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Cheerleading Stunting Safety & Tips

Cheerleading Stunting Safety & Tips

Cheerleading Stunting & Safety Basics

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About This Class

Cheerleading stunts are safe and beneficial to teams if certain guidelines are followed. It is SpiritU?s mission to provide the best quality service and instructions in this cheer stunting and safety class. Through this course these activities such as trust, safety, health, and techniques, individual progress will be promoted to achieve success.

In this course you will learn commitment and safety is a team responsibility, which starts with each individual. After completing this stunt and safety class you will be able to think practical about stunting and expect more from it than you thought possible.

About The Instructor

Sheila Angalet

  • Founder and Coach - Chance 2 Cheer - a NJ Non-Profit Corporation and all-star program for special needs, parathletes and novice-intermediate leveled cheerleaders
  • Director - Terminator Spirit Semi-Professional Performance Teams (2005-present)
  • Head Coach - Metuchen High School Varsity Cheerleading (2001-2004).
  • Finalist - National Cheerleading Coach of the Year 2004/2005 (National Cheer Conference)
  • President and Board Member - Metuchen Pop Warner (1998-2005)
  • Board Member - Raritan Valley Pop Warner (2001-2004)
  • Head Coach - Metuchen Pop Warner Midget, Pee Wee and Jr. Pee Wee Cheer Squads (1998-2004)
  • Head Coach - New Jersey Cheer Academy Cougars All-Star Youth Team (1999-2001)
  • BA - Dance - Douglass College - Rutgers University
  • Former professional dancer and children's theatre actress
  • Named 2004/2005 Up and Coming Team of the Year (National Cheer Conference)
  • Authored articles on Coaching Youth Cheerleading and Working with Teen Coaches and more
  • Safety Certified - R.U.T.G.E.R.S. Safety Certification; NCSSE
  • Coaching Classes in Coaching Skills, Stunt Skills and Administrative Issues (UCA 1999-present); Coaching Principles and Ethics, Cheer Coaching Fundamentals, Choreography, Stunting, Safety, Fitness and More (National Cheer Conference [2003-2004])
  • Certified Judge - Full Certification - Cheer Ltd


Basic computer and email skills.

Course Type

This is not a certification course. Students will receive an electronic report card via email upon completion of the class in PDF format which students may print to hard copy version via their browsers. To view PDF formats, you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Required Materials

Course Objectives

  • This course is designed to assist beginners to intermediate coaches in understanding the basics of cheer stunting and safety.
  • This course will also assist coaches on how to keep a team physically fit for stunting.
  • This course will train coaches on terminology and progression with stunts.
  • This course will assist teaching spotting properly and troubleshooting stunts.
  • Coaches will have an opportunity too in their final project to complete an essay on "DOS AND DON?TS OF STUNTING."


Quizzes/homework 50%
Class participation 30%
Book report 10%
Final essay 10%


: 90-100% = A
: 80-89.9% = B
: 70-79.9% = C
: 60-69.9% = D
: below 60% = F

Make-Up Exams And Late Work

Full Students Only: It is important to turn in assignments on a timely basis, because this helps show how you'd meet deadlines on day to day real life scenarios. You will generally have a couple of days to turn in assignments. Work should be submitted by due dates unless prior arrangements are made with instructor. Assignments will be accepted up to one week late but will be penalized 10 points, and no assignments will be accepted more than one week late without prior approval from the instructor or an excused absence as explained in the SpiritU Before you Begin section.

Input From Cheer Stunting & Safety Basics Students

This is a brand new class, so we will post input as we receive it.

Course Syllabus

Week 1


  • Team bonding
  • Setting Goals
  • Affective Sportsmanship

  • First aid and treatment
  • Building safety into stunting
  • Know your athletics
  • Eating right

  • Terminology
  • Stunting Progressions
  • Stunting errors
  • Partner stunting and pyramids

  • Physical condition
  • Skills and safety techniques
  • Proper supervision and attire
  • Progressing

  • Safety and spotting
  • Motivation
  • Respect and Responsibility
  • Proper Techniques



  • Strengthen
  • Timing
  • Dismounting and Grips
  • Helpful tips
OPEN DISCUSSION: how far the extra mile is your team willing to go in stunts

[Class authored by Michelle Balzano and Leslie Goettsch. All SpiritU? classes are written exclusively for SpiritU?, and are the sole property of Leslie's Best, Inc.]

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