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Cheerleading Down Under      
"When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever                                     do about it:

                                        1. Admit it
                                        2. Learn from it
                                        3. Don't repeat it
Stunting Safely

Stunting can be one of the most fun parts of cheerleading. What everyone must remember though, is that it can be the most dangerous. If not using the proper care while stunting, someone may get seriously hurt.

Here are some guide lines to follow when stunting:
1) Always have spotters. It does not matter how easy the stunt may seem. Accidents can happen.
2) Always have proper supervision. Never stunt without a coach, or adult
around. Make sure they know what is going on before stunting.
3) Always wear the proper clothing when stunting. This means no oversized T shirts, huge jackets with hoods, etc. Try to wear tighter fitting clothing. This will help prevent people from getting snagged by it.
4) Wear hair tied up, cut all nails, and do not wear any form of jewelry. All of these things can cause accidents that do not need to happen.
5) Make sure everyone knows what they are doing before attempting a stunt. Nothing is worse than a cheerleader calling in mid stunt... "what are we doing?"

Basic Rules for Stunting
   No one should talk while stunting except coach or third base.
   The third base is the most important person in all stunts. They should be aggressive, smart, and as tall as possible.
   The third base calls everything while stunting. (What stunt is being performed, when to start, when to break, when to cradle, etc)
   Every stunt should be done to a count so that everyone has the same timing.
   Everyone should know when to dip or step and when to lock.
   Flyers should know how to fall. Bases should know how to catch.
   Everyone should know what position they are and what their job will be during the stunt. They should realize that each position is important.
   Flyers should not let their feet go more then shoulder width apart.
   Bases should stand no further apart then the width of the flyer's shoulders.
   Be sure the bases do not back up while stunting and flyer does not bottom out.