The All-Star Cheer program requires a strong commitment from the athlete as well as the athlete’s family. It is a great way for athletes to learn new skills, develop a sense of what it means to work together as a team for a common goal and to develop a sense of pride and sportsmanship while making life-long friendships.
All-Star Cheer teams are typically comprised of 10–36 athletes with similar skill levels and of similar ages. Based upon the skill, age, size and make-up of the team, the teams are categorised into different divisions. Each team is taught a competition routine that has elements of tumbling, stunting, jumping and dance skills to music. The routines are typically 2 minutes in length. At a competition, the team performs their routine for a panel of judges who score the performance based upon the level of difficulty, precision, creativity and entertainment value. The team’s placement within their division is based upon the score they received compared to the scores of the other teams within their division.