Safety Tips for Flyers

Cheerleading flyers need to perform stunts carefully to ensure every cheerleaders’ safety. Check out these safety tips for flyers.

Find a Safe Place to Practice

When you’re working on your maneuvers and skills, it’s important to have a safe place to practice. Find a facility with floors that absorb impact well — like spring floors or 4-inch-thick landing mats on top of foam floors.

Never practice on a basketball court or other hard surface. Also, always check out the space where you’ll be practicing to be sure it’s smooth, level, dry, and clear of any objects that might interfere with your performance.

Find a Qualified Coach

Before you enroll in any cheerleading program, whether through your school or a club, make sure the coach or program director is qualified.

Cheerleading coaches should be certified by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) or a similar organization. A qualified coach will be up to date on the latest safety measures and regulations governing the sport of cheerleading.

Before You Practice or Compete

Cheerleading requires a tremendous amount of strength and coordination. Given this, it makes sense to stay in the best shape possible (eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise) year-round.

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