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Cheer Program Specifics
ACTIVSTARS takes pride in offering the most affordable events in the industry! In fact, our event prices are less than half of the industry standard!
Even though our events are not required, our exciting clinics, showcases, competitions, and other events motivate our athletes to reach the next level of excellence beyond their regular weekly practices.
Throughout our 30-year history, testimonials have shown how our athletes' lives have forever changed from the improved self-confidence, motivation, and friendships gained by competing. We plan to keep this positive tradition going to impact future generations to come.
Stunt Technique VARSITY CLINIC: We will be holding a special cheer clinic for athletes ages 7-9 (Varsity teams) in the fall and spring semesters. Cheer athletes will enjoy participating in a cheer stunt specific clinic aimed to help develop a better sense of stunt fundamentals. The Varsity Clinic fee is $16 per participant to participate. More information on this clinic will be distributed at team practices leading up to the event date.
ALL-STARS, PRO & ELITE TEAMS STUNTING CLINICS: Fall & Spring Semesters ONLY. An annual stunting requirement for all Jr. All-Stars, PRO & Elite team athletes are to attend an ACTIVSTARS Cheer Stunting Clinic with their team to be certified to stunt for the season. The stunt progressions are an important part of cheer safety. Parents can also purchase cheer uniforms and other essential gear for athletes on-site during registration for the clinic. Details on this event are given to teams/parents directly at practice. There is a registration fee to participate; $21 for Jr. All-Stars and $27 for Pro & Elite athletes.
REGIONAL CHEER COMPETITION/STAR SPIRIT CHAMPIONSHIP: All ACTIVSTARS Cheer athletes are invited to attend and showcase their skills in the ACTIVSTARS Cheer Regional Competition (not required) to be held towards the end of our Fall and Spring Semesters. Competition is a great learning experience for all athletes as it promotes competitive spirit, self-confidence, and FUN! Athletes will perform with their team, competing with other teams (from alternate ACTIVSTARS locations) of the same skill & team level. All participants will earn a collectible trophy & an achievement placement medal. Teams that place either 1st or 2nd at the Cheer Competition will have an opportunity to perform again at the State Star Spirit Championship (date TBA) (Texas locations have a Cheer Competition in each city, 1st and 2nd place teams will advance to the Texas Star Spirit Championship). There will be a nominal fee to participate in the Competition & State events, paid for at the event upon registration. The Regional Competition registration fee is $30/athlete (pre-reg.) OR $40 (day of the event/at the door). The State Star Spirit Championship registration fee is $40/athlete (pre-reg.) OR $50 (day of the event/at the door). Pre-registration ends Wednesday prior to the event. These event fees help cover the cost of the facility, awards, staff, judges, and other event expenses. There is a Spectator Fee for family and friends to attend the Competition as supporters; the cost is $5 per person, age nine and older (see back for more details)! ALL athletes performing will be required to wear the correct ACTIVSTARS uniform for their group.
Everyone goes home a winner!
EXTRA CHEER ACCESSORY: As part of our Cheer Competitions, ALL ACTIVSTARS Cheer Coaches are permitted to incorporate team bows, props, signs, or other accessories into the Competition performances at their discretion - this helps with the creativity and uniqueness of individual team performances while at the event. We allow our Coaching Staff to charge up to $10 per athlete (range from $1-$10) for these “special” competition items if used as part of the team performance. Coaches are asked to coordinate directly with parents/athletes at their practice location regarding these details. The ACTIVSTARS Office Staff does not have full details on each team’s specific accessories, but we are available to answer Competition-related questions!
SUMMER CHEER DANCE SHOW: Every Summer, we hold a SPECIAL Summer Cheer Dance Show (Arizona) like a dance recital - there are NO team placements; however, participation trophies are given to each athlete. The event has a "theme" and is a lot of fun for the cheerleaders! Cost is $25 (pre-reg) and $30/day of. per athlete to attend. Details will be handed out at practice regarding the event!
Attendance at these events is NOT required to participate in our program; we do recommend that athletes take advantage of these opportunities as they are FUN and REWARDING experiences for our cheer athletes.
COLORED POM TRYOUTS: Athletes can level-up and tryout for twenty different pom squads towards the end of every semester. Tryouts give athletes something to work for and prepares them for future tryouts for Pro and Elite team levels. Tryouts are usually held two weeks prior to the Awards Night for the session. The Colored Pom tryout fee is $12 plus the regular practice fee. Tryouts are not required, but to be eligible to "tryout," athletes must have "PERFECT ATTENDANCE" – all absences must be made up prior to tryouts. A new colored pom will be awarded for each level achieved on Awards Night for athletes who participate in the colored pom tryouts.
ACTIVSTARS MERCHANDISE: ACTIVSTARS merchandise is purchased at wholesale prices, and the savings are passed on to you. All merchandise is ONLY available for purchase online at www.activstars.com or at scheduled events.
REQUIRED ITEMS: Poms are required in this program (Athletes participating in the Showcase are required to purchase and use the ACTIVSTARS metallic team-level poms). JV and Varsity athletes are required to purchase pom tags to clearly identify individual poms. Pom tags are available for $5.00. We are not responsible for lost poms. Do not leave our poms in the heat or sunlight, as this will damage them. There are no refunds for poms. Uniforms are required for Competitions.
POM COST: The JV/Varsity team poms are $22 per set + Pom Tags for $5 (pom tags are required for all JV and Varsity athletes), the Jr. All-Stars & PRO Team poms are $24 per set. ~Poms can be purchased on our website.
CHEER TEAM UNIFORMS: Cheer uniforms are required (per team) for athletes to wear if they wish to participate in ACTIVSTARS Cheer Competitions – these are required so that the performers match and look like a united, uniformed TEAM! The ACTIVSTARS Cheer Program Uniforms are stylish and current, yet they are also durable, comfortable, and long-lasting. Every cheerleader wants to feel like an athlete when they take the floor to perform, having a great uniform on completes the look and feel of a "spirited" athlete.
The JV/VARSITY Team uniforms consist of:
Team Long Sleeve Top: $41
Team Skirt: $27
Black Spirit Shorts: $8
The Jr. All-Star & Pro Team uniform consists of:
Team Long Sleeve Top: $48
Team Skirt: $37
Black Spirit Shorts: $8
The Elite team uniform consists of:
Elite Top: $60
Elite Skirt: $40
Kids benefit in big ways from our programs
"We love the different levels, and our star looks forward to each semester where she gets to learn something new. Pom tryouts were a nice touch."
"The best thing any young cheerleader can do to get ready for their school’s cheerleading tryouts."
"Big emphasis on teamwork and fun, which you don’t find in many programs. Thank you for being so inclusive."