measure 2, Counts 3-4
On count 3, uncross your arms and raise them so that your upper and lower arms form a right angle and your hands, in blades, point upward.

Measure 2, Counts 5-6
On count 5, drop your lower arms, keeping your upper arms in place, extended level from your shoulders, so that your fingers now point downward.

Measure 2, Count 7
On count 7, throw your arms forward and slightly down with your right arm crossed over your left and your hands still in blades. At the same time, kick your left foot forward at knee height.

Measure 2, Count 'and'
On the half count between 7 and 8, pull your arms back up into the half-box position they were in during counts 3 and 4, with the arms level from the shoulders, the elbows bent at right angles, and the fingertip pointing upward.

Measure 2, Count 8
On count 8, stomp your right foot down beside your left foot and at the same time, bring your arms back down tight by your sides with your hands in blades.

Who You Gonna Call, Again?
If you are looking for the perfect side line dance for this Friday’s football game, look no further. The ‘Ghostbusters’ Side Line Dance is the perfect way to rev up your fans with a song that practically everyone knows—no matter their age.

Measure 2, Counts 1-2
On count 8 of measure one, you ended with your right arm in a Low V position and your left arm in a low goal position by your side.

Make It Strong!'
While practicing this measure, make sure to keep your motions sharp and controlled. This dance is medium speed and consists of fairly simple motions, so you should not need to slow it down.

Measure 1, Count 1
Step your left foot to the side into a wide straddle and bend your knee slightly. Place your hands on your thighs with the fingers pointing in and the elbows pointing out to the sides.

Who You Gonna Call?
This quick, easy dance is only two measure long and can be repeated as needed. Choreographed to ‘Ghostbusters’ the famous theme song of the 1984 hit movie, this dance is sure to entertain an audience of all ages.

Measure 1, Counts 2-4
Slowly lower your hips and body by bending your knees and moving through a fluid, semi-circle motion transferring your weight from your left foot through to your right foot.

Measure 1, Counts 5-6
Stand upright placing all of your weight onto your right foot and raise your left leg so that your thigh and lower leg form a right angle and your knee and foot are pointed to the side.

Measure 1, Count 7
Bring your left foot back down to lace t beside your right foot and rise up onto your right toe. Bring your arms so that your right arm is extended in a High V motion, while your left arm is in a half goal position. Keep your arms in fists.

Let's Learn The First Measure!
Start standing straight up with your feet together and your arms by your sides. You should be looking straight ahead and you should have your hands in blades.

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Cheers & Chants for The New School Year
Cheers and chants are the key to motivating your teams and getting your spectators amped up during a game or pep rally.

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Step 2: The Load
Make certain that when your flyer loads into the straight basket toss her knees are even.

Step 4: The Shoot
The 'banana body position ensures that the flyer does not travel in the basket.

Step 5: The Arch
The Flyer should concentrate on keeping a clean, tight body position and not allowing it to relax as she descends.

Step 6: The Pike
The flyer should keep her chest and head lifted throughout her descent, but make sure she is not coming down straight, or standing up.

Step 7: The Catch
Remember, bases, to tip your head to the right side slightly as you catch to avoid bumping heads.

Wow The Crowd!
The straight basket toss is a skill which is first introduced in all star cheer at USASF Level 2. A straight basket means that the flyer stays in the ‘banana’ boy shape which she shot out of the basket into.

Step 1: The Set
Start your straight basket toss with good form to make sure it is clean and successful.

Step 3: The Throw
Focus on exploding upward and not allowing the basket to shoot forward or back.

Improve Your Back Handspring
Even though the back handspring is so popular, it continues to be a struggle for some cheerleaders. If you are struggling to master or even to clean up your back handspring, take a lot at the list below to see if you are making one of these 5 common mistakes. Fix these and that back handspring will be yours.

Rise To the Top of Level 1
The squishy lib is legal in school cheer and at United States All Star Federation Level 1. Any body position which would normally be held in a one-leg, for example liberty, heel stretch, spike, etc., can be held in a squishy lib.

Step 1: Set It Up!
The flyer should place her left foot in the base’s hands and be careful to keep her knee facing up. She should brace herself by holding onto the base’s shoulders.

Step 2: Load It In!
The flyer can push off of the base’s shoulders gently to jump into the stunt, but should not press down hard or pull the base toward her.

Step 4: Hit That Stunt!
The flyer should remain aware that certain positions, such as the scorpion and the heel stretch, can cause her weight to shift and compensate for that by pulling her weight back over her foot to keep the stunt from falling.

Step 5: Bring It Down!
Using controlled motions, the flyer will return to the Peter Pan position with her legs tight together and her arms by her sides.

