Yes! We encourage anyone interested in joining to get in contact with the office. We can organise for you to come down and try out a class to see if you like it – completely free of charge or commitment.
Our teams normally compete 4-5 times a year from June – November at local competitions. We also take some teams interstate for competitions such as the National Championships if they are not held in Melbourne. Simply check the Annual Schedule in the information pack for more detail.
As part of the enrolment, our athletes are supplied with a training top and hair bow for all training sessions – this covers you for all training sessions! CheerSport athletes don’t require a uniform as they perform in their MCA t-shirts, but our novice and elite competitive teams are required to purchase a uniform through the office prior to the first competition. Second-hand uniforms are sometimes available so please check with the office.
MCA aims to provide affordable tuition for our athletes and their families. Our annual schedule operates similar to school terms, so a typical year includes an initial enrolment fee and set monthly tuition fees of 11 payments a year. Competitive athletes will also have uniform costs and competition fees.
Yes. If you enrol in a competitive squad we ask you to attend every training session throughout the year. Cheerleading is a team sport so if one member of the team is absent, the team will not be able to practise as everyone is necessary in each stunt of a routine.
Part of the enrolment fee covers your personal accident insurance. We also provide additional coverage for our students for all practice, competitions, performances & other events. We don’t provide Ambulance cover, so that is something we highly recommend athletes get before they begin.
Absolutely not. Being flexible and pulling shapes is a great skill, but it is usually taught over time. For all our teams we ensure that fitness, flex and other components are taught within all our classes.
That depends on a number of things including whether the Elite program is right for you. When we recommend a squad for someone, the decision is usually based on the level of training you can handle, any past cheerleading or gymnastics experience and any skills you may currently have. As an example, a back handspring is usually required for a level 2 team but further requirements such as past cheer experience may also be needed to train safely on an elite team.