Whether your squad is pumping up the crowd at a sporting event or going for the gold at cheer competitions, no cheerleading program succeeds without practice. But in order to make the most out of time spent at practice on routines and skills must be developed in a forgiving and accommodating space.
If you and your squad feel like you are constantly working against your practice space, then it might be time to update it with equipment that works with you, leaving you to focus on success.
Meeting the Unique Needs of Your Cheerleaders
No two cheerleading programs are exactly alike, as the needs of each vary based on the age, skill-level, and the goals of students. Making an informed distinction between what your team can and can’t live without will make or break your cheerleading program, but for almost everyone, a large, versatile, and forgiving worksurface like padded gymnastics flooring, is the ideal baseline for limbering up before practice and developing new, more advanced skills.
Cheerleading goes far beyond floorwork, involving a multitude of gymnastics, tumbling, and acrobatic techniques. Nailing basic tumbling moves can be a challenge for younger/beginner cheerleaders, so any purchase capable of developing skills like rolls and back handsprings, such as a purpose-built training device, is an investment that sets them on a path for success further down the road.
Aerial maneuvers and flips may be great for advanced programs to impress crowds and judges, but they are equally dangerous to practice. For peace of mind when practicing potentially dangerous tricks, a new crash pad on standby can quickly be thrown under a falling cheerleader for safe impact absorption.
Safe and Stylish Cheer Equipment
Regardless of whether your program is competing for a state championship or not, your number one priority is safety. Luckily, We Sell Mats gymnastics/cheer equipment meet strict ASTM and CPSIA standards for safety. Our tumbling mats, skill shapes, and crash-pads also come in a huge variety of colors so you can get the equipment your program needs without sacrificing the identity of your school or team.
For all options and products that may suit your cheerleading program, check out Wesellmats.com.