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Cover: making the squad: high school cheer tryouts
Making the Squad: High School Cheer Tryouts

by Dana Logan,
Ames (IA) High School Head Winter Cheer Coach (Basketball & Wrestling);
Championship Productions' Cheerleading Director

Prepare for high school cheerleading tryouts by learning cheer terminology and skills from current varsity cheerleaders! Coach Dana Logan breaks up the entire tryout process into easy-to-follow categories and provides the "do's and don'ts" along the way.

The included categories are as follows:

  • Basic Cheer Motion Technique
  • Cheers/Chants
  • Jumps
  • Tumbling
  • Spiriting
  • Fight Song/Dance

Each component is fully demonstrated and explained to make learning these new skills a fun and easy task. You'll also receive strategic tips on how you can increase your chance of being chosen for the team from the coach's point of view!

This presentation is ideal for newcomers to the sport of cheerleading that wish to join a high school cheerleading squad. No previous cheer or dance experience is required to benefit from the instruction provided!

39 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: cheer champs: skills & drills for youth cheerleading
Cheer Champs: Skills & Drills for Youth Cheerleading
with Britten Blackburn,
President/CEO at the Alabama Cheerleading Center and Head Coach of the Bama All Starz in Bessemer (AL);
former Auburn University cheerleader, Auburn University cheerleading coach, and a 9-year Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Head Instructor.

Prepare young athletes for cheerleading success with this comprehensive coaching video! Britten Blackburn offers examples and explanations in the following topics ...

Motion Technique - 20 motions!

  • Arm and fist placement
  • Common mistakes to prevent
  • Games/Drills to practice motion knowledge and sharpness

Cheerleading Jumps

  • Toe Touch, Herkie/Side Hurdler, Front Hurdler, & Pike
  • Proper arm placement
  • How to get power from legs
  • Pointing toes
  • Good posture/balance
  • Drills to improve strength & flexibility

Standing Tumbling

  • Progressions: Forward Roll, Handstand, Back Bend/Walkover, Back Handspring
  • Spotting techniques for new to experienced tumblers

Running Tumbling

  • Connecting a Round Off & Back Handspring
  • Proper spotting techniques

This video is intended for coaches working with youth squads or cheerleaders with little to no prior cheer experience. This is also a great tool for a coach that has a limited cheerleading and/or tumbling background themselves and needs more information on these components and how to teach them!

60 minutes. 2014.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: cheer champs 4-pack
Cheer Champs 4-Pack
CHD-04501A: with Britten Blackburn,
President/CEO at the Alabama Cheerleading Center and Head Coach of the Bama All Starz in Bessemer (AL);
former Auburn University cheerleader, Auburn University cheerleading coach, and a 9-year Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Head Instructor.

Raise the bar for your squad by dazzling spectators with new elite stunts and inversions! Britten Blackburn presents more than 10 high-difficulty level stunts complete with demonstrations and step-by-step instructions for each member of the stunt group. Take advantage of front and side view camera angles, slow motion replays, and expert tips from Coach Blackburn to master these amazing stunts!

Elite Stunts Included:

  • Full Up to Extension, Twist Cradle Dismount
  • Full Up to Extension, *Double Twist Cradle Dismount
  • Switch Up Heel Stretch, Retake back to Heel Stretch, Twist Cradle Dismount
  • 1 ¾ Up to Liberty, Retake, Arabesque, Straight Cradle Dismount
  • Front Walkover Inversion to Full Up Extension, *Double Twist Cradle Dismount
  • Ball Up to Prep, T-Drop, Supported Inverted Flip Dismount
  • Ball Up to Straddle Sit, Reload to Extension, T-Drop, Supported Inverted Flip Dismount
  • Supported Backflip, Reload, Liberty, Retake Scale, Twist Cradle Dismount
  • Supported Backflip to Smush, Show & Go, Retake, Full up to Liberty, Twist Cradle Dismount
  • Back Handspring, Supported Backflip, Full Up to Heel Stretch, Twist Cradle Dismount
  • and More!

