The Official Cheerleader's Handbook

The Official Cheerleader's Handbook

by Randy Neil, Elaine Hart


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Cheerleading has undergone dramatic changes in the past decade. For the first time, those who have traditionally cheered on and supported athletes are themselves being considered athletes. Performing increasingly rigorous stunts, cheerleaders must now meet higher qualifications and follow stricter safety precautions.

With more than 700 all-new photographs, this handbook offers the latest information and instruction on: Qualifications, Conditioning, Tryouts, Cheers, Chants, Jumps, Gymnastics, Double Stunts, Pyramids, Pompom Routines, Leadership, Fund-raising Ideas, Pep Rally and Spirit Ideas.

With a detailed history of cheerleading and the role of cheerleaders in school life, and a discussion of the basic principles for understanding sports, The Official Cheerleader's Handbook is a book worth shouting about.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671612108
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 06/27/1986
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Official Cheerleader's Handbook 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a highly imformative book that is great for all cheerleaders with many stunts, leaps, cheers, tumbling get the idea. There's also a whole bunch of tips for many things like fundrasing, tryouts, and much more. The only problem with the book? It's too outdated! I hope they will write a newer edition of the book for today's cheerleaders!
Guest More than 1 year ago
you learn alot from this book u should get it
Guest More than 1 year ago
this boook was good for cheerleaders
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a cheerleader, this book is a good reminder of how far we've come. It does contain some good material on organizing your squad, but PLEASE don't use any material from this book. Otherwise, if you need to relax and feel better about your squads abilities, get this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has its pros and cons, though I would say there are more pros. 'The All New Official Cheerleader's Handbook' is exactly what the cover claims, an official handbook for cheerleaders nationwide. This 300 page book is an excellent manual for cheerleaders. Included in this book are conditioning and warm-up excercises, tryout tips, a large gallery of chants and cheers, jumps, stunts, pyramids, gymnastics skills, safety, fund-raising ideas, and much more. The book also includes many sample cheers complete with jumps, gymnastics, and stunts. The book also has many black- and white photographs explaining the jumps, gymnastics, stunts, pyramids, etc. Now, for the cons of the book. I think that this book is a little too outdated. After all, it was published in 1986. Some of the book's cheers, chants, and stunts were outdated too. A lot of them are not in use anymore in today's cheerleading. Plus, the photos could use some updating, and I think it would be best if a new edition of this book would be published for today's cheerleader with updated skills and information. The other con of this book is that it doesn't include a lot of instruction, or weak instruction. Many of the pyramids in this book do not have anything saying how to mount and dismount, how many people you need for it, how to acheive the position, and things like that. The book does not include instruction for the jumps either. For the gymnastics skills, there was some instruction, but it was weak, just giving about 5 hints for each movement. Overall, this book is a good purchase, but it needs more instruction and it should be updated.