High spirit, hard knocks

Baraba, Sarah
August 2012
Granite City Press-Record;8/15/2012, Vol. 54 Issue 33, pA1
The article describes the steps coaches in the Metro East region of Illinois are taking to prevent concussions among members of their schools' cheerleading teams. It relates how they are implementing "progression" training during practice sessions, making sure that cheerleaders would master basic stunts before they move on to more advanced moves. It also notes that the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has banned risky stunts like "double-downs" from state cheerleading tournaments.


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