-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Quiz The Coach - I'm Afraid Of Falling

Quiz The Coach - I'm Afraid Of Falling - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Quiz the coach helps teens and tweens with sports and fitness related issues and problems like obesity, asthma, healthy eating questions, skateboard tricks and cheerleading tips.

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, coaches, or anything? Why not ?

1Hey Coach,
I am a cheerleader and I find it really scary when I am up on top of my bases. Can you tell me some tips on how not to be scared?
rhianne123456789

Hey rhianne123456789,
Having confidence in both your teammates and yourself is the most important part of being a cheerleader, especially a flyer. Your fears may be caused by a lack of confidence or trust either in yourself or with your bases. Learning to trust your bases is a good way to overcome your fear - but it can be difficult to have this trust when your 15 feet above the ground. You have to believe that if you fall, your bases will be right there to back you up and catch you. A good exercise in building this trust is to try having a base stand a few feet behind you as you fall back into their arms without bending your legs. This exercise will teach you to give up control and trust them to catch you.

Another way to overcome your fears is by simply doing the thing that scares you, over and over again. The more you do something you're scared of, the easier it will become. If you have learned the basic skills needed to master your stunts and you have trust in your bases, then you'll be fine. It can difficult to have this trust when your 15 feet above the ground - but if you visualize yourself doing the perfect stunt, you really will succeed. If you allow yourself to be scared, you'll sell yourself and your teammates short. Good luck!

Do you need tips or advice on sports, fitness or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

Related Stories:

  • Quiz the Coach - Kids Heckle Me When I Cheer
  • Cheerleading Tips and Terms
  • Is Cheerleading Too Sexy?
  • More Quiz the Coach
  • 1 Comment

    Related Stories

    Fear-poll

    What Scares You The Most?

    • Heights.
    • The dark.
    • Spiders.
    • I have no fear!

    Sports In The Forums

    barbietinkerbell123
    everyone think differently ......still with messi [s:p/zxl]
    reply about 7 hours
    Suyash10
    i think ronaldo is better and he is
    reply about 7 hours
    percheron
    percheron posted in Dance:
    For boy, and girl ballet dancers
    reply about 18 hours
    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
    reply 3 days
    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
    reply 3 days