Step 3: Lift It Up!
While maintaining a tight grip on the flyer’s foot, the base should straighten her legs and raise her shoulders as much as possible to come to a full standing position with the flyer’s foot held at or just below her belly button

Step 6: Step On Out!
The base will gently bend her knees to lower the stunt enough for the flyer to step out and, if necessary, tip the flyer’s left foot to make it easier for the flyer to reach the ground with her right foot.

Set 1: The Set
Stand straight with your arms by your sides and your feet together. Step forward with your non-dominant foot.

Step 3: The Lunge
Lift your dominant knee high and land in a lunge position with this leg forward. Your non-dominant foot should leave the ground and start the hips-over-head rotation.

Step 2: The Jump
Lean forward until you feel yourself losing your balance, then jump from two feet, swinging your arms overhead.

An Essential Building Block for Tumbling Passes
The roundoff differs from the cartwheel in that as the body passes through the vertical, handstand position in the skill, the legs are brought together and the hips swivel to allow the tumbler to snap her legs down and land on two feet facing backward.

Step 5: The Turn & Snap
Keeping your legs together, turn your hips turn. They should face the direction you started from. Push off of the floor with a shoulder shrug turning your shoulders and torso to match your hips.

Step 6: The Rebound
Push your legs straight and jump, reaching your arms high overhead. Get into the habit of rebounding with as much force as possible to prepare you to link the roundoff to other skills.

Step 5: The Rotation
Keep your legs tucked in tight to enable a smooth, fast, hips-over-head rotation.

Step 6: The Landing
Stay tucked until you can see the bottom of the wall in front of you, then quickly open up your body to a semi-straight position.

Step 4: The Tuck
Bring your knees up and tuck your legs into your chest.

Step 2: The Swing
Bend your knees and use your arms to swing forcefully straight behind you and then up over your head. This powerful swing using tight arms will propel you into the next step.

Step 3: The Jump
Using your arms and exploding through your legs by straightening your knees and pushing off of the ground, jump as high as you can.

Step 1: The Set
Begin, by standing straight up with your feet together and your arms extended slightly to the front of your body.

Learn To Do This Impressive USASF Level 4 Skill
The standing back tuck is allowed at United States All Star Federation Level 4 and up, while the back tuck proceeded by a round off in a running pass is allowed at Level 3.

Step 7: The Lift
End your standing tuck by lifting your chest and head and straightening your knees to come to a fully standing position.

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Shine: Part Two
‘Shine’ is a great way to entertain your fans during a game or a pep rally. It fits with any sport and can also be used as an encouraging start or finish to an all star practice or event.

'Shine' Count 2.1
Count 1: 'So stand' Put your left arm in the hands-on-hips position and punch across your body at shoulder level with your right arm, keeping your right hand in a fist. Keep you legs in straddle.

'Shine' Count 2.2
Count 2: 'In line' Quickly bring your arms to a left L, keeping your right arm tight as you swing it across your body into the new position. Both hands should now be in fists.

'Shine' Count 2.3
Count 3: 'And watch' Drop your left arm to the Low V position and bend your right arm so that the elbow points up and the fist is behind your head. Look toward your left fist.

'Shine' Count 2.4
Count 4: ‘Us shine’ Swing your right arm down to meet your left and clasp hands. Your weight should shift slightly so that your hips are turned a bit to the left and your knees are gently bent.

'Shine' Count 2.5
Count 5: 'The Knights' Still keeping your hands in fists, bring your left hand to the hands-on-hips position and your right hand to a Low position.

'Shine' Count 2.6
Count 6: 'Are number' Cross your left foot over and just in front of your right foot. Keep your left hand in place and bring your right hand so that both arms are in the hands-on-hips position.

'Shine' Count 2.7
Step your right foot the side to end in straddle. Keep your right arm in the 'hands-on-hips' position on-hips' and punch your left arm overhead in an extended position with the elbow locked out.

'Shine' Count 2.8
Count 8: (pause) No words are spoken during count 4. Hold your position for one count before returning to the start position.

Shine! Part One
This cheer is fun and perfect for entertaining your fans in the stands while you’re on the sidelines. The words should be shouted loud and crisp and motions should be kept sharp and precise.

Shine: Count 1.8
Count 8: ‘Begun’ Bring your arms to the clean position, slapping your hands on your thighs.

Learn Part Two Next Week!
Focus on keeping the keeping your arms strong and fluid as they transition from one motion to the next. Perform chants and cheers loudly, with clear voices and lots of energy to motivate your fans or team mates.

Shine: Let's Learn It!
Let's learn it: Start this cheer standing with your feet together and your arms by your sides, hands in blades.

Shine: Count 1.1
Count 1: 'Green' Step your right foot forward with the toes pointing to the side to allow your hip to push forward and bring your arms to a Low V.

