Some schools take their athletics training programs too far. A disturbing video surfaced online that seemingly depicts a high school cheerleader being forced into a split as she cries and begs her coach to stop.
The girl is Ally Wakefield, a 13-year-old student at East High School in Denver, Colorado. She was allegedly held down by fellow cheerleaders and her coach during a training session in June. Local news station KUSA said that this wasn’t the only video they received. The station said it has multiple videos in which “eight cheerleaders are shown repeatedly being pushed down into the forced splits, while their arms are held up by fellow teammates, making each cheerleader unable to move herself out of the position.”
Ally’s mother sent an email with the video attached to the school’s athletic director. She says the exercise ended up injuring Ally’s leg.
I have attached a video of the forced splits she and her other team members were forced to do at cheerleading camp and practices; unless they had a doctor’s note. This is how Ally injured her leg.
My husband and I would like to know what the administration is going to do about my daughter’s injury and how it happened.