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The History of Cheerleading
Transcript of The History of Cheerleading
by: Ally chance
Tumbling is one of the things that places you in your level
Most cheerleaders hurt themselves through tumbling
Routine and Dance
Routine and Dance are two things where you do motions and you have sass and diva. When doing motions be tight and do not run through them because judges are looking for sharp, clean motions.
Cheerleading Started In...
The first football game was in 1869 between Princeton University and Rutgers University in New Jersey
By the 1880's Princeton formed an all-male pep club
Thomas Peebles took the cheer chants from Princeton to the University of Minnesota
In 1940 Lawrence Herkimire was a big part in inventing cheer stunt
Herkimire started hosting cheer camps where stunts were devolped and learned
Junior 1 Tumbling
Senior 5 Tumbling
Advanced Stunting (Kick Double Full Basket)
Did you know that
Laurence Herkimire started forming cheerleading camps in 1958 and only started out with 52 girls? These camps were created after cheerleading became a "thing"
Most cheer injuries are broken arms and busted lips
Beginning of the whole thing
The end of the whole thing
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Junior 1 pyramid
Youth 2 pyramid
Senior 2 pyramid
Senior 3 pyramid
Senior 5 pyramid
It is important for cheerleaders to maintain a healthy diet to stay energized, to stay focused, and to stay in shape
Avoid food like...
Try eating like...
It's okay to eat unhealthy every now and then just not every day.
Coed Cheer Teams
There are also coed cheer teams, which have a male member/s on the team. Cheerleading used to be an all male sport, then it became known as a more feminine thing, but why can't men cheer? They can that's when a coed team formed
The Right Way to Dress
The Wrong Way to Dress
There are two commonly used types of cheer shoes
These teams can have various flyers because only two people can base
It's important to dress appropriately in order to be able to participate in physical activity.
Making it to Major Competitions
Many teams want to make it to Summit and if you are a level 5 or over you want to make it to worlds.
Summit is for teams from level 1 - level 4
Worlds is for teams 5+