Cheerleading Programs for Kids in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs

All-star cheerleading gyms and community programs are popping up all over the suburbs. It seems kids and their parents are discovering the many benefits the sport of cheerleading offers young athletes. Whether they’re participating in a recreational or competition-based program, cheerleaders learn firsthand the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship. And because every cheerleader is a crucial member of a close-knit team, it’s a great opportunity for kids to create lasting friendships and build their confidence . . . and some serious muscle! If you think cheer might put a little pep in your athlete’s step, read on to find a program in your area. This article about cheerleading for kids is sponsored by the featured listing for Flying High Sports & Rec Center.

Cheerleading Gyms and All-Star Programs in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs

Cheerleading Gyms

Allstar Athletics
18475 Thompson Court (7800 West)
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532.6506
Offers all-star and recreational cheerleading and tumbling programs for athletes ages 4 and up.

Dreamz Elite Allstars
16732 Cherry Creek Court
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 722-5352
All-star cheerleading gym with competitive teams for kids ages 3-18.

Flying High Sports & Rec Center
7711 W 99th St
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
(708) 352-3099

Our Recreational Cheer program provides children with an opportunity to put their bodies in motion.  Athletes will learn more than form and technique and emerge with a sense of leadership, teamwork, self-confidence, and goal setting.  Classes start at age 3!  Students will build strength, coordination, flexibility, and balance, as well as increase their knowledge base of cheer motions, jumps, and stunting.  As class levels increase, the pace of the skills will increase, the jumps will become jump combos, and they will also focus more on tumbling skills.  Recreational Cheer Classes are a great stepping stone to the world of All Star Cheer.  Register for classes at any time on our website!

Ignite Cheerleading
304 Mondamin Drive, Suite B
Minooka, IL 60447
(815) 955-9811
Recreational cheer classes offered for kids ages 4-14 in various locations throughout the Southwest suburbs, including: Minooka, Channahon, Shorewood, Bolingbrook, Frankfort, Joliet, Lockport, New Lenox and Orland Park.

Team Illinois Cheer
24317 W. 143rd Street, Units 109 & 111
Plainfield, IL 60544
(779) 234-5063
Offers competitive, season-long cheer program and tumbling classes for athletes ages 3 and up.

Reign Athletics
10482 W. 163rd Place
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 949-8348
All-star cheerleading gym offering competitive teams and tumbling classes for kids ages 5 and up.

Your Performing Arts Center
24035 Riverwalk Ct
Plainfield, Illinois 60544
(630) 553-6433
Music, dance and theatre school offering cheerleading and tumbling classes for kids ages 5-18.

Non-Profit Cheerleading Organizations

Alsip Falcons Youth Cheer

Bolingbrook Buccaneers Youth Cheer 

Bolingbrook Trojans Youth Cheer

Calumet City Thunderbolts Youth Cheer
(708) 690-7520

Harvet Colts Youth Cheer
(708) 713-5906

Joliet Ravens Youth Cheer
(815) 671-0523 or (815) 341-6361

Joliet Steelers Youth Cheer
(815) 782-6656

Joliet Titans Youth Cheer
(815) 726-4832

Lemont Hornets Youth Cheer

Lockport Jr Porters Youth Cheer

Matteson Bears Youth Cheer      
(708) 462-2878

Mid-Crest Panthers Youth Cheer
(708) 272-2843

Mokena Burros Youth Cheer

Oak Forest Raiders Youth Cheer
(708)252-2749 or (708)426-9803

Palos Stars Youth Cheer
(708) 371-4074

Plainfield Saints Youth Cheer
(815) 676-0896

Romeoville Spartans Youth Cheer
(630) 920-3397 or (630) 880-4424

Now, check out our list of kids gymnastics classes in the Southwest suburbs to help your budding cheerleader boost her skills, or find more classes for kids! We’ve got cheerleading programs in the west suburbs, too.


About the Author

Sara Heiserman
Sara is a small town girl who spent several years as a writer in the big city before heading out to the ‘burbs with her hubby to raise their growing family. Charmed by Lemont’s picturesque landscape and genuine hometown pride, Sara loves that there’s always something fun to do or see nearby with her 5- and 3-year old sons and 1-year old daughter. In warmer months, Sara and her crew enjoy playing on the family farm, splash pad hopping and catching Movies in the Park. In cooler months, she plans lots of play dates to keep everybody sane and indulges her creative spirit, crafting, baking and home decorating.

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