Shine: Count 1.2
Count 2: 'Blue' Keep your feet in place as you wrap your arms around your waist with the right arm at your belly and the left arm at your back. Twist your torso so that you are looking backward.

Shine: Count 1.3
Count 3: 'And white' Turn your torso back to face front and bring your arms to the High V position.

Shine: Count 1.4
Count 4: (pause) No words are spoken during count 4. Step your left foot forward, bending your knees slightly. Place your arms by your sides with your hands in blades and your head down.

Shine: Count 1.5
Count 5: 'Our' Jump your feet out into a straddle and clasp your hands in front of your chest.

Shine: Count 1.6
Count 6: 'Journey' Staying in straddle, extend your clasped hands above your head.

Shine: Count 1.7
Count 7: 'Has' Keeping your elbows high, drop your clasp behind your head.

The Full Box Splits
Start your box splits slowly, using your hands to stabilize you and support most of your weight as you slide further down into your splits.

The Wide Straddle Stretch
Begin your box splits by standing with your feet in a wide straddle and your toes pointing forward. Keeping your legs straight, lean forward at your waist and reach for the ground just in front of you.

Lowering Into The Box Splits
When you are ready to try the full split only go as far down in the straddle as you are comfortable going; remember, there is no rush.

Stretches to Help with Your Box Splits
If your box splits are still a work in progress, try adding a few stretches into your nightly routine to help...

Total Flexibility-- The Box Splits
Often called straddle or middle splits, box splits require greater flexibility and range of motion in the hip flexors and hip joints that stride splits.

Cheerleading Flexibility and Stretching
Flexibility is a major component of the sport of Cheerleading and stretching improves your flexibility. So, explore these resources to improve you flexibility, perform better, lessen your chances of injury and build your coordination.

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Step Three: Lift
Step 3: Lift Count 4: Bases: Both bases dip, slightly lowering the flyer in unison and absorbing her weight. Back Spot: The back spot...

Step Four: Hit
Count 6: Bases: The bases reach an extended, locked-out arm position, tipping their heads back to maintain eye contact with the flyer’s hips...

Step Two: Load
Count 1: Bases: The bases follow the flyer’s movement, lifting her foot slightly as the flyer rises onto her toes...

One Legs for the Win: The Straight-Up Lib
The liberty is the foundation for skills which showcase a flyer’s flexibility, such as the heel stretch, scorpion, and spike.

Step One: Set
* *The flyer may stand on either foot. In this tutorial she stands on her left.** Bases: The bases stand in straddle in front of flyer’s shoulders...

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The Back Walkover: Step 1
Start your back walkover by standing with your back facing the front. Place the foot of your more flexible leg, which will be your leading leg, slightly in front of the other foot.

Max Out Your Level 1 Scores
The back walkover is a beautiful skill which showcases flexibility in tumbling. Legal in middle school, high school, and USASF Levels 1-6, the back walkover is a stunning way to add creativity to transition.

The Back Walkover: Step 2
When your hands touch the floor, kick off with your remaining foot and shift your weight into your shoulders. Ideally, at the point where your hands touch, your leading leg should be perpendicular to the floor.

The Back Walkover: Step 3
You should pass through the vertical position with your legs in a full split and toes pointed. It is important not to allow the leading leg to bend as that will be the foot which reaches the floor first for you to land on.

The Back Walkover: Step 4
Allow the weight of your leading leg to guide your foot to the floor and land one foot at a time.

The Back Walkover: Step 5
End your back walkover with your feet again in a slight lunge position with your leading leg a bit forward.

Troubleshoot This Skill:
The athlete is not able to kick off of the floor: The athlete is not lifting her leading leg before touching the ground with her hands...

Toe, or Toeing
To toe means to place your weight in your toe during a stunt. This will cause you to point your toe, forcing it downward and placing additional weight and strain on your bases’ front hands and may cause the stunt to fall forward. Correct this by shifting your weight into the center of your foot, directly below your ankle.

Heel, or Heeling
To heel means to place your weight in your heel during a stunt. This places additional weight and strain on your bases’ back hands and may cause the stunt to fall backward. Correct this by shifting your weight into the center of your foot, directly below your ankle.

Dropped Stunt
A dropped stunt is one that falls during its execution. A dropped stunt can lead to an injury and in competition it will always result in a point deduction.

Supporting Foot or Leg
Your supporting foot or leg is the one you stand on during one-leg stunts. It is often your strongest leg, while the other, your free leg is often your most flexible.

Use Isometric Exercise to Strengthen Your Ankles
Isometric exercises, or exercises where you push against a fixed object to engage only the muscles and ligaments while holding the joint still, are an ideal way to build the area around your ankle joints.

Isometric Plantar Flexion
Plantar flexion involves extending the toes away from the body and stretches the ligaments of the top of the foot and ankle while contracting the ligaments on the back of your ankle and lower leg, including the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL.

