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Cheer Jumps Articles:


Jumps

Jumps are the act of a cheerleader jumping in the air and hitting a quick motion. They are the basics of cheerleading and should be taken seriously. The techniques learned from jumps are used in the more advanced skills like heel stretches and toe touch baskets. Here are a few examples of some Jumps:

 

Jumping pictures:

 

The Approach

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1.)Start with your feet together and your hands on your hips.
2.)Start counting 5,6,7,8 and on 1 hit a Hi-V and hold 2.
3.)Swing your arms right over left on 3 over your knees as you bend down.
4.)Then jump on 4 and hit your jump. Keep your chest up as you jump and hit a Hi-V as you go in the air. Use your motion (either it be a Hi-V or T) to pull yourself off of the ground and lift your body up.
5.)Land your approach on 5,6 and squeeze your landing by bending your legs to absorb the land and squeezing your arms to the side of your legs.
6.)ON 7,8, stand up and place you hands on your hips making it sharp as if your were hitting a motion

 

 

Spread Eagle

 

Start with approach and lift you arms in a Hi-V as you jump in the air. At the same time your legs need to come straight out to form an X with your body. You will feel a pull at your hips. NOTE: DO NOT rotate your legs with your hip flexers! Keep your knees facing forward at all times. Then snap your legs and arms together for the finish.
 

 

 

Tuck Jump

 

Start with approach and lift you arms in a Hi-V as you jump in the air. At the same time your legs,knees, and feet will stay together and come straight up to your chest to form a tuck. Then snap your legs and arms together for the finish.
 

 

 

 

 

Pike

 

 

 

Begin facing to the side. Start with approach and snap both arms forward while making fists. At the same time your legs will come straight forward while remaining together to a pike position. Then snap your legs and arms together for the finish.
 

 

Toe Touch

Start with approach and lift you arms in a T as you jump in the air. At the same time rotate your legs by rotating at you hip flexors in towards the front and kick your legs behind your arms. NOTE: You should never actually touch your toes. It Reduces your height and look lower. Then snap your legs and arms together for the finish.
 

 

Right Side Hurdler

Start with approach and lift you arms in a T as you jump in the air. As the same time kick your right leg up by rotating in at your hip flexors and bring your left knee up while keeping your left leg bent. Your left leg should be parallel to the ground. Then snap your legs and arms together for the finish.
 

 

Left Side Hurdler

Start with approach and lift you arms in a T as you jump in the air. As the same time kick your left leg up by rotating in at your hip flexors and bring your right knee up while keeping your right leg bent. Your right leg should be parallel to the ground. Then snap your legs and arms together for the finish.
 

 

Right Herkie

        


Start with approach and lift you arms in a T as you jump in the air. As the same time kick your right leg up by rotating in at your hip flexors and bend your left knee up while keeping your left leg perpendicular (facing the ground) to the ground. Then snap your legs and arms together for the finish.
 

 

Left Herkie

Start with approach and lift you arms in a T as you jump in the air. As the same time kick your left leg up by rotating in at your hip flexors and bend your right knee up while keeping your right leg perpendicular (facing the ground) to the ground. Then snap your legs and arms together for the finish.
 

 

Front hurdler


Begin facing to the side. Start with approach and snap both arms forward while making fists. As the same time kick your right (or left) straight up in front of you and bend your left (or right) knee up while keeping your left leg perpendicular (facing the ground) to the ground. Then snap your legs and arms together for the finish.
 

 

Table Top

     

Start with approach and lift you arms in a Hi-V as you jump in the air. At the same time pull your right leg up and bend it in front of you. Your left leg will be bent behind you. Both Legs are parallel to the ground. Then snap your legs and arms together for the finish.
 

 

 

Double 9

 

 

Begin facing to the side. Practice placing your right hand (fist) forward and left hand in a fist needs to be placed against the middle of your right arm to make a 9. Also practice with your legs by keeping your right leg straight and your left leg will be placed to the middle of the right leg to make a 9 position. Start with approach and snap both arms forward making your 9 position. At the same time pike up your legs and snap them up to the other 9 position. Then snap your legs and arms together for the finish.
 

 

 

Double Whip

 

A Double Whip Jump is two jumps right in a row without having a prep in between. So you will start with a prep, then execute your jump. As you come out of your first jump you will circle your arms again and execute your second jump.

NOTE: If you are landing and stopping for a brief instance before your second jump, then you are NOT doing a Double Whip. You are just doing 2 jumps.

 

 

Russian

 

This is exactly like a Toe Touch except your hit a low touch down motion between your legs instead of a T motion.

 

 

Around the World

 

An "all in 1" motion jump where you hit a pike then open and rotate your hips outward, and sit into them bringing yourself into the toe touch position.



Jumping extra TIPS:
1.)Practice on the ground by putting your body into the positions so that you know what they feel like before actually trying them.

2.)Work on your jumping height by do Pylometrics [cheer exercises]. One example is to go to the bleachers and jump on and off of them for 30 seconds nonstop. Do this 2-4 times.

3.)Work on your abs to make the jumps quick and snap up/down. [cheer exercises]
4.)Have a partner grab your waist and spot you as you try these jumps. They can also help lift the jumper up to give them a feel where they should hit the jump.

5.)Stretch beforehand. Grab a partner or do it by yourself. It will take time to get the complete flexibility that you want.
 

 

 

view also:

Jumping exercises

Higher Jumps

 

 


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