Large Varsity Squads
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16 PEOPLE, 4 FLYERS, 8 BASES, 4 BACK SPOTS
You want to set up thigh stand, hitch group, hitch group, thigh stand. The thigh stands need to be facing the hitch groups. Each group needs a back. The thigh stands can set up a count before the hitch groups or they can all go up at the same time. Now the hitches are easiest if you do straight up hitch but if you can't get that then just transfer over to hitch once you are up in your extension. The hitch flyers need to give their outside foot to the thigh stand flyer. If you have extra people you can use them as fronts for the hitches or you can put up a QP/awesome or something else in between the two hitches. To dismount either regular cradle the hitch flyers or inside twist down the hitch flyers.
TO LIBS- AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE, 3 FLYERS, 6 BASES, 3, BACKS, 3 FRONTS
Set up at least 3 elevator groups in a line, you want to have a front for every group, so each group needs 5 people. Say you only have 3 groups, on the count the two outside groups are going to go straight up extension and the middle group is just going to go to elevator, hold for a count of one or two and then switch, extensions come down to elevator and elevator goes up to extension, hold for a count of one or two and then elevators go up to lib (that's why you need fronts), and extension transfers over to lib. Flyers don't connect or blade arms. If you have enough for more groups go for it the more the merrier! .
MOUNT- 20 PEOPLE, 4 FLYERS, 8 BASES, 4 BACKS, 4 FRONTS
To set this one up you need 4 elevator groups and 4 very flexible flyers. Looking at the stunt, furthest left and facing in you want a flyer that can do a right back loop/scorpion, then next a few steps right and a few steps forward facing forward you want a flyer that can do a left bow n arrow or if you don't have girls that can do bow n arrows then a left heal stretch, a few steps right facing forward you want a flyer that can do a right bow n arrow or heal stretch, a few steps right and a few steps back and facing in you want a flyer that can do a left back loop/scorpion. Now that means that the back loop groups are facing eachother a few steps off the outside shoulders of the bow n arrow groups. Everyone should go up to a QP/awesome first hold a few counts, then hit a lib with the leg that they will be doing their flexing with hold for a few seconds then hit either their back loop or their bow n arrow hold for a few seconds then back to lib then cradle.
& HITCHES - 20 PEOPLE, 5 FLYERS, 10 BASES, 5 BACKS
In the very back row you want two elevator groups facing forward then a few steps in front of them you want and elevator group facing in, another elevator group facing forward, then another elevator group facing in. The flyers in the very back row are going to be doing front hitches placing their inside hitched foot on the shoulder of the front middle elevator flyer. The two outside front flyers will be doing torches placing their foot that is closest to the front in the hand of the middle elevator flyer. If you can't do straight up hitches and torches then transfer over after you get up into extension. To dismount the torches can fall back to cradle, the other three groups have to pencil down because they are to close to cradle.
About Kaitlin - Kaitlin has 16 years experience with various competitive dance companies around the Pittsburgh area. She is knowledgeable in and has taught jazz, ballet, lyrical, character, acro, baton, modern, pom pom and Cheerleading. She has been a high school Cheerleader (2 years varsity captain, 2 seasons most valuable cheerleader) and a College Varsity Cheerleader at Cal U of PA. Kaitlin has coached recreational and competitive gymnastics and recreational Cheerleading classes. Her gymnastics coaching training came from one of the top gyms in Maryland.
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