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Cheer Facility: 8382 W. Gage Blvd Suite N. Kennewick, WA 99336

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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.

Competitive Team Tryout and Placement Information 2015-2016

Parent Informational Meeting

Monday, April 13th
Two times to choose from: 6pm OR 7:30pm
Meetings will be at Elite Force Cheer, 8382 W. Gage Blvd. Ste. N

Athlete Evaluation

April 14th AND April 15th
Ages 4-11: 4pm-6pm / Ages 12-18: 6pm-8pm
Age is based on your child’s age by August 31st, 2015
Children will be evaluated and placed into groups April 14 and April 15

Group practices will be April 20th-May 21st

(Group practice schedules will be given to everyone on April 15th)

Placements will be May 18th-21st

(Placement letters will be available to pick up on Saturday, May 23 between the hours of noon and 3 pm at Mid-Columbia Gymnastics Academy)

Team Practices begin May 25th

(You will receive your teams practice schedule with your placement letters)

Evaluations / Placement Cost

New to Elite Force Cheer (Includes Evaluation and All Group Practices April 14th-May 21st)

Due at first group practice:
Group A - $120
Group B - $165
Group 1,2,4,5, & 7 - $190
Group 3 &6 - $185

Submit online registration by April 10th

Currently in Elite Force or Mid-Columbia Gymnastics (Team or Rec)

Due April 1st: Current team or class tuition
Due May 1st :
Group A - $90
Group B - $130
Group 1,2,4,5, &7 - $150
Group 3&6 - $145

**Group rates are based on hours of practice

If you have any questions, please email

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.