|What to do in a Cheerleading emergency. Safety tips and procedures.|
Although Cheerleading may not be statistically more dangerous than any other sport, when injuries happen they can be severe in nature. It's a known fact that safety is usually first and foremost in the minds of Cheerleaders and coaches alike. But if that one incident were to occur, would your squad be prepared? Do you have an emergency plan in place? Have your squad members gone over the procedure? And does everyone know what to do in the event of an accident?
If your squad doesn't have an emergency procedure, now is the time to initiate one. With a little preparation and planning you can stop a small accident from turning into a major disaster.
Tips on an Emergency Procedure
Safety is like so many other things in Cheerleading, the more you practice it, the better you become at it. Be prepared, know what to do and how to do, use your common sense. Learn and follow the Cheerleading safety guidelines of the AACCA. And regardless of whether you're in your home, at a gym or on the field remember - Safety First!