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How do you become a flyer for cheerleading stunts?

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Asked by: Steve Pearson

Here are a few key points to becoming an advanced flyer.

  1. You MUST stretch EVERYDAY. To master advanced stunts like a Scorpion, a Heal Stretch, a Bow-N-Arrow, and a Scale, you must be very flexible. …
  2. Practice standing on one foot. …
  3. Practice twists on a Mat. …
  4. Squeeze or “Pinch a Penny”. …
  5. Smile! …

What do you need to be a flyer?

If you've never really like flown or cheered before or anything like that my first tip would be to do a lot of stretching at home I know that sounds kind of like boring. Or even painful or whatever.

What is the weight limit to be a flyer in cheerleading?

you do not need to be 4’7″ and 70 pounds to fly (though you can be) and 5’6″ or taller and 120 lbs to base/backspot. i know it’s tough to be a 15/16/17/18 year old flyer in allstars when there are small 10 year olds on the same team, but a tight 120 lb person is way easier to keep up than a 3 foot floppy noodle.

What is a flyer in a stunt?

The flyers main job is to squeeze her muscles together in order for her bases to be able to perform stunts from below her. The flyer can make or break the stunt since she has control over what is put up in the air.

What is the job of a flyer in cheerleading?

The flyer or top is the person that is in the air during a stunt. This is the person that is commonly the main focus of the stunt. Flyers must stay tight throughout the entire stunt. The flyer must control their own weight by squeezing everything from their thighs to their shoulders.

Is being a flyer easy?

It’s a highly desired position but in reality, being a flyer is not for everyone. To succeed, it’s important to have a tough skin, a willingness to put in extra work, an extreme focus, and unwavering courage and trust in those around them.

How tall are flyers in cheer?

It depends on the team. CP is 5’2″ and is a hell of a base. One of the Flyers on her team is 5’6″, the rest are 5″ or less. Fact is, about 75%of the team has to base or back so she might want to learn how if she wants to continue to cheer.

What is the easiest cheer position?


Flyers are the people you see being lifted or thrown in a stunt. This role is often full of thrill and is extremely exhilarating, however, not everyone have the guts to do it! It may seem that the easiest position in cheerleading is the flyer.

What is the hardest position in cheerleading?

the base

In general, many people would argue that the hardest position is the base. Every stunt needs a solid foundation, so without a good base, no stunt would ever be successful! The bases need to have solid footing, solid holds, and be able to catch flyers at any moment during the routine.

Can you be a 5’6 flyer?

There’s at least 2 flyers on my team who are 5’6….5’3-5’4 being the average height. You’re the PERFECT size to fly!

How do Flyers hold their weight?

It is the bases’ job to balance their weight. All the flyers have to keep their ankles strong, lockout their legs and squeeze their muscles. The bases will do the rest. Encourage your flyers to perform in the air and smile even if something is going wrong.

What is the hardest stunt in cheerleading?

Difficult Cheerleading Stunts

  • Basket Toss. The basket toss is considered an advanced cheerleading stunt and is often one of the first advanced cheerleading stunts mastered by a squad. …
  • 2:2:1 Pyramids. 2:2:1 pyramids are pyramids that are essentially three stories high. …
  • Advanced Loads. …
  • Advanced Tricks. …
  • Advanced Dismounts.

What stunts are illegal in cheerleading?

An individual may not jump, flip or dive over, under, or through partner stunts, pyramids or individuals from basket tosses, similar tosses, partner stunts or other tosses from hands.

Is there a level 7 in cheer?

Teams compete on different levels that allow different skills. The level system starts with level 1, followed by level 2, and so on. Level 7 is the highest level in cheerleading, where the most skills are allowed. A common belief is that the higher level a team is on, the better it is.