The Future of the Meadowlands Starz Family....

 

THE BASICS

The sport of Competitive Cheerleading has grown immensely from it’s roots over 20 years ago.  In the 80’s and early 90’s, teams were typically formed of athletes who were interested in improving their skills so that they would stand a better chance of making their high school or college cheerleading teams.  As the sport developed and grew, more and more athletes and their parents viewed Competitive Cheerleading as a viable activity in and of itself.  As stronger and stronger athletes began to recognize that Competitive Cheer provided them a way to focus more on teamwork and athleticism and less on sideline cheer and cheering at games.  This is no longer your mother’s Cheerleading.  Teams and athletes in Competitive Cheer focus on gymnastic and acrobatic moves.  The hybrid sport of today is a combination of gymnastics, acrobatics, athletic dance, and many elements unique to All-Star / Performance Rec Cheer.

Teams are typically comprised of 12-36 athletes with a variety of skills and abilities (much like a football or baseball team.) There can be solid, well-rounded athletes and those who have particularly strong abilities in certain areas (ex.  – strong dancers or jumpers).  The coaches create a competition routine performed by the group that has elements of tumbling, stunting, jumping, dance, and other skills set to music.  The routines are typically 2 minutes 30 seconds in length.  At competitions, the teams are divided by age and ability level.  The routines are judged by their level of difficulty, precision, creativity, and entertainment value.

There are thousands of programs of all types across the country.  While not every program is a perfect fit for every athlete, Meadowlands Starz believes that we have a solid program that is the right choice for everyone from the brand-new beginning athlete to the ultra-elite veteran.  Regardless of the gym you choose,Competitive cheerleading is a great way for young athletes to learn new skills while building teamwork, goal-setting, sportsmanship, and numerous other social skills while making lifelong friendships and mentors.

 

  • New Gym Facility is Underway.... Stayed Tuned for the Meadowlands Athletic Center (MAC) Information... The New Home for the Family!

  • Tumbling Classes (Group & Private)

  • Cheer Clinics

  • Summer Camp

  • ALL Sport Conditioning Classes

  • Practice Space Rental (Floor Rental for Outside Teams)

  • Birthday Parties w/the Hollywood Red Carpet treatment! 

  • Venue Rental for Private Parties!

  • Spring Floor, Flat Mat Rentals, Tumble Strip Rental, DJ Services for ALL your Competition Needs !

 

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