What is All Star Cheer?

All Star Cheer is a team sport in which athletes perform a routine composed of tumbling, stunting, pyramids, and dance sections. Teams compete with these routines at competitions, both locally and nationally. The teams are created with athletes that are similar in age and level. 

There are many cheer programs around the country that offer competitive All Star Teams. These programs are divided based on size. (Division 1 and Division 2)

With All Star Cheer, You Can…

Grow Physically

  • Become Active: Practice 2-3 times per week with other optional training opportunities
  • Develop Balance, Coordination, & Strength: Stretch and condition your body to stunt, jump, tumble, and dance
  • Master Skills: Learn, train, practice… and then progress!

Stimulate Your Mind

  • Increase Personal Confidence: Perform in front of others, Develop your own definition of success
  • Develop Cognitive Skills: Memory of intricate routines
  • Show Responsibility & Reliability: Make a commitment to others, Manage time wisely 
  • Strengthen Social Skills: Form lasting friendships with people of different ages and backgrounds
  • Problem Solve: Figure out plans to reach goals and improve skills 

(Click here to see more on our Character Education program.)

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Star Athletics All Stars Cheer- Quick Facts

Program Originated: 2001

Owner: Lee Grobstein

Gym Size:  Division 1

Current Teams: 12 Teams (2 All Star Prep, 10 All Star), Levels 1-5

Competitive Achievements: Numerous National Titles including NCA and The Summit, Multiple Top Ten Finishes at the Cheerleading World Championships

Find Out More: Youtube All Star Playlist (Season 8)

Cheer Season At a Glance (Elite + Prep Competitive Teams)

SPRING/SUMMER (Pre-Season): Tryouts for our All Star program take place during the first week of May and continue throughout the month. Initial team placement is typically in June. Our Elite and Prep teams will practice together through the summer to develop strength and skills that will later be performed in their routines for that season. Team chemistry is built through practices and team bonding.

FALL (Training Season):  Time in the gym increases and our routines are developed. Athletes will train to prepare for competitions. 

WINTER (Competition Season):  Our teams are ready to compete with their routines. On average, our Elite Teams will compete 7 times and our Prep Teams will compete 4. Our teams will also perform at various “Showcase” performances that are not judged. Competitions take place locally in New Jersey or in other venues around the country. Teams will continue to practice and progress throughout the season. 

All Star Cheer- According to Parents

(Click each question to see what our Star Moms and Dads have to say. All quotes were taken from unsolicited e-mails.)

What has All Star Cheer done for your child?

  • “[My daughter] is taking what you teach her in the gym and applying it to the rest of her life. She always wants to find ways to improve and do better in many aspects of her life.”
  • “[My daughter] sends motivational group messages to her teammates before competitions. I LOVE that she quotes John Wooden. This, she learns at STAR!”
  • All Star Cheer has given my daughter confidence, a strong sense of self-worth, athleticism, and positive life role models.”
  • “Your code of conduct and expectations are not only meant for competitive  athletics but serve as foundations for living life. You have instilled the competitive fire while equally promoting and requiring each athlete to be respectful, kind, and humble in their success.”

How is All Star Cheer at STAR different than recreational cheer and other cheer programs?

  • “Star Athletics has surpassed all of our expectations. We came from a Rec level because we wanted more. These all star teams are organized and have high expectations for athletes. The teams work hard and look amazing. This is what we wanted and are happy to be part of that level of commitment.”
  • “The discipline, strength, respect, and camaraderie that is taught at STAR is exactly what we were looking for in a program for our daughter and it is showing in all aspects of her life.”
  • “Your gym is like a finely tuned machine. We are impressed and excited.”
  • “I must compliment you again on what a professional gym you run. It was very impressive to all of us coming from other places.”
  • “Your success is proof that you are doing a great job. I’ve never been to a gym that is so well organized and that so quickly has brought out the confidence in my child… and is showing the determination she had lost.”
  • “Your program is just different. Plain and simple.”
  • “I’m not sure how you do it, but you have created a program that is so much more than just cheering. As a school administrator, I know how challenging it can be to work with children (and parents!), but you have certainly created something special at STAR. You an your staff show such dedication and passion, and this translates directly to the athletes and their families. You have high expectations, but you work consistently to help the girls reach specific goals. You help them see they CAN.”

Travel, expense, time… Are the sacrifices worth it?

  • “Watching [my daughter] learn and improve skills as an athlete is rewarding. But honestly, seeing her mature as a competitor and teammate is priceless. I am so grateful for “The Star Way”. The culture you have created for our gym truly reinforces what I am trying to teach my children. When people ask me how I do it…. the travel, expense, sacrifice…. I tell them that allowing my daughter to join STAR is one of the best parenting decisions I’ve ever made.”

  • “People ask me if I am crazy driving an hour to get to the gym and I simply reply that I would be crazy not to. I just had to let you know the impact that you are making on not only [my daughter’s] life but the life of our entire family.”

  • “My daughter is currently finishing her junior year of high school, and back in the fall, I was concerned that the added commute time plus an increased commitment level at Star would not bode well for her academics in this crucial year. Once again, I was wrong. She had her best year to date. Her grades are high, her confidence is high, and her mood is over the moon. She is motivated to succeed in all areas, and we are looking at colleges that I previously didn’t think would be possibilities.”

  • My daughter is happiest when she is in the gym or competing. Her teammates and coaches are her closest friends and family, and they have become our family too.

  • “[STAR Athletics] has extended my daughter’s athleticism beyond what her other sports do. The work she does at Star helps her in the other sports she does. Her training makes her a better all around athlete.

  • “As a cheer gym, you successfully build champions, but more importantly you also help young girls develop the self-confidence that comes with knowing they have truly worked their hardest as individuals and as a team.  They learn the value of perseverance and intentness and they learn to respect themselves and one another.  They win and lose with grace.  All these things will inevitably help them become confident young women as they move beyond the cheer world.  I have seen it in my own daughter as she moved 600 miles away to navigate life on her own in college.  Although she no longer wears the uniform, she will always carry your lessons in her heart.  I am so proud to be affiliated with Star …”

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All Star Cheer- According to the Athletes

Listen to what our athletes think about All Star Cheer. You can also read what they have to say by clicking here.

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