What is All-star Cheerleading?
All-star cheerleading is a rising sport in the United States. Cheerleading is an intense physical activity based upon organized routines, usually ranging anywhere from one to three minutes, which contains many components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunting in order to direct spectators of events to cheer for sports teams at games or to participate in cheerleading competitions. This is far different from the cheerleading that is typically viewed as sideline cheer of crowd interaction. Athletes spend many hours improving skills with varying difficulty to perform on stages. Cheerleading originated in the United States, and remains predominantly American, with an estimated 1.5 million participants in all-star cheerleading. The presentation of cheerleading as a sport to a global audience was led by the 1997 start of broadcasts of cheerleading competition by ESPN International and the worldwide release of the 2000 film Bring It On.
What is the time commitment for All-star Programs?
With the degree of difficulty for all-star cheerleading, athletes are required to participate in team practices. As with any other team oriented sport, this requires certain amount of hours at the gym to perfect many skills including stunts, pyramid, dance and various formations. Many athletes practice anywhere from 4-7 hours a week to work on these skills. Our teams are required to practice a minimum of two 2-hour practices each week.
How much does all-star cheerleading cost?
Competitive cheerleading, while not as costly as some youth activities, can still be an expensive sport. Before you consider this or any program, please carefully consider the financial commitment involved. Texas Allstar Cheer has the finest staff and the most state-
of-the-art facility in our sport. As a result, our fees are higher than many programs. However, the difference in costs between our program and others is not as large as you may expect. In fact, if you factor in the costs of entry fees, summer camp/activities, booster
club, and other expenses that are often paid for separately at other gyms, you may actually spend less per year than some other local programs. They may advertise a lower “tuition” rate only to have you pay significant extra amounts throughout the year for entry fees, choreography, or booster club. At Texas Allstar Cheer, we are as open and up-front with our costs and keep it to a minimum as possible.
We have an “all-inclusive” monthly price that covers practically ALL of the expenses that an athlete would normally incur throughout the year.
There are 12 monthly charges from May - April, which range from $200/ month for prep teams and $255.00/month for regular Allstar teams.
This price includes: tuition, entry fees for local and national competitions, summer team activities, and numerous other expenses, but does not include the cost of practice wear, uniforms, choreography or travel.