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Cheerleading Stunts and Pyramids

Explore these resources for building Cheerleading pyramids and stunts. From safety guidelines to instruction, you'll find it here. Photos and lots more.
  1. Learn Stunting & Pyramids (16)
  2. Stunt Photos (11)

Featured Cheerleading Stunt Photo Chin-Chin Cheerleading Stunt Blue Stars ...
Featured Cheerleading Stunt Photo of the Blue Stars High School cheerleaders doing a Chin-Chin cheerleading stunt.

Featured Cheerleading Stunt Wilson High School Cheerleaders Heel Stretches
Featured Stunt Photos Wilson High School Cheerleaders doing team heel stretches.

Featured Stunt Heel Stretch by All Star Trilogy Cheerleaders
Featured Cheerleading Stunt Photo a Heel Stretch by the All Star Trilogy Cheerleaders.

Cheerleading Stunt Photos - Cheerleading Liberty
Cheerleading Stunt Photos - Liberty Cheerleading Stunt

Spirit Cheer DVD One-Two Down Up Series Beginner Stunts
Cheerleading Guide Review of the Spirit Cheer DVD One-Two Down Up Series Beginner Stunts

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

Stunt Strap
Cheerleading Stunt Strap from Core Athletics

Sunday Skills: Master the Straight-Up Extension
An extension is a stunting skill in which the flyer is held at arm’s length above the bases’ heads.

Sunday Skills: The Prep
Learn to do a prep, or elevator prep.

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.

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.

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.

Flying Right:
Proper body alignment, or keeping a straight line from your head to the ankle(s) of your supporting foot or feet, is vital for success in stunting. It prevents heeling and toeing and makes you much easier to control in the air. This is especially important when performing extended stunts, where there is naturally a smaller base of support under the stunt.

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.

Toubleshooting Skills with SOAR
SOAR, a safe, effective method for troubleshooting, can help you examine and correct a failed skill while protecting your athletes from injury.

Sunday Stunts: The Extension Cradle
A straight cradle dismount is one of the most common ways to dismount from a stunt. Straight cradle dismounts are allowed at middle and high school as well as in United States All Star Federation (USASF) Level 1 and above.

Flying Right (Part 2):
Body awareness is the knowledge of where each part of your body is and whether or not it is aligned. While body awareness seems simple, it isn't always.

Sunday Stunts: The Straight-Up Liberty
The liberty is the foundation for skills which showcase a flyer’s flexibility, such as the heel stretch, scorpion, and spike.

Flying Right (Part Three)
Body control refers to the ability to tighten muscles and keep body parts where they are supposed to be.

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