7:15 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the lobby of Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling
An informational meeting will be held at 7:15 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the lobby of Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling. We will explain competitive all star cheer, the USASF, and the tryout process. We will also introduce the coaches, learn about practices, and discuss time commitment and costs. This is all for your information. Attending this meeting in no way requires you to tryout.
Hope to see you at tryouts!
Check out our success from this season!
Teamwork brings cheer team to nationals
It’d be an understatement to say we’re proud of our All Star Cheer Squad. In just three seasons, the squad has gone from an idea Hope Cernea had to a contender on a national stage. Check out the KHQA feature on the success of our All Star girls on their road to nationals.
The Gem City staff is rested, energized, and ready for the new session. The spring session begins today, Monday, December 29.
Registration is open too, so call to reserve your spot today! (217)224-8491
We saw a lot of success in November so far! Both the gymnastics team and cheer squad had competitions and performed well.
The gymnastics team competed at the Judges Cup on November 8-9 in Bourbannais, Illinois. It was their second meet of the season. The Level 3 and Level 4 teams placed first!
Cheer tryouts will be Saturday, May 10, from 8:30 to 11:30.
There will also be one mandatory pre-tryout practice on Saturday, May 3, from 8:30 to 11:30. This practice is great in that it allows the girls to get comfortable with each other. It also introduces them to the type of tumbling, stunting, jumping, and dance the squad will be working toward.
An informational meeting will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the lobby of Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling.
St. Charles, MO. – The Gem City Rubies All Star cheer squad made great strides at the St. Louis Classic meet when they finished in the small senior level 2 category.They were only .3 of a point short of first place. There were six teams in their division.
Their performance was especially impressive considering last minute routine changes that had to be made the day before the competition due to a change in the number of squad members. This meant the girls had to alter formations, change stunting groups, and adjust counts for timing. Cheerleading is about moving parts so if one cog changes the whole machinery must be adjusted.
We want to congratulate the following athletes on making the 2013/14 Gem City All Star Cheer Squad! Hope and I truly enjoyed the tryout process. We look forward to working with you during the upcoming year.
2013/14 Cheer Squad:
8 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the lobby of Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling
An informational meeting will be held at 8 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the lobby of Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling. We will explain competitive all star cheer, the USASF, and the tryout process. We will also introduce the coaches, learn about practices, and discuss the time commitment and costs. This is all for your information. Attending this meeting in no way requires you to tryout.
It was a little over a year ago when Hope Cernea and I got the green light to start an all star cheer program here at Gem City. For years Hope and I have split the responsibilities of the cheer tumbling classes offered at the gym. We thought it was time for these accomplished athletes to have their due in a competitive arena.
Hope had experience as a college cheerleader and all star cheer competitor, and I had well… no idea about what to expect exactly. We completed coaching certification through the USASF, watched many YouTube videos, held tryouts, christened the squad the Gem City Outlaws, and got to work. We’ve learned so much—me especially! (The concept of an eight count, for example.)
I’m excited to report that the Gem City Outlaws have far exceeded our expectations with their performance and dedication! (Please note our regular practices during the school year begin every Saturday at 8:30 in the morning, so these kids have sacrificed some sleeping in.) They recently placed 2nd at the Gateway Championship in St. Louis and received an award for best tumbling of all divisions and levels. We could not be prouder of them.
We’re a little teary eyed that our first all star season is coming to a close, but this next year will surely prove to be just as fun. We cannot wait to meet the athletes who decide to tryout for the 2013-2014 season. One Gem City cheer tradition we’ve decided to begin is the adoption of a new team name for each season. We were the Gem City Outlaws for the 2012-2013. We have a few ideas for the next squad, but we’re still ruminating and nothing is settled yet.