One of the newest additions to the Peak Cheer Family are our Novice teams. These teams receive instruction from Peak’s highly qualified coaches, many of whom also coach some of our competitive teams. These coaches have gone through extensive training and credentialing into order to form and maintain their teams as well as possible. On top of that, the athletes will receive a fun, entertaining and challenging routine just like our competitive teams. All ability levels are welcomed and athletes between the ages of 3-17 as of August 31, 2018 can participate in the Novice Program.
This program is designed to provide cheerleading teams for beginners, and for the athletes who are not yet ready to commit to the rigor of the competitive program.
The Novice teams are a good starting place for athletes interested in trying out the sport, as well as for athletes and families who have a busier schedule or want to diversify their athletic interests. The season runs from August to March, during which time the athletes will perform in 4-6 local competitions, at times, alongside our competitive cheer teams. Our Novice cheer teams perform is custom Varsity All Star outfits, and have specific expectations for their hair and make up as the competitive teams do.
There are many similarities between the competitive cheerleading teams and the Novice cheerleading teams in terms of what will be taught. The Novice teams will receive choreography and instruction in all aspects of cheerleading. They will be taught proper technique for all of their stunting, tumbling, jumping and motions no matter what skill level they enter the program at. For more information on the new Novice cheer teams, please visit the official USASF website HERE.
The USASF is the governing body of all competitive cheerleading. They create the rules and regulations that gyms must follow, in order to promote correct technique and ensure safety for all cheer teams. Peak’s coaches have attended multiple conferences put on by the USASF in order to enhance their knowledge of these rules and regulations, in order to improve our our athletes training, technique base and overall skill level. All of our coaches have received official credentialing from the USASF. To do this, they had to complete and pass an online test as well as a verbal test with a qualified USASF official.