(think: high-flying stunts, major
tumbling). March is National Cheer Safety Month, so all the GL cheerleaders out
there and those of you trying to make the squad should take note. Here’s what
to do to make your sport extra safe!
We all know that cheerleading can be
In our February/March issue of GL, we talked with Dr. Thomas
Vangsness who reminded all cheerleaders to warm up and stretch out before
practice. Remember to tell you coach if you don’t feel comfortable with a stunt
and to speak up if you’re injured.
There are tons more tips, plus heart-breaking stories of
cheerleaders who’ve gotten seriously injured, on The National Cheer Safety
Foundation’s web site.
There, you can also scope out an emergency plan for your squad—prob one of the
most important drills you can do.
So, girls, what does your squad do to stay safe? Have you ever
experienced a scary fall? I remember falling out of more than one extension
when I was in high school (ouch!) and having plenty of my teammates crash down
on me. Blog it out…
BY KATIE ABBONDANZA ON 3/15/2011 11:22:00 AM
POSTED IN athlete, sports, sports, injury, advice