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Expertise

I can answer questions on partner stunts, dismounts, basket tosses, choreography, pyramids, jumps, motions, chants, and formations. I can answer questions on tryouts, coaching, general cheerleading, etc. I cannot answer questions on co-ed stunts/pyramids or tumbling. Aside from these areas I can usually answer, or direct you to an answer, on any other topic.

Experience in the area

I've been cheerleading for 10 years. My teams consistently competed at the national level, placing many times. I've coached for the past 5 years, and the team I coached most recently became National Champions. I've cheered at the Pop Warner, High School, and All-Star levels. I coach alongside my mother and sister who have coached at the all-star level as well. I've been watching cheerleading since I was 4, and I can create routines, give advice, and help teach kids how to deal with competitions. I have a knack for coaching and giving advice. I'm always the coach designated to give the pep talks to the kids before competitions.

Education/Credentials

I have been living with cheerleading coaches for 10+ years which teaches more than anyone can imagine. I was captain of my Varsity High School squad which came with the responsibility of picking music, writing a cheer, creating and teaching the routine, and making the formations. I have also coached nationally ranked teams for 5 years.

Awards and Honors

Two-time All-State Cheerleader nominee All-State Class M Cheerleader Varsity Cheer Captain

Past/Present Clients

The 32 young girls I just helped coach to a national championship! :) It wasn't easy, but they'll all say the work was worth it in the end.

What do you like about this subject?

I love the thrill of competing and the feeling when the work finally pays off and you accomplish something. My favorite thing to do is create the routines from scratch.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to learn more about tumbling. It never came easily to me as an athlete, so it's very difficult for me to teach. I don't know how to approach teaching or spotting, let alone actually tumbling myself!

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

It evolves every single year and is always changing and advancing.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I'm pretty sure every cheerleader hates cheerleading just a little bit at least once a week. It can be extremely frustrating...and painful too.

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Recent Answers from Chris

2016-07-17 stunting:

Halle, let me start by telling you, you're not the first to worry about this! The first time I had to do a basket toss I was so nervous I was literally sick! I'd been flying for 4 years by that time and

2014-03-26 Fisrt time try-out for College:

This is a tough question to answer because it depends heavily on what college you're trying out for. Also, it depends whether or not it is an all girl or co-ed team. Co-ed teams take fewer girls, so the

2014-02-25 Cheerleading - Flexibility:

Cheerleaders don't really focus specifically on muscle groups. Instead they stretch their whole bodies every day and then certain muscles they feel they would like to work on. I'm not sure what you mean

2013-07-25 libs:

Well, an easy answer, but sometimes it's not so easy to fix. However it's an extremely common problem. In fact, it's one of the most common problems I've seen in fliers working on one leg stunts.     You

2013-05-06 Overcoming Fear after Injury:

Well, I have some good news and bad news for you. Good news is that you and your daughter are not alone. Many, many kids go through this. I coached a girl who started tumbling when she was 4 and had a

 

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