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What Is Basic Stunting Technique for Cheerleading?

Learn basic techniques for cheerleading stunts from UCA instructor Ashley Cowan of in this Howcast video.


Here are six tips for basic stunting technique. Tip one. Safety first. Cheerleading skills including stunts, pyramids and basket tosses should only be performed under the supervision of a qualified adult and after following the proper skill progressions. This will help keep you safe and improve technique.

Tip two. Bases should stand with feet hip width apart, a tight core, shoulders up and their backs tall. Tip three. While in a stunt the top person should focus on squeezing their core, keeping their legs straight, keeping their chest and head up, and staying still. Tip four. After loading in, the back spot should be aggressive in helping the bases lift the top person, and they should continue pulling up on the ankles.

Tip five. When performing a stunt in the extended position bases and back spots should shrug through their shoulders while squeezing their cores. Our final tip, bases and back spots should always look up at their top person and never at the crowd. These are the basic stunting technique tips.

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