Technique Tuesday Videos
We have been releasing a Technique Video every Tuesday, to highlight some of the adaptations possible for seated athletes in group and partner stunt, on our social media pages under the hashtag #TechniqueTuesdays.
This page is a collection of all those released videos for your to review and learn from.
A detailed write up is available alongside a number of other chapters of useful information for coaches in our Training Manual available to buy on our shop page.
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A simple one to start.
Step Up Prep.
We love this skill, it's a great way to support bases with less strength to get to prep and extension, adds a creative element to your routines and works for standing as well as seated bases.
The trick to this skill is the flyer having a more active role by transferring their weight. It's s trick we pulled from Acrobatic practices and from working with younger athletes.
Step Up Extension.
Here we use the same technique to get to extension, again this is somethign you'll have possibly done with hitch pyramids etc but is a great adaptation to support weaker bases to reach extended position. It can be done with either seated or standing bases, shown here with a seated base.
Clear Away Cradle
Now that we've got into the stunts lets look at one way to come down. This Clear Away Cradle is reasonably unique to the ParaCheer/Adaptive Abilities divisions as at Advanced level (the maximum available at present) changing bases is usually not allowed however because of the needs of those with mobility impairment and the division specific regulations this stunt is allowed. See the ICU rules or our safety page
Moving onto one Foot. This is a Gut lib. Be careful where the flyer places their foot on your wheelchair users lap, that said this can be a solid option as primary weight can be born through the lap rather than using muscle power.
Be sure to help maintain the seated bases safe and healthy spinal alignment by ensuring the flyer steps slightly towards the base and the weight is positioned close to their chest while thier back is upright and connected with the backrest of thier wheelchair (or other seated mobility aid)
As always this technique can be done with standing bases too.
Our last Lib for the time being, this video describes the adaptations for Lib, from Smoosh to Prep.
Again please note the position of the flyer over the seated base ensure comfortable alignment of the bases back and shoulders where possible.
T downs are a simple and safe exit from stunts that still look elegant and can be worked into choreographic elements. To adapt this for a seated base we're again using the help of a Base Support.