All children benefit from classes and participation in cheer and tumbling classes . You have done a terrific job of parenting by getting your child interested in these educational sports. Many of the benefits of cheer and tumbling classes are related to learning more important developmental areas that will help your child become a better student and young adult. Cheer and tumbling programs are not solely about creating high level athletes, there are so many more important areas to consider. All children, regardless of ability, should stay in cheer and tumbling classes for 3 – 5 years, if not longer, to get the full benefit of what their sport teaches.