Cheer Leagues – Most of these leagues cheer for football games.
Long Island Sound Sharks
Long Island Sound Sharks has many cheer teams with names ranging from Guppies and Goldfish to Mermaids and Angelfish. This league serves the Miller Place, Sound Beach, Rocky Point, Shoreham and Wading River areas.
Where: P.O. Box 483, Mt. Sinai, NY 11776
Contact Info: 631-885-6787
North Fork Riptide
North Fork Riptide teaches the fundamentals of cheerleading which include sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play, cooperation, character building and above all else, fun. Cheerleading is open for girls ages 7-11.
Where: PO Box 518 Peconic, NY 11958
Contact Info: 631-734-8221
North Shore Colts
This year the North Shore Colts is forming an all new competitive All-Star Cheer Team. Online registration has begun for girls entering grades 1 thru 7 in September 2012. Savings for early registration available through March 15th. Evaluations and Registration are March 18th at 4pm at Totally Elite Gym in Rocky Point. Please make sure all girls are wearing proper cheer attire with hair pulled back and cheer sneakers.
Where: Totally Elite Gym – 21 North Country Rd., Rocky Point, NY 11778
Contact Info: 516-779-0220
Suffolk County PAL
The Police Athletic League (PAL) is one of the largest recreational programs in the country. Registration begins in June and is open for girls ages 7 through 12.
Where: 30 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980
Contact Info: 631 852 6109
Cheer Gyms – Cheer gyms teach cheerleader skills, but do not necessary perform at specific sports events.
At Galaxy Cheerleading, their main goal is to ensure cheerleaders train in a safe, fun, healthy, and positive environment. Cheerleaders will learn physical, mental, and team-building skills needed to be a successful cheerleader while building their self-esteem.
Where: 1145 Station Rd. Medford, NY 11763
Contact Info: 631-924-2359
Gold Medal Gymnastics Center
Gold Medal Gymnastics Center offers an advanced competitive cheerleading program. Kids who wish to join can be evaluated. Practices will concentrate on the three major elements of competitive cheerleading: tumbling, stunting, and cheering.
Where: 683 Route 25A Rocky Point, NY
Contact Info: (631) 821-2100
Long Island Cheer Inc.
This program welcomes athletes of all ages. All professional training is from certified and award winning staff. LI Cheer’s goals are to produce top level athletes and provide a challenging, rewarding, comfortable, and positive experience.
Where: 40 Trade Zone Court, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Contact Info: 1-877-CHEER-01
By Tara Arichabala