How to Start a Club/Youth Rec Team!
Learn about the game of STUNT!
Get your STUNT Coach Membership at usacheer.org/membership started. You will have access to additional training resources through your membership.
Make copies of the information below and begin to organize in a binder with tabs. Once the season gets started and you complete your Team Membership, you can add your 8-count sheets to this as well.
- Guide for New Coaches (Available on the Resources/Documents page)
- STUNT Rule book (Available with your STUNT Team Membership materials)
- Hosting Packet (Available on the Resources/Documents page)
- Overview of STUNT Training (Course available with your STUNT Coach Membership)
- Club STUNT Training (Course available with your STUNT Coach Membership)
Establish a registration date and assessment date (if applicable). Provide the timeline and criteria for selecting the teams (age, skills, etc.) Remember the pool of athletes can expand outside the current athletes in your organization to include those involved in cheerleading, gymnasts, competitive cheer athletes, weightlifters, etc.
Reach out to surrounding clubs to see who is planning on hosting tournaments and what the dates will be. Work together to set tournaments based on hosting locations that everyone can attend. With the STUNT format, two, three, or four teams can meet in one location and play multiple games. If you do not have available facilities to host a tournament, work with your local middle or high schools for mats and indoor facility space. Contact USA Cheer to assist in getting this process started.
Once you’re ready to play, get your team membership for every team you have playing. For example, if you have two (2) 18U teams and one (1) 11U team, you should have three (3) team memberships all with different names. You can get your team membership at usacheer.org/membership so you can receive the licensed music, 8-count sheets, glossary, rule book, routine videos, and begin to register your athletes.
Once you have registered your team with USA Cheer, have each of your athletes get an Athlete Membership through USA Cheer and associate themselves with the correct team.
That’s it! Enjoy your season and be sure to share on social media with the hashtag “#STUNTtheSport”!