After a fun and successful High School Cheer season, it is now time for all of our athletes to switch into ALL-STAR MODE.
“What does that even mean? What is All-Star? What is the difference between High School (HS) and All-Star (AS) cheerleading? ” - are most common questions kids, their parents and others involved ask us over and over again. Since Island Elite thrives to be the most successful All-Star Gym on the island and be recognized all over the world, it is important for our current and future athletes, along with their parents, to understand what being All-Star really means.
The biggest difference between HS and AS Cheer is their primary purpose. While HS cheer teams mainly support their school’s sports team, keep their crowd entertained, excited and actively participating, All Star teams are purely competitive.
All Star teams are set up by age and skill-level. Same age/level teams compete against each other, performing its own 2 minute and 30 sec professionally choreographed routine. Routines are composed of stunting, pyramids, gymnastic tumbling, dance, and jumps – all connected with interesting visual effects, all of which get separately scored according to their difficulty and execution by a certified judging panel.
As in any other sport, being an all-star athlete takes full time dedication to the sport and serious commitment to practices. All Star Cheer is a team sport and two very important facts apply to everyone involved.
1.) A successful team is a group of successful individuals: the better each individual is, the better the whole team will be. Everybody counts!
2.) There is no “I” in Successful Team: every individual needs and depends on others. Individuals together work for the betterment of the team.
Now enough with the general – spotlight back to Island Elite!
Big thanks to Joe Vecchioni for very creative choreography, Mike&Ernie for accompanying music and Illusive Apparel for our practice gear, we are set and ready. With the leadership of our amazing staff, the right mindset, and unified goals, Island Elite teams are on the quest to triumph this season.
Stay alert and follow our teams, news and their accomplishments through out this season. Together we strive to BE ELITE – ISLAND ELITE.