8/29/12 – Clarification on Braced Forward/Backward Flips in Pyramid

August 29, 2012 Cheer Blog Updates

We received a clarification from NFHS regarding braced forward/backward flips in a pyramid.  In three of the four judges training sessions, the question was with regard to 2.5.7 and does each bracer have to have a separate spotter.  The bracer in the middle can brace 2 flips and still be considered a separate spotter for each side.  Below is an example of the question we received and at the time, it was interpreted that it would not be legal.  Upon the clarification, this is permitted and legal.