Entries Tagged 'Cheer' ↓

what is “Acrobatics & Tumbling”?

The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association is to my mind the best of the many forms of what the general public might call cheerleading.

In a shocker, Azusa Pacific acrobatics and tumbling team recently defeated defending champion Oregon. That snapped the Ducks 31-meet winning streak stretching back over four seasons.

Oregon had been considered invincible, possibly due to Erika Schaefer’s gameday hairstyle. :-)

Erika Schaefer

AZUSA PACIFIC ATHLETICS in California hosts Nationals 2014 April 24-26th.

The Ducks will be highly motivated to repeat. Again.

Hawai`i Pacific Head Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach Keenyn Won introduces Sea Warrior fans (and us) to HPU’s newest sport.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

ball-up 360 tick-tock

Cheer superstar Maddie Gardner.

Fans say when she performed the stunt for the first time at the 2010 World Championships, it was the “greatest moment in cheer history.” …

ball-up 360

She’s now a sophomore at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Inside the Cheerlebrity Economy

I believe I could do a ball-up 360 tick-tock.

Any bases willing? :-)

Cheer circus basketball shot

Cheerleader Ashlee Arnau makes an unbelievable circus shot from half court during halftime of William Carey University Basketball game.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via Tumbl Trak)

Fernandez-Pierre Cheer / Football

At 335-pounds, nobody gives Armand Fernandez-Pierre any grief when he gets out of the pads, into his Cheer outfit. During the same game.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

This is no gimmick. University of Miami and and UCLA have already expressed interest in the Texas High School nose tackle.

Cheer program with preschool

Is this common in Cheer clubs?

Prairie Fire Cheerleading is really excited to introduce our newest programming!

This Fall we will begin an exciting adventure with our Preschool Play and Learn Gym Classes! We will also be offering a preschool drop in class for kids to have some fun and burn up some energy while working on body awareness and motor skills in a controlled, coach led environment!



One of the owners is a former Artistic Gymnast and coach, expert in running preschool gym.

Note that the blurb is posted on kijiji. That’s a free online classified ad site (owned by Ebay), something like Craig’s List.

(via Rec Gymnastics)

Cheer tumbler Ozell Wiliams

… a power tumbler for Mile High Tumblers, a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos and for the CU Buffalos


Click PLAY or watch him on YouTube.

Noa Kadosh walkover basket

YouTube viewers are flipping over a video of Israeli rhythmic gymnast Noa Kadosh showing off her amazing basketball skills. The video, which has gone viral and has been picked up by major media outlets like ESPN and CNN, shows Kadosh performing a successful free throw while simultaneously doing a walkover at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. …

From the courts of Camp Ramah

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Noa Kadosh makes the basket of a lifetime

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

First time I saw it, assumed it had been faked. :-)

Dvora Meyers confirms the video is REAL.

WIN a week at Woodward

Sunoco is offering a free scholarship for one lucky kid and three of their friends to attend Camp Woodward, a high tech action sports camp, for one week this summer.

To win the scholarship, kids ages 7-17 can submit a video about how they are fueled by their friends to become the best they can be. Once they post their video to Instagram, Vine or Tout with both of these hashtags: #FueledbySunoco AND #CampWoodward they’re entered to win!

Camp Woodward offers unique camping covering many specialties including gymnastics, cheerleading, skateboarding, bmx, inline skating, snowboarding & skiing and digital media.

The contest is only for a short time – the deadline to post videos is July 17th

full details on the contest

double twist punch double back

Aaron Micheal Cook can pretty much do anything Tumbling.

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

Aaron Cook – standing double back

Rod Floor.

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

Tumbling/Gymnastics Coach at Michigan Xtreme Cheer & Dance

step whip to double back

Cheer tumbler Derrick Brown.

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

Aaron Cook – extreme tumbling

Aaron Cook is the 2012 American Jr Champion in Power Tumbling.

He trains at AGT Flipcity. Head Coach Pete Roberts.

Click PLAY or watch him on YouTube.

Thanks Valentin.

how dangerous is Cheer?


Of the United States’ 2.9 million female high school athletes, only 3% are cheerleaders, yet cheerleading accounts for 65% of all catastrophic injuries in girls’ high school athletics.

Since the NCAA has yet to recognize cheerleading as an official college sport, there are no solid numbers on college cheerleading, yet when it comes to injuries, 67% of female athlete injuries at the college level are due to cheerleading mishaps.

LiveScience.com recaps new evidence showing that the most dangerous sport for high school and college females is cheerleading: Another study found that between 1982 and 2007, there were 103 fatal, disabling or serious injuries recorded among female high school athletes, with the vast majority (67) occurring in cheerleading. …

Cheer injury

… In October 2009, the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors (AACCA), a subsidiary of Varsity Brands, released a study that analyzed the data from Emergency Room visits of all high school athletes. The study asserted that contrary to many perceptions, cheerleading injuries are in line with other female sports. …

Varsity Brands, however, is the conglomerate that profits most from Cheer in the USA.

… Involvement in cheerleading activities includes its ownership of subsidiaries and programs that conduct competitions and camps. Notably, the breadth of influence Varsity Brands Inc. possesses over cheerleading activities has led to discussion of potential conflicts of interest including its interests related to the issue of the classification of competitive cheerleading as a sport in the United States. …


In that document, Cheerleading was by far the most dangerous High School sport for girls. (83 catastrophic injuries compared with 9 for both Gymnastics and Track.)

how dangerous is Cheer?

VERY dangerous. :-(

related – Penn and Teller (VIDEO) found 66 different Cheer “National Championships”, many of them owned or regulated by Varsity Brands.

(via Beautiful Gymnastics)