All Star cheerleading is different from your ordinary sideline cheerleading because it is strictly competition and performance based.
We do not cheer for a specific sports team, but rather, we are the sport.  In All Star cheerleading, our athletes are able to learn
and advance their skills in a safe environment with a knowledgeable and experienced coaching staff.   Our teams perform action-packed
routines at competitions and local exhibitions consisting of tumbling, stunts, jumps, and dance.  All Star cheerleading also allows us to have
athletes from all over Central Illinois combined into one program consisting of multiple teams and levels.  While many of our athletes reside
in Bloomington-Normal, we have athletes from surrounding communities, some who travel from over an hour away.  Our program is a United
States All Star Federation (USASF) Member Gym.  The USASF is the governing body of all star cheerleading whose mission is "To support
and enrich the lives of our All Star athletes and members. We provide consistent rules, strive for a safe environment for our athletes, drive
competitive excellence, and promote a positive image for the sport."

Lions Cheer Company offers a traditional
All Star cheerleading program, as well as All Star Prep and Special Needs programs.  
All Star Prep Teams
All Star Teams
All Star Prep is for athletes who are looking for an introduction to all
star cheerleading, or an opportunity to participate in all star with less
of a commitment.  Prep teams have a shorter season, less practices,
a lower financial commitment, limited travel, and a more affordable
uniform.  However, Prep teams still get the same great coaching
where the athletes will progress in all areas of cheerleading while
building confidence.  Our all star prep season is approximately 6
months long, beginning with practices in October and competing

Some athletes may choose to participate in All Star Prep as a entry
level into our traditional All Star program and others may choose to
stay on All Star Prep due to their interest in the lesser time or
financial commitment that goes along with it.  

Here are the age groups and levels offered
by the USASF for All Star Prep:

Tiny - Ages 6 and under - Level 1

Mini - Ages 8 and under - Levels 1, 2

Youth - Ages 11 and under - Levels 1, 2, 3

Junior - Ages 14 and under - Levels 1, 2, 3

Senior - Ages 18 and under - Levels 1, 2, 3

If you are interested in joining our All Star Prep Teams for next
season (2016-2017), information will be available in the fall.  We will
hold one month of optional skill building classes in September, with
evaluations to form teams occurring in October.  If you have
questions, please email
Our All Star teams offer the complete competitive cheerleading
experience for athletes of all ages and ability levels.  We have teams
for ages 4-18 and USASF levels 1-5.  We pride ourselves in having
successful teams at all age groups and levels.  Our all star season is
approximately 10-12 months long (depending on the team),
beginning with practices in May/June and competing
October/November through March/April.

Here are the age groups and levels offered
by the USASF for All Star:

Tiny - Ages 6 and under - Level 1

Mini - Ages 8 and under - Levels 1, 2

Youth - Ages 11 and under - Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Juniors - Ages 14 and under - Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5R, 5

Seniors - Ages 18 and under (no younger than 10) - Levels 1, 2, 3,
4.2, 4, 5R

Senior Worlds Team - Ages 12-18 - Level 5

If you are interested in joining our All Star Teams for next season
(2016-2017), evaluations will be held May 5th-11th.  More detailed
information, visit our
Evaluations page!  If you have questions,
please email
Special Needs Team
We offer an exhibition cheerleading team for those with special needs called Spirit.  This team is comprised of males and females of all
ages and performs at a few of the same competitions as our competitive teams, plus a few other local performances.  Many of our all star
athletes serve as "buddies" to the athletes on Spirit and assist with practices and performances.  The program is made possible by grant
funding through the Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization (CIDSO).  

For more information about the Spirit team, please contact Team Coordinator Tara Haynes at