Students in Intermediate Tumbling refine their basic tumbling skills and increase their strength and flexibility. The back handspring is the cornerstone of cheer tumbling and is a requirement of many cheer teams. One of the primary goals of Intermediate Tumbling is to introduce and master the back handspring. The round off is refined with a focus on developing a strong rebound. Conditioning emphasis is placed on shoulder flexibility, back flexibility, and leg strength, all needed for the back handspring. Students will be taught the back handspring in staged progressions, utilizing specialized equipment. Students will be spotted on the back handspring until both the student and the coach feels that a spot is not necessary.