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Cheerleading fatal accident

Postby ngl2010 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:08 pm


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Re: Cheerleading fatal accident

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:10 pm

ngl2010 wrote:http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/ngee-ann-poly-student-dies-after-cheerleading-accident-20130913

RIP :sad:


This is tragic. It must be traumatic for everyone involved.

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Re: Cheerleading fatal accident

Postby phtthp » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:18 pm

The polytechnic should not have asked a heavy weight man at 90 kg, to do this type of backflip at cheer leading. It is dangerous, bec of his heavy weight (@90 kg), risky prone to injury. This type of accidental death could have been avoided !

For this type of backflip,
Should get girls that are light, not heavy.
And pick only those who had been trained in gymnastics background - example, those that know how to turn somersault in mid air.

From this accident death -
Parents with poly children better be alert as to what kind of Activities yr kid is involved in. My heart goes to his grief stricken father. It is definitely not easy to raise up a son, till 19 yr old. He died un-necessarily so young. At 19, the world is before him.

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Re: Cheerleading fatal accident

Postby Nebbermind » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:37 pm

phtthp wrote:
From this accident death -
Parents with poly children better be alert as to what kind of Activities yr kid is involved in. My heart goes to his grief stricken father. It is definitely not easy to raise up a son, till 19 yr old. He died un-necessarily so young. At 19, the world is before him.


Why only poly? Pri schools also have cheerleading cca

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Re: Cheerleading fatal accident

Postby vinegar » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:48 pm

I wonder if the coach is well-trained,does he/she know the safety procedure for such sports?

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Re: Cheerleading fatal accident

Postby longmao.irene » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:24 pm

I feel so sad for d dad... just imagine raising a boy up n died unnecessary!...
Super heartache. .many years of sleepless night or mayb for d rest of his life b griefing...

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Re: Cheerleading fatal accident

Postby floppy » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:06 am

vinegar wrote:I wonder if the coach is well-trained,does he/she know the safety procedure for such sports?


NP's cheerleading team, Magnum Force, is one of the best in Singapore.

Would be good to hear the school's/coach's response on how a 'tosser' ended up doing the backflip.

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Re: Cheerleading fatal accident

Postby janet88 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:25 am

phtthp wrote:From this accident death -
Parents with poly children better be alert as to what kind of Activities yr kid is involved in. My heart goes to his grief stricken father. It is definitely not easy to raise up a son, till 19 yr old. He died un-necessarily so young. At 19, the world is before him.


it is very sad...any parent will know how difficult it is to bring up a child...only to see him go so young. it is not easy to be a parent...other than having to see him/her eat and sleep well and now to know what activities the child does in school.

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Re: Cheerleading fatal accident

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:50 am

I think this is one case where we can teach our kids not only must they be always aware of their own safety but also their friends or people they work with. Everyone has some social responsibilities and should nit behave selfishly.

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Re: Cheerleading fatal accident

Postby phtthp » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:08 am

floppy wrote:
vinegar wrote:I wonder if the coach is well-trained,does he/she know the safety procedure for such sports?


NP's cheerleading team, Magnum Force, is one of the best in Singapore.

Would be good to hear the school's/coach's response on how a 'tosser' ended up doing the backflip.

Since this 19 year old boy had died so wasted, public is awaiting the coach answer - why was he chosen to do backflip in the first case, at a hefty weight of 90 kg ?
A precious human life has been involved !

Even in primary schools where artistic gymnastic coaches are training young primary school kids -
the coaches are extremely cautious, Strict, careful !
They do not anyhow allow any child to flip backwards during gymnastic training -
unless they first make sure that the child's weight is able to support this type of back flip action, plus that child has already undergone certain training beforehand first, safe to proceed to attempt back flip. Only then will the china coach allow the child to go ahead and try one back flip. And during training, coach will lay a gym mattress directly beneath the child. Safety rules ! So that in the event if the child didn't do the backflip properly and the child's head fall accidentally, the head will land on the soft mattress safely, instead of on the hard ground. The head is the most important part of the body that need protection, before the limbs, or other parts of the body. And the coach must explain to the child immediately on the spot - where & why had he gone wrong, unable to flip properly ? Training stop, until correction steps are made clear.

Parents with kids in poly, jc, secondary, primary schools -
we want to know, how coach select cheerleaders, & what exactly do they do ?
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