COMPETIVE CHEER TEAMS
At North Dakota Elite we offer competitive cheerleading teams for boys and girls that are ages 5 to 18 years old. We also have a team dedicated to athletes 16-18+.
Everyone that attends a tryout for ND Elite will make a team that coordinates with their age and ability level. Athletes will be placed on each team at the discretion of the coaches and within the guidelines and standards created by the United States All Star Federation (USASF). If an athlete does not have level specific skills, they will have to score very high in the stunting/dance/jump section to be considered for one of our higher level teams.
Full Season/Full Travel
Full Season/Full Travel teams will practice June - May. Each team will have five mandatory hours of practice per week - two, two-hour team practices and one, one-hour tumbling class. ALL practices, camps, and competitions are mandatory. Competitive cheerleading is a TEAM sport, and one person not at practice can result in multiple groups being unable to participate.
Half Season/Half Travel
All Star Half Season Teams provide a more affordable and less time-consuming option for competitive cheerleading. These teams will practice approximately 1-3 hours per week in the months of September-March. They will have a 2-minute routine with a few out of town competitions and local performances. This option is a great way to get your feet wet in the world of All Star Cheer!
What is All-Star Cheerleading? (an excerpt from http://usasf.net)
“All Star cheerleading is a competition sport that involves boys and girls performing a 2 minute and 30 second routine composed of tumbling, stunting, pyramids, dance, and cheer segments. This routine is performed and scored against other competitive teams at various local, regional, national, and worldwide competitions.
When we refer to tumbling, we mean gymnastic type skills like cartwheels and back handsprings. Stunting refers to a group of two or more individuals that elevate another cheerleader in the air. This also includes co-ed stunting that may only include one base and one flyer. Pyramids are a form of stunting but are done as a large group and are interconnected. Dance is a portion of a routine that consists of choreographed high-energy dance moves.
The main difference between High School cheer and All Star cheer is that a High School cheerleading team’s primary purpose is to support a local school’s sports team and keep the crowd excited. An All Star team performs purely for the challenge, thrill, and competition of the sport. Other differences include All Star cheerleading seasons can be as much as a year long, All Star cheerleaders are not required to be from the same school or area.”