CHEERLEADING

Cheerleading is a competition sport that involves athletes performing a two and half minute routine composed of stunting, pyramids, group tumbling and dance. Teams perform their routine at competitions against other teams within their age group/level division.

Our Cheerleading teams differ from other teams by training all year round for competitions. They also differ from most other sports in that EVERY team member is a vital and integral part of the team and the performance. Everybody has an important part to play! Each member of the squad is trained in specific aspects of the sport to develop their skills to reach theirs and the teams maximum potential.

Due to the surge and increased interest for Cheerleading in Ballarat, Team IGNITE have increased the number of teams, pathways and opportunities in 2024. Introducing new programs and activities for everyone wanting to tryout and participate in this fast, adrenalin charged sport will enable even more athletes to have a go, have fun and be amazing!Youth Program – called EMBERs (6 to 12 years)

In this program, athletes work together within their team to develop stunt, tumble, dance, and jump skills. Coaches develop a two and a half minute routine for the athletes to learn and perform in competitions. Our EMBERs program aims to develop a range of skills that allow athletes to advance through to our senior program when ready.

Athletes are required to attend at least the compulsory Routine sessions with the ability to also attend any one of our optional Cheer Extra sessions that are available.

Senior Program – called BLAZE (11 to 18 years)

This program is dedicated to team development of stunting, tumbling, jumps, and dance. Coaches develop a two and a half minute routine for athletes to learn and practice to perform at competitions. The Senior team work on a range of level appropriate and elite level skills, aiming for well rounded athletes who feel confident and empowered within the gym.

Athletes are required to attend at least the compulsory Routine sessions and will be strongly encouraged to attend one or more of our optional Cheer Extra sessions that are available to further enhance their skill level.

Open Program – called INFERNOS (14+ years)

This program is dedicated to team development of stunting, tumbling, jumps, and dance. Coaches develop a two and a half minute routine for athletes to learn and practice to perform at competitions. The Open team work on a range of level appropriate and elite level skills, aiming for well rounded athletes who feel confident and empowered within the gym.

Athletes are required to attend at least the compulsory Routine sessions and will be strongly encouraged to attend one or more of our optional Cheer Extra sessions that are available to further enhance their skill level.

Optional Training Sessions

* Cheer Tumbling is designed to develop such skills as Cartwheels, Roundoffs, Handsprings forward and backward, Salto’s and other arial skills.
* Poms in 2024 our coaching staff are working on a Poms program. Please put in an expression of interest via email (cheer email below), providing the age of your child if this is an element of cheer you are interested in pursuing.
* Specialist Athlete sessions will be run throughout the year and will cover topics important for the well being of the athletes. Sessions planned included: Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Mind Setting & Goals, and Strapping.

Coaching Staff

Here at the Ballarat Gymsports IGNITE Cheer program, we are proud to have both International and Australian accredited coaches who work alongside our larger dedicated group of specialists consisting of qualified School teachers, University presenters (gymnastics and sports medicine field) to Coaches participating in the Victoria High Performance Centre programs, plus others from the ranks of retired athletes, all of whom are registered and accredited with either Gymnastics Australia or Australian Cheer Union, and who are always furthering their coaching qualifications. This means that Ballarat Gymsports boasts the highest qualified team of coaches in the Western Region of Victoria.

Ballarat Gymsports IGNITE cheerleaders, have even more equipment then ever before with the latest and newest apparatus including a  carbon fibre 15m x 15m sprung floor, Rod Tumble Floor and 2 Air Tumble Floors, 3 Trampolines, 3 large foam pits, large air pit, and even a dedicated strength/core area and dance studio to assist in the development of our athletes.

 

IT TAKES MORE THEN JUST BLING!

At Gymsports we know and understand that it takes more than sparkles and loud music to allow cheerleaders to achieve their goals. That’s why we employ a team of Choreographers, Exercise Specialists and are fortunate to have a close working relationship with the RADcentre team. These connections provide greater depth and understanding via preventative advice to coaches and athletes.

To find out more about any of our IGNITE Cheerleading programs, please email us at: ignite.cheer@ballaratgymsports.com

2024 SESSION INFORMATION
Youth Program (6-12 years)

Senior Program (11 – 18 years)

Open Program (14+ years)

Cheer Tumbling

Enrolment Note:

Athletes enrolling in to Gymsports Cheer sessions, will be assessed by Coaches to ensure they are correctly enrolled in to groups. Any changes required will be communicated with athletes and family.

Athletes enrolling in to Cheer Tumbling sessions, please check with your coach, if you are unsure of which level you should enroll in.

At the end of each School term, currently enrolled athletes will be  automatically re-enrolled by Administration staff, based upon their Coaches advice. If there are any changes, an email advising of assigned class/es will be sent to athletes/parents.

New members will need to contact Reception and organise an assessment session for correct allocation.

Fees Note:

Fees displayed, unless otherwise stated, are for a 2 week period.

Where a participant is enrolled in multiple days/sessions, your invoice will reflect the adjusted amount.

Cheerleading Registration and Insurance fees are also applicable and payable upon enrollment (these fees may not be initially reflected on your invoice, in these instances they will be added manually and a new invoice sent).