USASF designed all star prep teams for athletes who have little or limited experience with cheer and are looking for a more competitive way to perform. Many athletes choose the prep option, regardless of skill level, because it’s a lower financial and time commitment. Prep teams typically practice the same number of days per week. The cheerleading season starts later and doesn’t require much travel. In order to keep costs lower, the majority of gyms choose only local competitions for prep teams. Nationally, prep teams exist for the following levels:
• Level 1.1
• Level 2.1
• Level 3.1
• Level 3.2
The first number refers to the level of stunts, while the second number refers to the level of tumbling.