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Is All Star Cheer right for me?

Is All Star Cheer right for you? NEO can help you discover this amazing sport!

The sport of All-Star Cheerleading has grown immensely over the last 26 years, and NEO has a rich heritage in the history of cheerleading. 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 All-Star Cheerleading as a viable activity in and of itself. NEO was officially founded in 1992. As stronger athletes began to recognize that All-Star provided them a way to focus more on teamwork and athleticism and less on pom pons and decorating lockers, the sport began to separate itself from the traditional stereotypes.

Teams and athletes in All-Star now focus on gymnastic and acrobatic moves. The hy-brid sport of today is a combination of gymnastics, acrobatics, athletic dance, and many elements unique to All-Star. More extreme athlete than fashion model, today’s All-Star athlete can learn exciting skills in a fun, safe environment.

All-Star teams are typically comprised of 15-36 athletes with a variety of skills and abili-ties. Many times, a team is comprised of solid, well-rounded athletes and those who have particularly strong abilities in certain areas, such as 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 1/2 minutes 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 all-star programs of all types across the country. NEO All Stars is the longest running all-star program in Ohio and widely considered the birthplace of top All-Star athletes in the state. While not every program is a perfect fit for every athlete, we believe that we have a solid program that is the right choice for everyone from the brand-new beginning athlete to the experienced college-bound cheerleader. Regardless of the gym you choose, All-Star 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.