r Coaches Stephanie Chingas and Amy Walters are inviting girls and boys ages 4 to 12 to attend a Mini Cheer Camp and learn about cheerleading. The workshop will be held Jan. 25 and 26 in the American Leadership Academy elementary gym. ALA is located at 898 W. 1100 South in Spanish Fork.
Camp participants will have the opportunity to perform a routine at the halftime of a varsity basketball game.
If you are wondering if Coaches Chingas and Walters are qualified instructors, how about this: In the past five years, the ALA Cheer and Stunt Team has placed either first or second in both region and state tournaments. At the national level, they placed ninth in 2014 and 11th in 2015.
What will be covered at the camp? According to Coach Chingas, “Boys and girls will learn a cheer, short dance, cheer jumps such as toe-touches, herkie and hurdler, and basic stunt safety.”
When former attendee Emma Shipley was asked what she learned from the camp, she said, “Being a cheerleader has taught me the importance of teamwork.”
If you are a parent of an elementary school-aged child, this is what Coach Chingas would say to you: “This will be a high energy, fast paced instructional camp that will allow your son or daughter to express their love for school spirit. Being able to lead a crowd of spectators and students at a sporting event is a great privilege and a lot of fun.”
For more information, visit the front desk of the American Leadership Academy Junior High School by Jan. 17.