Youngs Cheer Academy

We are happy to announce the start of Youngs Cheer Academy (YCA), a NEW program at Youngs Gym with the mission to give athletes an introduction to competitive cheerleading at a low cost/commitment. Youngs Cheer Academy is NOT a full-season/Elite All-Star program. On the other hand, it is a half-season/Prep program designed to give athletes a strong foundation of skills necessary to move on to another full-season/Elite program of your choice if you decide that competitive cheerleading is something that you want to pursue further. Our program allows you to experience competitive cheerleading at a smaller scale before committing to a year-round All-Star program.

Youngs Cheer Academy will host a small (22 athletes) Junior Prep Team for the upcoming 2024-25 season. Athlete’s birth year must be during the years 2009-2016 to be eligible to join. There will be no tryouts or tumble requirements for this team but enrollment will be first come first served. Registration will open Monday, June 24, 2024 at 9:30am and practices will be Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-8:30pm starting Tuesday, September 3, 2024. Head coaches for the team will be Sydney Allred and Shalee Dean, both of whom have multiples years of competitive cheer and coaching experience between them! Please see the attached YCA Handbook HERE for additional info. Please read through the handbook in its entirety before registering.

We are happy to be able to offer this program to our families in Wake Forest and cannot wait to get started in September! Please email any questions to Sam ( or Lisa (

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