“Elite Kids offer all benefits of team cheerleading without the drawbacks of competitive programs. Elite Kidsincorporates excellent training in a facility that is unmatched for its safety, quality, cleanliness and positive environment.” Justine Hall
“One of the most distinguishing factors in our program is our commitment to high standards and maintaining a wholesome environment. The uniform choices, music choices, choreography choices and training methods all reflect these high standards.” Lynn Ledford
“We came to Elite Kidsin search of a program with reasonable costs and quality training. Our daughter LOVES the cheer program here. What a huge difference.” Paula Weston
Class Descriptions (Cheerleading)
Cheerbees (2 1/2 - 4 years)
45 min. / 4 weeks
Cheerbees is a fun introduction to the exciting sport of cheerleading. Cheerbees are introduced to basic cheer tumbling, simple cheers, chants, dances and jumps, and learn age appropriate cheerleading skills to prepare them for our 1 hour cheer class.
Kindercheer (4 - 6 years)
1 hr / 4 weeks
Kindercheer is a fun introduction to the exciting sport of cheerleading. Kinder-Cheerleaders are introduced to basic cheer tumbling, simple cheers, chants, dances and jumps, and learn age appropriate cheerleading skills to prepare them for our academy cheer and team programs.
Academy Cheer (6 years and older)
1hr / 4 weeks
Academy Cheer 1 classes are designed to teach entry level cheer skills to the academy aged child, including basic tumbling, cheers, chants, dances and jumps. Emphasis is placed on correct technique and form and building the proper foundation for safety and advancement. Additional emphasis is directed toward developing the necessary strength and flexibility to enable the student to master the skills and to provide the physical basis needed for more advanced skills. Elite Kids’ cheer program is based on structured progressions. Cheer 1 encompasses basic tumbling - forward rolls, cartwheels, and round-offs. Back handsprings are not taught in Cheer 1.
What to Wear
Cheerleaders train in Elite Kidscheer shorts and cheer t-shirts. Please wear cheer shoes (simple low tread white athletic shoes). For safety reasons, we discourage jewelry, hooded sweatshirts, jeans or street pants, belts, zippers, and baggy clothing. Long hair should be pulled back – no hard barrettes.
Kids LOVE to tumble! Tumbling builds strength, power, courage, and confidence! Tumbling also gives children a perfect venue for showing off both in and out of the gym! Tumbling is an important component of cheerleading, gymnastics, and dance. Strong tumbling skills distinguish an athlete in any of these disciplines and many of our gymnasts, cheerleaders and dancers cross train in tumbling. Tumbling also develops body awareness and balance and is a favorite for football players, soccer players and other athletes. No matter what your focus is, tumbling is totally FUN!
Elite Kids offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced tumbling classes to students 6 years and older. Our tumbling curriculum is based on structured progressions, with an emphasis on safety and progress. We insist on building a strong foundation before moving into big tumbling tricks. We maintain these standards so that our students and families can enjoy the benefits of developing excellent tumbling skills and so that we can keep our training programs safe for our athletes.
1 hr / 4 weeks
Beginning Tumbling is for new students who have little or no tumbling experience. Students are introduced to proper body positioning, terminology, and technique. They learn about the muscle groups responsible for each tumbling skill and the role that flexibility, strength, sequencing and timing plays in tumbling. Emphasis is placed on initiating the conditioning requirements needed for intermediate and advanced tumbling. Students will learn forward and backward rolls, handstand, handstand to a bridge, standing backbend to a bridge, and a kickover from a bridge.
1 hr / 4 weeks
Students in Intermediate Tumbling refine their basic tumbling skills and increase their strength and flexibility. The backhandspring is the cornerstone of cheer tumbling and is a requirement of many cheer teams. One of the primary goals of Intermediate Tumbling is to introduce and master the backhandspring. The round off is refined with a focus on developing a strong rebound. Conditioning emphasis is placed on shoulder flexibility, back flexibility, and leg strength, all needed for the backhandspring. Students will be taught the backhandspring in staged progressions, utilizing specialized equipment. Students will be spotted on the backhandspring until both the student and the coach feels that a spot is not necessary.
1 hr / 4 weeks
This is the class where all the hard work pays off! Advanced tumbling is exciting, exhilarating and fun! Advanced Tumbling students work on front tumbling and multiple trick skills and combinations. Students will refine and add to multiple backhandsprings, back handspring to a back tuck, backhandspring to a layout, and a layout full twist. Students must be able to do a round off to two backhandsprings AND a standing back handspring (without a spot) in order to register for this class.
What to Wear
Tumbling students wear a leotard with or without shorts or sweat pants. Cheer tumbling students tend to wear cheer attire (cheer shorts or sweats and a t-shirt). Gymnastics and dance students usually tumble bare footed, while cheer students wear their cheer shoes (light tennis shoes.) For safety reasons, for both child and coach, we discourage jewelry, hooded sweatshirts, belts, zippers, and baggy clothing. Long hair should be pulled back, however be careful about hard barrettes or hair decorations.
Cheer Performance Team
Elite Kids has a fantastic Cheer Team Program! Our cheer teams are performance teams – meaning they cheer at real events! Elite Kidshas been training cheerleaders longer than any other program in Rancho Santa Margarita! Our cheer teams train year-round and gain excellent cheer and tumbling skills. We then showcase those skills at fantastic venues such as professional basketball games, Disneyland, professional soccer games, Sea World, Fairs, parades, community events, school events and more! Our team program is a fantastic spring board to high school cheer teams!
For information about Elite Kids Cheer Teams, contact:
- Kelley Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ofelia Diaz at email@example.com
- Josh Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheerleading is a dynamic blend of tumbling, dance, and performance all in one sport! Cheerleading develops strength, flexibility, spunk and power and also teaches life lessons in teamwork, commitment, responsibility and camaraderie.
Elite Kids provides instructional cheer classes and also offers a fantastic performance team program and a highly regarded competitive team program. Instructional classes are offered for cheer athletes 4 years and older. Cal Elite's Performance Team is a community based program that performs in real venues, such as professional basketball games at the Staples Center; professional soccer games at the Home Depot Center; Disneyland; the O.C. Fair; local parades; and many community and school events. Returning to our competitive roots, Cal Elite's All Star Cheer team provides a high level competitive program for cheer athletes who want to train and compete at higher levels. Cheerleading is a dynamic, exciting sport! Cal Elite is known for maintaining high standards with respect to wholesome music, choreography, uniforms and coaching. Our focus is on excellent training and superior athletics!
Preschoolers can join one of our weekly Kindercheer classes and older students can enroll in an Academy Cheer class. Tumbling is another important component of cheerleading! Elite Kids offers a wide variety of tumbling classes for all levels. For those ready to advance to the next step, we have a fantastic team program for cheerleaders ages 4 and older.