A Brief Overview of Competitive Cheerleading Today...
Cheerleading has evolved quite a bit since it first came around in the 1920's. It began as an all-male program that in a few short decades has spread to almost ever school, college and university across the nation and even world-wide. In the last decade the world of cheerleading has grown into an well-organized sport with opportunities for all ages and ability levels. Recreational cheerleading programs like those offered in local communities through football programs and other sports are fun and a great introduction to the basics of cheerleading. Jr. High, High School and College cheerleading programs do their best work supporting the schools and athletes they represent. A lot of these programs have begun to offer competitive teams and many colleges offer scholarships for these athletes. Competitive Cheerleading is the sport that cheerleading has evolved into.
Today All-Star (competitive) cheerleading is becoming popular and is now practiced in dozens of countries around the world. Because of its popularity, the sport has been divided and sub divided into several different divisions and levels. The divisions: Tiny, Mini, Youth, Junior, & Senior, refer to the age of the athletes on the team. Age for this season is based on how old the athlete will be as of August 31st. Levels refer to the ability of the athletes competing. Competitive Cheerleading is split into 6 different levels of ability with level 1 being the easiest level and 6 being the most difficult.
At Extreme Cheer Sensation we pride ourselves on trained perfection of each athlete and creative choreography and music of each routine. Our teams compete at the most prestigious events around. We plan on attending such events as ACA Total Spirit in Edmonton. We also are going to a competition in the States but will announce the location after our teams have been decided.
This season we are looking forward to raising the bar with new and innovative choreography & music that will make a Sensational impact!
*Note: All athletes will be allowed to tryout, however, not everyone will make a team.We do offer alternate spots for those athletes that do not meet the skill requirement at the time of evaluation. Athletes will have later opportunities to perfect skills and get re-evaluated for team placement. Every year of coaching, we have had to remove at least one girl for lack of commitment or attitude. If this happens we would then be selecting her replacement from a committed Alternate. Do not get discouraged if not immediately placed on the team you desire, work hard to show you deserve it!