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Cheerleading Tips

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Cheerleading Tips - Grin and Bear It

A good cheerleader needs to be smiling even when your team is losing 45-7 to your biggest rival. No matter how hard a stunt or a cheer is, you've gotta keep the grin intact. During try-outs this is really important cuz the coach will notice. Try practicing cheers and routines in a full length mirror so you can keep an eye on your facial expressions. There is nothing worse than seeing a cheerleader doing a basket-toss with a look on her face like she has to go to the bathroom.

Cheerleading Tips - Belt It Out

You gotta have pipes on ya if you're gonna be a great cheerleader. We're talking a clear, loud voice. You've also gotta be able to maintain that loud voice while performing routines. Kinda like Usher belting it out while still bustin' a move. It's not as easy as you think. Practice the moves and the words together - a lot - because sometimes your voice might slip if you're concentrating on the moves of a cheer. Also, lie on your stomach and belt out the cheers while concentrating on your gut. This will help you learn to yell from your stomach, rather than your throat. Your vocal chords will thank you later.

Cheerleading Tips - Come on Get Snappy

A good cheerleader's moves are always tight and rigid. When you clap, your arms should be in front of your face (about lip or nose height) and should not go past your shoulders on the release. Have a buddy put his or her hands on your shoulders and learn to clap in the space in between. Eventually, you'll have that snappy, tight cheerleader clap.

Cheerleading Tips - Learn the Lingo

Ever listen to cheerleaders on the sidelines or in the lunch line? It's like they've got their own vocabularly. That's because, like any sport, there are terms for their moves. If you learn them before you try-out, you're likely to impress the coach - and it'll make things smoother for you. For example did you know there is more than one way to hold your hands during cheers? There are fists, buckets, daggers, etc. Do you know how many people it takes to do a basket toss or what a cupie is? For a glossary of cheerleading terms click here.

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What's a Basket Toss?

  • A one-handed handstand.
  • A stunt that involves three people tossing a fourth into the air.
  • When cheerleaders throw baskets at the crowd during halftime.
  • A somersault followed by a short dance.

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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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How the game works: you roast the favorite american football player of the person above you  EXAMPLE: Mathew Stafford LIONS QB USER BELOW: hes the worst qb in nfl did you know that? Ok first person to reply roasts my player:  Favorite NFL Player: Antonio Brown #84 Pittsburgh Steelers
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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
as long as they r happy i think it is fine :)
reply 6 days
A recent comment on a video gave me this idea , of writing about this whole scenario  the comment was something like this Messi + Ronaldo = Zlatan It was something that made me happy , cuz i'm a Zlatan fan myself , but keeping that aside I'll be honest in stating the reasons due to which Zlatan is considered better among fans  1st - Tired of Messi vs Ronaldo ; For those of you tired of the endless Messi vs Ronaldo debate Zlatan is the middle way , when Zlatan was asked for a word to describe Messi and Ronaldo  he said for Messi - Fantastic , for Ronaldo - Good ( he'd definitely prefer messi since he was in barca , so definitely against Real Madrid , but i'll skip that ) , but when asked about one word for Zlatan - "WOW!" that was his answer 2nd - If you believe in extraordinary and Jaw-dropping stuff; If we talk about Messi and Ronaldo we'll think constant goal scorers and team players and who deliver something great evry time the team needs it , but Zlatan he may also score regularly not as frequent as Messi or Ronaldo , but every time he scores it's another jaw dropping goal , whether that 32 yard bicycle kick vs England or extraordinary volleys Zlatan is Zlatan 3rd Zlatan does things nobody does; You won't see Ronaldo having fun with reporters or Messi bad mouthing his manager even when he is wrong , Zlatan doesn't cares,  like who can forget the epic reply to Arsene Wenger on asking Zlatan to play a trial game , -" ZLATAN doesn't do Auditions" If some of you guys don't agree with me no problem , everybody has their own opinion , and if you don't agree with me cuz you don't know about any of those Zlatan goals or interviews , then you should definitely search the internet for - Extraordinary Zlatan  ZLATAN may had not won the -ballon d'or , but has won large no of trophies and league titles  search for zlatan ibrahimovic - titles and trophies for that
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Well for me, I think totally! Inside that is. When a guy says girls can't play sports I think THEY can't be cheerleaders. But if a guy says girls CAN play sports, yep, they could be cheerleaders
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