High School Flyer size

titi33

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I'm 15 years old, 5'4 and 1/2, and my weight fluctuates from around 123-127 pounds but its really just muscle weight. I have really good balance and I hold myself well but am I too big to continue being a flyer?
 

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90% of people will tell you size doesn’t matter. Unfortunately, sometimes size matters. it depends on many things such as the make up of the team and what stunting skills are being performed. How strong and experienced are the bases on the team? Who are you competing against to get a flyer spot? It’s important to remember Cheer is a team sport. Hopefully you are willing to do whatever position is needed.
 
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A good explanation from @King

 

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It really depends. For a coed team, yes, you are probably too tall to fly. That doesn't mean you can't, but coed flyers tend to be tiny. For all girl, you may be ok, since size doesn't matter quite as much, but you may be borderline there as well. I would suggest to keep working it, but also know that the time may come when you are grounded. If nothing else, you make yourself more valuable if you are able to fill multiple positions on a team.
 
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