Isometric Dorsiflexion
Dorsiflexion is the opposite of plantar flexion. It is the act of pulling your toes toward your leg by contracting the ligaments on the top of your foot and ankle. This stretches the ligaments at the back of your ankle and lower leg.

Isometric Inversion
This exercise stretches the ligaments on the outside of the ankle by contracting those on the inside. It is interesting to note that the majority of ankle sprains are inversion sprains, meaning that the injury occurred when the ankle tipped inward. This exercise, as well as the next one, Isometric Eversion, help to prevent this type of sprain.

Isometric Eversion
Eversion involves contracting the ligaments on the outside of your ankle to pull your foot outward. This motion stretches the ligaments on the inside of your ankle. This exercise, along with Isometric Inversion, help to prevent ankle sprains due to the turning or tipping of your ankle.

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Taking It Further: Front Stretch Splits
Once you are comfortable doing the splits and you feel the need to further challenge yourself, you can deepen the stretch by laying forward onto your leg.

Reaching Your Goal: The Full Split
Soon you will find that you will be able to slide into a full split and with little support from your hands. It isn’t enough, though, to be flat on the mat. You must pay attention to your form in that full split to get the benefits of it.

Sliding Into The Splits: Support Your Weight
Advance your stretch each time you do it by sliding deeper into the splits. Keep the shoelaces of your back foot touching the ground. Pressing your toe into the ground will create a stopper which stops you from sliding.

Starting Your Side Splits: The Lunge Prep
When stretching for splits and easing into them, always begin in a kneeling lunge with the shoelaces of your back foot against the mat. Place your hands firmly on the mat on either side of your front foot for support.

Getting Your Side Splits
Stretch to achieve your side splits with these exercises.

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The Prep: Lift It
Bases should use the power from their legs to lift the flyer.

The Prep: Hit It
The flyer should hit the prep with her body in a straight line, looking forward. She can have her arms clean by her sides, in a High V, or in Hands-On-Hips.

The Prep: Load It
Load into the prep from one foot.

Learn to do this Level 1 Skill
Learn to do a prep, or elevator prep.

The Prep: Set It
Set up your prep with your bases standing close to your flyer's shoulders so they will keep her feet directly under her shoulders in the stunt.

Tiny Division
The Tiny division in cheerleading is for teams of athletes ages 5 and younger. They are allowed to compete at USASF Level 1. This division is usually offered at all competitions.

Bridge
Lie on the floor on your back with your knees bent and your feet drawn in close to your bottom. Place your hands on either side of your head with your fingers outstretched and pointing to your feet.

Butterfly Stretch
Sit on the floor with your back straight and chest lifted. Bend your legs in front of you and allow your knees to drop to the outsides so that you can bring the soles of your feet together. Pull your feet in, close to your bottom, and hold them there. Place your elbows on your inner knees and lean your body forward, pressing your knees toward the ground. Hold for 30 to 45 seconds, then release the stretch by lifting your upper body.

Pike Sit- Pointed
Lay your body down onto your legs, but this time point your toes and grasp your heels. Hold this position for 30 to 45 seconds.

Pike Sit- Flexed
The pike jump which uses the same body position as this stretch. Sit on the floor with your back straight, chest lifted, and legs extended together in front of you. Flex your feet so that your toes point upward. Reach your arms above your head and fold forward to lay your upper body onto your legs. Don’t worry if you can’t get your body flat, just go as far as you can. Grab your toes, or as far as you can reach. Hold for 30 to 45 seconds and then return to the starting position.

Straddle Sit- Left
Return to the starting position and repeat the stretch, this time reaching for the toes of your left foot. Do not to flex your feet as you reach for your toes. Return to the starting position after holding the stretch 30 to 45 seconds.

Straddle Sit- Right
Start sitting on the floor with your back straight, your head and chest lifted, and your legs in a wide straddle. First, with pointed toes, reach for the toes of your right foot and laying your body onto your right leg. Hold for 30 to 45 seconds.

Jog In Place
Jog in place for two minutes to warm up. Practice good posture and breathe easier by standing up straight and keeping your chest lifted. Make your warm up more effective by lifting your knees while jogging and maintaining a challenging pace.

Stretching Routine for Flexibility
Aside from allowing you to pull a beautiful bow and arrow or stunning spike, being flexible helps prevent injury by increasing range of motion in the joints and helps with other skills which are important for all cheerleaders.

Straddle Sit- Center
Finally, reach both hands toward your feet and lay your chest down on the floor in the center of your straddle sit. Try to make your forehead, chest, and abdomen touch the floor, being careful not to arch or hollow your back. Hold for 30 to 45 seconds.

