Fire up the fans, inspire the team, and win cheer competitions with the help of Complete Cheerleading! This guide is your all-in-one source for mastering the increasingly challenging individual and team techniques of cheering.
Packed with jumps, stunts, tosses, and more, this comprehensive book includes more than 100 skills that are essential to clean routines and crowd-pleasing stunts. Almost 200 great photographs show the proper execution of the skills, and two of cheerleading's top coaches provide helpful coaching points throughout the book. Chapters on choreography, competition, and conditioning make this an essential tool for improving both individually and as a squad.
Perform with precision and flair. Whether you cheer on a supportive or competitive squad, Complete Cheerleading will make your next event your best yet!
Today's gymnasts and cheerleaders are extremely competitive and are expected to perform some of the most complex and strenuous tumbling and gymnastic combinations in the field. This level of training and expertise is finding its way into amateur ranks, including high schools and community leagues. As cheerleading quickly develops as a sport, the art of tumbling is becoming an integral part of it. Building a first rate team of athletes takes discipline, dedication, and hard work on the part of the coach as well as each member. In "A Guide to Beginner Tumbling," author and tumbling coach Mike Ferralli outlines the essential elements in developing skilled and healthy athletes. Concentrating on drills that teach body control, body awareness, and tumbling techniques, this clear and well-illustrated guide also includes safety, nutritional, and conditioning guidelines. Step-by-step instructions, detailed descriptions, and excellent photos showing correct and incorrect form and positioning make "A Guide to Beginner Tumbling" a valuable working handbook for any coach or squad leader.
"A Guide to Beginner Tumbling" is currently being used by the North Carolina State University Physical Education department as the manual for gymnastics classes.
You don't need to be a gymnastics expert to teach introductory tumbling. With dozens of skills, drills, and lesson plans for children, ages 5 through 13, Teaching Tumbling makes it easy to incorporate these fundamental skills into your classes.
The most complete resource of its kind, Teaching Tumbling outlines 86 basic tumbling skills designed to introduce children to gymnastics safely and correctly, develop their strength and flexibility skills in preparation for physical activities, and enhance their motor development.
Unlike other how-to books on tumbling, this user-friendly guide provides 42 sequenced lesson plans organized around movement themes. Each lesson includes objectives, warm-up ideas, new skills, time guides, and equipment needed.
To make tumbling instruction as efficient and effective as possible, author and gymnastics veteran Phillip Ward also packs the book with these valuable features:
-Critical elements, cues, and prompts for each skill
-Skill finder to match activities to lesson plans
-Scope and sequence chart to help you plan curricular content
-Full-page, reproducible task cards to laminate for circuit stations
-Skills checklist to evaluate student progress
-Illustrated drills and skills
-Teaching tips for working with children in grades K-6
-Recommended tumbling and gymnastics resources and materials
Teaching Tumbling is divided into three easy-to-follow chapters that guide you from tumbling basics to lesson planning.
Chapter 1 reviews effective teaching methods and assessment techniques, and discusses safety issues, equipment, and proper form.
Chapter 2 highlights 86 basic tumbling skills from three general categories: balances and supports, rotations, and springs and landings. You'll learn the basic principles behind a particular skill and the most effective way to teach it. You'll also find a diagram, a list of critical elements, hints and cues for instruction, and additional drills.
Chapter 3 organizes the basic tumbling skills into lesson plans. You can modify these lessons or use them as a benchmark when developing your own curriculum.