All Star Cheerleading
Competitive cheerleading is when cheer squads compete against each other at a competition. Our competitive teams (ages 3-18) practice 3 times a week and compete in national and local competitions.
At a typical cheerleading competition, teams perform a 2 and a half-minute routine with music that includes stunts, jumps, tumbling. Teams are judged by a panel of cheerleading experts on difficulty and execution. The winner in each division gets a trophy and bragging rights.
All types of cheerleading teams have the option to compete, but not all school-based cheerleading squads are competitive. School teams perform routines with a cheer with signs, poms, and megaphones that showcase their sideline skills along with an entertainment section to music.
On the other hand, all-star cheerleading squads, who are not affiliated with a school, exist solely to compete. All-star routines do not include a cheer since they don’t technically cheer for anyone, and their routines are all entertainment/music. Teams compete based on age and difficulty.
Either way, competing as a cheerleader is really challenging, athletic, and so much fun. If you want to become a competitive cheerleader, find out if your school has a cheer squad that competes or contact a local all-star gym.