Q: What is all-star cheer?
A: All-Star cheerleading is a highly competitive sports activity that combines elements of
tumbling, dance, stunting, and traditional cheerleading skills such as jumps and arm motions.
Teams perform fast-paced, exciting, and professionally choreographed routines set to
music. All-Star teams compete against other All-Star gyms from across the country between
December and April/May each year!
Q: What is the difference between Rec/Stomp & Shake cheering and All-Star Cheering?
A: All-Star programs are associated with USASF (U.S. All-Star Federation) sanctioned gyms
and are required to follow a very specific set of rules to be considered All-Star. Recreational
Cheer is usually a community-based squad and is required to cheer for an in-season sport
Q: What are the costs involved in All-Star Cheering?
A: Monthly tuition amounts range from $100-$150 depending on what team your athlete is
placed on. Tuition pays only for your monthly membership and instruction. Monthly tuition does
not cover uniforms, competition fees, mandatory practice wear, choreography, or any other additional fees
Q: Do I have to pay for everything at once?
A: Additional fees will be broken up into installments. An installment schedule will be released at
a later date. BASE does offer a discount for those who wish to pay their tuition in full
Q: What additional fees are required outside of tuition?
A: Uniforms, competition fees, practice wear, choreography fees, travel fees (hotel
accommodations and transportation), etc.
Q: What does my initial registration fee cover?
A: Registration fee covers annual membership admin fees only
Q: Do you offer any fundraisers?
A: We do offer fundraisers (mandatory and voluntary) throughout the season to help offset costs
Q: What are the age requirements?
A: We accept athletes from ages 3 to 18 years old
Q: Does my child have to have any cheer experience to make a team?
A: No experience is necessary. We have teams for beginners to advanced. Most importantly
Everyone makes a team! We are so proud to be able to offer a variety of teams for every age
and skill level so we can place every child on the right team for his/her skill and social
Q: How are teams determined?
A: Every athlete whether new or returner must try out for a new placement every season.
Everyone will make a team, however, teams are placed based on age, skill set, maturity,
experience and position on the team
Q: What team(s) will you have? What team will my child be on?
A: Athletes progress from level to level based on their ability to successfully execute defined
skills in tumbling, jumping, stunting, and dance. Just being able to tumble at a level, is not the
gating factor of progression. Tumbling, although certainly important, is only a part of the score
sheet. Jumps, dance, transitions, stunts, and stunt building are of equal importance. An athlete
must be proficient in all aspects of a cheer routine to be considered competent at a “level”
Q: When will tryouts be held?
A: Tryouts will be held in May. Dates and times will be released at a later date
Q: What’s required to try out for a team?
A: Must be a pre-registered member.
Q: What days of the week will my athlete practice?
A: Practices are held 1-3 days per week, depending on your athlete’s team placement for the season.
Additional practices may be required. Summer and permanent practice schedules will be
released at a later date
Q: What is the total weekly time commitment?
A: All of our practice schedules are based on how many teams we have during the season. We
have two different schedules for the competitive season, a Summer schedule, and a Non-Summer
schedule. All-Star cheer is a year-round sport, so in an effort to prevent burnout, we want to
provide all athletes time during the summer to enjoy vacations, breaks, and other events. Once
choreography is complete we will then switch to the Non-Summer months schedule to begin
working on routines. Permanent schedules begin in August.