Britten Blackburn is the President/CEO at the Alabama Cheerleading Center and also serves as the head coach of the Bama All Starz in Bessemer, Alabama. In this clip from his Cheer Champs: Skills & Drills for Youth Cheerleading video, Coach Blackburn addresses the keys to teaching youth cheerleaders how to jump.
The most important parts of jumping, as Coach Blackburn explains, are arm position, creating power, pointing the toes, and utilizing good posture and balance. Though height is important, Coach Blackburn points out that it will come later as youth athletes’ muscles get stronger.
This clip came from Championship Productions’ video, “Cheer Champs: Skills & Drills for Youth Cheerleading.” Browse more cheerleading videos online at ChampionshipProductions.com!
University of Nebraska Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, John Cook, has won multiple National Championships and National Coach of the Year awards. He will teach you how to develop a powerful jump off both legs. This will make your attack more versatile.
Focus on a controlled, stable landing to prevent injury and promote strength.