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Christy Mitchinson

Updated Articles and Resources

By Christy Mitchinson

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Build A Better Snack: Created: Friday, August 22, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
      You can make your own trail mix to suit your mood or tastes at home.
    • Making Memories: Created: Thursday, August 21, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
      Get the most of out camp and go home with lasting memories, new friends, and exciting skills by following these tips.
    • Tuesday Tumbling: The Roundoff Created: Thursday, August 21, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
      The roundoff differs from the cartwheel in that as the body passes through the vertical, handstand position in the skill, the legs are brought together and the hips swivel to allow the tumbler to s...
    • Friday Flexibility: Improve Your Back & Shoulder Flexibility With Backbends Created: Friday, August 08, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014
      Back and shoulder flexibility are vital in a number of skills for tumbling, stunting, jumping, and even dancing.
    • Tuesday Tumbling: The Standing Back Handspring Created: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      The back handspring is a distance skill, meaning it is meant to move the cheerleader across the floor. For this reason it is popular in tumbling passes and often precedes more difficult skills, suc...
    • Fresh, Fit, & Fierce Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      When our athletes are not their best, they do no perform well in practice. Follow these four tips to stay your best all summer long.
    • Tuesday Tumbling: The Standing Back Tuck Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      The standing back tuck is allowed at United States All Star Federation Level 4 and up, while the back tuck proceeded by a round off in a running pass is allowed at Level 3.
    • Tuesday Tumbling: The Roundoff Back Handspring Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      The roundoff back handspring is very effective at moving the cheerleader across the floor, so it has become popular in cross-floor tumbling passes.
    • OSU's Brian: Strength In Stunting Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      The last profile from Oregon State University Cheer and Dance, comes from Brian. Brian is one of several guys on the university’s cheerleading team. Here’s what Brian said when I asked him ‘12 Questions’.
    • Oregon State Cheerleading and Dance: Created: Friday, July 25, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Cheerleading is truly a passion for Amber and that shows in her leadership. I asked her to tell us a little more about the Oregon State Cheerleading and Dance program and here is what she said...
    • Spotlight On: OSU's Megan Created: Friday, July 04, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      This month I am profiling Oregon State University’s fantastic cheer and dance program! Today, let’s have a chat with Megan Phillips, assistant coach for the 2014-2015 season.
    • OSU's Emily-- Future Engineer! Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      It’s time for another cheer profile! This time I am featuring Emily Luke, from Oregon State Cheer and Dance.
    • OSU's Jasmine: Passion & Personality Created: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      This week we are chatting with Jasmine Shannon from OSU’s dance team. For Jasmine, dance is a true calling and in our profile she speaks of her passions and aspirations.
    • Flying Right (Part Three): Created: Saturday, July 05, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Body control refers to the ability to tighten muscles and keep body parts where they are supposed to be.
    • Monday Motions: 'Shine!' (Part Two) Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      ‘Shine’ is a great way to entertain your fans during a game or a pep rally. It fits with any sport and can also be used as an encouraging start or finish to an all star practice or event.
    • Cheerleading Cheers, Chants and Yells Created: Sunday, September 18, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Collection of cheers, chants and yells submitted by cheerleaders for cheerleading. You'll find cheers for football, basketball or competition cheerleading." itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
    • Monday Motions: 'Shine' (Part One) Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This cheer is fun and perfect for entertaining your fans in the stands while you’re on the sidelines. The words should be shouted loud and crisp and motions should be kept sharp and precise.
    • C-H-E-E-R-S Created: Friday, November 12, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide" itemprop="description"> Sunday, January 09, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Cheers, Chants and Yells for football, basketball or competition cheerleading." itemprop="description"> Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      BRAX Fundraising gives you the opportunity to sell a product that people actually want and they can keep forever.
    • Friday Flexibility: Mastering The Box Splits Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Often called straddle or middle splits, box splits require greater flexibility and range of motion in the hip flexors and hip joints that stride splits.
    • C-H-E-E-R-S Created: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About.com Cheerleading Expert." itemprop="description"> Friday, November 05, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide" itemprop="description"> Friday, November 05, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide" itemprop="description"> Sunday, January 28, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Cheerleading Cheers for Cheerleaders. Cheers for all sports for cheerleaders and cheerleading." itemprop="description"> Saturday, November 06, 2004 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Cheerleading Motion Magic, tips on making your Cheerleading motions sharp and snappy." itemprop="description"> Saturday, November 06, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide" itemprop="description"> Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      The key to improving jump height through training is finding the right exercises which target the muscles needed to give you the explosive power in your legs to make your jumps soar.
    • C-H-E-E-R-S Created: Friday, November 05, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide" itemprop="description"> Saturday, November 06, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      A Collection of Cheerleaders' Favorite Cheers, from your About Cheerleading Guide" itemprop="description"> Sunday, June 22, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014
      The liberty is the foundation for skills which showcase a flyer’s flexibility, such as the heel stretch, scorpion, and spike.
    • The Great Sport Debate: Created: Friday, June 20, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Is Cheerleading a sport or not? It is a debate that has been going on for decades. Now, if you are reading this, it is a fair bet to say that you are a cheerleader. You are jumping up and down right now shouting ‘Of course it’s a sport!’, aren’t you. I agree. Sadly, there are still quite a few people that need convincing.

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