All Star Level 3
All Stars Level 3 Cheerleading is the intermediate level for advancing cheerleaders and the first level on the road to elite cheerleading. This is where great cheerleaders separate themselves from recreational cheerleaders. The cheerleaders in this level normally have had several years of cheerleading, including All Stars experience, and they have mastered the Back Tuck. Flyers are allowed to do a bit more in-flight stunting with Toe Touches, Ball-outs and Full Downs becoming part of the stunt arsenal.
Cheerleaders at this level are expected to perform all of the Level 1 & Level 2 Tumbling, Jump, Dance and Stunt skills. This Level demands greater strength, flexibility and endurance than Level 1 & Level 2. If a cheerleader has mastered the Back Hand Spring and is making progress towards the Back Tuck, they can train with a Level 3 team as long as they get to a consistent Back Tuck by competition time.
The following lists the skills each Level 3 Cheerleader should be familiar with and able to perform:
MUST HAVE SKILLS: Intermediate Cheer Jump Skills, Back Tuck
Level 3 Standing / Running Tumbling Skills
Back Handspring, Standing Back Handspring series, Toe Touch / Back Handspring, Double Toe Touch / Back Handspring series
Round-off Back Handspring series (3 or more), Aerial Cartwheel, Round-off Back Tuck, Round-off Back Handspring / Back Tuck, Series with a tuck, Front Tuck (Punch)
Level 3 Jumps Skills
Double Toe Touch, Pike, Hurdler, Combination Jumps (i.e Toe Touch / Back Handspring, Double Toe Touch / Back Handspring, Multiple Jump Series)
Level 3 Dance Skills
Must display intermediate motion technique exemplified by tight/correct placement, Synchronization with others, can execute formation changes while dancing, can perform intermediate level changes, displays intermediate footwork and energy / visuals (facials)
Level 3 Stunt Skills
Express Extension / Full Twist Cradle, Single leg / Extension / Liberty / Arabesque / Scorpion / Scale, Heel Stretch / Bow, Show & Go / 360, Inverted flip transition Stunt Transition 5 skills, Basket Toss: Toe Touch / Full Twist / Ball-out / Star / Kick