OUR   PROGRAMS

Gridder Cheer offers competitive, non-competitive, and recreational classes for ages 3+.

  

Find a program that fits you!

  • Recreational Cheer & Recreational Tumbling

  • Non-Competitive Tumbling

  • Combo Class (Dance & Tumble)

  • Flexibility & Fitness (Competitive & Non-Competitive)

  • Competitive Cheerleading & Tumbling​

  • Competitive Performance Cheer (Dance)

RECREATIONAL   PROGRAMS

Our recreational programs serve many purposes including non-competitive options for those wishing to try out Cheerleading prior to entering our competitive programs, and supplementing training for another sport with a tumbling, fitness or flexibility class.

 

We currently offer recreational / non-competitive classes for the following disciplines:

  • Recreational Cheer

  • Tumbling

  • Flexibility

  • Fitness

  • Combo (Tumble & Dance)

Recreational Cheerleading

Recreational Cheerleading is designed as an introduction to cheerleading for young athletes prior to entering the competitive program, or for those who do not wish to compete.  It aims to teach athletes the basics of cheerleading. Safe stunting and introduction to choreography are two of the main focuses in recreational cheerleading. No experience is required in the recreational program.

 

After developing the basic skills in the recreational cheerleading program, athletes will be ready to train in a more structured, skill-focused program. A perfect fit for those who want to try cheer before entering the competitive program!

Athletes who also want to try a tumbling class can register in Recreational Tumbling which is an additional 45 minute class.  There is a 15 minute supervised snack break between Rec Cheer and Rec Tumble!

Rec Tumble  |  Fridays  |  5:45 - 6:30 pm  |  September - March  |  $300 (GST Included)

Rec Cheer   |  Fridays  |  6:45 - 7:45 pm  |  September - March  |  $400 (GST Included)

*15 minute supervised snack break between classes for athletes registered in both rec cheer & rec tumble*

*$25 discount for athletes registered in both rec cheer & rec tumble.

Tumbling

Tumbling classes are offered to both competitive and non-competitive athletes. 

 

Tumbling classes are great for non-competitive athletes who wish to try out our sport without fully committing to our competitive program, or as a supplemental class for other sports.  Whether you are in dance, synchronized swimming, gymnastics, hockey, Taekwondo, football, or another sport - a tumbling class is a great cross-training activity!  Build strength and body awareness with one of our tumbling classes.

 

See our Tumbling page for specific classes that meet your current ability level!

Flexibility & Fitness

Flexibility and Fitness classes are offered to both competitive and non-competitive athletes. 

 

Our flexibility classes are geared towards our "flyer" athletes, but are great for anyone interested in gaining flexibility.  This 45 minute class includes circuits with stretches targeted at hip, shoulder, upper and lower back, quads, hamstrings and calves.  Classes also include ab exercises which strengthen core muscles.  Fitness testing is done monthly so that athletes can track their progress.  Non-competitive athletes who wish to enroll in a flexibility class will be integrated into a class with competitive athletes.  

Our fitness classes are also great supplemental training for cross-training.  Most sports have one thing in common - strength and conditioning are required!  Our fitness classes work to develop strength in all areas of the body through interval training.  Sports are demanding - meet that demand by training your muscles! Whether you are in dance, synchronized swimming, gymnastics, hockey, Taekwondo, football, or another sport - our fitness classes will challenge you and keep you in great shape!  Build strength and endurance with one of our fitness classes.  Non-competitive athletes who wish to enroll in a fitness class will be integrated into a class with competitive athletes.  

 

Flexibility Classes

7 - 11 Yrs  |  Sundays  |  5:30 - 6:15 pm  |  September - March  |  $300 (GST Included)

12 + Yrs    |  Fridays    |  5:00 - 5:45 pm  |  September - March  |  $300 (GST Included)

Fitness Classes

6 - 8 Yrs    |  Fridays   |   4:30 - 5:00 pm    |  September - March  |  $210 (GST Included)

7 - 10 Yrs  |  Sundays  |  12:45 - 1:30 pm  |  September - March  |  $300 (GST Included)

7 - 10 Yrs  |  Sundays  |  5:30 - 6:15 pm    |  September - March  |  $300 (GST Included)
 

11 + Yrs    |  Tuesdays  |  4:00 - 4:45  pm  |  September - March  |  $300 (GST Included)
11 + Yrs    |  Fridays    |  4:15 - 5:00 pm   |  September - March  |  $300 (GST Included)
11+ Yrs     |  Sundays  |  7:15 - 8:00 pm   |  September - March  |  $300 (GST Included)

 

Combo Class

Combo Class is a combination of tumbling and pom dance.  It aims to give athletes the opportunity to experience multiple disciplines. If you love to dance, but need a bit more action - combo is the perfect fit for you!  No experience is required in the combo class.

 

After developing basic skills in combo class, athletes may choose be join a competitive program. An ideal opportunity to try out both cheer and pom if deciding where you fit in our competitive program!

Combo Class  |  Sundays  |  10:00 - 11:00 am  |  September - March  |  $400 (GST Included)

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS

The competitive program offers athletes a more structured, skill-focused environment. Competitive programs are available for athletes born in 2001-2018.  All athletes will make a competitive team based on age, experience and ability.   Athletes do not need to have experience in cheerleading in order to enter the competitive program. 

Competitive programs are offered for both Cheer & Performance Cheer (also known as Pom).  Athletes can compete in both programs.  Discounts are offered to these crossover athletes.

Team Placements are usually held in June.  Individual Team Placements run throughout the summer.  If you have missed team placements, and are interested in joining the competitive program, contact our coaching staff by emailing raidergriddercheerleading@gmail.com or using our contact form!  You can also sign up by using the link below.

Competitive Cheerleading

Our competitive teams for 2021.2022 are below:

U6  |  Baby G's  (Formerly Tiny Novice)

U6  |  Kickoff  (Formerly Tiny Prep)

U8  |  Scrimmage (Formerly Mini Prep)

U12  |  Blitz  (Formerly Youth Prep)

U12  |  Rush  (Formerly Youth)

U12  |  Spike  (Formerly Youth)

U17  |  Tackle (Formerly Junior)

U17  |  Gridiron (Formerly Junior)

U19  |  Lady G's  (Formerly Senior)

For practice times and fees, please see our registration handbook.

Competitive Performance Cheer (POM)

Pom is a discipline that involves dance elements, sharp arm movements, and of course the use of poms!  Great for those who love to dance and compete!

Athletes are able to compete on a cheer team and a pom team.  Discounts are offered to these athletes.  

Our competitive teams for 2021.2022 are below:

U6 Pom  (Formerly Tiny)

U9 Pom (Formerly Mini)

U12 Pom (Formerly Youth)

U17 Pom (Formerly Junior)

Open Pom 

Our Open Pom team will be competing to earn a bid to Worlds 2022 in Orlando Florida!

We also offer a Combo Class which is our pom recreational class (see above).

The time commitment for Pom is less than cheer.  Practices consist of one practice a week.  

Athletes are placed on a team based on age and ability.  Athletes interested in our Pom Program can email for more information (raidergriddercheerleading@gmail.com) or register by clicking below!

For practice times and fees, please see our registration handbook.

SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING

As part of our competitive cheerleading program, we offer supplemental tumbling, fitness, and flexibility classes to enhance athletes’ skills and abilities. Training in these areas enables our athletes to better execute their skills, giving them a competitive edge in their routines.  These classes are included in your fees.

Tumbling, flexibility and fitness classes are also offered to athletes who are not enrolled in any cheerleading class.  See our recreational / non-competitive classes above.