Ohio Gymnastics Institute
5701 West Webb Road, Austintown Ohio 44515
The Cheerleading Program here at the Ohio Gymnastics Institute has been focusing on helping cheerleaders become their best since 1989! Competitive Cheerleaders at OGI train on the best equipment with guidance from our amazing staff. We were the first in the Youngstown area (and one of the first in the US) to offer classes dedicated to cheerleading skills and techniques.
Ohio Gymnastics Institute (330) 652-4386 (voice)
5701 West Webb Road, (330) 652-4387 (fax)
Austintown, OH 44515 OGIOffice@aol.com
Designed for cheerleaders between first grade and sixth grade who are looking for a greater challenge.
Designed for cheerleaders in seventh grade and up who need a greater challenge.
Here at the Ohio Gymnastics Institute we offer instructional classes which are designed to fit your child's age and skill level. For entry level classes, enroll in our Red, White and Blue Squads. These classes are designed for cheerleaders who have not yet learned their backhandspring and have a limited amount of cheerleading experience. Classes are one hour long and spend about 75% of their time on tumbling. Cheerleaders spend the remainder of their class time working on jumps, sideline motions, cadence, presentation, strength, flexibility and stunting. Lesson plans are designed to allow students to begin at any time during the year.
The Red Squad class level is designed for children between first grade and fourth grades who have not yet mastered their backhandspring or roundoff backhandspring and have had little or no cheerleading experience.
The White Squad class level is designed for adolescents between fifth and eighth grades who have not yet mastered their backhandspring or roundoff backhandspring and have had little or no cheerleading experience.
The Blue Squad class level is designed for older teens in ninth grade and up who have not yet mastered their backhandspring or roundoff backhandspring and have had little or no cheerleading experience.
The Stars and Stripes levels of instruction are designed for more advanced students who can already perform both a standing backhandspring and a roundoff backhandspring without assistance. These athletes also must demonstrate minimum levels of skills, strength, flexibility. Classes are designed to improve basics, learn advanced tumbling, improve jumps, strength and flexibility and train more advanced stunting. ALL CHEERLEADERS AT THESE LEVELS must be able to perform either a standing back handspring or a round off back handspring without assistance prior to enrolling in these advanced classes.