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Duel in the Desert Regional Cheer Competition

All Phoenix & Tucson area athletes are invited to participate in this fun Cheer Competition! Teams will compete against other athletes of the same basic age & skill level. Each team will perform a cheer and a cheer dance routine with use of poms. Teams will be judged on personality (smiles), curriculum  requirements, spirit, technique & overall showmanship!

There will be a practice run-thru with your coach prior to the Competition in a   second gym. All athletes will earn a large cheer trophy and will be competing for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & runner-up placements!

This event is divided into two days (Saturday & Sunday) with 4 sessions on Saturday and 3 sessions on Sunday. (see schedule below)

-The Competition is a great  opportunity for ATHLETES to SHINE & demonstrate the skills they have been learning at team practices!

-Cheer placements are given as “medals” for all team results—1st thru runner–up!

-All family & friends are invited to attend and support, Spectator Fee does apply.



Bogle – All Teams

Carminati – All Teams

Centerra Mirage – All Teams

Desert Horizon – All Teams

Desert Sun Academy – All Teams

Foothills Rec. – All Teams

Jordan –  All Teams

Lookout Mountain- All Teams

Queen Creek- All Teams

Rancho Gabriela – All Teams

Sun Canyon – All Teams

Sunrise – All Teams

Sunset Heights – All Teams

Verrado – All Teams

Yavapai – All Teams

Acacia Pro

Cactus Canyon Pro

Arrowhead Pro & Elite

Corte Sierra Pro & Elite

Harris/Gilbert Pro & Elite

Harris/West Pro

Kino Pro & Elite

Norte Pro & Elite

Rose Lane Pro & Elite

Surprise Pro

Washington Pro



Acacia JVJ

AJHS/Cactus Canyon JVJ

Anthem – All Teams

Bales – All Teams

Canyon Ridge/Surprise – JVJ

Canyon Valley – All Teams

Corte Sierra JVJ

Drexel – All Teams

Harris/Gilbert JVJ

Harris/West JVJ

Homer Davis – All Teams

Ira Murphy – All Teams

Kino JVJ

Machan – All Teams

Norte JVJ

Palomino – All Teams

Rose Lane JVJ

Terramar/Arrowhead JVJ

Washington JVJ



As part of our Cheer Program, ALL ACTIVSTARS Cheer Coaches are permitted to incorporate props, signs, team bows or other accessories into the Competition performances at their discretion – this helps with 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 does not have full details on each team’s specific accessories, but we are available to answer Competition-related questions!

Participant Requirements:

All Athletes should be in the MAIN GYM sitting by or before the Team Group-Up time indicated per session.  We will run the event on-time and late arrivals have the potential of missing their practice time with their team.  Leave early to plan for delays.

Event Date:

Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28


Location TBA


Saturday, April 27 Schedule

PRO TEAMS Session #1

Registration:  8:20 - 8:45 a.m.

Team Group up on Main Gym Floor8:50 a.m.

Practice/Coach:  9:00 - 9:25 a.m.   

Competition:  9:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

JV TEAMS Session #2

Registration:  11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Team Group up on Main Gym Floor12:25 p.m.

Practice/Coach:  12:35 - 1:00 p.m.

Competition:  1:00 - 2:45 p.m.


Registration:   2:35 - 3:05 p.m.

Team Group up on Main Gym Floor3:15 p.m.

Practice/Coach:  3:25 - 3:50 p.m.

Competition:  3:50 - 5:25 p.m.


Registration:  5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Team Group up on Main Gym Floor5:50 p.m.

Practice/Coach:  6:00 - 6:25 p.m.

Competition:  6:25 - 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, April 28 Schedule

JV Session #1

Registration:  8:15 - 8:40 a.m.

Team Group up on Main Gym Floor8:50 a.m.

Practice/Coach:  9:00 - 9:25 a.m.   

Competition:  9:25 - 11:15 a.m.



Registration:   11:20 - 11:45 a.m.

Team Group up on Main Gym Floor11:50 a.m.

Practice/Coach:  12:00 - 12:25 p.m.

Competition:  12:25 - 2:20 p.m.



Registration:  2:15 - 2:40 p.m.

Team Group up on Main Gym Floor2:50 p.m.

Practice/Coach:  3:00 - 3:25 p.m.

Competition:  3:25 - 5:15 p.m



$30.00 Pre-Registration fee/athlete - on or before the Wednesday prior to the event weekend

$35.00 Day of Registration fee/ athlete - day of event

Spectator Fee: $4.00 per person age 9 and older (8 and under are FREE)

Option Event Items:  $10 team photo and $5 personalized label

What to Bring:


-Team Poms are also required for each team level.

- If you pre-register online please print out your event tickets. We are going to check-in pre registered students and paid for spectators at the doors of the event venue. Tickets will be required to be presented in order to check-in at the doors. Wristbands will be given at that time. If you forget to print your tickets or misplace them you will need to stop at Will CALL First the day of the event.

Spectator Rules of Conduct:

Parents will not be permitted to leave early with their student, all students must stay through the end of their scheduled showcase, and will be dismissed together at the end after our Awards Presentation for all divisions.

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