Intermediate Cheerleading Jumps

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Cheerleading Expert Ben Canty demonstrates intermediate cheerleading jumps.

    Ben Canty: Hi! I am Ben Canty with All Star Legacy and I am here with Lauren. We are showing you guys out there cheerleading jumps and techniques. We are going move on to our intermediate level jumps. Today, we are going to be learning three different intermediate jumps. We are doing toe touches, a front hurdler and a pike. We are going to start with our toe touch. Again, we will move a little quickly through the first one and then we will break it down for you. Here we go and 5-6-7-8, 1, hit 2, 3, up 4, 5, 6, stand 7, good. It is a little similar to the Spread Eagle jump that we did before.

    The difference in this one is that now instead of our shoe laces and our knees facing the front, we are going to rotate our hips to the back. So you want to think about pointing your shoe laces and your knees to the wall behind you. Also, our motion that we want to hit in our toe touch is not going to be high 'V', it is going to be a T in blades. So we will walk through this really slow 5-6-7-8, 1, hit 2, 3, hit 4, 5, 6, stand 7, good. That was slow. We will do it one more time for you, here we go nice and quick. 5-6-7-8, 1, hit 2, 3, up 4, 5, 6, stand 7. Remember to keep your toes pointed and your legs locked the whole time. Now we will move on to a front hurdler. We will show you one and then we will break it down. 5-6-7-8, 1, hit 2, 3, hit 4, 5, 6, 7, good. Again, we are going to start off with our high 'V' approach. This time the motion that we want hit when we swing so, here we go. 5-6-7-8, hit 1, hit 2, down 3, and up on 4.

    Our motion isn't a 'T' or a high 'V', it's actually what we call a touchdown. If you could turn to the front. You want to make the small part of your fist face the front of you and the big part of your fist face behind you. That is why our motion is called the touchdown, good. So we hit that on 4 for our front hurdler, we land on 5, hold 6six and stand on 7. Let's go through that really slow one more time. 5-6-7-8, 1, hit 2, 3, up 4, land 5, hold 6, stand on 7, good. In this case, she is doing a right front hurdler, but you can use either your right leg or your left leg.

    You want to make sure that the leg that's facing away from the crowd is the one that's straight and the one that's closest to the crowd is the one that's bent. Let's show you one more time. 5-6-7-8, 1, hit 2, 3, up 4, 5, 6, stand 7, good. That was a front hurdler, a little tricky. Now we move on to our pike jump. A pike jump just means that you want to bring both legs up at the same time, but you don't want to drop your chest or your head. We will show you and then we will break it down. 5-6-7-8, 1, hit 2, 3, up 4, 5, 6, stand 7, good.

    So it is the same motion as what you hit in your front hurdler. You want to hit back touchdown motion and both legs are going to come straight out in front of you, legs locked, toes pointed, chest up, head up. We will show you one more time. 5-6-7-8, 1, hit 2, 3, up 4, 5, 6, stand 7, good. That's our pike jump.

    So we went through three jumps in the intermediate level. We did toe touches, front hurdlers and pikes. Now let's move on to our advance level jumps.