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RUBIES - Monday's 6:00 - 7:30pm @ Russell Middle School

Saturday's 10:00 - 11:30am @ Airborne Academy

DIAMONDS - Tuesday's 6:00 - 7:30 @ Russell Middle School

Saturday's 11:30am - 1:00pm @ Airborne Academy

SAPPHIRES - Thursday's 6:00 - 7:30pm @ Russell Middle School

Saturday's 1:00 - 2:30pm @ Airborne Academy

*HALF SEASON TEAM begins November 11, 2021

Danielle Schneider Head Cheer Coach

Danielle Schneider Head Cheer Coach

ASHLEY BLUNK MU Cheer Tumbling Coach

ASHLEY BLUNK MU Cheer Tumbling Coach


The Spirit Elite Program is for those cheerleaders ready to step up their cheer experience!!! Our recreational competitive teams are taught a higher level of building skills, tumbling skills, & an overall higher level of cheer choreography than any other program MU Cheer offers. 

Spirit Elite Cheer provides an experienced & compensated coaching staff. Every cheer coach is required to become a member of USA Cheer & complete a multitude of training classes through that membership. Each coach in our program goes through background checks & MU Cheer policy training before they begin each season each. They receive Safety & Risk Management training, as well as as well as being certified for AACCA stunting safety.  We want to ensure we provide a safe & fun environment for all of our cheerleaders!


We will now be offering a Spirit Elite Prep team. The Sapphires team is a "half season" team that will practice from November- February. The time & cost commitment is less than our full season teams! Cheerleaders MUST be  7 years old by November 1, 2021. We need a minimum of 8 cheerleaders registered for this team to be formed. 

  • Competing in the Level 1 Traditional Rec category.
  • Attending 1-2 local competitions & 1-2 Virtual Competitions along with performing at 1-2 local High School/College showcases.
A  MANDATORY Meet Your Coach & Team Skills Assessment on October 23 - 1:00-2:30pm @ Airborne Academy.
  • Coaches need to work with the athletes to obtain knowledge of their skills so they can create the routine choreography before the first practice. 
MANDATORY Parent Meeting & Uniform fittings held on Wednesday, October 27 - 6:30pm @ MUS Championship Center.
  • Practices are 90 minutes twice a week beginning Thursday, November 11th & the season will run thru mid/late February.
    • Thursday @ Russell Middle School
      • 6:00-7:30pm
    • Saturday @ Airborne Academy
      • 1:00-2:30pm
  • Competing in the Level 1 & Level 2 Performance Rec category. 
  • Attending 5 cheer competitions both local & regional, along wigth performing at 2-3 local showcases.
    • The specific dates/locations of competitions we plan to attend will be announced at Rubies & Diamonds - Meet Your Coach / Uniform Fittings will be held on Saturday, June 26th, 2021 (time TBA).
    • Full Season teams - Begin July 29th and run through mid-March. 
  • Practices will be 90 minutes twice a week beginning the second week of August. 
    • Monday - Rubies
    • Tuesday - Diamonds
      • (location TBA/typically MPS schools)
    • Saturday at Airborne Academy
      • Times are team specific.
  • Rubies & Diamonds kick off their full season with Parade clinics on July 29th, and the season runs through mid March when we head to Orlando, FL for Quest Nationals!
  • All cheerleaders that wish to be a part of the Full Season Spirit Elite program will have to attend a MANDATORY SKILLS ASSESSMENT on Saturday, June 19th @ 12:00pm at Airborne Academy.
    • Spirit Elite coaches will simply be assessing the athletes so they know which girls have the necessary skills to be on the higher level team, and what skills each cheerleader has that can be worked into the routine choreography. The assessment will involve jump skills, tumbling skills, & building skills. We want to ensure the best fit for all of our athletes & success for all of our teams!!!
      • *Returning cheerleaders are automatically grandfathered on to the team from the previous season. Any Level 1 cheerleaders wishing to bump up to the level 2 team will need to inform the coach at the assessment to ensure they are asked to display the skills that are needed for Level 2.   
  • No need to worry. The skills assessment is NOT a tryout! ALL cheerleaders that wish to participate in Spirit Elite will be placed on a team!
Spirit Elite accepts all levels of experience & talent into our Rec Level Program!


