All Star Prep is short for “All Star Preparation.” It is a modified All Star cheer program designed to introduce athletes to the sport, and to prepare them for a season of All Star Cheer in the future. Our All Star Prep program is competitive, like our All Star program, involving athletes performing a 2 minute routine comprised of several different elements. These elements include tumbling, stunting, jumping, pyramids, and intricate dance choreography. This routine is then performed and scored against other All Star Prep teams at various local competitions. All Star Prep is a great way for children to participate in an All Star program, but with a significantly lower cost and time commitment.


How does your All Star Prep season work?

At Cheer Pride, we have two different options for All Star Prep athletes: Full Year Prep and Half Year Prep. These teams are open to boys and girls, ages 4-18, regardless of skill level. Athletes may join one of our Prep teams at any time!


What is Full Year Prep?

Full Year Prep begins with tryouts in May, when athletes are placed on a team according to their age and skill set. These teams begin practice once a week from June-August. They receive routine choreography and then begin practices twice a week in September. All Star Prep teams begin competing in December, and the competition season runs from December to May. These teams compete primarily in the Tri-State area, with one overnight trip that is within driving distance.


What is Half Year Prep?

Half Year Prep is perfect for School, Rec, and Pop Warner cheerleaders who are looking to continue cheerleading outside of their regular season, or for girls who want to experience all star cheerleading without a major financial or time commitment. Half Year Prep teams begin with team placements in November, and practice once a week. They do 2-3 local competitions between February and May.



With team bonding events, holiday parties, special events at the gym, and participation in charity causes, your child is joining much more than just a cheer team. At Cheer Pride, they will become part of our family of coaches, parents, and other athletes who support them and want to see them succeed!  We make sure that all of our athletes feel like they are a part of the group, surrounded by positive role models and excellent coaching. We do not just place kids on teams for a short term win, ignoring the possibility of growing their skills. Our kids are pushed to their potential in all areas of cheer,  and your child will develop in these different areas while gaining confidence and learning the value of a strong work ethic.


Looking for something a little bit more intense? No problem! Check out our All Star Program!


Would you like your child to have more confidence, gain skills, and become a leader? If so, we would love to meet you and welcome you into the Cheer Pride family, or as we call it “pramily.” Even though our teams are formed in the middle of May, there are occasionally a handful of spots available throughout the season.  If you would like to join a team, click HERE. For more information about our cheerleading program, call (973) 432-2885 TODAY!