All Star Cheer

Competitive Cheerleading builds athletic skills in addition to confidence, self- esteem & team building skills, which can be used for life!  All Star season begins in May with practices and competition season runs November – March.

Age Groups:

Tiny (Ages 4-6) *must be potty trained
Mini (Ages 6-8)
Youth (Ages 11 & Younger)
Junior (Ages 14 & Younger)
Senior (Ages 11-18)

To join the squad, individual must attend placements in May and will then be ‘placed’ on a squad based upon their age and ability. Depending on age, each participant will be evaluated on the following: jumps, stunting and tumbling (from a forward roll to advanced tumbling if they are able to do so. This is NOT a requirement.) along with positivity and enthusiasm. Cheerleaders do not have to have any prior experience!  The possible occasion where an individual may not get teamed is if we do not have enough girls to form a full team or if there are disciplinary issues during placement.

Placements for the 2019-2020 season have already taken place.  Please note, placements for next year will take place in May of 2020 (exact date TBD)

Make Up Date for 2020 Placements:  If you are unable to attend placements, contact All Star Coach Ashley at for an individual evaluation/possible placement.
Location:  Burlington Area YMCA Gymnastics and Cheer Center.
We ask everyone interested in attending placements to pre-register, which can be done at the Y or online. While pre-registration is appreciated, it is not required. There is no fee associated with placements or pre-registration.
Please wear gym shorts, form fitting tank top, clean lace up tennis shoes, and hair pulled up off of the shoulder (no jewelry or gum allowed).

All Star FUNdamentals is a 12 wk intro into our All Star cheer program. This program will introduce stunts, dance and tumbling skills to those interested in All Star Cheer in a low pressure, non-competitive environment. Over the 12 weeks, participants will learns skills in each area listed above and combine them into a short exhibition routine.  FUNdamental All Stars will perform their routine at 2 exhibition performances at the end of the 12 weeks.

Age Groups: 5-8 and 9-11
Fee:    Members: $110  /  Community: $130  (fee includes program fee and uniform)
Registration: May 20- Aug 31
Program Dates: Sept - Dec
Days/Times:  Sundays, 1:00-2:30pm

Half-Year team for those who may have participated in FUNdamentals and are ready for the next step as an All Star.  Includes 1-2 competitions & 1 exhibition performance. 

Fee:     $65/month  *Y Membership is  required*
Add’l Fees:   Listed inside of info packet (available at the YMCA or Gymnastics & Cheer Center)
Contact:  Ashley Sherwood  (P): 319-850-8467 (E):

Please wear gym shorts, form fitting tank top, clean lace up tennis shoes, and hair pulled up off of the shoulder (no jewelry or gum allowed).

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