Momentum Cheer is Stoke on Trent's foremost all star cheerleading programme, offering training for all abilities, aged 5+. We love to see people develop a passion for the sport, as well as become a part of our family. Our aim is to use the competitive and exciting world of cheerleading to develop life skills like teamwork, trust, love for others, and self worth.
Cheerleading, for us, is not about standing on the sidelines. It’s about training athletes to flip, throw and catch themselves and others. It’s about learning to jump higher and dance harder. It’s about working as a team and learning that everyone has a place and a role to play.
That said, it’s definitely not just a girls’ sport. The classes are for girls and boys, and every class has a high intensity fitness section. We also teach a section of jumps or tumbling (gymnastics) each week, and we spend time working on our stunting skills. This is where we learn to lift, throw and catch each other. It’s hard work, in the best possible way, and anyone wanting to come along should wear athletic clothing (nothing heavy or baggy, because you *will* get sweaty!), and a good, sturdy pair of trainers.
We also have extra training for those selected to be on our competitive teams. These teams are chosen at tryouts in early summer each year.