Competitive cheerleading is when cheerleading teams (of various age and levels of difficulty) compete against each other at a competition. Cheerleading is a team sport where all positions are required to work together. Every athlete on the team is important and it is imperative that all athletes attend every practice. Even missing one team member can result in a team being unable to safely and effectively practice. Safety is of utmost importance.
BOSS Athletics offers a variety of age and level opportunities for all star cheerleading athletes:
Novice (Ages 3-6) – GLAM
Level 1 (Ages 5-8) – CRAZE
Level 1 (Ages 8-12) – LAVISH
Level 2 (Ages 8-12) – POSH
Level 2 (Ages 10-8) – FEMME
Level 3 (Ages 12-18) – VOGUE
Level 4.2 (Ages 14+) – CHIC
Level 4 (Ages 14-18) – BOMBSHELLS
Int’l Level 5 (Ages 14+) – LADY LUXE
Level TBD (Ages 22+, retired competitive cheerleader for 2+ years) – VINTAGE
How are Teams Made?
Team are comprised of athletes of the same Age Division and Skill Level. Teams are assembled by hosting evaluation sessions where athletes are tested on a series of skills and abilities with regard to cheerleading skills. Once the evaluations are completed BOSS staff and coaches will determine how best to place athletes on teams.
Step 1: Attend your age appropriate team placement slot. Don’t worry, team placements are fun, and everyone makes a team. No experience is required!
Step 2: Attend our BOSS team reveal night to celebrate amongst your teammates which team you’ve been best selected for.
Step 4: Attend the registration night for your age group.
Step 3: Attend your team’s orientation session for all of the details for the upcoming season.
What is a Level?
The tumbling skills listed below are a starting point for team selection at each level. Athletes should have mastered these skills to make a team of that level. Athletes that are new to tumbling will be placed on a level 1 team.
Level 1: Front roll, cartwheel, round off, back walkover*
Level 2: Round off back handspring, standing back handspring*
Level 3: Standing connected back handsprings, round off, back handspring, back tuck*
Level 4.2: Round off back handspring, standing back handspring
Level 5: Jump tuck, round off handspring full, handspring handspring full.
* All athletes in levels 1-3 are required to take an additional tumbling class for their respective level.
What are the Age Divisions?
Tiny: Ages 5-6
Mini: Ages 5-8
Youth: Ages 5-11
Junior: Ages 8-14
Senior: Ages 11-18
Open: Ages 14 +
For more information, check out our full Registration Package.