How to Perform Motions

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Cheerleading coach Sasha Correia demonstrates some basic cheer motions.

    Sasha Correia: Hi my name is Sasha Correia and I have been coaching cheerleading for over ten years and I am here today teaching you how to be a cheerleader. Lets go over some basic cheer motions and how to do it with proper technique. So first we are going to learn a high V. I just want you to stand with your feet together, hands at your side, you are going to lift your both arms up like this and thats a high V. You want to make sure that your hands are in a fist position and when you do the fist you want to make sure that its a tight fist with your thumbs wrapping around the outside and you want to make sure that your thumbs arent out like this and they are wrapped around here. So that is a high V.

    From the high V you can just bring it right down here like this to a low V and that is called the low V position, same thing but just lower. So lets try it, we are going to hit the high V on the count of one. So I am going to count five, six, seven, eight and you are going to hit the high V on one. Five, six, seven, eight, hit one and then now let's try the low V. Same thing on the count of one. Five, six, seven, eight, hit one. Another variation if you could go from the high V to the low V, so lets try that. Five, six, seven, eight, on one you are going to hit your high V, on two you are going to hit your low V. Ready, lets try it, five, six, seven, eight, one, two. Lets go over a few other motions. Another motion is the K. In this one you are going to hold your hand in a fist again and your arm is going to be across your body straight knocked out, your other arm is going to be up here in a high V position. So thats called the K. You can also do it on the other side like this, so lets try hitting this side doing a K on the count of one. Five, six, seven, eight, hit one. So thats the K motion. We also have what is called the Goal Post. In this position your arms are both straight left out right by your ears, next to your ears and your hands are in a fist position and they are facing each other and you want to make sure your arms are nice and tight and locked out. Lets try that on the count of one. Five, six, seven, eight, hit one. So thats the goal post. From there we can also hit a box position. All you do is you bring your elbows, you bend your elbows down to here, you want to make sure that your elbows are in line with your shoulders, a straight line here and that is called the box position. So lets try hitting that on one, five, six, seven, eight, hit one and if you notice in between motions my arms are nice and tight at my sides and also you want to make sure that your thumbs are in, not out like this when you start. So the thumbs in hands in a blade what is called a blade position; really squeezing tight against your side before you do your motion. These are just a few of the basic cheer motions but hopefully, this will give you a good start with your motions and your technique. Next we are going to go over some cheer jumps.