It's time to get your skills in check with the 'Skills With The Staff' summer technique series. Join top instructional staff from across the Varsity Spirit brands to help enhance your skills with technique tips and helpful drills.
Today we are sharing our best tips to help top girls perfect their skills. Whether you are learning the basics or practicing an elite stunt, these tips will help you feel strong and confident in the air.
1. Always Help Your Bases
As a top girl, it's important to help your bases from start to finish. Whether you are doing an extension, a full up, or a basket toss, it's your job to hold yourself up. Practice hang drills to help build your core and upper body strength before moving on with progressions.
2. Flexibility Is Key
There is nothing more impressive than a beautiful heel stretch or perfectly placed arabesque. Practicing stretching and strength training is key to having great body lines in the air.
Want to know the best part? Top girls can work on their flexibility while at home! Adding a few extra minutes of stretching to your daily routine will lead to better stunts and body positions in no time.
3. Core Control
A strong core is important for keeping good body lines and controlling your stunts. Make sure to schedule in exercises like planks and v-ups to build up your core strength. The tighter you can be in a stunt, the easier it will be!
Be sure to stay tuned to Varsity TV all week long for more tips on how you can perfect your position!