Cheerleading

Cheerleaders will learn a choreographed routine to music which includes a dance, cheer, pyramid and tumbling sections. Learn more about scholarships here.

Division Info

Key:
Appropriate for children who walk independently.
Appropriate for children who use an assistive device.
Appropriate for children who walk independently.

Allstars

This class utilizes volunteers to help children learn basic cheer jumps, stunts and dance choreographed to music. Allstars cheer is an 8-week program with a finale at the conclusion. Cheerleaders may also have a chance to perform in a community outreach event.

Division Requirements

  • Must have a disability that limits participation in mainstream sports
  • Must be able to follow directions and stay on task during group activity without assistance
  • May need help completing activities due to physical or intellectual needs
Typically offered
Spring
Duration
6-8 weeks
Age
5-18
Program Fee
$70

Sport Requirements

  • Children who use assistive devices such as walkers or wheelchairs must be able to propel themselves up to 30 feet independently in a reasonable time for independent participation
  • Black cheer skort from Target and hair bow

SA Premier

SA Premier cheerleading includes tumbling, stunts, cheer and dance. Unlike our recreational divisions, in the SA Premier division, there is not 1:1 volunteer assistance.  SA Premier cheerleading teams compete at a higher level against other special needs cheer teams. Participants will learn a routine composed of jumps, tumbling, stunts and dance choreographed to music. Depending upon skill level, athletes will be placed on the Platinum or Gold teams. Training begins in August and teams compete in 4-5 traditional cheer competitions through February, with a mandatory final competition in Dallas. Learn more about scholarships here.

Division Requirements

  • Athlete may have a physical or intellectual disability
  • Successful tryout or recommendation by staff
  • Possess the skill and desire to compete at a higher level
  • Must be able to comprehend and retain rules and skills, and then build upon them from week to week
  • 1:1 support is not provided, so must be able to train, compete, function in a group setting and follow the coach’s directions without volunteer assistance
Typically offered
Winter Summer Fall
Duration
6-8 weeks
Age
6-18
Program Fee
Monthly fee based on practices and competitions

Sport Requirements

  • Children who use assistive devices such as walkers or wheelchairs must be able to propel themselves up to 30 feet independently in a reasonable time for independent participation
  • Must be independent (including feminine hygiene), able to communicate needs and able to retain most skills week to week including multiple formations
  • Must commit to being present and on time each week
  • Responsible for uniform, shoes and bow

Platinum Team Requirements

  • Must commit to 4-5 competitions, including NCA competition in Dallas and Florida if the team qualifies

Gold Team Requirements

  • Must commit to 2-3 local competitions

Guidelines

  • Not attending practice the week before competition will result in removal from competition
  • Late fees will be applied if late to competitions (10-minute grace period)