All-star Cheerleading is a team-oriented sport that involves many aspects including tumbling, stunting, jumps and dance. Synergy Cheer is a new program offering both competitive and recreational programs for boys and girls ages 3-18. No experience is required!
Competitive Cheerleading - As a competitive cheerleader your child will attend anywhere from 6-10 competitions a season this will range from competitions within the stat of Iowa to Illinois and possibly even a major nationals in Florida or California depending on the team. Competitive athletes learn a two and a half minute routine, which they will perfect and perform throughout the season. Competitive athletes practice anywhere from 4-8 hours per week depending on their age and team level. This includes one hour of mandatory tumbling per week. Athletes will also get to participate in fun events around the community such as parades.
Recreational Cheerleading - Recreational athletes learn all of the same skills as competitive athletes as well as a routine. However they do not attend competitions. There will be a performance at the end of every recreational session. Recreational is a great option for those who are just not ready for the commitment of the competitive program. Competitive athletes practice 3-6 hours per week depending on age and team.
Coach Kayla Shaw-> Kayla grew up as a competitive gymnast and discovered her passion for cheerleading in Junior High. Kayla is an Iowa City native who graduated from City High were she cheered on the Varsity squad for 4 years. She was also involved in diving, Dance team, All-star Cheerleading, Track and Softball. Kayla is a former cheerleader for the University of Iowa. While she continues her education at Iowa she has discovered her passion in health and nutrition. Kayla focuses on leading a healthy positive life and hopes to inspire and teach others on those same principals. As a young coach Kayla has already proven herself many times as she has coached her teams to several national titles in such a short time. Although she has had many successes as a coach her main satisfaction comes from watching the children grow in a fun and physically active environment. Kayla is USASF certified through the highest level (level 5) she also has certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions. As a coach Kayla’s goals are to teach kids the skills they need to be successful in cheerleading and successful in life.