WILDCATS Cheer Pride offers both Full Year Competitive Teams as well as Half Year Prep Teams. Both types of teams are offered every year at various times and require various amounts of time and financial commitment. Missed team placements? Give us a call or shoot us an email and we will help you plan the best path to becoming a WILDCAT!
Full Year Teams
- Year round commitment June through May
- Around 8 competitions per season
- Competitions include 3 overnight, travel destinations within the region including cities like Chicago, Indianapolis, and Columbus.
- Practices are required 2-3 times per week
Half Year Teams
- Half year commitment September through April
- 3-4 local competitions per season including Detroit and Lansing area locations
- Practices are held once per week
WILDCATS Cheer Pride is always working hard to form the best, most well rounded teams. To give each team a strong competitive advantage, the majority of team members must have the hardest skill required in the level. If the majority of the team members do not have the required level skills, then that team will not score in the maximum range. WILDCATS respects the strength and weaknesses of each athlete and athletes will be placed on a team that they will be most successful on and feel like a star.
Remember there is a place for everyone at WILDCATS Cheer Pride! NO tumbling, stunting or cheer experience is required. We will train you!
What is Competitive Cheerleading?
During a competition routine, a team performs carefully choreographed stunting, tumbling, jumping and dancing to their own custom music. Our competitive cheerleaders are placed into divisions, which are grouped based upon age, size of the team, gender of participants, and skill level. Age levels vary from age 3 to age 18. WILDCATS Cheer Pride is a USASF certified gym. For more information on the USASF, go to www.usasf.net.
What are the USASF Skill Levels?
There are five levels offered by the USASF. The level refers to the type of stunts, pyramids, tumbling and tosses that the team can perform. Athletes with similar level abilities are placed together to form a team that will be competitive at competitions. Through our evaluations and placement process, each athlete will be leveled according to their ability in all categories. Similarly leveled athletes with similar age & ability will comprise each team.
Athletes should have competition ready skills before moving on to the next level.
Athletes may be working on new level skills, but may not be placed at the corresponding level at placements. Only skills that have been mastered will be considered during the placement process. In addition, within each level there are multiple skills to learn. Successful teams will have athletes that can perform all of the skills allowed in the level.
Examples of tumbling levels:
Level 1– Cartwheel, round off, back walkover, front walkover
Level 2—Front and back handspring, round-off back handspring, running multiple back handsprings
Level 3—Multiple standing handsprings, round off back handspring back tuck, punch front
Level 4—Standing tuck, handspring tuck, round off handspring layout, punch front step outs, whips
Level 5—Toe touch back tuck, standing handspring full twist, round off handspring full twist
Examples of stunting levels:
Level 1– Lib below prep level, Prep w/ cradle, 1/4 turn transitions
Level 2—Lib at prep level, extension cradle, 1/2 twist transitions, straight ride toss
Level 3—Extension full down, lib at extended level, full twist transitions, 1 trick toss
Level 4—two foot double down, lib full down, double twisting transitions, 2 trick toss
Level 5—1 foot double down, extended twisting and releases to one foot, 3 trick toss