  • NEW for 2021 - Spirit Elite now has a Tumbling Coach on staff!
    • Coach Ashley Meints joined the MU Cheer staff in 2019 with our Classic Tackle program and quickly proved to be a very dedicated, helpful, & knowledgable coach for our program. Coach Ashley consistently shows how passionate she is about the sport of cheerleading & her love for MU Cheer. She has been a wonderful addition to the Spirit Elite family & we have the upmost confidence she will continue to help drive our teams to success!
  • 2021 Uniforms: Spirit Elite Cheerleaders are required to purchase their own uniform seperate from registration fees. Teams will wear the same uniform for 2 years. This helps keep cost down for returning families!  
    • 2020 Required Uniform costs are estimated around $335. The required uniform purchase consist of the following items...
      • Varsity brand practice uniform (tank,spandex shorts)
      • Varsity brand competition uniform (competition shell, skirt)
      • Custom performance bow
      • Varsity brand white cheer shoes
  • Parade Clinics on July 29th, August 3rd & 5th.
  • Optional/Additional Cheer Activities (some may have a cost associated with participation):
    • Storm Chasers Performance,
    • Millard Days Parade,
    • Campfire Social at Vala's Pumpkin Patch
    • Community Service Projects
      • Food Drive
      • Salvation Army Bell Ringing
    • MU Cheer Showcase
    • Other High School & College Showcases (typically attend Millard North Dance Team Showcase, Millard West Jam the Gym Showcase, and possibly Midland Cheer & Dance Festival)

2022 QUEST RECREATIONAL NATIONALS COMPETITION - The Spirit Elite Full Season teams will once again have the exciting opportunity to compete to recieve a bid to The Quest Recreational National competition in Orlando, FL! Spirit Elite Rubies  & Diamonds cheerleaders will be expected to travel for this competition if their team receives a bid! 

  • Families will be expected to participate in fundraising events!
    • We are working on plans for great fundraising options that will help offset the costs of such a big trip. A list of fundraisers for the entire season will be given out at the Meet Your Coach meeting so parens know what to expect!    

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MU Cheer continues it's partnership with Airborne Academy! We compliment each other's program & provide options to families - MU Cheer's Rec Level Cheer Programs and Airborne Academy's Prep/All-Star Level Cheer Program. Our Classic & Spirit Elite Cheerleaders can take advantage of the tumbling expertise of Airborne Academy's coaches by choosing an optional add-on Tumbling class at a special discounted rate just for us - limited space available! 

The MU Cheer Tumbling Classses are on Wednesdays at 7:30pm.  The Fall Tumbling Session is 12 weeks long. Fall sessions begins August 11th, & runs weekly through October 27th.  Our Fall Tumbling Session is priced at $180.00/athlete. 

You can choose to add-on this optional class at the time of registration for the 2021 season!   

Upcoming Important Dates for MU Cheer

Event Date Time Location Squad
Classic Tackle Cheer & Spirit Elite Registration COMING SOON - February 2022
NFL Flag Registration COMING SOON - February 2022
2022 Storm Chaser Performance Friday - September 9th, 2022 TBA Werner Park ALL MU Cheer Teams

THANK YOU Sponsors 

for your support of our '20-'21 Spirit Elite teams!


We hope to continue to make you proud supporters in the 

'21-'22 competition season as we strive to again win bids and compete at the Quest Nationals Competition in Orlando, FL!

Platinum Level Sponsors

These Sponsors donated $500+ to the Spirit Elite teams for their journey to Quest Nationals!

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Diamond Level Sponsors

These Sponsors donated $300+ to the Spirit Elite teams for their journey to Quest Nationals!

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Ruby Level Sponsors

These Sponsors donated $100+ to the Spirit Elite teams for their journey to Quest Nationals!

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