What is All Star Cheerleading?

All star cheerleading is different from the cheerleaders that you see in the movies, on television and even at your own high school. It is a new type of sport. Although it was been around since the 1990′s, all star cheerleading is just now becoming a popular sport, growing every single year. All star cheerleaders do not have pom poms, we don’t scream go fight win and we actually don’t cheer for a team. All star cheerleaders train 365 days a year to compete. We spend hours in the gym training and conditioning to perform a 2 minute and 30 second routine. Our routines no longer consist of cheers. Those 2 minutes and 30 seconds are jam packed of tumbling and stunts that become harder and harder each year. We strive to impress the judges, who have no idea how long we have been practicing in the gym or what the circumstances were leading up to the competition. To train as an all star cheerleader is tough, which is why this sport tends to lose a lot of people a long the way. I am part owner of 5 Alarm All stars and the head coach of both our Senior level 1 and 2 teams. We are a second year program in New Jersey, which is one of the most heavily populated areas for All star cheerleading. We are striving to be the best, one step at a time and this blog will document the rest of our 2014-15 competition season. I will also be posting tips on how to stretch and condition, so that you can help to prepare yourself for your upcoming season.