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20 Jumping Jacks
Jumping jacks are by far one of the most effective total body exercises you can do. When performed quickly, without pause, and with good, tight form, they not only provide a cardio benefit, but also help to tone nearly all of the muscles in the body. To do an effective jumping jack, stand with your feet together and your arms by your side. Keep your head and chest lifted and pay attention to your posture. Tense all of the muscle in your body.

15 Crunches (continued)
Bring your knees to your chest and your arms beside your knees. Hold a few seconds before returning to an out stretched position; if possible, do not allow your shoulders, head, or feet return to the floor. Repeat the crunch immediately after returning to the starting position. Perform a total of 15 crunches.

15 Crunches
Crunches are an effective way to work toward your six pack for those cropped uniform tops. Concentrate on your form and keeping your abdominal muscles tensed and pulled in throughout the exercise for best results. Lie flat on the floor with your legs extended together and your arms outstretched above your head. Think of pulling your belly button in to touch your spine as you contract your abdominal muscles to lift both your upper body and your legs inches from the floor.

10 Squats
Squats strengthen the muscles in your legs and bottom which provide power for tumbling, jumps, and stunts. They can also be helpful in preventing injury. For example, strong quadriceps muscles protect the knee joint from excessive impact. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Rest your arms by your sides. Tighten your abdominal muscles and lift your chest and head.

5 Push Ups
Push ups target the muscles of the chest, arms, and shoulders, in particular the pectorals, triceps, and deltoids. Not only are these muscles vital for stunting and tumbling, they are the muscles you need to engage for tight, sharp motions.

20 Jumping Jacks (continued)
Quickly jump to an ‘X’ position and immediately return to the starting position, then repeat for a total of 20 jumping jacks.

10 Squats (continued)
Slowly bend your knees to lower your hips toward the ground. Balance yourself by lifting your arms in front of you. Continue lowering your hips until your thighs are perpendicular to the ground. Hold the squat for a few seconds before straightening your legs and return to the standing position. Perform a set of 10 squats.

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5 Push Ups (continued)
Hold for a few seconds, then gently bend your arms to lower your chest so that it is held just above the floor, still keeping your back straight and your body level. Finish the push up by again extending your arms to lift your body back into the air. Do a total of 5 push ups without resting in between.

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Natural Grip
The natural grip is the grip used to load most two-legged stunts. In a natural grip, the base places her hands side by side with the palms facing up and the little fingers touching. The flyer will place her foot on the bases palms.

Locked Out
Locked out refers to the position of the knee or elbow joint. When the joint is fully extended and in a position where it is unlikely to give way, it is said to be locked out. This is especially important in stunting where bases should lock out their elbows to avoid dropping extended stunts and flyers should lock out their knees to remain tight in the air.

Prep Grip
The prep grip is the grip used in most two-legged stunts once the stunt has hit. In the prep grip, the base turns her hands away from each other so that one hand cradles the front portion of the foot (the ball of the foot and toes) and the other hand cradles the back portion of the foot (under and at the back of the heel). The inside of the base’s wrists will be facing each other under the foot. In this grip, aim to cover as much of the bottom of the foot as possible with your hands, while still being able to grip the toe and heel.

Monday Motions: Let's Fight
This is a chant, which means it is short, has relatively simple words and motions, and is meant to be repeated three times in a sing-songy style.This is a chant, which means it is short, has relatively simple words and motions, and is meant to be repeated three times in a song-like style. It is suitable for nearly any sport, pep rally, or even for team encouragement during events such as competitions.

Count 8: (Pause)
No words are spoken during count 4. Clap loudly using the 'clasp' motion. Repeat the chant a further two times. Focus on keeping the rhythm and pace of each repetition the same and raise your voice a bit louder on the last repetition. Always perform chants and cheers with strong clear voices and lots of energy to rev up the atmosphere at your event. Remember, strong, tight motions are the key to sharp, successful cheers and chants which motivate your team and you fans. They are the backbone of cheerleading, school, or all star. If you need to brush up on your motions, check this out: Motion Magic. Page 10.

Let's Learn It!
Start this chant standing in straddle with your arms by your sides and your hands in blades. Your legs and feet will remain in the straddle position throughout the chant. Page 2.

Count 1: 'Green'
On count 1, bring your left arm to the 'hands-on-hips' position and your right arm in the 'low V' position with your hand in a fist, thumb side facing out. Page 3.

Count 2: 'Blue'
On count 2, clap loudly using the 'clasp' position for your hands. Page 4.

Count 3: 'White'
On count 3, bring your right arm to the 'hands-on-hips' position and your left arm to the 'high V' position with your hand in a fist, thumb side facing out. Page 5.

Counnt 4: (Pause)
No words are spoken during count 4. Clap loudly using the 'clasp' motion. Page 6.

