If you value sportsmanship and want your children to do the same, cheerleading and tumbling classes might be the activity for your family.
In addition to sportsmanship, cheerleading will increase your child’s strength, flexibility and balance. In fact, cheerleading is often so intense that it will teach your young athletes skills that will easily transfer into dance as well as a variety of other sports.
Staffed by qualified tumbling instructors, using trained spotting techniques, your child will learn safe ways to execute front and back rolls, backbends, cartwheels and walkovers in beginning tumbling classes. Other tumbling exercises concentrate on team work and synchronization.
Using gymnastics coaches and and tumbling safety techniques, an early start in competitive cheerleading can make your tumbling toddlers move into competitive cheerleading a swift one.
Currently, the U.S. has nearly three million cheerleaders and another one and a half million dancers. Many of these tumbling athletes got their start in an all star cheerleading program with a private cheerleading coach.
Cheerleading got its start at the University of Minnesota and, currently,the American Cheerleading Magazine has a circulation of 200,000 and a readership of one million. The goal for many of these cheerleaders, dancers and gymnasts is to compete in national competitions and, ultimately, make it to the USASF Cheerleading World Championships held in each spring at Disney World.
With an estimated half of a million cheerleaders attending summer camps each year, now might be the time for you to start your young son or daughter in one of the best tumbling programs you can find in your area. If you are new to cheerleading a quick internet search will show you a variety of options for harnessing your tumbling child’s energy starting his or her cheerleading practice.
Because it is a year round sport your athlete can start the training to become an all star cheerleader, and well conditioned athlete, at any time.