Rising Stars is an introductory cheerleading program. It encompasses the fun and excitement of cheerleading while keeping the cost for both classes and uniform low. Performances are at gyms within driving distance and practices are once per week. There are summer Rising Stars teams and school year teams. No tryouts are needed to join a team.
USASF designed all-star prep teams for athletes who have some experience with cheer and are searching for a more competitive way to perform. Prep teams are designed to challenge athletes who have their skills but may need a little assistance with their technique and confidence. However, many athletes choose this option, regardless of their skill level, because it’s less of a financial and time commitment than elite teams. While they typically practice the same number of nights per week, the practices are shorter, and the competitions don’t require too much travel. In order to keep costs affordable, gyms choose mostly in-state competitions for their prep teams.
Prep teams are divided into the following levels:
The first number refers to the level of stunts that can be performed, while the second number refers to the level of tumbling. Prep is a great option for those who do not have quite the same tumbling ability as the elite athletes. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t stunt at a higher level. Tryouts or assessments will be required to ensure placement on a skill appropriate team.
All Star Elite was designed to push athletes to their highest level. Elite teams are built to be highly competitive and compete more frequently than Prep teams. While some skills are individually developed, such as tumbling or dancing, partner stunts, pyramids and tosses require a great deal of teamwork and routines require synchronization and team uniformity, thus placement on skill appropriate teams is important.
Gyms usually put athletes through a more intense tryout process to ensure high quality, competitive teams.
Travel teams typically attend 2-day competitions around the Midwest and possibly further, along with the Summit/Worlds at Disney World in Florida.
Semi-travel teams typically attend competitions in the state along with neighboring states and the Regional Summit (location TBD).
Thank you for your interest in joining The Stingrays Wisconsin, we look forward to the new season! For further information or to get answers to any questions you may have, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.