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 learn and perform routines
consisting of tumbling, stunts, jumps, and dance.  There are several different program offerings in all star cheerleading that are governed by
the United States All Star Federation (USASF), including Fundamentals, Novice, Prep, Elite, and CheerAbilities.  The programs allow for
athletes to safely and successfully progress through the developmental stages of All Star.  There is truly a place for every athlete in this
sport.  Our program is a United States All Star Federation (USASF) Member Gym.  Read more about each of our programs below.
All Star Novice
Challenge. Explore. Elevate
All Star Prep
Train. Compete. Succeed
All Star Novice is our non-competitive, low-pressure option for athletes with
little to no previous experience.  It will expose the athletes to the competition
atmosphere, without having to worry about being scored or competing against
other teams.  They will perform their routine at events where they will be
evaluated and receive a rating only.  Novice runs on a half season with once
weekly practices beginning in October and attending 3 in-state competitions
from January-March.

We offer All Star Novice for ages 3-11.  Here are the divisions offered by the
USASF for those ages in Novice:
Tiny - Ages 6 and under - Level 1 (with restrictions)
Mini - Ages 8 and under - Levels 1, 2
Youth - Ages 11 and under - Levels 1, 2, 3

*Team members cannot be younger than 3 years old in the Tiny Novice
division and no younger than 5 years old in Mini
and Youth Novice.

Formal evaluations for the 2018-19 season are complete, but new athletes
can still join through a private evaluation.
 Email
amanda@lionscheercompany.com to schedule.
All Star Prep is our entry-level competitive program, as they will go up against
other teams, while offering a lesser time and financial commitment.  Having
some previous experience is helpful, but is not required.  Prep is a good fit for
an athlete who wants to compete, but needs a little more time to develop their
skills before transitioning to an Elite team, or someone who wants to compete
with less of a commitment.  This is also where most of our younger athletes
begin their competitive journeys. Prep runs on a full season with once weekly
practices beginning in June and moving to twice weekly practices in
mid-August.  They attend approximately 5 one-day competitions from
November-March.  

We offer All Star Prep for ages 5-14.  Here are the divisions offered by the
USASF for those ages in Prep:
Tiny - Ages 6 and under - Level 1.1
Mini - Ages 8 and under - Levels 1.1, 2.1
Youth - Ages 11 and under - Levels 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2
Junior - Ages 14 and under - Levels 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2

*Team members cannot be younger than 5 years old in any of the above age
groups.

Formal evaluations for the 2018-19 season are complete, but new athletes
can still join through a private evaluation.  Email
amanda@lionscheercompany.com to schedule.
All Star Elite
Achieve. Excel. Master
Quarter Season Senior Cheer & Dance
All Star Elite is the complete competitive experience.  Previous experience in
cheer, gymnastics, or tumbling is required.  This is for athletes that want to be
"all in," and requires a higher commitment level and elevated performance
expectations.  Our Elite teams compete at several competitions, including
some two-day events, mostly in-state, but some out-of-state as well.  Each
team will have the goal of achieving a bid to an "end of season" event, either     
U.S. Finals, Summit, or Worlds, depending on the team.  Elite runs on a full
season with twice weekly practices beginning in June and attending 7-11
competitions from November-April/May.

We offer All Star Elite for ages 9-18.  5-8 year olds can be considered if they
meet minimum tumbling requirements.  Here are the divisions offered by
USASF for those age groups in Elite:
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 - Level 1, 2, 3, 4.2, 4, 5R
Senior Worlds - Ages 18 and under - Level 5

*Team members cannot be younger than 5 years old in Youth and Junior Elite
divisions (8 in level 4, 9 in 5R and 5) and no younger than 11 in Senior
divisions or 13 in Senior Worlds divisions.

Formal evaluations for the 2018-19 season are complete, but new athletes
can still join through a private evaluation.  Email
amanda@lionscheercompany.com to schedule.
Quarter Season Senior Cheer & Dance Teams were created for those who
compete for their schools to have the all star experience after their school
competitive seasons have ended.  However, it is not required that athletes
joining these teams be on their school teams.  Our quarter season 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 are held in the fall, with choreography and practices occurring
until mid-October when the IHSA competitive seasons start.  Practices would
then resume in February after the conclusion on the IHSA seasons and
competing February-March.

We offer Quarter Season Senior Cheer & Dance for ages 11-18.  Here are the
divisions offered by the USASF for those ages:
Cheer
Senior - Ages 18 and under - Level 1, 2, 3, 4.2, 4, 5R, 5

Dance
Senior - Ages 18 and under - hip hip, jazz, pom, lyrical/contemporary

If you are interested in joining Quarter Season or the 2018-2019 season,
go here for more details.
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