Cheerleading is a competitive sport that incorporates stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance. Athletes train at a high level, achieving strength, power, endurance and flexibility. In addition to gains in physical health, athletes also experience mental health benefits, leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem.
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The Types of Levels in Cheerleading
As a competitive sport, cheerleading has different levels that athletes can compete at. The level of difficulty increases as you move up the levels, so it's important to know which level is right for you and your squad. Here's a guide to the different cheerleading levels and what they entail.
There are 7 main levels of cheerleading; Level 1 through Level 7. Each level has its own set of compulsory and optional skills that must be completed in order to move on to the next level. These levels dictate what stunts, jumps, and other moves a cheer squad can perform. This is for the safety of the cheerleaders, as certain aspects of cheer require additional training, skill, and expertise to perform. What each level can and cannot do is overseen by the International All-Star Federation (IASF).
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What is Cheerleading?Cheerleading is a competitive sport that incorporates stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance. Athletes train at a high level, achieving strength, power, endurance and flexibility. In addition to gains in physical health, athletes also experience mental health benefits, leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem
How are Cheerleading Teams Made Up?Explosion Cheer Academy is committed to providing the ideal environment for every type of athlete, no matter their skill level, experience, or ability. To achieve this, we will place athletes on their respective teams based on criteria such as, but not limited to: Age, Maturity, Tumbling and stunting ability, Experience in Cheer, and Commitment level Please note: ALL athletes that would like to join a Competitive All-Star Team must attend a placement date. Placement registration, and other information will be available on our website. Recreational Cheer athletes can sign up online - No Placements are necessary!
What is the All-Star "Prep" Cheerleading Program?"(Ages 5 -14) All-Star "Prep" Teams are the perfect way to be introduced to competitive cheerleading. Athletes will be taught the fundamentals of cheerleading, coordination, flexibility and strength. Level 1 & 2 prep teams practice once a week from September to April. These teams are a great option for families who want a competitive program but are not able to commit to additional training or the longer travel associated with All-Star teams.
What is the All-Star "Elite Cheerleading Program?"(Ages 5+) "All-star" is the true heart of competitive cheerleading around the World! This competitive stream is available to athletes of any age, and provides age groups, divisions, and levels for any and all skill levels and abilities! Athletes in our All-Star program will train 2 - 5 hours per week from September to April. All-Star is a higher commitment program, and athletes are expected to travel to competitions. Important for Elites: All team practices and competiitons are mandatory. Athletes can be placed on probation, removed from a stunt group, or from a routine entirely if attendance is a problem. THIS IS FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY!
What is the Recreational Cheerleading Program?(All ages and skill levels) If you're brand new to cheer, or interested in the sport but don't want to over-commit, our recreational program is a great place to start! You will learn through stunting courses, tumbling classes, and dance lessons, and participate in a performance for friends and family at the end of your session. With reduced cost and commitment, this is a great option for athletes with busy lifestyles or those participating in multiple sports.