How hard is it to be a flyer in cheer?

MYTH: Being a flyer is less work than being a base. TRUTH: Although bases have the strenuous job of lifting, catching and keeping their flyer safe, the flyer position also takes an abundant amount of physical effort. Flyers must practice over and over how to stand solidly with their leg locked.

What do you have to do to be a flyer in cheerleading?

Here are a few key points to becoming an advanced flyer.

  1. You MUST stretch EVERYDAY. To master advanced stunts like a Scorpion, a Heal Stretch, a Bow-N-Arrow, and a Scale, you must be very flexible.
  2. Practice standing on one foot.
  3. Practice twists on a Mat.
  4. Squeeze or “Pinch a Penny”.
  5. Smile!

Do you have to be skinny to be a flyer in cheer?

As long as you can hold your own body weight it really doesn’t matter on your size; if your bases are struggling to keep you up they need to work out more to gain more strength. There is nothing in cheerleading that should make you feel the need to risk your own health.

How do Flyers hold their weight?

It is the bases’ job to balance their weight. All the flyers have to keep their ankles strong, lockout their legs and squeeze their muscles. The bases will do the rest. Encourage your flyers to perform in the air and smile even if something is going wrong.

How much should a cheerleader flyer weigh?

As already mentioned, a flyer needs to be agile and needs to be of a much lighter weight than the base. The base must be able to throw the flyer in the air, sustain the stunts in the air and then catch the flyer on the way back to the ground. Thus the weight of a flyer can vary between 85 lbs to 115 lbs.

How much do cheerleader Flyers weigh?

How tall are flyers in cheer?

It depends on the team. CP is 5’2″ and is a hell of a base. One of the Flyers on her team is 5’6″, the rest are 5″ or less. Fact is, about 75%of the team has to base or back so she might want to learn how if she wants to continue to cheer.

How many flyers are on a cheer team?

While high school cheerleading can have teams with high caliber stunts, collegiate cheerleading tends to focus on the pyramid aspect of stunting. Having two flyers on top of two bases is very common in college cheerleading.

What is top girl in cheerleading?

The top girl, or flyer, is the one lifted and thrown in the air during stunts. They energetically twist and flip mid-air, placing trust in their bases and spotters to safely catch them.

Is being a flyer in cheerleading good or bad?

It’s just not true! If a flyer has implemented good technique consistently during her seasons of flying, she will continue to thrive at the top of her stunts. MYTH: Only girls can be flyers. TRUTH: We commonly refer to flyers in the cheer world as “she” or ‘her” because traditionally it’s girls who you will see flying. However, from time to time an outstanding male flyer will enter the scene.

How to become a better flyer in cheerleading?

Get in shape before the season starts. Being a flyer in cheerleading requires a ton of body strength to keep your balance.

  • Stretch every day to become more flexible. Fliers need to be able to do movements like leg lifts and the splits while in the air.
  • Practice good balance on the ground.
  • Be aware of your body.
  • What are the requirements to be a flyer for cheerleading?

    – Stay tight – Keep your hips and thighs tight (pinch a penny). Don’t push out with your legs, this could spread your bases apart. – Use your arms – You should be able to hold your own weight. Lift yourself with your arms and help your bases. – Balance – It’s much harder to hold someone up when they are wiggling around. – Keep eye contact with the crowd.

    How do you become a flyer in cheer?

    I had a good relationship with my back-spot in cheer so whenever I needed to stay tighter or squeeze my butt she would always give me a little signal that

  • Become more aware of your breathing while in a stunt
  • Don’t panic or psych yourself out