KinderCheer (Ages 3-5)
KinderCheer is a preschool program for children ages 3-5 combining both preschool activities as well as cheerleading. At KinderCheer your child is learning through play in a social environment. Our play centers and crafts will help him/her to learn to share and work on fine motor skills. Our time in the gym helps to burn off some energy and work on gross motor development, balance and coordination. The children will be busy learning different activities and themes each week. Theme weeks may include: Getting Acquainted, Winter, Groundhog Day, Opposites, Valentines, Family, Teeth, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Zoo, Big Machines, Dinosaurs, etc. All participants must be fully potty trained and 3 years of age prior to the start date of the program. Registration for this program can only be done in person as hard copy paperwork is required for each participant.
Recreational Cheer Programs
Our recreational classes offer an opportunity to “try out” a cheer program without all the financial and time commitments that all-star (competitive) teams require. During the session students learn all the fundamentals of cheerleading including stunting, beginning tumbling, jumps, motions, dance, formations, and some cheers. This class welcomes a variety of skill levels from beginners and on!
Clothing: Each athlete must purchase team shorts, hair bow, and t-shirt at time of registration. Uniforms must be worn to each practice, along with clean indoor running shoes. Estimated cost is $40.
Tiny Cheer (Ages 4-5)
A 45-minute introductory cheerleading class for preschoolers. Time is spent on skill building to ensure safety and sound development of fundamentals.
Mini Cheer (Ages 6-8)
A 90-minute cheerleading class for beginner and intermediate athletes. Athletes from this program may be selected to join a pre-competitive program, or be asked to try out for a competitive team.
Youth Cheer (Ages 9-11)
A 2-hour cheerleading class for beginner and intermediate athletes. Athletes from this program may be selected to join a pre-competitive program, or be asked to try out for a competitive team.
Teen Cheer (Ages 12-16)
A 2-hour cheerleading class for teens. The class is an introduction to all-star cheerleading. It allows athletes with limited financial resources to participate, and is less of a commitment to training time. Athletes from this program may be selected to join a pre-competitive program, or be asked to try out for a competitive team.
Competitive Cheer Programs
All-Star cheer is one of the fastest growing competitive sports in Canada. Competitive cheerleaders do not cheer for a specific school or sports team. They cheer for themselves and for the love of the sport. Athletes work towards perfecting a two and a half minute routine, which includes acrobatic stunting, tumbling and dancing. Competitive cheerleading is a great way to improve your strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination. Being a valuable member of a team is a great way to build self-confidence and develop social skills. Competitive cheerleading is the ultimate team sport, as it relies on every member of the team to be successful. Our cheer teams follow the United States All-Star Federation (USASF) rules for cheerleading.
The Gymniks All-Stars cheerleading program goals are:
- To give young athletes the opportunity to benefit from a challenging level of training and competition.
- To offer a challenging and rewarding program that will stimulate the personal growth of each athlete involved.
- To develop the best cheerleader possible.
- To proudly and tastefully represent the Grande Prairie Gymniks
The Club level of competition in Western Canada is growing dramatically. It has to be understood that it is far from being a recreational program. The coaching staff expects a lot of determination, discipline, and dedication from each athlete. The coaches will emphasize physical, technical, and mental development with each cheerleader. The training sessions will be very challenging and will require great concentration, determination, coachability, and self-discipline from everyone involved. The coaching staff is receptive and happy to help young athletes cope with the demands of the program. Our primary goal remains the growth of each individual.
For more information on the Cheerleading program please contact Danielle Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org
AGF Registration Fee
Please note that all participants in any program are required to pay the $35 AGF registration fee annually. Competitive athletes may have a higher fee. For more details, please visit the Registration page.