About Allstar Cheerleading
An Overview of Our Sport
Allstar Cheer is a high energy, team-based, performance sport that is athletic, artistic and acrobatic. It involves athletes competing with a 2 and a 1/2 minute routine composed of tumbling, stunting, pyramids, dance and cheer segments. While some skills are individually developed, such as tumbling or dancing, partner stunts, pyramids and tosses require a great deal of teamwork and routines require synchronization and team uniformity.
Allstar Cheer differs from traditional school cheer teams in that its primary purpose is competition, while school cheer involves crowd leading and other school roles, as well as the option for competition. Allstar Cheer teams are most often organized and based out of a club and have teams that are open to all area cheer athletes.
Teams are formed based on tiers for every ability level, from Novice to Elite. Allstar rules are leveled based on progressions of skills commonly performed in cheer and are developmentally appropriate for the age of the competitor. Teams range from Level 1 to Level 7.
Allstar Cheerleading is performed by teams ranging in size from small groups of five to large teams of up to 36 members.
There are several divisions in Allstars Cheerleading, including Coed, All-girl, Non-tumbling, International and Open. Each division has its own set of rules and regulations.
Allstar Cheerleading teams compete at local, regional, and national competitions throughout the year. These competitions are judged based on difficulty, execution, creativity, and overall performance.
Allstar Cheerleading requires a lot of training and practice. Team members must work on their flexibility, strength, and stamina to execute the stunts and choreography required for their routines.
Safety is a top priority in Allstar Cheerleading. Coaches and team members must follow strict safety guidelines, training and protocols to prevent injuries.
Allstar Cheerleading can provide many benefits to its participants, including improved fitness, teamwork skills, self-confidence, and opportunities for travel and competition. Many colleges offer scholarships in Acro & Tumbling, for which allstar cheerleaders are highly sought after athletes.