All-Star Cheer Levels
In All-Star levels and ages help coaches and gyms determine which teams to place their athletes on. The United States All-Star Federation (USASF) sets the rules and guidelines for All-Star Cheer in the U.S. They divide All-Star Cheer into six levels based on tumbling and stunting skills allowed. Each level progresses in difficulty, culminating in level 6 for adult teams. This system takes safety and fair play into consideration.
To be the most competitive in their division, teams need to be comprised of athletes who have mastered all skills in their level, both tumbling and stunting. Many gymnasts who enter cheer expected to placed on a high-level team if they’ve mastered higher level tumbling skills. Often when this happens, the former gymnasts struggle because they lack the foundational cheer skills learned when competing on a lower level team.
The charts below outline the basic skills and ages required for each level.
Competitive cheerleading is when cheer squads compete against each other at a competition.At a typical cheerleading competition, teams perform a 2 and a half minute routine with music that includes stunts, jumps, tumbling. Teams are judged by a panel of cheerleading experts on difficulty and execution. All star routines do not include a cheer since they don’t technically cheer for anyone, and their routines are all entertainment/music. Teams compete based on age and difficulty level (1-6, 6 being the most difficult). To learn more visit Varsity.com