Weight And Height For A College Cheerleader

Discussion in 'College Cheerleading, NCATA, & STUNT' started by Stephanie Ramsaier, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. stuntjumptumble

    stuntjumptumble Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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  2. CaliBaylee

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    ok so I'm 5'5"-5'6" and weigh 110, am I too tall to fly in college? I co-ed stunt fairly easily but I also base!


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  3. retiredl5cheer

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    Too tall to fly? No. Too tall to fly coed? Probably, because it's just easier to coed stunt with tiny tots. That being said, every team has a different make-up and different needs. There's no true right answer to your question.
     
  4. GreenStorm

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    I don't know who said it, but i remember someone mention that coed stunting was easier with a tall Flyer. But i can't find it now, i just know the explanation made sense :)
    I agree with you there is no too tall to fly.


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  5. Level5Mom

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    Great post!! It's nice to hear such honesty from someone with a daughter who cheered for 2 great cheer schools and team USA!

    From what I'm learning as I look at schools now for my rising HS junior is that not many programs will put a restriction on height or weight VERBALLY, but the reality is that the highly competitive cheer schools will almost always take the smaller girl at the same skill level for large coed. Because they are highly competitive, there is no shortage of amazing SMALL talented girls trying out every single year. Keep in mind that some of these programs also only have a few slots to fill each year. So the odds are always in the favor of the smallest girls (I realize there are exceptions).

    Luckily there are tons of great cheer schools besides the elite. I would recommend you make a list of realistic choices for your ability, and include a few "reach" schools. Visit and attend clinics and talk to the coaches. When the time comes hopefully you can try out at a few and see where the chips fall. That's what my 5'2" 103lbs daughter are doing. She realizes she is pushing "tall", so she has a list of realistic schools and a few reach schools. She also has a fall back list just in case :). She is aiming for coed (probably mid-layer/tumbler), but is keeping all girl flying as a viable option. Good luck!
     
  6. collegecheermum

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    When my CP was a Junior in HS she flew out to UofL for a stunt clinic and worked with the stunters from large Coed, Although Misty was yelling across the room..."All Girl!". That was her background in her 10 yrs of All Star, her team put up 12 stunt groups that yr at Worlds. But she soon fell in love with Coed Partner stunting and put a video up on You Tube of some of her early attempts. That video got her lots of attention from various schools, but in the end SFA really sounded like the perfect fit. At 5'2" she was considerably taller than their Elite flyers 4'10"-5'0" and 89-100 lbs. Luckily BJ is built super tiny, and weighed in at 90-95 lbs. Some of the guys preferred a slightly taller girl, as it put less strain on their lower backs bending over to initiate stunts. BJ learned how to "jump" by training with the "stumblers" (Tumbler/Stunters) as they were called at SFA. A skill that would prove to help out in the years to come. As BJ says..its a 50/50 partnership....why should the guy do ALL the work?

    When considering the ELITE schools/programs it helps to actually go to any of their clinics/workshops that you can. See how they work together, see what the girls are actually throwing as far as tumbling. The requirements may say...standing tuck and a layout. Truth of the matter is girls throwing standing fulls and specialty to fulls on a hard floor.

    What is the coaching like? trust me, at the elite level they wont be sugar coating anything! And if they are on scholarship, like my girl was...there are expectations to meet and or exceed.
    There are so many great programs out there..competitively and Game Day! Some of the Best game Day schools do not compete..so its a matter of what is most important....or where can you get BOTH!

    I wish you and your CP much success! Sad to see mine ending her college cheer career....but who knows what the future holds!
    Right now she is doing the NCA Collegiate Camp circuit.....she has a blast!
     
  7. rachaelcheers105

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    I'm 5'5 and 120 pounds... So my dreams for flying co-ed for any big school names (UK, U of L, Hawaii) are crushed?! :(
     
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    I wouldn't say crushed......but there are many small coed teams where you would fit right in! best wishes!
     
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    Nope! I'm 5'5 (formerly a base) and I fly in college, we have some girls that are 5'6 that fly too.
     
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    My daughter has never flown before but wants to cheer at a D1 game day school. She has no interest in competition cheer at the collegiate level. She has never flown on either her allstar nor her high school squad but she has been to flying clinics and is currently going to partner stunting classes. She is going to be a junior so she has approximately 2 years to improve her skills. She gets discouraged when she sees videos of the elite flyers but I tell her that the only thing she can do is try her best and if it doesn't work out, then she will have had a wonderful experience in trying.
     
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    There are all girl and small coed DI game day schools as well! Off the top of my head I can think of Rutgers, University of Maryland, University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), Florida State, Boise State...
     
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    I just met her at the Alabama camp lol. She's a really nice girl and very easy to stunt With lol. Seems like you guys don't do names here but as the one arm rewind immediate stretch girl, it's hard not to say her name lol.

    I always felt really big programs like UK don't like taller girls solely because that potentially limits what guys they can have in the team.
     
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    Ahhh the Alabama camp. College cheer memories....


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  14. SmileyRyleigh

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    I always complain about only being 4'11, but looking into college cheer it makes me feel better that I'm not super tall!


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  15. aubreysheffield

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    Where did you go to college? I'm looking to flying coed but I'm 5'5" and I know I'm tall for coed flying