The 7th edition of Drills=Skills featured Shea, David, and Sean discussing roundoffs.
The topic for today’s edition of Drills=Skills is Handstands.
I can’t begin to tell you how many athletes come into a cheerleading gym wanting to learn how to do any skill that involves a flip, without ever knowing all the progressions that come before that actual skill. And one of those most important progressions would be the walkover, front or back. Before you even… Continue reading David on Walkovers
Walkovers are the topic for the 4th Drills=Skills show. Shea covers proper technique with a focus on open shoulders and proper lever positioning, David explains drills used to perfect walkovers, and Sean discusses some troubleshooting strength and conditioning tips.
A prerequisite skill for a back walkover would be to fall to a bridge from a standing position and preferable to kick over as well. For a front walkover I like to see that an athlete can do a front limber and stand without dropping their arms. Walkovers, both forward and backward, are great skills… Continue reading Shea on Walkovers
Whether you are going forward or backward, walkovers are one of the most basic, fundamental tumbling movements athletes start performing. Just as any other skill, the most important part of learning walkovers is the physical readiness of the athlete in both strength and flexibility, along with a good understanding of the prerequisite skills. Some of… Continue reading Sean on Walkovers
Event 13 was my third of 5 events in the Pacific time zone and it had some of the busiest days I’ve had this season, running over 250 teams on 1 floor. The event itself was fine, but I feel like we’ve regressed with some of the rules violations. There were several teams passing though… Continue reading Observations After Event 13 of 2013-14
Event 7 took me back to Texas. We still had some problems with toss execution, specifically telling if someone was trying to do a hitch or just came off the basket awkwardly, but the overall execution of skills was better than my last visit. I still saw a couple double jumps and they continued to… Continue reading Observations After Event 7 of 2013-14
My third event of the season reminded me toss execution needs work, specifically specialty kick tosses. The hitches or first kicks of a specialty kick toss are getting so poorly executed it’s hard to tell if the top person meant to do something or if they slipped off the basket. When performing the hitch it… Continue reading Observations After Event 3 of 2013-14
Here are questions and answers we’ve been asked concerning the 2011-13 rules that were recently released. Feel free to Contact Us if you have a question not covered here and we’ll cover as many as we can. General Are rhinestones on uniforms now illegal? Per Les “Nowhere does it say rhinestones are illegal. To the… Continue reading USASF 2011-13 Rules – Questions & Answers
The USASF recently released the rules that will be used during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. Spirit Post decided to list every change and give some insight into the impact each change will have. This article discusses the changes made to Level 1. General Tumbling A All tumbling must originate from and land on the… Continue reading USASF 2011-13 Rules – Level 1 Changes