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Cal Elite Kids

We believe that every child is a champion. We believe in providing excellent training in an environment where the child comes first. We believe that participating in athletics should be challenging and progressive, but never at the expense of fun... or a child’s self worth. We believe that sports should serve as a springboard for lifelong health and fitness, as well as an enduring source of validation and pride. We recognize that each child is unique and that each child learns in his or her own way. We understand that each success, great and small, is important.

Welcome to Cal Elite Kids.

Cheerleading/Tumbling

Cheerleading is a dynamic blend of tumbling, dance, and performance wrapped up in one sport. It develops strength, flexibility, spunk, and power, and it teaches life lessons of teamwork, commitment, responsibility, and camaraderie. We offer instructional cheer programs and will be forming performance and competitive team programs. Our focus is on excellent training and superior athletics, and we maintain high standards for wholesome music, choreography, uniforms, and coaching.

Cheer Tryouts

Sign Up for All Star Cheer Clinic/Try-outs

Tumbling builds strength, power, courage, and confidence! Tumbling also gives children a perfect venue for showing off both in and out of the gym! Tumbling is an important component of cheerleading, gymnastics, and dance. Strong tumbling skills distinguish an athlete in any of these disciplines and many of our gymnasts, cheerleaders and dancers cross train in tumbling. Tumbling also develops body awareness and balance and is a favorite for football players, soccer players and other athletes.

Sign Up for Cheerleading/Tumbling

Class Descriptions

Cheerbees (2 ½ - 4 years)

45 minutes / $48 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

Interest lists currently forming!

Cheerbees is a fun introduction to the exciting sport of cheerleading. Cheerbees are introduced to basic cheer tumbling, simple cheers, chants, dances and jumps. They learn age appropriate cheerleading skills to prepare them for our 1 hour cheer class.

Kindercheer (4 – 6 years)

1 hour / $57 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

Interest lists currently forming!

Kindercheer is a fun introduction to the exciting sport of cheerleading. Kinder-cheerleaders are introduced to basic cheer tumbling, simple cheers, chants, dances and jumps. They learn age appropriate cheerleading skills to prepare them for our cheer/tumbling and team programs.

Cheer/Tumbling (Ages 6 & older)

1 hour / $57 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

Cheer/Tumbling classes are designed to teach entry level cheer skills; including basic tumbling, cheers, chants, dances and jumps. Emphasis is placed on correct technique and form; and building the proper foundation for safety and advancement. Additional emphasis is directed toward developing the necessary strength and flexibility to enable the student to master the skills and to provide the physical basis needed for more advanced skills. Cal Elite Kids’ cheer program is based on structured progressions. Cheer/Tumbling encompasses basic tumbling - forward rolls, cartwheels, round-offs, back hand springs, tucks; and into advanced skills such as layouts and full twists.

Beginning Tumbling (Ages 6 & older)

1 hour /$57 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

Beginning Tumbling is for new students who have little or no tumbling experience. Students are introduced to proper body positioning, terminology, and technique. They learn about the muscle groups responsible for each tumbling skill and the role that flexibility, strength, sequencing and timing plays in tumbling. Emphasis is placed on initiating the conditioning requirements needed for intermediate and advanced tumbling. Students will learn forward and backward rolls, handstand, handstand to a bridge, standing backbend to a bridge, and a kickover from a bridge.

Intermediate Tumbling (Ages 6 & older)

1 hour / $57 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

Students in Intermediate Tumbling refine their basic tumbling skills and increase their strength and flexibility. The backhandspring is the cornerstone of cheer tumbling and is a requirement of many cheer teams. One of the primary goals of Intermediate Tumbling is to introduce and master the backhandspring. The round off is refined with a focus on developing a strong rebound. Conditioning emphasis is placed on shoulder flexibility, back flexibility, and leg strength, all needed for the backhandspring. Students will be taught the backhandspring in staged progressions, utilizing specialized equipment. Students will be spotted on the backhandspring until both the student and the coach feels that a spot is not necessary.

Advanced Tumbling (Ages 6 & older)

1 hour / $57 per month (tuition will be adjusted in the 5 week months)

This is the class where all the hard work pays off! Advanced tumbling is exciting, exhilarating and fun! Advanced Tumbling students work on front tumbling and multiple trick skills and combinations. Students will refine and add to multiple backhandsprings, back handspring to a back tuck, backhandspring to a layout, and a layout full twist. Students must be able to do a round off to two backhandsprings AND a standing back handspring (without a spot) in order to register for this class.

Cheer Performance Team and All Star Cheer

Cal Elite Kids has a fantastic Cheer Team Program!

Our cheer team is both performance and competitive based – meaning they cheer at events as well as participate in competition! Our cheer team trains year-round and gains excellent cheer and tumbling skills. Our team program is a fantastic spring board to high school cheer teams!

Spots still available for Team Elite!

For more information, contact Karen Geiersbach at kgeiersbach@elitekidsusa.com

What to Wear

Cheerleaders train in shorts and t-shirts. Please wear cheer shoes (simple low tread white athletic shoes). Tumbling students wear a leotard with or without shorts or sweat pants. Cheer/Tumbling students tend to wear cheer attire (cheer shorts or sweats and a t-shirt). For safety reasons, we discourage jewelry, hooded sweatshirts, jeans or street pants, belts, zippers, and baggy clothing. Long hair should be pulled back – no hard barrettes.