Sports Speak – Cheer

ARCH~
position in which the back is curved.~~

BASE~
bottom person in the stunt who remains in contact with the floor, supporting the mounter in a stunt.~~

BASKET TOSS~
toss involving three or four tossers, two of which have their hands interlocked.~~

CHANT~
short repetitive yell performed continually throughout a game; short routines with words sometimes involving the crowd.~~

CHEER~
longer spirited yell performed only during official breaks of a game; sometimes using motions and stunts.~~

CRADLE CATCH~
occurs when the catcher(s) catch a mounter/flyer by holding her around the back and under the thighs.~~

DISMOUNT~
method used to return to a floor position following a stunt.~~

DOUBLE STUNTS~
a maneuver in which at least one mounter is supported by one base.~~

EXTENSION~
stunt in which the arms of each base are fully extended above the head, supporting the mounter/flyer standing in the palms of the base(s).~~

FLIP~
aerial stunt involving head-over-heels rotation.~~

HAND SPRING~
spring from a standing position to the hands, and back to a standing position.~~

JUMP~
spring into the air with both feet off the ground to a given position landing on one or both feet.~~

LAYOUT~
a straight or arched position.~~

LEAP~
a moving spring position in the air from one foot to the other.~~

MOUNTER (FLYER)~
person in a stunt, who is supported by one or more persons; a flyer~~

PIKE~
a position in which the body is bent at the hips and legs are straight out in ninety degree angle.~~

PIROUETTE~
turn in standing position on one leg to a different direction.~~

POM POM ROUTINE~
dance routine performed with pom poms.~~

PYRAMID~
stunt involving one or more mounters/flyers who are supported by one or more bases and linked together.~~

ROUTINES~
A choreographed combination of dance steps. A sequence of moves.~~

SPLIT~
movement or sitting position in which the legs are spread apart in alignment or sideways one in front of the other.~~

SPOTTER~
person in continual contact with the stunt, providing assistance as needed.~~

SQUAD~
cheerleading team~~

STRADDLE~
position where the legs are straight out and apart.~~

STAG~
leap or pose in which one leg is bent and the other is straight.~~

TUCK~
position in which the body is bent at the hips and the knees are held tightly up to the chest.~~

TUMBLING~
Forward or backward rolls, inverted skills and flips.~~

VAULT~
A stunt in which the hands of the top person are used to assist in clearing a base(s)
 

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