Recreational Cheerleading

Interested in improving your cheerleading skills? Our recreational cheer classes are designed to help the new cheerleader as well as the cheerleader looking towards school and All-Star tryouts.

Basic Training

$115 A MONTH | 120 MIN | WEEKLY
Just getting started in cheerleading? Woodlands Elite offers a 2 hour per week cheer prep class to put you on the path to become a competitive and/or school cheerleader. In our Basic Training class athletes will work on tumbling, stunts, jumps, motions and routine choreography.

2-HR BASIC TRAINING CLASS
  • Workouts are 2 hours long, ONCE A WEEK, and tuition cost is $115.00 a month with a $115.00 deposit
  • FREE TRIAL offered before sign up
  • Great for athletes looking to discover and refine their talents in the sport of cheerleading

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Coed Stunt Class

$115 A MONTH | 60 MIN
Interested in enhancing your flying technique in the air? Our Coed Stunt classes are structured for up to 4 participants with two qualified WECC instructors. Each participant will master the progression of flying skills until they can be executed safely and properly. Athletes will work on the proper body positions as well as level appropriate load ins and dismounts. There is a formal evaluation required to sign up for this class, however, all levels and ages 6 and up are welcome!

PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS
  • Proper stretching of the RIGHT, LEFT & Center Splits; ALWAYS aware to equally stretch BOTH SIDES of the body (Over Splits).
  • Proper stretching of the Shoulders & Lower Back.
  • Correct location of body, hips & hands for the Heel Stretch, Front Stretch, Bow N Arrow, Scorpion, Scale & Arabesque.
    • Scorpion grips using WECC’s steps 1/2/3/4; Progress to kick Scorpions
    • Scale grips at the ankle (Progression Knee/Shin) looking for the straight back leg
    • Strong “Hi V’s” when performing skills with SLAP OFF
  • Holding the correct Flyer’s Position on the Floor/Flyer’s Block for a minimum of 10+ seconds. Aware to equally stretch & train BOTH SIDES of the flyer’s body.
  • Proper conditioning elements for arm strength in holding the flyer’s leg; Proper conditioning elements for leg strength in kicking or balancing the correct body positioning.
FOCUS AREAS

REINFORCE

  • EVERY skill taught in the WECC Stretching & Flyers Class; Usually throughout the class as a rotation and/or station

GET FAMILIAR TOWARDS MASTERY

  • Beginner Flyer Class
  • Intermediate Flyer Class
  • Advanced Flyer Class

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Jump Technique Class

$75 PER MONTH | 60 MIN
Ready to learn and strengthen your jump technique? Let’s GO!

PRE-REQUISITE
  • There is no formal evaluation needed to register for this class
  • Ages 6 and up welcome
FOCUS AREAS

REINFORCE

  • Becoming a better jumper using Flexibility Training; Proper Technique and Strength/Conditioning.
  • Focus on a more strenuous amount of proper stretching: Flexibility is the first step toward becoming a better jumper. Use this portion of class, after a light warm-up, to stretch the athletes so they are limber enough to execute the jumps desired.
  • Jump technique section: This portion of the class will give students the opportunity to focus on the techniques of jumping: the approach into the jump, the proper lift needed to execute the jump, and landings. Athletes will also learn/train several drills geared toward perfecting their technique: arms, leg height, pointed toes, landings, etc. This will be the section of class where athletes will be working the actual jumps. They will individually work on jumps in-front of the mirrors while the staff rotates amongst them (Toe Touch, Right & Left Hurdler, Right & Left Herkie, and Pike Jumps).
  • Lastly will be a conditioning/strengthening section: This final portion of the class will be geared towards making athletes physically stronger. Athletes will condition the above jump techniques and drills, as well as do leg and arm training to become stronger jumpers.
  • If time permits, athletes will do a cool down regimen: This will be geared towards minimizing soreness by stretching. This not only will help with soreness, but is another opportunity to gain flexibility.
    • Fact: our bodies do not truly stretch unless we are warm. If an athlete is lacking in any of the 3 principles of jumping, this class is especially for them. If an athlete has an injury but would like to remain active, this is also a great avenue to pursue because there are non-impact activities that they can do that do not involve every muscle in the body.

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

School Cheer Tryout Class

$75 PER MONTH | 60 MIN
This 1-hour cheer class will focus on the fundamentals of trying out for SCHOOL cheerleading. During this class your athlete will learn jumps, motion technique, spiriting, entrance and exit strategy, dance, voice projection and how to be confident when performing for an audience. Our instructors are experts in the school tryout score sheet and are eager to help your athlete develop their skills before tryouts!

