ABOUT THE TEAM
Blackjacks are a level 2 adult only team which has a strong focus on tumbling. Many members of this team have come from a background of gymnastics, tumbling, freerunning and even parkour! They stunt at the same level as high rollers, but tumble at the level above, meaning this team is better for the tumbling enthusiasts.
WHO’S IT FOR?
It is the perfect team to join if you have skills in gymnastics but want to nurture them within a sociable team environment! Many solo sports like trampolining and gymnastics use similar skills but lack the team support and social nature of cheerleading. Being part of a team means that you’re always working on mastering your new skills with a group, you’ll have people on hand to spot you or practice a tricky stunt with you. We also enjoy after training socials! These are often down the road from training and help athletes get to know eachother better and meet people from other teams. So, many athletes crossover to blackjack so they can get the best of tumbling along with stunting and being part of a huge group of best friends! It really is the whole package of stunting, tumbling, skills, dance and fun socials!
WHAT’S THE TRAINING LIKE?
Blackjack Cheerleaders are strong stunters who build routines of the highest standard of their level. They train for 2 hours a week working on stretches, drills, cheer conditioning, stunting, jumps and dance. They spend more time working on tumbling than most of our other teams, learning skills like handsprings and walkovers to use in competitions. They are constantly progressing to harder skills devoting time to both stunting and tumbling to ensure they have the best skills to show off at competition. Like our other teams they will work on a routine which they will perform at our Ultimate Cheer showcase as well as a number of Cheerleading Competition which take place across the UK. These happen throughout the year and will often involve a weekend trip away and stay in a hotel with all your teammates. It’s so much fun to show everyone what you’ve been working on, meet other teams and bond with your own on a mini trip away.
WHAT’S THE TEAM LIKE?
This team is so supportive of one another, training sessions are so much fun and our athletes see so much progress! People get cheered on for every new skill they master and encouraged to be the best they can be in every session. Our athletes have made friends for life here and you can feel it in the atmosphere.
- Coaches: Tasmin
- Level: 2
- Age: 18+
- Training times: Tuesday – 7:30 – 9:30 PM