The earliest forms of competitive cheerleading were first seen in the late 1960’s. The International Cheerleading Foundation began ranking the top ten cheerleading squads, as well as handing out “Cheerleader All America” awards. America got it’s first glimpse of the competitive side of cheerleading in 1978 when CBS televised the Collegiate Cheerleading Championships. Over the last 30 years, competitive cheerleading has seen drastic growth. People across the world recognize now more than ever that All Star cheerleading focuses on teamwork, discipline, and athleticism and has swayed away from the pom-pom shaking and football chants. As the sport has continued to develop, All Star cheerleading is now seen as it’s own entity completely separate from school cheerleading. Teams have received notoriety for daring routines that include many different choreographed elements of tumbling and stunting. All Star cheerleading is considered a hybrid sport consisting of gymnastics, dance, and acrobatics, along with many elements that are completely unique to cheerleading.
Below you will find all of the options we offer at Cheer Extreme Raleigh!
Break Down of Tumble Levels:
- Level 1: Cartwheel, back walkover, forward roll, round off. This class is designed for the novice athlete. No experience is necessary. This class focuses on teaching the basic progressions.
- Level 2: Round-off back handspring or multiple back handsprings, front handspring. The athlete must be able to master standing and running multiple round-off back handsprings without being spotted by a coach before moving to the next level.
- Level 3: Round-off back handspring back tuck, multiple back handsprings, front tuck.
- Level 4: Round-off back handspring layout, multiple back handsprings to tuck, combinations to layout (front walkover, whip, punch front).
- Level 5: Round-off back handspring full, combination to full, standing multiple back handsprings to layout.
- Level 6: Standing full, standing to full or double full, running double full, combination to double full.
Full Year Allstar Cheer:
Cheer Extreme is one of the most competitive All Star cheerleading programs in the world. Our program offers competitive cheerleading for athletes of all ages and all experience levels. Teams consist of 10 to 38 athletes with a similar skill level, but different athletic abilities in order to make the team as successful as possible. The coaches create a competition routine that is performed at competitions to compete against other teams of similar age and level. These routines are judged on the Varsity score sheet by their level of difficulty, technique, entertainment value, and creativity level. These teams require a full year commitment to our program, practicing two to three times a week. While there are plenty of competitive programs in the world, we believe our gym is an exceptional environment for kids to become their all-around personal best. All Star cheerleading is an excellent avenue for athletes to learn goal setting, teamwork, communication skills, sportsmanship, and develop life-long friendships.
For our younger athletes, ages 3-7, we offer full year novice and prep divisions. Travel is local and less frequent…perfect for the beginner cheerleader!
For more Full Year Allstar information, visit our tryout packet for the upcoming season!
Half Year Allstar Cheer
About The Program:
Cheer Extreme’s Half Year cheerleading team is the perfect introductory program for anyone interested in All Star cheerleading. It is designed to give more athletes the chance to participate in our program and get the “All Star” experience, at an affordable rate with a minimal time commitment. This is a great start for kids who have little to no experience. We can guarantee that your child will learn all of the basics of cheerleading in a fun and positive learning environment. The team competes locally, with a total of 4 competitions. The season runs from September through March, with practices occurring once a week for two hours. During practice they will focus on gaining several different skill sets, including tumbling, stunting, and dancing. They will learn a choreographed routine and then prepare that routine to be performed at the competitions where they will compete against other All Star Prep teams. This program generally moves at a slower pace to ensure that the athletes are gaining the skills they need to be successful. One of the main focuses is to build the confidence of kids so that they feel comfortable performing in front of a crowd.
For more information please on our half year program click here!