Count 5: 'KAC'
On count 5, move your left arm to the 'hands-on-hips' position. Bring your right arm into a 'half T' position, bent at the elbow, fist in front of your chest with the little finger side facing out. Your elbow should be pointing out and your arm should be level. Page 7.

Count 6: 'Lets'
On count 6, keep your left arm in the 'hands-on-hips' position and drop your right elbow so that your right arm moves to a 'half goal' position. Keep it parallel with your body and keep your hand in a fist. Page 8.

Count 7: 'Fight'
On count 7, keep your left arm in the 'hands-on-hips' position and punch your right arm overhead in an extended position with the elbow locked out. This position, with the left hand in 'hands-on-hips', is called the 'high punch'. Keep your arm close to your ear and hold your head up. Your hand should still be in a fist with the little finger side facing forward. Page 9.

Cheerleading Teams
Profiles on cheerleading teams and programs around the world.

Cheerleading Coaches
Interviews with cheerleading coaches from all star, university, high school, and international programs.

Pep Rallies, Spirit Week, and Homecoming Ideas
Pep Rally, Spirit Week, and Homecoming Ideas. Themes, skits and more for Cheerleading.

Cheerleading Clip Art and Graphics
Clip art and graphics for cheerleader, band, dance team, sports, and spirit clubs.

Cheerleading Craft Ideas and Fun Things to Do
Collection of cheerleading craft ideas and fun ways to show your spirit.

History of Cheerleading
Where did Cheerleading begin? The complete history of Cheerleading.

Cheerleading Jump Photos
Photos of Cheerleading jumps. See Cheerleaders performing jumps and submit your photos here.

Cheerleading Jumps - Drills, Tips and Articles
Learn how to perform Cheerleading jumps, or how to perfect the ones you know, from Herkies to Hurdlers, they are all here. Toe Touch, Pike, Spread Eagle, Hurdlers, Herkies, Table Top, Double Nine, and more.

Rec Cheerleading - Recreational Cheerleading Programs and Squads
Recreational cheerleading programs are a great way to get a start on your cheerleading career. Here you'll find a good list of rec cheerleading squads.

Semi Pro Cheerleading Squads
Semi Pro and Other Professional Cheerleading teams and dance teams, including hockey and the North American Football League, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Cheerleading Insurance - Insurance for Cheerleaders
Companies that insure gyms and cheerleading programs.

College and University Cheerleading and Dance Team Try Out Info
Resources for information on trying out for a college or university cheerleading squad and dance teams.

NBA Dance Team Audition and Try Out Information
Audition and try out information on NBA Dance Teams. If you're interested in auditioning for a place on a NBA Dance Team, this is the place to look.

NFL Cheerleader Try Outs
Information on trying out for a NFL Cheerleading Squad or team. NFL Try Out and Audition pages.

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

Beauty for Cheerleaders
Cheerleading hair styles, makeup, beauty tips, and more.

Cheerleading Injuries - Prevention and Treatment
A collection of resources for some of the most common Cheerleading injuries. From pulled groins to shoulder and neck pain, you'll find suggestions on the prevention and treatment of injuries.

Cheerleading Conferences, Conventions, Expos and Trade Shows
Explore these Cheerleading conferences, conventions, expositions, and trade shows. Stay up to date on what's new in Cheerleading. For Coaches and Cheerleaders alike.

College and University Cheerleading
complete list of College and University Cheerleaders. From the Big 12 to the Pac 10 you'll find your favorite College Cheerleading team here.

NBA Dance Teams and Cheerleaders
A great resource for information about the NBA National Basketball Associations Cheerleaders and dance teams.

NFL Pro Cheerleaders
A comprehensive listing of NFL Cheerleaders from your About Cheerleading guide.

Cheerleading and Cheerleader Blogs
Read what others are saying about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Here you'll find blogs related to cheerleading.

What You Need to Know to Become a Cheerleader
Information on becoming a cheerleader. From tryouts to finding a squad, this section will help you become a cheerleader.

Top Resources for Cheer Coaches
Here you'll find the top resources that every coach needs.

Cheerleading Gifts
Cheerleading Gifts for Cheerleaders and Coaches

Salon Grafix Hair Products
Salon Grafix hair products. Cheerleading.

Cheer Moms - Happy Mother's Day
Cheerleading Moms - Their Support and Influence, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Going For a New Look - About Cheerleading
Going For a New Look - Hairdos and Don'ts, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Very Cheery Valentine's Day Gifts for Cheerleaders
Valentine's Day Gifts for Cheerleaders, a Cheerleading squad or Coach.

Didn't Make the Cheerleading Squad? Then, Lawyer Up...
Texas girl doesn't make her high school cheerleading squad and hires a lawyer to fix it.

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

Cheerleading Uniforms - What to Know When Buying a Cheerleading Uniform
Cheerleading Uniforms what you need to know about ordering cheerleading uniforms. The Do's and Don'ts on ordering your squad's cheerleading uniforms.

