First let’s address what kind of injuries that are common among cheerleaders. The most common injuries are sprains or broken ankles. This is due to the way people are landing from their tumbles. You really have to pay attention to how hard you are on your ankles because they’re the most important thing when it comes to this sport. If you strained a ligament you will not be able to cheer for a while. It is crucial that you know how to land your tricks properly so that something like this doesn’t happen. This is something that I learned about from one of my old cheering mentors Joseph. I learned a lot about safety from him and I’m very thankful for it. I wish I could practice with him but unfortunately he retired from the cheer scene. Now he’s running a carpet cleaning business instead. Please support his page www.carpetcleanersofsalem.com because he has much support for me. Anyway, getting back on track here (haha). I will now share with you a quick tip of how to land without hurting your feet.
Tip one: whenever you are doing A very fast multi Tumble routine, you want to make sure to land from The balls of your feet, rolling back to the heels. What this does is let’s do wait distribute evenly upon your legs so that it doesn’t send a shock through your ankles. When you land something abruptly, it will sort of Jult to your whole body.
There is one more common but also more serious situation that occurs when cheerleading. That is getting tossed in the air and dropped on the floor, which you should never allow to happen.
Getting thrown in the air by your teammates is probably one of the most dangerous stunts you can perform when cheering. It is a very easy one to mess up when somebody is not paying attention. So you need to make sure that if you’re ever in the midst of hurling Mandy in the air so that she can do A few cool flips that you understand the difference between when she’s going up versus when she is coming down. There are some very nasty injuries that can occur when you do not catch your teammate. Such as A simple broken leg, to a very life threatening snapped neck.
In the end, I would really love to see people do you cheer without having to be injured. The only way we can avoid this epidemic is it for all of us use our common sense. Now, if you see somebody doing something stupid that’s going to get them hurt or is doing a stunt him properly, please feel free to correct them on it. This way we can ensure a very safe and fun cheerleading environment.