Cheer Facility: 8382 W. Gage Blvd Suite N. Kennewick, WA 99336
The Elite Force Cheer Program is made up of All-Star Athletes who represent the elementary, middle and high school age levels. The Elite Force Cheer Teams compete at local, regional and national competitions. MCGA provides the most experienced coaching staff in Eastern Washington. Competitive cheer promotes physical fitness, confidence and overall wellness. The majority of FORCE athletes are recruited by Collegiate Cheer Teams each year.
Who? For guys and gals 7-14 years. All levels welcome. Teams placement will depend on age and skill levels. Number of teams will depend of how many kids join.
What? Competitive half year teams that will learn a choreographed routine they will compete at approximately 3 out of town competitions; Portland Jan. 16th & Feb. 20th, and Tacoma March 26th. They will conclude their season per-forming at the Spring Showcase toward the end of March.
Why? To provide a competitive cheer experience for cheerleaders that is half the cost and time commitment. A great start for students that want to try competitive cheer! We do ask that if your child commits to the team that she or he stay for the entire season.
When? Practice for each team is 2 hours per week starting the week of Oct. 5th. Exact times will be announced once we form teams. We are looking at either Tues or Thurs evenings.
Why? Because cheer is awesome, fun and builds character, teamwork and friendships!
Tuition: $80 per month. (non gym members add $45 family reg. fee)
Competition fees: $400 per season. Includes: Fees to attend 3 competitions, USASF Membership Fee, Coaching Fees (pays for coaches travel, food etc.). You pay your own travel, food expenses, etc.
Uniform: $100 or less. Warm Ups: $85 or less. Hair Bow $20. Any white shoes with white soles.
***If you paid into the 2015-2016 season but then discontinued after the last drop date, your fees may apply to the new teams. Please contact us.
Mid-Columbia Gymnastics & Cheer’s Elite Force Competitive Cheer Program is among the largest and most experienced in the Pacific Northwest - the most established cheer gym in Washington State. Our teams train year round and learn professionally choreographed routines. We compete against other teams at cheer competitions (at the state, regional and national level). Most important, we compete against our selves. Our character based program teaches the importance of team work, personal discipline, and respect for ourselves and others. The experienced Force Staff works together to ensure our teams are taught in a safe, progressive format. Try outs are held every spring, but private evaluations are available during some months of the year. We are BUILT FORCE TOUGH!
Elite Force Cheer is gearing up for another great season! Check out our teams and levels for the 2014-2015 season. We offer beginning through advanced teams. We build Athletes With Character!
*The age is set by the USAFG– our governing body. August 31st is the date by which the age is determined for the upcoming season.
Level 1, 2, 3, 4 refers to the skill level of the athlete. The skills are also determined by the USASF. The importance of teamwork is stressed at each level of Force Competitive Cheer.
All Star Prep - This is level 1 and the athletes in this level are ages 11 and under. (This level will compete at 3 competitions during the season while the other teams will compete in more.) This is an introduction to all star cheer (competitive). This team is our X-Force Team & Tiny Prep.
Level 1 - Beginning level cheer. They continue to work on beginning level jumps, stunting and tumbling. They learn how a cheer routine looks and feels, how to count the routine and how to make changes as needed.
Level 2 - These athletes build on what they learned at level 1 in stunting, jumps and tumbling. They know how a cheer routine looks and feels and they understand the counts. Level 2 are able to make changes as needed by the coaching staff.
Level 3 - These athletes work more advanced tumbling and stunting skills. Tuck positions are added and extended stunts are included at this level. Athletes at this level need to be able to do multiple jumps and standing tumbling. They can quickly make changes needed by the coaching staff. They are mature and able to handle practices that are more demanding and challenging.
Level 4 - These athletes usually have years of experience. Twisting elements are added at this level. These athletes must be able to do multiple jumps into multiple standing tumbling. This is our highest level so maturity, physical ability, and the ability to work as a team and take corrections from the coach are essential.
*Our teams compete across the Pacific Northwest. Some of our teams compete in Las Vegas and Florida. If you have any questions, please contact us.
*Financial responsibilities include monthly tuition (training fee), annual $45 MCGA/Force registration fee, competition entry fees, coaching fees, hotel expenses, personal travel expenses, uniform, warm up jacket & pants, etc. All estimated expenses are listed in parent handbooks.