Competitive teams closed for 2016-2017 season. Half year team second session registration Wednesday October 26th 5:30-6:30 p.m. 


can't make the 26th? email us and schedule a time to register. 2nd session runs November-April 


What days will my team practice and when will I know our schedule? 

Tryouts for the 2016-2017 season is May 7th, team placements and exact practice times will be posted May 8th in the late evening on our website under the "team placements tab". Practices will start the week of May 9th, absences will not be counted the first month of practices (May) since the schedule is given out with 24 hour notice before the first practice. The competition schedule and camp schedule will be given out at our open house and posted to our website by the date of tryouts. These dates rarely change. Camp times will be posted within 1 week of team placement. For the 2016-2017 season our general practice schedule will go as follows:


All Junior and Senior age teams Monday and Tuesday in the summer and Monday's and Wednesdays in the fall. (every other Friday practices starting september) 

Tiny, Mini, youth, advanced youth Junior and possibly Senior beginner levels Wednesday and Thursday in the summer and Tuesday and Thursday practices in the fall.


Prep teams will only practice one day per week

Local teams will practice two days per week (1.5 hours)

Limited travel teams will practice two days per week

Full travel teams will practice two days per week in the summer and every other Friday when school starts. 


All tryouts are held at our gym:
4560 Bowen Blvd. C Kentwood Mi 49508

Is There a Tryout Fee?

Not for the tryout itself. In order to be placed on a CCM team for the 2016-2017 season the first and last months tuition of the season, and the $35 yearly registration fee is due by the day you tryout.

What Will I have to Do?

You will show us your jumps, flexibility and what ever tumbling "flip" skills you have. Never cheered before? Don't be nervous to tryout! Our instructors will teach you some skills to show at tryouts. We will teach you everything you need to know to get through the tryouts and then the rest when practices start. Everyone makes a team no matter their experience level, tryouts is realistically just a "skill evaluation" for our coaches to get an idea of what team to place you on. 

everyone makes a team! no experience needed, ages 3-18, all skill levels Welcome!

USASF AGE GRID

(Age as of August 31st)

Tiny- 6 years and under
Mini- 6-8 years old
Youth- 9-11 years old
Junior- 12-14 years old
Senior- 15-18 years old
Open- 19-25 years old

USASF SKILL LEVELS

(General break down)

Level 1- Cartwheels, round offs, walk overs
Level 2- Springs, series of springs
Level 3- Front and Back tucks running
Level 4- Layouts and tucks from standing
Level 5- Fulls and Double Fulls
Level 6- College ONLY- release move inversions
General: Teams are broken up 1st  by team type preferred (local/ travel etc), and 2nd by the athlete's age, and then 3rd by their skill level. 
Tiny/Mini and all level one teams are considered "prep/ local". Level Two and youth and above are considered "travel/ limited travel". Please see the "teams" tab for more information.

What is a Cross Over? What is an Understudy?

A cross over is an athlete on more than one team.  We refer to these individuals as "double teamers". An understudy is an athlete that practices with the team learning all positions incase a team member is injured or cannot perform for what ever reason. 

What Should I Wear?

Athletic form fitting clothes, and hair pulled out of face. Cheer shoes or clean soft soled shoes are highly recommended. You are allowed to go barefoot for tryouts if you do not own cheer shoes. No gum, or jewelry please :)

Grand Rapids Cheerleading Company of Michigan, Gymnastics, and Dance Training