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How to Tumble in Cheerleading

Learn cheer tumbling basics and drills from UCA instructor Ashley Cowan of in this Howcast video.


Tumbling is an athletic component of cheerleading. It creates excitement and adds athleticism on the sidelines during performances and routines. Tumbling should be learned in a safe environment with a trained and experienced instructor. You can contact your local All-Star Cheerleading or Gymnastics facility to see if they offer classes. First up is the body awareness drill. This drill tests your core strength.

Next up is the sit drill. This drill gets you ready for a back handspring. Now we'll move on to the sit and throw drill. This drill is designed to help you with the sitting and jumping timing of going for a back handspring. And the last drill is the safety roll. This drill teaches you the appropriate action if you ever fall backwards while tumbling. Be sure to follow correct tumbling progressions and master lower-level skills before moving on to more advanced skills. This will increase safety and improve technique.

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