Coaching Cheerleading Successfully

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Human Kinetics, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 203 pages
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This definitive how-to book is sure to meet the needs of the growing number of cheer coaches, sponsors, and parents. Covering both support and competitive cheering, it explains cheer techniques and tactics, as well as how to plan and develop cheerleading programs. Through text and illustrations, you'll learn basic cheerleading skills - hand positions, arm and leg motions, and jumps; how to combine skills to develop the precision and timing required of a top squad; mounts and pyramids, from beginning to advanced; how to develop a coaching foundation and plans for the season; important safety guidelines from the National Federation of State High School Associations; and much, much more.

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Contents

Developing a Philosophy
x
Communicating Your Approach
11
Motivating Cheerleaders
21
Building a Cheerleading Program
31
Coaching Plans
45
Planning for the Season
47
Preparing for Practices
63
Coaching Cheerleading Skills
79
Building School Spirit
147
Cheerleading Camps and Competitions
157
Coachin Evaluation
167
Evaluating Cheerleaders Performance
169
Evaluating Your Program
177
Writing Your Cheerleading Constitution
187
Cheerleading Resources
192
Index
194

Basics for Individuals
81
Safety and Stunts
105
Coaching Cheerleading Events
135
Cheering at Athletic Events
137
About the Author
203
About ASEP
205
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About the author (1997)

Chappell has been coaching amateur and professional cheerleaders for more than 30 years. She currently serves as the spirit coordinator at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where she directs a campus program of approximately 75 athletes who cheer and dance.

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