How To Do A Tuck Jump In Cheerleading
Jumps are an important part of any cheerleader's techniques. Tuck Jumps demonstrate flexibility and skill while adding an extra level of excitement, whilst being one of the easiest jumps for beginning cheerleaders to do. Learn the Tuck Jump the VideoJug way.
Step 1: Gimme A V
First, throw your arms up into a High V position. Remember, the best cheerleaders always use crisp, sharp motions. So, snap your arms into place.
Step 2: Tip Toe
While keeping your arms in place, rise up onto your toes. But be careful… Keep your upper body still. Don't let those arms spread or your back arch. Hold tight!
Step 3: The Windup
Now, swing your arms inward and down in front of you, crossing at the waist. Then bend your knees, and get ready to push off the ground. Finish the circular motion with your arms and pull upward putting your arms into a high V position. At the same moment you should be jumping off the ground and tucking your knees into your torso. Keep your chest up, back straight and knees together.
Step 4: Snap Back
Now you've got to land without falling flat. Hit the ground with your knees bent. It's best to place your hands beside your knees and keep your upper body upright.
Step 5: Stand And Deliver
For the finishing touch, stand up quickly into a clean position. Keep your hands tightly by your side and hold your head high.