Coaching Cheerleading - Abusive Behavior in Coaches
Coaching cheerleading, how coaches should behave.

Is Cheerleading Too Dangerous Cheerleading Injuries Double
Cheerleading injuries double in the last 12 years, is the sport getting too dangerous?

Embarrassing and Funny Cheer Stories
Read Funny and Embarrassing Cheerleading stories sent in by Cheerleaders.

A Cheerleaders Voice - Using Your Voice in Cheerleading
A cheerleaders voice, how to save your voice when cheerleading. Using your voice correctly in cheerleading.

Got Spirit? Let's Hear It - School Spirit
School Spirit - Before School Starts - from your About Cheerleading Guide

Learning Cheerleading Techniques
Learning Cheerleading Techniques, from your About Cheerleading Guide

What Makes a Cheerleader Great?
Tips on becoming a great cheerleader.

CHEERS for Cheerleading - Second Edition - A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Basketball Cheers and Chants
A Collection of basketball cheers for cheerleaders, from your About Cheerleading Guide

In Your Face Cheerleading
In Your Face Cheerleading. Article About Mean Cheers, Is it Right or Wrong?

Lots of Cheers for Cheerleading - Third Edition - A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers
A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Varsity Shop Announces Its Celebration Collection
Varsity Shop Announces Its Celebration Collection

[R]How To Make a Cheerleader Survival Kit[R]
A simple How to on Making a Cheerleader Survival Kit, from[R]your About Cheerleading Guide

Index of Cheerleading Photos for Featured Stunts
Index of Featured Stunt Cheerleading Photos: cheerleading photos liberty tree diamond head toe touch extension 3

Cheeleading Motions
Cheerleading motions with illustrations, clip art and photos. Learn the motions that Cheerleaders use, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Cheerleading Jump Photos - Photos of Featured Cheerleading Jumps
Index of Cheerleading Featured Jump Photos submitted by Cheerleaders

Cheerleading Stunt Quiz - Stunt Photos
Can you name these Cheerleading stunts? Fun Cheerleading stunt quiz, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Before You Buy Cheerleading Shoes
Before You Buy Cheerleading Shoes, What You Need to Know, from your About Cheerleading Guide

Cheerleading Practice Rules
Cheerleading Practice Rules, from your About Cheerleading guide.

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

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

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

Cheerleading Captain Quiz


Cheerleading Competitions in the USA
Cheerleading Competitions in the USA listed by state and region.

When You Don't Make It
When You Don't Make It - Cheerleading Tryouts, from your About Cheerleading Guide

'Twas the Night Before Nationals
'Twas the Night Before Nationals, user submitted poem from your About Cheerleading guide.

How to do a Cheerleading Jump - The Jump Part 2
How to do a cheerleading jump part 2, the jump. Executing a cheerleading jump correctly. Page 2.

How to do a Cheerleading Jump Part 3
Instructions on executing a cheerleading jump. The landing of a cheerleading jump. Page 3.

Chromark Sign Painting Kits for Cheerleaders, Pep Squads and Schools
Chromark Sign Painting Kits. Cheerleading.

Liberty - Hibriten High School Cheerleaders Doing a Liberty Cheerleading Stunt
Hibriten Panthers High School Cheerleaders Doing a Liberty Cheerleading Stunt. Page 15.

Cheerleading Liberty - Kitsilano Blue Demon High School Cheerleaders Doing a Liberty
Photo Gallery of Cheerleading Stunts. Photo of the Kitsilano Blue Demon High School cheerleaders doing a pyramid of cheerleading Liberties. Page 16.

Liberty Pyramid - YMCA Bluejays Pop Warner Cheerleaders Doing a Liberty Pyramid
YMCA Bluejays Pop Warner Cheerleaders - Liberties Pyramid. Page 2.

Liberty - Churchill Cheerleaders Doing a Liberty Cheerleading Stunt
Photo of the Churchill Cheerleaders Performing a Liberty Cheerleading Stunt. Page 9.

Full Liberty - East Providence HS Cheerleaders, a Soccer Squad, Doing a Full Liberty
This is a Photo of the East Providence High School Cheerleaders, a Soccer Squad, Doing a Full Liberty Cheerleading Stunt. Page 7.

High Torch Liberty - Greensboro College Cheerleaders Doing a High Torch Liberty Stunt
Greensboro College Cheerleaders Doing a High Torch Liberty Stunt. Page 13.

Liberty High Torch - HH West HS Cheerleaders Doing a Liberty High Torch
Photo of the HH West High School Cheerleaders Doing a High Torch (Liberty) Stunt. Page 14.

Liberty Stunt - High School Cheerleader Doing a Liberty Stunt
Jocelyn, a High School Cheerleader, Doing a Liberty Cheerleading Stunt. Page 12.

