Peak is proud to be Colorado’s longest running All Star Cheerleading program. Since our inception in 1999, our competitive cheerleading program has grown from one team of 18 girls to now hundreds of male and female athletes and multiple national championships, including UCA Nationals, WSA Nationals, JAMZ Nationals, JamFest Nationals, American Championships, COA Nationals and full paid bids to The Summit, US Finals, and The Cheerleading Worlds.
While we are extremely proud of our record of excellence, we are even more proud of the life lessons we have been able to instill in our athletes. Our cheerleaders respect each other, their coaches and their fellow competitors. We feel it is important for our young athletes to learn about the structure of organized athletics, both in the gym and in competition. It is our hope that with this knowledge, our athletes will gain confidence, meet team goals, and always stand them in good stead to perform their personal best. We strongly believe our success is a direct result of the attention we place on building relationships with our athletes and their families and the dedication and determination our coaches and athletes share.
All of our competitive teams are organized according to the USASF (United States All Star Federation) levels and guidelines to insure continuity and quality. Teams range in difficulty levels from Level 1 for beginners, up to Level 5 for advanced athletes. Our program is designed specifically to help athletes grow and develop their skill set through safe progressions.
A typical cheer season at Peak is broken into three parts:
Tryouts/Evaluations, Pre-Season, and Competition Season.
Tryouts/Evaluations for the All Star Cheerleading program are held in early May. During this time, athletes have the opportunity to demonstrate individual skills(tumbling, jumps and stunting) for the coaching staff. The coaches will assess each athlete and place them into a practice group based on age and ability. The coaches will then determine what teams will be most successful for the upcoming season and place each athlete accordingly. Athletes may be recommended for our full season competitive teams or our competitive prep program which begins in August. Athletes placed on a full season team will immediately begin their Pre-Season training.
Pre-Season typically begins in mid to late May and continues through the month of August. During this time, athletes focus on skill development and routine choreography. During skill development, the athletes will learn the fundamentals of stunts, baskets, pyramids, tumbling and jumps from Peak instructors, as well as guest instructors who specialize in these areas. During the choreography portion of the summer, athletes will take the elements they learned during skills development and place them into a competitive routine for the season. Peak uses some of the top choreographers from around the country to assist the coaching staff with creating these routines. Once choreography is complete, the teams will spend the next few months preparing for Competition Season.
Competition Season usually begins in late fall (October/November) and continues through the spring (April/May). As a member of the competitive cheer program, athletes compete locally against other cheerleading facilities from around the area and travel to out-of-state events to compete on the national level. Travel competitions are dependent upon age and levels of the teams.