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Elite Force Competitive Cheer Teams

Elevated Athletes

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.


Non Force Cheer Members
April Clinics $20 2 hour clinics, $15 45 min. clinics
Try Outs - $30 per cheerleader


Tryout Information for Competition Teams:

Mandatory Parent Meetings:

Monday April 7th at 6 pm for parent with athletes ages 3-11* years old

Tuesday, April 8th at 6 pm for parents with athletes ages 12* and older

*Your child’s ages on 8/31/14


Clinics will begin on Wednesday, April 14th and go through Thursday April 25th**

** There will be a cost to attend the clinics and tryout day. Costs will be discussed at the parent meetings.

  • 4:00-6:00pm ages 6-11 years old without a backhand spring
  • 6:30-8:30pm ages 6-11 years old with a backhand spring
  • 4:30-5:15pm ages 3-5 years old


  • 4:00-6:00pm ages 12 and older without a round off backhand spring back tuck
  • 6:30-8:30pm ages 12 and older with round off backhand spring back tuck


Tryout day will be Monday, April 28th
  • 3-5 year olds do not need to attend the tryout day
  • 4:00-6:00pm for all 6-11 year olds
  • 6:30-8:30pm for all athletes 12 years and older


Placement letters will be available to pick up at the Mid-Columbia Gymnastics office (Fowler St.) on Friday, May 2nd after 11am.


We want YOU to be a part of Elite Force Cheer!

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!




View the Force Flyer2014-2015

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!

  • Tiny - Ages 5 and under. At EFC, our tiny athletes are generally between the ages of 4 and 5 years.
  • Mini - Ages 8 and under. At EFC, our mini athletes are generally between the ages of 6 and 8 years.
  • Youth - Ages 11 and under. At EFC, our youth athletes are generally between the ages of 8 and 11 years.
  • Junior - Ages 14 and under. At EFC, our junior athletes are generally between the ages of 10 and 14 years.
  • Senior - Ages 18 and under. At EFC, our senior athletes are generally between the ages of 12 and 18 years.

*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.


See our Facebook page Elite Force Cheer for hundreds of cheer photos as well as current information.