Basic Jumping Techniques covers all the basic cheerleading jumps—from hurdlers to toe touches. The DVD also includes stretching exercises to help enhance each cheerleader’s level of flexibility and strengthening drills to increase her vertical jumping ability. Featuring demonstrations by Oak Harbor (WA) High School cheerleaders, the body mechanics and basic techniques for each jump are explained. A discussion of different approaches to the jumps, in addition to creative ways to incorporate them into routines, is also included in the DVD. Among the topics covered: stretching exercises, basic body mechanics, developmental drills, hurdler exercises, jumping exercises, jump lines, and coaching pointers.
Format: DVD / 43 minutes
Author: Pam Headridge (Oak Harbor High School, WA)