All Star Cheer FAQ

What’s In a Name?
All Star teams are broken down by age, categories, and level of skill.
For example: Junior Prep Level 2:
“Junior” defines the teams age group they will compete in
“Prep” is a category just like co-ed or Special Needs
“Level 2” refers to the type of stunts, pyramids, and tumbling that a team can safely perform. They are numbered from 1 to 5, in increasing difficulty.

How Are The Team Ages Broken Down?
Please see the age guideline below to help you understand which team your daughter/son may be eligible for the 2017-2018 season. The age of the competitor as of August 31, 2017.

Age as of August 31, 2017

Tiny Pre-Team Exhibition Tiny, 3-6 years
Routine Time Limit: 1:30. No building skills permitted. Tumbling skills limited to forward rolls and cartwheels.

All-Star Prep

All Star Prep is an entry level product that is offered as an introduction to traditional all star cheer and is intended to help grow the industry as a whole.  Teams entering the all star prep divisions must be affiliated with a USASF member program (see program definition). All athletes must be registered with the USASF in the Athlete ID system accessed through the member program. All Star Prep athletes will not be included in the athlete count to determine gym size (small or large).

All Star Prep is NOT a division for teams that represent a school, pop warner or similar recreation-type program. All Star Prep is an all star division and only programs that have declared themselves all star (by joining the USASF as a member program) are permitted to participate in these divisions offered by member event producers.


Tiny Prep, 5-6 years
Mini Prep, 5-8 years
Youth Prep, 5-11 years
Junior Prep, 8-14 years
Senior Prep, 11-18 years

All-Star Club
Tiny, 5-6 years
Mini, 5-8 years
Youth, 6-11 years
Junior, 8-14 years
Senior, 11-18 years
Sparkle Team, special needs, all ages

Team Placement: We try to match up the athletes by skill level as best we can, but please remember that stunting, pyramids, jumps, dance, motions, and age are huge factors as well. Some athletes are stronger tumblers than others. Some contribute more with stunts than others. We choose our team based on the positions that we need to fill for each team (bases, flyer (top person), tumblers, etc.) Every athlete is on the team for a reason — please have trust in us that we know the best fit and placement for your athlete.

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What Division is Bayside Athletics?
Bayside Athletics All Star Team are under the Division II (formerly Small Gym divisions). A Division II gym is defined as having 125 or less athletes registered in its competitive cheer program. Exhibition teams, crossover athletes, special needs teams and dance teams do not count toward the 125 or less athletes.  All Star Prep athletes are counted toward the 125 athletes or less.

Need and want to more know about All Star Cheer go to the United States All Star Federation website.