* Please note that Double Twist Cradle Dismounts (Double Downs) are prohibited by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for all High School and Middle School cheer squads (effective 2012). Double Downs are however still legal in All Star gyms and at the college level.

This presentation is intended for experienced coaches and squads with very high level stunting abilities. Prerequisite stunts that should be mastered before progressing on to the advanced stunts in this video include: 1. Full Up to Prep (Elevator) Press Up to Extension, Twist Cradle dismount2. Straight Up to Liberty, Twist Cradle dismount.

2014.



CHD-04501B: with Britten Blackburn,
President/CEO at the Alabama Cheerleading Center and Head Coach of the Bama All Starz in Bessemer (AL);
former Auburn University cheerleader, Auburn University cheerleading coach, and a 9-year Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Head Instructor.

Learn secrets from the best to improve your squad's jump height, flexibility, and form! Britten Blackburn offers broken down demonstrations of the four most common cheerleading jumps: Toe Touch, Herkie/Side Hurdler, Front Hurdler, and Pike. Along with these demos, Coach Blackburn shares his coaching tips on how to improve these jumps and correct common errors using his "3 F's in Jump" motto: Forward, Fast, and Finish.

Beyond these basic jumps, Blackburn provides examples of higher difficulty level variations you can put with jumps for performance or competition purposes.

Examples of the elite jumps shown are:

  • Double Toe Touch
  • Triple Toe Touch
  • Double Toe Touch, Back Handspring
  • Front Walkover, Double Toe Touch, Back Handspring, Back Tuck
  • and More!

Coach Blackburn also dedicates a portion of this video to jump drills and stretches that can be incorporated into practices to improve upon the jumps your cheerleaders are already capable of by increasing their flexibility and endurance.

This presentation is perfect for the new coach desiring more knowledge on types of jumps and how they are executed. It is also good for coaches who have experience, but have either squads that struggle with jumps or have advanced jumpers looking to add variation and tumbling to their normal jump repertoire.

59 minutes. 2014.



CHD-04501C: with Britten Blackburn,
President/CEO at the Alabama Cheerleading Center and Head Coach of the Bama All Starz in Bessemer (AL);
former Auburn University cheerleader, Auburn University cheerleading coach, and a 9-year Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Head Instructor.

Whether preparing for competition or wanting to wow your fans during a halftime performance, routine choreography can make all the difference!

Working his way up from the most basic of motions to synchronized tumbling passes, Britten Blackburn presents a variety of squad formations along with a multitude of transitions to "wow" the crowd during your next routine.

The formations highlighted in this production are:

  • Two Line (Sideline) Formation
  • Diagonal Formation
  • Diamond Formation
  • V and Inverted V Formations
  • Bowling Pin Formation

Along with showing each formation, Coach Blackburn's cheerleaders demonstrate how to switch positions with each other using arm motions, spins, floor rolls, jumps, and tumbling. These transitions from one formation to the next can be done simultaneously or in a ripple pattern to music or words during a cheer.

This video is an excellent resource for any coach needing choreography inspiration for upcoming competitions or performances. The ideas presented are unique and offer a sharp, put-together look for squads at any ability level.

35 minutes. 2014.



CHD-04501D: with Britten Blackburn,
President/CEO at the Alabama Cheerleading Center and Head Coach of the Bama All Starz in Bessemer (AL);
former Auburn University cheerleader, Auburn University cheerleading coach, and a 9-year Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Head Instructor.

Prepare young athletes for cheerleading success with this comprehensive coaching video! Britten Blackburn offers examples and explanations in the following topics ...

Motion Technique - 20 motions!

  • Arm and fist placement
  • Common mistakes to prevent
  • Games/Drills to practice motion knowledge and sharpness

Cheerleading Jumps

  • Toe Touch, Herkie/Side Hurdler, Front Hurdler, & Pike
  • Proper arm placement
  • How to get power from legs
  • Pointing toes
  • Good posture/balance
  • Drills to improve strength & flexibility

Standing Tumbling

  • Progressions: Forward Roll, Handstand, Back Bend/Walkover, Back Handspring
  • Spotting techniques for new to experienced tumblers

Running Tumbling

  • Connecting a Round Off & Back Handspring
  • Proper spotting techniques

This video is intended for coaches working with youth squads or cheerleaders with little to no prior cheer experience. This is also a great tool for a coach that has a limited cheerleading and/or tumbling background themselves and needs more information on these components and how to teach them!

