UPGC provides coaching and training for its non-profit All-Star Cheerleading team, the Chippewa Valley Spirit
(CV Spirit). All-Star Cheerleading is a unique combination of gymnastics, acrobatics and athletic dance in a team
competition environment. At UPGC you can learn exciting All-Star Cheer skills in a fun, safe environment!
All-star cheerleading as sanctioned by the USASF involves a team of 6 to 36 participants that perform a 2½
minute routine of carefully choreographed stunting, tumbling, jumping, and dancing to their own custom music. Routines
are set to an eight-count system so that the team members execute the elements with precise timing and synchronization.
The teams prepare year-round for competitions that normally take place in school gymnasiums to large venues depending
on the number of teams participating.
Cheerleaders are placed into divisions, based upon age, size of the team, gender and ability level. The age levels
vary from 5 to 18 years and over. The most common age divisions are Tiny, Mini, Youth, Junior and Senior. The age
divisions are split into competition levels with a specific set of skills approved for each level. This allows
beginners, intermediates and experts to be successful and challenged on an appropriate team! When scoring teams,
judges look at the difficulty and execution of jumps, stunts and tumbling, synchronization, creativity, the sharpness
of the motions, showmanship, and overall routine execution. Deductions include performing out-of-level skills,
dropped stunts and touch downs in tumbling.
Success throughout the season provides opportunities to receive bids to both state and national championship competitions!
(age 5 as of Aug. 31) 15 participants maximum
Team: TWINKLING STARS
(age 6-8 as of Aug. 31) 20 participants maximum
Team: RISING STARS
(age 9-11 as of Aug. 31) 20 participants maximum
Team: LUCKY STARS
Team: SHINING STARS
(age 12-14 as of Aug. 31) 20 participants maximum
Team: BLAZING STARS
(age 15-18 as of Aug. 31) 24 participants maximum
Team: ROCK STARS
Team: SUPER NOVA
to Join UPGC
Excellent coaching from passionate
Safety-certified and background-verified
Awesome equipment for gymnastics &
A large, parent-friendly facility.
USAG programs, the gold standard for
Affordable tuition rates for gymnastics
Small class sizes for personal attention
Training matched to your child's ability
Where children learn while having
Why Parents Trust UPGC
We put our heart & soul into everything we do and continue to raise the bar for gymnastics and All-Star Cheer
in the Chippewa Valley. We invest in education for our coaches so they can pass it on to your children. We invest
in new equipment to provide a safe and innovative training environment. We have invested in the area by building
a state-of-the-art facility that will be here for generations to come. We invest in our parents, who are part of
the decision-making process for our competitive teams. The end result is a community of families whose children
have grown with us and developed life-long skills and friendships. We hope your family will be next!