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
18475 Thompson Court (7800 West)
Tinley Park, IL 60477
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
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
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!
304 Mondamin Drive, Suite B
Minooka, IL 60447
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
Offers competitive, season-long cheer program and tumbling classes for athletes ages 3 and up.
10482 W. 163rd Place
Orland Park, IL 60467
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
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
Harvet Colts Youth Cheer
Joliet Ravens Youth Cheer
(815) 671-0523 or (815) 341-6361
Joliet Steelers Youth Cheer
Joliet Titans Youth Cheer
Lemont Hornets Youth Cheer
Lockport Jr Porters Youth Cheer
Matteson Bears Youth Cheer
Mid-Crest Panthers Youth Cheer
Mokena Burros Youth Cheer
Oak Forest Raiders Youth Cheer
(708)252-2749 or (708)426-9803
Palos Stars Youth Cheer
Plainfield Saints Youth Cheer
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.