60 minutes. 2014.



DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: stop the drama! managing conflict in cheerleading
Stop the Drama! Managing Conflict in Cheerleading
with Jen Uselton,
UCA Cheer Instructor for 17 years, 6x UCA Head Instructor of the Year,
former American Association of Cheerleading Coaches & Administrators Coaches (AACCA) Education Coordinator

Learn communication skills for managing and resolving conflict among coaches, parents and athletes in this candid DVD from veteran cheer coach Jennifer Uselton.

Drawing on real-life issues from her 16-year coaching career, Uselton shares tips and techniques for creating an environment of compassionate understanding that will open pathways to creative problem solving, team building and improved relationships.

Uselton opens with a brief overview of the four main stages of group development, emphasizing the second or "storming" stage where most conflict occurs. She applies a unique interpretation of Dale Carnegie's highly successful "feel, felt and forward" method to six different scenarios. Each scenario shows how to diffuse emotionally charged situations to create positive results that respect different, often opposing viewpoints.

Viewers who practice Uselton's easy-to-follow advice will become competent, confident communicators.

Part 2 of the DVD addresses two critical and timely topics: effective social media networking and cyber-bullying.

Uselton discusses developing and protecting team reputations in the highly pervasive and accessible environments of social networks like Facebook and Twitter. She also gives pointers for protecting individuals from negative activities like cyber bullying and shares 10 cyber-bullying facts that every coach (and parent) needs to know in order to protect teens from embarrassing, hurtful behaviors.

Her presentation concludes with three tips for using the Internet to achieve positive results.

Effective conflict resolution requires specific communication skills. Uselton provides these tools plus important strategies for maintaining reputations and ensuring personal safety in an Internet-based age-all in less than 30 minutes. Every coach, athlete and parent can learn something from this presentation.

28 minutes. 2011.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: pop warner presents sideline spirit - the cheerleader's game day routine
Pop Warner Presents Sideline Spirit - The Cheerleader's Game Day Routine
featuring Pop Warner Coach Gina Medlock and the Normandy Athletic Association in Jacksonville, FL

This Pop Warner Cheerleading presentation is designed to help cheer coaches and squads leave no stone unturned detailing all things game day! What makes this DVD unique is that it follows Gina Medlock's Pop Warner cheer squad though an actual Pop Warner game day.

Coach Medlock begins with the administrative perspective, which includes a 10-item checklist of Pop Warner's "best policies" for the managing your team on game day. These policies make up the highest of standards for the safety and fun of cheerleaders and coaches.

What follows next is an actual sequence of events to help coaches plan and execute a successful game day experience. Each sequence is detailed in terms of administrative responsibilities, as well as responsibilities and functions for the squad and includes:

  • Site arrival and site evaluation protocol
  • Warm-up and stretching: 9 exercises for your squad
  • Jumps: A 3-jump demonstration with tips for eye catching jump execution
  • Halftime routines: Features cheers, stunts, and dances with instructional components and hello chants
  • Cheers for the Offense
  • Cheers for the Defense
  • Engaging the Crowd
  • Sideline Stunts: Prep extension, full extension and stunting with signs for crowd participation
  • Opening and Team Entrance Cheers and Formations
  • National Anthem Protocol
  • Kick-off Cheers
  • Game Time Outs
  • Protocol for welcoming visiting squads
  • Post game protocol including warm down and game review
  • Team dismissal focusing on participant safety

This DVD is the perfect guide to a safe, fun, energy filled, and successful game day cheerleading experience.

Recommended for Pop Warner Novice and Intermediate Cheer Skill Levels.

Filmed on site at the Pop Warner Southeast Regional Championships in Orlando, FL December 2009.

35 minutes. 2010.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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