Techniques of Cheerleading II


  2. A. Course Title: Techniques of Cheerleading II
    B. Course Number: PY 141F - 10134
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: -
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Helms, Nelda
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:45:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 8:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:45:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 8:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:45:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location:

    This is a physical education activity course designed for second semester freshmen so that they can participate in the sport of cheerleading. The course will provide advanced opportunities for individuals to develop skills, techniques, and conditioning necessary to be a successful college cheerleader. Various team building strategies will be implemented. This is a one credit hour course.


    Besides enhancing your physical exercise regimen, this course will meet the requirement for a one hour Physical Education credit at New Mexico Junior College: however, you may want to inquire with the institution of your choice to see if it meets their transferability requirement.



    Cheerleaders must wear proper tennis shoes and clothing. Their hair needs to be out of their eyes and in a secured ponytail if shoulder length or longer. Jewelry is not allowed.


    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    60% of your grade will be determined by your attendance. You are allowed three unexcused absences. 20% of your grade will be attitude and participation in class and 20% will consist of a skills test.


    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    This is a techniques course designed to give students an opportunity to see if they can meet the challenges of being a New Mexico Junior Cheerleader. All aspects of the course (music, choreography, skills, language, props, etc.) should represent the highest standards at the collegiate level.


    By the end of this course students should be able to:
    1. Perform all the jumps they learned in PY131F, which includes spirit back, spread eagle, double hook, herkie, toe touch, and hurdler.
    2. Perform two additional jumps, the front hurdler and the pike.
    3. Master an intermediate level lift such as the extended one legged stunt called the liberty.
    4. Perform intermediate stunts such as the extension, awesome, and low level liberty.
    5. Choreograph a dance.
    6. Create an intermediate cheer routine.
    7. Choreograph a half time demonstration including five routines for each home basketball game.
    8. Follow directions and take constructive criticism from their coach.
    9. Develop socially through cooperation, competition, and appropriate standards of behavior.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Week one - four
    1. Go over the syllabus and fill our fitness questionnaire
    2. Introduce proper static stretching for jumps
    3. Work on all cheerleading jumps
    4. Learn all terms used in cheer motions and practice motions
    5. Learn chants

    Week five - eight
    1. Teach each cheerleader their place in stunts
    2. Work on various stunts
    3. Practice jumps
    4. Learn several side line dances
    5. Learn a chant, cheer, and dance

    Week nine - sixteen
    1. Practice various cheers, chants, dances and stunts.
    2. Learn dances for half time performances at basketball games
    3. Practice jumps
    4. Assessment (Skills Test)