Interested in being a GEM?
Season 10 is about to begin – 2023/2024 here we come!
Langley & South Surrey Team Placements Link
Abbotsford Team Placements Link
We have teams for ages 3 & up – Level 1 thru to Worlds Teams.
3 locations to choose from!
South Surrey, Langley or Abbotsford!
Email us today at [email protected] to find how you can become a Gem!
Cheer is a physical and competitive sport wherein its athletes learn and implement jumps, dance, stunts and tumbling. They hone their skills and techniques in an effort to consistently perfect their craft and compete at various local, national and international competitions throughout the Season. Cheer focuses on flexibility, endurance, strength and coordination and is an excellent way to build self-confidence, develop friendships and set personal goals as an individual and team member.
The competitive cheer goal is to lay it all on the mat! Just like gymnasts, they are awarded points for difficulty, technique, creativity and sharpness. The more difficult a skill or a stunt, the sharper and more in-sync the motions, the better the score. Cheer is a team sport so without cooperation and synchronization, first place is out of reach.
At Gems Athletics we believe in placing athletes on levels that they have mastered & can compete stress free at any given time. We strive to form competitive teams based on an athletes ENTIRE skill set. We will try to match up athletes by level as best we can while keeping in mind that stunting, pyramids, dance, motions & age are factors as well. Some will be stronger tumblers than others, some will contribute more with stunts than others. We choose our teams based on the positions that we need to fill (bases, tops, thirds, tumblers etc) in order to field the strongest teams possible.
The All Star Competitive Team Season runs from June to April with team tryouts beginning in May. The registration deadline to join a team is September 15th.
The Prep Teams are an 8-month commitment and athletes will train from September –April.
Cheer is the ultimate team sport & requires consistent attendance to be successful. During the competitive Season (Sept. – May) practices are mandatory. We expect that all efforts are made to attend team practices & that families take their commitment to competiive cheer seriously. If your athlete is absent from practice, it negatively impacts the team, & may effect their role in the routine.
The 4 practices leading up to a competition are known as “Black Out Practices” & absolutely cannot be missed. Any atheltes that miss, do so with the understanding that coaches may make modifications to the routine to better prepare the team for success or in worse case scenario, the athlete may not be able to compete at the upcoming event. Competitions are 100% mandatory.
Membership in the Gems Fundraising Club is open to ALL CHEERLEADING ATHLETES AND FAMILIES at
Gem Athletics! We exist as a separate entity alongside GA to offer the opportunity to raise
money to help cushion the costs of the Cheer Season! Our registration for the Season is
open for returning athletes and anyone new to Gem Athletics this Season.
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]
Ages are a guideline-based of the ISASF Age Grid. In many cases, the bottom ages are not followed.
Mini Miners – Level 1 – Competitive Team
Precious Jewels – Level 1 – Competitive Team
Lady Gems – Level 1 – Competitive Team
Red Shimmer – Level 2 – Competitive Team
Obsidian – Level 2 – Competitive Team
Jade – Level 3 – Competitive Team
Diamond Dust – Level 4 – Competitive Team
Chrome – Level 5 – Competitive Team
Onyx – Level 7 – Non Tumbling – Competitive Team
To Be Announced!
Local competitions are subject to change*
December 11th, 2021
January 15th, 2022
February 5 & 6th, 2022
February 26th & 27h, 2022
FEEL THE POWER
March 5th, 2022
March 6th, 2022
SEA TO SKY
April 1 – 3rd, 2022
Worlds Chrome Team Only – TBA
Will we be going to USA Competitions?
If travel opens up & Gem Athletics & their families feel comfortable, we will attend the USA Events. If we don’t go, this fee will not be taken.
What happens if competitions are cancelled?
You will not pay for that competition & we will take the payment off or if the payment has already been taken, it will get credited back to your account.
Is Tumbling included in monthly tuition?
No, it will continue to be a registered program with families getting a discount for taking tumbling. Email us today for the promotional code.
Monthly Tuition Fees
Monthly Tuition Fees are due on the 1st of each month.
Account 5 days overdue will incur a $25 +tax late charge. Accounts must be kept up to date to enrol in private lessons, extra classes, camps or clinics.
NSF fees are $30 + tax