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Cheerleader Tumbling

Tumbling

CHEER SQUAD

Cheerleading is a competitive sport that incorporates stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance. Athletes train at a high level, achieving strength, power, endurance and flexibility. In addition to gains in physical health, athletes also experience mental health benefits, leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem.

If you're interested in cheerleading, be sure to try out for Explosion Cheer Academy!

Cheerleader Tumbling

The Types of Tumbles in Cheerleading

As a cheerleader, you likely have some experience with tumbling. But what exactly is tumbling? Tumbling is a type of gymnastics that is often performed by cheerleaders as part of their routines. It usually involves flips, somersaults, and other acrobatic moves.

There are several different types of tumbles that you can do as a cheerleader. Some of the most common include:

- Front handspring: A front handspring is a move where you start in a standing position and then quickly push off with your hands to spring forward into a somersault.

- Back handspring: A back handspring is similar to a front handspring, but you start by leaning backwards before pushing off with your hands and flipping backwards into a somersault.

- Roundoff: A roundoff is a move where you start in a standing position and then jump backwards onto your hands. From there, you push off with your hands and flip forward into a somersault.

- Cartwheel: A cartwheel is a move where you start in a standing position and then raise one hand over your head while keeping the other hand on the ground. You then kick your leg up so that it goes over your head, and end up in a handstand position. From there, you push off with your hands and return to a standing position.

- Back walkover: A back walkover is a move where you start in a standing position and then bend backwards, placing your hands on the ground. From there, you walk your hands backwards until you are in a handstand position. From there, you push off with your hands and return to a standing position.

- Front walkover: A front walkover is similar to a back walkover, but you start by bending forwards instead of backwards.

These are just some of the most common tumbles that cheerleaders perform. If you're looking to add some more excitement to your routines, there are many other types of tumbles that you can learn as well. Want to master cheer tumbling? Then come join us at Explosion Cheer Academy!

  • What is Cheerleading?
    Cheerleading is a competitive sport that incorporates stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance. Athletes train at a high level, achieving strength, power, endurance and flexibility. In addition to gains in physical health, athletes also experience mental health benefits, leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem
  • How are Cheerleading Teams Made Up?
    Explosion Cheer Academy is committed to providing the ideal environment for every type of athlete, no matter their skill level, experience, or ability. To achieve this, we will place athletes on their respective teams based on criteria such as, but not limited to: Age, Maturity, Tumbling and stunting ability, Experience in Cheer, and Commitment level Please note: ALL athletes that would like to join a Competitive All-Star Team must attend a placement date. Placement registration, and other information will be available on our website. Recreational Cheer athletes can sign up online - No Placements are necessary!
  • What is the All-Star "Prep" Cheerleading Program?"
    (Ages 5 -14) All-Star "Prep" Teams are the perfect way to be introduced to competitive cheerleading. Athletes will be taught the fundamentals of cheerleading, coordination, flexibility and strength. Level 1 & 2 prep teams practice once a week from September to April. These teams are a great option for families who want a competitive program but are not able to commit to additional training or the longer travel associated with All-Star teams.
  • What is the All-Star "Elite Cheerleading Program?"
    (Ages 5+) "All-star" is the true heart of competitive cheerleading around the World! This competitive stream is available to athletes of any age, and provides age groups, divisions, and levels for any and all skill levels and abilities! Athletes in our All-Star program will train 2 - 5 hours per week from September to April. All-Star is a higher commitment program, and athletes are expected to travel to competitions. Important for Elites: All team practices and competiitons are mandatory. Athletes can be placed on probation, removed from a stunt group, or from a routine entirely if attendance is a problem. THIS IS FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY!
  • What is the Recreational Cheerleading Program?
    (All ages and skill levels) If you're brand new to cheer, or interested in the sport but don't want to over-commit, our recreational program is a great place to start! You will learn through stunting courses, tumbling classes, and dance lessons, and participate in a performance for friends and family at the end of your session. With reduced cost and commitment, this is a great option for athletes with busy lifestyles or those participating in multiple sports.
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