Wake Forest All-Stars
Welcome to the Wake Forest All-Star cheerleading program! Whether you are one of our current team parents, athletes, or maybe a new parent or athlete interested in our program, we want you to be able to find the information that you need.
The Wake Forest All-Star cheerleading program is gearing up for the 2022-2023 season! For more than 20 years under the direction of Shannon Young, the WFAS cheerleading program has been a well-established, reputable program known for its high standards. Shannon is recognized in the industry for running an excellent, extremely well organized program.
For those new to All-Star cheerleading, Young’s Gym was the first gym in Wake County to offer recreational gymnastics and All-Star cheerleading under the same roof in 1994. The name of the cheerleading program was changed to the Wake Forest All-Stars in 2003 when Shannon stepped in and decided to increase the competitiveness of the teams. The program has participated at the highest level of competition over the years. Our goal is always to develop the talent in our gym to the highest level of All-Star cheerleading!
There are tryout requirements to make a WFAS full season team.
Athletes in the youth age division and up are not guaranteed to make a full season team.
All athletes born in the year 2012 or earlier will be required to have a standing back handspring and a round off back handspring unspotted at tryouts!
Having tumbling requirements for our youth and older teams helps us insure the minimum level of those teams each year as level 2 and increases the total skill quality of each team in those age divisions at the start of each season, thus increasing each team’s chance of competing at higher levels in those age divisions. If an athlete does not have the required skills to make a WFAS full season team, then she can join our WFAS Prep program. The WFAS Prep team provides athletes the opportunity to acquire skills and experience All-Star cheerleading in a shorter, less intensive, less expensive season! Visit our WFAS Prep Team page for more information.
At WFAS, we believe in building the whole athlete. Our program does not place emphasis solely on physical strength and competitive achievement, but we also believe in developing the character and values of each of our athletes. Competitive cheerleading provides an excellent opportunity for participants to develop self-confidence, leadership, effective time management and teamwork. We take a personal interest in each of our athletes and believe that our commitment to personalized attention allows each cheerleader to reach her full potential and achieve all of her goals both in the gym and in life. Every athlete is important to us.
As a small All-Star gym with a maximum of 5 full season teams each season, WFAS always strives to instill a fun, family atmosphere into its program. Each season, we look forward to providing an excellent All-Star cheerleading program to Wake Forest and surrounding areas!
Cheers and thank you for considering the WFAS program,
Shannon & Alan Young
Wake Forest All-Star Tryouts
Tryouts for the 2023-2024 season will be held at Young’s Gym in May 2023. For more information about how to tryout for one of the WFAS teams please download our current tryout packet or contact Nikita at Nikita@youngsgym.com.
Shannon, Lisa Pitzer, and Nikita Collier will coordinate, organize, and handle all of the logistics and every aspect of the WFAS program. If you are new to our program, you will greatly appreciate the lengths that Shannon goes to create a well organized All-Star program.
If you would like more detailed information about the WFAS cheerleading program, please download the packet below. You will be required to enter your basic information before you will be able to download the packet. You may also visit our Contact Us page where you can fill in your contact information and submit any questions you would like. We look forward to hearing from you!
Click the link below to download the 2022-2023 packet!!
Please remember to save the packet to your computer so you do not have to continue downloading it.
2022-2023 Season Downloadable Handbook (Updated 10/16/2022)