PRE-REQUISITE
  • Middle School to High School aged athletes wishing to tryout for their respective school cheerleading squads within one calendar year
  • There is no formal evaluation needed to register for this class
FOCUS AREAS

REINFORCE

  • Flexibility Training
  • Proper Jump Technique and Strength/Conditioning (Toe Touch, Right & Left Hurdler, Right & Left Herkie, and Pike Jumps).
  • Proper Motion, Cheer & Dance Technique
  • Proper entrance and exits (Using School Spirit)
  • Proper “Filler,” (Using School Spirit) after skills/chants/cheers
  • Proper Technique of tumbling as it pertains to the Tryout
  • Process (Acceptable skills ABLE to be executed safely in the school tryout setting)

GET FAMILIAR TOWARDS MASTERY

  • Athletes will strengthen their confidence in the tryout process through motion/jump/flexibility training, and conditioning, while perfecting proper dance/cheer/chant/tumbling technique.
  • First 10-15 minutes – Stretch/over stretching
    • Begin with a cardio based warm up.
    • Follow with a stretching regiment.
    • Finish with over stretching techniques designed to facilitate flexibility growth for better tumbling and jumps.
  • Second 10-15 minutes – Set up jump stations created to improve strength, flexibility, and technique.
    • Kicks
    • Hip flexor strengthening exercises
    • V-ups/Straddle ups
    • Trampoline conditioning regiments
    • Quick twitch muscle training (mountain climbers, cross cross outs)
    • Jumping on to mats to increase overall height
    • Start to incorporate spirit chants before and after jumps as a intro in to the next portion of class.
  • Third 10- 15 minutes – Teach at least one cheer, chant, or a 2-3 eight count dance per class.
    • Teach cheer/chant/dance, incorporate jumps, personalize spirit
    • Create a cheer with simplistic motions to strengthen sharpness, and vocal control.
    • Personalizing their spirit is VERY IMPORTANT! Spirit needs to be simple, yet effective. Stay away from the overly used… take it to the top or fire it up. Try sticking to the classics: school colors, mascot, letters, and name. Getting specific in spirit is also a great idea. Go big D! Score 6 more! Beat those dogs!
    • Have your athletes write out possible spirit scenarios, and choose which verses they feel comfortable saying. Tryout spirit should be planned and well practiced so the athlete is confident and consistent during the tryout process.
  • Fourth 10- 15 minutes  – Clean tumbling (try to stay away from spotting new skills). Have the athlete perfect the skills they currently can perform safely on their own.
    • Review tryout layout.
    • Skills need to be clean, look effortless and most importantly CONFIDENT!
    • Go over the spirit entrance/exit, running/standing tumbling, cheer/chant/dance, and jump with the athletes.
    • Try having the athletes add personalized spirit between each skill without having “spirit overkill”.
    • Host a mock tryout. Create a tryout-like environment and evaluate what has been taught during the class. Try giving your athletes a quick informative written evaluation. Use video technology to show them their errors/areas of improvement.
    • Always follow up with parents after class, detailing their progress and suggesting a home regimen for further progress.

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Flyers Flexibility Class

$75 PER MONTH | 60 MIN
Ready to fly with confidence? Our Flyer Flexibility Class is held in front of the mirrors on the ground and on stunt stepper blocks to best teach the fundamentals of flying. During this class your athlete will work on flexibility and stretching as well as learn all the proper body positions.

PRE-REQUISITE
  • Ages 6 and up welcome
FOCUS AREAS

REINFORCE

  • Proper stretching of the RIGHT, LEFT & Center Splits; ALWAYS aware to equally stretch BOTH SIDES of the body (Over Splits).
  • Proper stretching of the Shoulders & Lower Back.
  • Correct location of body, hips & hands for the Heel Stretch,
  • Front Stretch, Bow N Arrow, Scorpion, Scale & Arabesque.
  • Scorpion grips using WECC’s steps 1/2/3/4; Progress to kick Scorpions
  • Scale grips at the ankle (Progression Knee/Shin) looking for the straight back leg
  • Strong “Hi V’s” when performing skills with SLAP OFF
  • Holding the correct Flyer’s Position on the Floor/Flyer’s Block for a minimum of 10+ seconds. Aware to equally stretch & train BOTH SIDES of the flyer’s body.
  • Proper conditioning elements for arm strength in holding the flyer’s leg; Proper conditioning elements for leg strength in kicking or balancing the correct body positioning.

GET FAMILIAR TOWARDS MASTERY

  • Proper progressions w/I the USASF Levels as a Competitive Flyer regarding Dismounts.
    • Dismounts – Straight cradles catch the back shoulder of bases; Full Downs will “T,” first and then twist with straight arms beside the body; Double Downs will “T,” first and then twist with straight arms beside the body.
  • Proper progressions w/I the USASF Levels as a Competitive Flyer regarding Basket Tosses.
    • Straight rides with arms in Touch Down and then Slapping side; cradle by catching bases back shoulder.
    • Twisting cradles with arm(s) riding/lifting for the trick(s) then twisting with both arms straight by side of the body.

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Stretching Class

$45 PER MONTH | 30 MIN
Stretching is an important skill for every athlete to learn. From being able to perform jumps better to flyer flexibility, stretching also reduces your injury risk. Structured for up to 6 individuals with one qualified WECC instructor, our Stretching Class will help you understand how to stretch properly.

PRE-REQUISITE
  • Ages 6 and up welcome
FOCUS AREAS

REINFORCE

  • Proper stretching of the RIGHT, LEFT & Center Splits; ALWAYS aware to equally stretch BOTH SIDES of the body (Over Splits)
  • Proper stretching of the Shoulders & Lower Back

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Start Accomplishing Your Goals

Winning is progress.

“Winning” at Woodlands Elite is more than bringing home titles from cheer competitions or attending a tumbling class. We provide tumbling and cheerleading programs that focus on the individual skills of each athlete. We offer an environment that encourages athletes of all skill levels to compete with and aspire to be the best in the sport.

“Winning” is progress. “Winning” is learning how to constructively overcome challenges and difficult times. “Winning” is waking up every day with purpose and working hard to accomplish your goals. DONE