UF Bans Cheer Team From Performing Aerial Stunts
GAINESVILLE- Many on the University of Florida cheer team are still in shock at the University Athletic Association's decision to ground the team.
The recent accident at the source of the controversy left one Orlando Magic cheerleader with a broken rib and three broken vertebrae, and a University of Florida cheerleading team prohibited from performing advanced stunts.
Many area cheerleading administrators say they watched footage of the incident and feel it's an accident that could have been avoided.
Santa Fe College Cheer Team Advisor, Stacey Ledvina said, "First for me, I didn't see a spotter which there was no one behind her. For us, there should always be someone behind you in case something like this does happen."
The Santa Fe Saints cheerleading team isn't alone in their adherence to a strict set of safety guidelines outlined by the American Association of Cheer Coaches and Administrators.
The University of Florida also follows rules that may have prohibited accidents like the one on Orlando.
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