I know many people think cheerleaders are just pretty faces who only perform catchy cheers to try to get the crowd excited. They are much more than that. At least at the competitive levels, cheerleading requires tremendous strength, agility and power for the stunts and tumbling passes performed. Unfortunately, cheer injuries can occur. Many of them can be serious.
The governing bodies of cheerleading have taken steps to make cheerleading safer. It is important for individuals and teams to take steps to keep the athletes safe.
In this video, I offer 5 or 6 ideas that can better protect cheerleaders and keep them out of an orthopedic surgeon’s office.