At DCA we offer 3 cheer programs for athletes, all star cheer, prep cheer and novice cheer. Each program has a different level of commitment, requirements, and skill level. However all programs have Fun, Friendships and Teamwork! Below is a brief out line of the programs, more information can be found in our Handbooks for Season 6!
All Star cheer is our biggest program here at DCA and runs from age 6 and up. Our competitive teams require athletes to attend a tryout, so they are placed on the best team for them this season. Within cheerleading there are levels 1 to 7 and teams are split according to age and level. All star teams train twice a week for 1.5 to 2 hours each practice. Athletes will learn a 2.5 minute routine and compete at 5-6 competitions.
Tryouts are fun, easy, and run just like a regular practice. No experience necessary as our certified coaches will teach athletes everything they need to know about cheer. Tryouts allow our coaches the opportunity to work with all athletes and make sure they are placed on the team that best show cases their strengths. Our coaches look at an athlete’s entire skill set. This includes tumbling, stunting, pyramids, jumps and dance. We also consider an athletes’ age, position, coach ability, work ethic and maturity when forming teams. We want to set up all teams and athletes for a successful season.
All Star Team Tryouts will be held August 23rd to August 26th - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Our prep teams are a great way for athletes age 5-12, with little or no experience to get into the world of All-Star cheerleading. This program focuses on proper body control, movements, motions, tumbling and stunting in a fun team-based environment. Prep is less commitment with once a week classes for 1.5 hours. Athletes will learn a 2 minute cheer routine that includes all aspects of cheer and compete at 3 competitions. No tryout is required, athletes need to register through our online registration to join one of our prep teams. Prep teams will start in September.
Our tiny novice team is the perfect way to get young athletes ages 4-6 moving as they learn cheerleading! This program focuses on proper body control, balance, movements, motions, dedication, and teamwork in a fun environment with exceptional coaches. Novice will practice once a week for 1.5 hours. Athletes will learn a 1.5 minute cheerleading routine that incorporates floor stunts, basic tumbling, jumps and dance and perform at 2 competitions. No tryout required, athletes need to register through our online registration to join our novice team. Novice teams will start in September.