I think everyone should have a look at this. Look at how nobody is giving up when things don't go well. Also, look at how the other teammates cheered her on.
Sometimes, a stunt does not always go up nicely, but if possible, if everyone is fighting for the stunt, the least one could do is don't give up. Fighting a stunt is part of parcel of cheerleading. It's important to know how to fight a stunt because during practise, yes, we can try and try all we want until we hit the stunt, but if it's the real competition or a performance, we don't have that luxury of trying over again. Therefore, in competitions, it's all about fighting stunts if things were to not go so well, so might as well make use of normal training to also learn how to fight stunts instead of giving up. That way, you can gain some experience and if similar situation were to occur during competition(touch wood), you know how to handle it.
I believe as cheerleaders, we should have the never give up attitude. After all, we are supposed to cheer people on. How are we supposed to do that if we can even cheer and motivate ourselves?
Spectrum welcomes our new assistant coach, Hann Bin! He will be helping us with the standardisation of our techniques and starting on our routine choreography. Main Committee page will be updated soon!!!
I have got news that there is a possibility of HO being judged under a ''level 5'' scoring system this year. Although this news is not official, it is always good to know what is a ''level 5'' and the things you should look out for.
1) Basket tosses that you can do are restricted to:
Toe touch, around the world, pike, kick single full, kick double fulls (being the highest scoring basket toss).
No head over heel stunts allowed. ie: no backtucks, no layouts,
2) Gymnastics - the usual standing and running gymnastics apply. you are not restricted to a 3 pass tumbling sequence so long as you do not tumble off the mats.
3) Dance - compulsory component.
4) Jumps - the more variety the better. ie: Pike, toetouch, herkie
5) Pyramids - max 2 man height. eg, liberty hitch, M-pyramids.
Pyramids that are NOT allowed are for example - 221, gladiator, flat backs, swedish falls.
Take note that you are allowed to, however, do stunts which will go beyond the 2 man height so long as the stunt does not hit beyond the 2 man height. eg: Fork lifts
6) Group stunts - 2 man or 3 man group stunts. The more flexibility elements you can display, the better. ie: scorpions, heel stretches, bow and arrows are high scoring elements. Dismounts are very important as well. Single full downs, double full downs. Arabian/front tuck dismounts are NOT allowed.
While the above info is FYI, do clarify with the HO committee which rules they are using. If you want to win, you most certainly have to play by the rules.