LAPS or Level Appropriate Skills are the foundation of a routine in either cheer or stunt. It is vital for success that teams and athletes at each level have a solid foundation of great technique and execution of these skills. Without them - they will struggle to succeed in a competitive arena.
It is not simply enough to have one or two of these LAPS - rather athletes should be aiming for the majority of or all skills listed to be considered at that level...and that's at tryouts. Not on the hope and prayer that they will achieve the skills later in the season.
What follows are a selection of posts for levels 1-5 outlining the LAPS and ELITES. Each one builds on the previous so please consider them in order.