Liberty Stunt - Johnson Pepsters Grade School Cheerleaders Doing a Liberty Stunt
The Johnson Pepsters, a Grade School Cheerleading Squad, Doing a Liberty Stunt Page 11.

Toss Liberty - Ohio Northern College Cheerleaders Doing a Toss Liberty
Toss Liberty Cheerleading Stunt Photo. Ohio Northern College Cheerleaders Doing a Toss Liberty. Page 10.

Liberty Cheerleading Stunt - Umatilla High School Cheerleaders Doing a Liberty
Cheerleading Liberty Stunt Photo - Umatilla High School Cheerleaders Doing a Liberty. Page 6.

Liberty Stunt - Oakcrest High School Cheerleaders Doing a Liberty
Cheerleading Stunt Photos - Liberty Cheerleading Stunt. Page 8.

Liberty - Penrith Valley Devils Cheerleaders Doing a Liberty Stunt
Cheerleading Stunt Photos - Penrith Valley Devils Cheerleaders Doing a Pyramid of two Extensions and one Liberty Stunt. Page 5.

Liberty Stunt - Sabres Cheerleaders doing a Liberty
Cheerleading Photos - Sabres Cheerleaders doing a Liberty. Page 4.

Extended One Arm Liberty - Xtreme All Star Cheerleaders Doing an Extended One Arm Liberty
Photo of the Xtreme All Star Cheerleaders Doing an Extended One Arm Liberty. Page 3.

Quick Tip For Doing Motions
Cheerleading tip on doing Cheerleader motions correctly. Learn more about Cheerleading.

How to Make Trinket or Team Soap
How to make Homemade Trinket or Team Soap

Core Athletics' Back Handspring Trainer
Core Athletics' Back Handspring Trainer

Instructions on How to do a Cheerleading Jump
Step by step instructions on how to do a cheerleading jump. Learn how to jump correctly for cheerleading.

Cheer Soxx - Shoe Covers for Cheerleading
Cheer Soxx Covers for Cheerleading Shoes

Brax Fundraising - Spirit Cups
Brax Fundraising Spirit Cups - Cheerleading Guide Review

Fundraising - Used Cheerleading Uniforms
Sell or buy used cheerleading uniforms and supplies

Spirit Innovations' Doll Cheerleading Uniforms
Spirit Innovations' Doll Cheerleading Uniforms

Before You Do a Cheer in Cheerleading - Cheerleading Cheers
Cheerleading Cheers - How to correctly do a cheer in cheerleading

Perfumes for Teens
Perfumes for young women and teens.

Before You Attend Cheerleading Camps or Clinics
What you need to know before you attend cheerleading camps or clinics. How to choose cheerleading camps, what to bring to cheer camp and much more on cheerleading camps and clinics.

Cheerleading Liberty Stunt – Photos of the Cheerleading Liberty Stunt
Cheerleading Stunt Photo Gallery - Liberty Cheerleading Stunt

Cheerleading Liberty Stunt – Photos of the Cheerleading Liberty Stunt
Cheerleading Stunt Photo Gallery - Liberty Cheerleading Stunt

Cheerleading Jump - Front Hurdler
Definition and photo of the Cheerleading Jump - Front Hurdler

Cheer Wristbands
Cheerleading wristbands from Steve Berkowitz

CheerStix Cheer Bears
CheerStix Cheer Bears are customizable and adorable. Uniform, poms, bow, shoes and bodysuit all coordinated to match your squad or team.

Monopoly® Cheerleading Edition
Monopoly Cheerleading Edition

Double Liberty – College Cheeleaders Perform a Double Liberty
College Cheerleaders Doing a Double Liberty

Believing That You Can Do It! - An Inspirational Cheerleading Poem by Jessica McDuffie
Believing That You Can Do It!, an inspirational Cheerleading poem by Jessica McDuffie, from your About Cheerleading Guide.

Mae-Flyer Product Review
Mae-Flyer Product Review For Cheerleaders

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

Cheerleading Fonts
Collection of Cheerleading fonts. Great to use for flyers, posters and signs.

Cheerleading Relationships - Boyfriends, Girlfriends and Family
Cheerleading Relationships - Boyfriends, Girlfriends and Family

Read America Fundraising
Information about the Read America Fund-raising Program

Featured Stunt - Bow and Arrow by Jupiter Force All-Star Cheerleaders
Featured Stunt Photos Bow and Arrow by Jupiter All Star Cheerleaders, from your About Cheerleading guide

SatisFACTual
How can information so incredibly useless be so interesting? If these aren't true, they sure put on a convincing act.

Video of the Core Athletics' Back Handspring Trainer
Video of the Core Athletics' Back Handspring Trainer