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, Quarter Season All Star Cheer.
Quarter Season All Star Dance,
 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 January-March.

Here are the age groups and levels offered by the USASF for All Star Prep:
Tiny Prep - Ages 6 and under - Level 1
Mini Prep - Ages 8 and under - Levels 1, 2
Youth Prep - Ages 11 and under - Levels 1, 2, 3
Junior Prep - Ages 14 and under - Levels 1, 2, 3
Senior Prep - Ages 18 and under - Levels 1, 2, 3

*Team members cannot be younger than 5 years old in the Tiny Prep, Mini
Prep, Youth Prep, and Junior Prep divisions; no younger than 10 years old in
Senior Prep divisions.

If you are interested in joining our All Star Prep Teams for the 2017-2018
season, skill building classes and evaluations will be held in September, with
official team practices beginning in October .  Please see
this page for all of the
details.
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

from
November through March/April.

Here are the age groups and levels offered by the USASF for All Star:
Tiny Novice - Ages 6 and under - Level 1 (with restrictions)
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, 5R
Junior - Ages 14 and under - Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5R, 5
Senior - Ages 18 and under - Levels 1, 2, 3, 4.2, 4, 5R
Senior Worlds Team - Ages 12-18 - Level 5

*Team members cannot be younger than 3 years old in the Tiny Novice division;
no younger than 5 years old in Tiny, Mini, Youth, and Junior divisions; no
younger than 10 years old in Senior divisions; no younger than 12 years old in
Senior Worlds divisions.

Evaluations for the 2017-2018 All Star season have already occurred.  If you
missed evaluations and are still interested in joining, please contact
jen@lionscheercompany.com to see if any openings are available on the team
for your age and skill level.
Special Needs Team
Quarter Season All Star Cheer &
Dance Teams
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 tt.mcpa@comcast.net.
Our NEW Quarter Season All Star Cheer and Dance Teams were created for
those who compete for their schools to have the all star experience after their
school competitive seasons have ended.  These teams allow athletes
from all
around our area the unique opportunity to come together to finish out their year

in a great way
.  They will have fun meeting new people, continuing to advance
their skills, and experiencing the excitement of all star!  Tryouts/auditions will be
held before the IHSA competitive cheer and dance seasons have started, with
official practices beginning after the seasons are complete.


Here are the age groups and levels/genres that could be offered:
CHEER
Senior - Ages 18 and under  - Levels 1-5
*We will be taking 9th-12th graders for this program

DANCE
Junior - Ages 15 and under - hip hop, jazz, pom, lyrical/contemporary
Senior - Ages 18 and under - hip hip, jazz, pom, lyrical/contemporary
*We will be taking 6th-12th graders for this program

If you are interested in joining our Quarter Season All Star Cheer or All Star
Dance Teams this year, please see
this page for all of the details.