WHAT IS CHEERLEADING?
Cheerleading is a fast paced, dynamic sport that encompasses gymnastics, tumbling, dance and acrobatics into one sport. It is a sport that is suited to all ages and skill levels. Cheerleading improves coordination, strength, flexibility and fitness. It encourages the girls to learn how to work in a team developing co-operation, trust and responsibility whilst forming new friendships with their team mates. Cheerleading also helps to boost self-esteem and confidence through performance and goal setting.
MLC Cheerleading offers a wide range of competitive and non-competitive squads for girls aged 5 – 18 for beginners all the way through to advanced athletes.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The MLC Cheerleading program aims to develop athlete’s skills in dance, jumps, tumbling and stunting. These skills are incorporated into a 2.5 minute competitive cheerleading routines which are competed at various competitions state wide. Cheerleading routines are choreographed to comply with general competition rules and United States All Star Federation (USASF) Level Rules. The MLC Cheerleading program aims to develop athlete’s individual and team goals whilst creating a fun environment for all athletes.
Cheerleading is a team sport and therefore requires full commitment from all team members, the absence of one athlete impacts the whole team.
Sheridan Briffa - Cheer Coordinator
Phone: 9274 6410
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 COMPETITIVE TEAMS
Our competitive teams typically are comprised of 8 – 32 athletes with similar abilities. The coaches put together a 2.5 minute routine that encompasses tumbling, stunting, jumps and dance. This routine is then practised and competed at several competitions throughout June – December. Cheerleading levels range from 1 – 6, with level 6 being the most advanced. The routines are judged base on the level of difficulty, technique, creativity and entertainment.
In 2018, MLC will offer the following teams:
« Starmites – Mini Cheer Level 1 (Non-Competitive)
« Starburst – Youth Level 1
« Galaxy – Level 1 (this team will be either Junior or Senior depending on age of athletes)
« Stargazers – Level 1 (this team will be either Junior or Senior depending on age of athletes)
« Extreme – Senior Level 2
« Infinity – Senior Level 3
2018 DEVELOPMENT CLASSES
Development squads are ideal for those who are wishing to take their skills to the next level. These classes are offered to Level 2 and 3 athletes who wish to further develop their stunt and tumbling skills. Dependent on enrolment numbers in these classes, athletes may have the opportunity to compete in the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation (AASCF) competitions throughout the year.
MLC will be offering one development squad in 2017 which will be held on Thursdays from 5.00 – 6.30pm.
2018 PREPARATION TEAMS
A preparation team is ideal for those who are unable to commit to being in a cheerleading team. Our preparation team trains once a week,
Athletes in the prep teams will learn the basics of cheerleading including stunting, tumbling and jumps. MLC will offer the following preparation teams in 2018:
« Mini Prep Team 4 – 8 years
« Open Preparation Team 8 – 15 years
* Please note class times are subject to change.