How to Do a Pop Down Dismount in Cheerleading

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There are many aspects to cheerleading, so it can get confusing and overwhelming making it a very difficult sport to participate in. Stunting is a very broad part of cheerleading. For example, there are dismounts, pyramids, and partner stunts. Dismounts can range from simple to very difficult. If you feel confused about how to perform pop down dismounts or just wish to understand the entire technique, read this article.

Base Position

  1. Take the stunt to the desired level. This could be an elevator or something more advanced like an extension or a lib.
    • For beginners, try it first from an elevator. Once you become more familiar with how to do it, you can move to a more advanced stunt.
  2. Bend your legs. This is where all the power is going to come from.
    • Keep your arms locked and do not bend them. Bending your arms will make it harder to throw.
    • Do not bend too far down. If you bend down too far, you won't be able to throw properly and to use your maximum power.
  3. Extend your legs so you are standing straight again. Release your flyer's foot; you should make a fluent motion.
    • While releasing your flyer's foot, try to watch your base partner for timing. If you throw each foot at opposite times, this could cause the dismount to happen improperly.
  4. Keep your arms in the air. If you do this, you'll be prepared to catch the flyer's thigh.
    • Keep your hands open while they are in the air. This will ensure that you're fully prepared to catch the flyer.
  5. Catch and squeeze the flyer's thigh. Slowly resist him/her down to the ground.
    • To resist the flyer down, you try to pull in the upward direction on her leg as they are coming down.
  6. Stand up nicely in order to finish the stunt. Stand facing the front with your arms tight by your sides and your hands in fists.

Backspot Position

  1. Take the stunt to the desired level, this could be an elevator or something more advanced like an extension or a lib.
    • For beginners, it's recommended to first try it from an elevator.
    • Once you become more familiar with how to do it, then you can move to a more advanced stunt.
  2. Bend your legs as this is where all the power is going to come from.
    • Keep your arms locked, do not bend them. This will make it harder to throw.
    • Do not bend too far down, this will prevent you from throwing properly and from using your maximum power.
  3. Extend your legs so you are standing straight again and release your flyer's ankles (this step and bending your legs should be one fluent motion).
    • When releasing you flyer's ankles, give a small flick of the wrists in the upward direction. This will help add some more height to the throw.
  4. Keep your arms in the air so that you are prepared to catch the flyer's waist. This will help you to be fully prepared to catch your flyer.
    • When your arms are in the air, keep your hands open do not have them in fists.
  5. Catch and squeeze the flyer's waist and slowly resist her down to the ground. To resist the flyer down, pull up on their waist as they are coming down.
  6. Stand up nicely in order to finish the stunt. Stand facing the front with your arms tight by your sides and your hands in fists.

Flyer Position

  1. Take the stunt to the desired level, this could be an elevator or something more advanced like an extension or a lib.
    • For beginners, it's recommended to first first try it from an elevator.
    • Once you become more familiar with how to do it, then you can move to a more advanced stunt.
  2. Remain tight and squeeze your muscles while your group works underneath you. This will allow you and your group to perform the dismount properly.
  3. Hit a straight body position once you feel the pop of your backspot and bases. This involves you to keep your legs straight with your muscles squeezed and your arms tight down by your sides.
  4. Keep your hands open and not in fists, next to your sides while you are coming down. This will help to ensure you are grabbing the backspot's wrists and helping to resist yourself down.
  5. Keep your arms tight by your sides with your elbows in.
    • If you leave your elbows out you, you may hit and injure one of the bases or the backspot.
  6. Find and grab your backspot's wrists before you hit the ground.This will help to resist yourself down to the ground. [Image:Screenshot (21 ).png|center]]
  7. Finish the stunt by standing nicely while your bases and backspot stand up. Stand standing facing the front with your arms tight by your sides and hands in fists.

Tips

  • Between the bases and the backspots, the dismount will work better and will look better if you all throw at the same time.

Warnings

  • This dismount can be dangerous, always practice safe stunting by understanding what is going to happen before doing it. Fully understand what is going to happen in the stunt before you perform it. Ask questions if you do not understand.
  • Communicate with your group if something is not working out or if something does not feel right.
  • Make sure you have people around to spot if you are not confident in performing this dismount. Without practicing safe stunting, anyone within the stunt could be injured.
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