I have done some digging and many folks believe it is standard for a coach to train splits this way but the forcing of the split while other students held her down while she screamed for the event to stop at least 9 times is very concerning. I would be on the hunt for this man if I was the father, no way would this be okay with me.
Check out some footage of the now suspended coach for Denvers East High School cheerleaders.
This was the viral video that launched his now ended career.
What a fool!