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.
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!
Competitive Team Tryout and Placement Information 2016-2017
Parent Informational Meeting
Tuesday, April 26th
Three times to choose from: 4:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm
Meetings will be at Elite Force Cheer, 8382 W. Gage Blvd. Ste. N
Athlete Evaluations / Practices
May 2nd – May 26th
Age is based on your child's age by August 31st, 2016
Placement BBQ - Friday, June 3rd
(BBQ time is TBD)
Team Practices begin June 6th
Competitive Team Tryout
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 every 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.
Our cheer gym is located on Gage Blvd and is owned and operated by Mid-Columbia Gymnastics Academy. MCGA began in 1986 and added the cheer program in 2002. Our cheer facility is 9,000 sq. ft. and is separated into 3 areas to allow classes and teams their own space. There are 2 spring floors plus a standard floor. We also have a 30 ft. tumble track and full size trampoline. On weekdays, our facility is utilized by toddler play groups and on the weekends children enjoy birthday parties. They especially love the castle bounce house, huge pirate ship with slide, nerf gun battles and princess castle.