Welcome to the CEA Family,

Please click the link below to view our 2020-2021 Tryout Packet


We are so excited for you to begin your journey with Cheer Extreme Raleigh for Season 15!  We want to begin knowing our new athletes as soon as possible!

You may now register for the 2020-2021 season by clicking here:


Once your client portal is set up, simply log in and our system will ask you to update your waiver for this season and your terms and conditions paperwork! (no more initialing 1,000 times thanks to Allison at the front desk…yay)


We will be doing our TRYOUT DAY SCHEDULE based on the athletes who are registered for tryouts through the portal…otherwise, you will not receive a tryout time.

**Note Time Change to ensure social distancing from 6:00-8:00 Monday-Wednesday. Initially, we had 2 levels coming at the same time for 2 hours total….it is now divided into 2 separate sessions**
To ensure the least amount of people in the building at the same time, It is essential to be registered on the website due to the following:
ON TRYOUT DAY, we will be taking those registered on the website and placing into groups of 5. Each group of 5 will have the following: Times will be sent by Friday evening at 10:00 pm-so please be registered well before then. Each station should last 6 minutes.
  1. Arrival Time/Temperature Check
2) Take Athlete’s Polaroid/Digital Picture and Fill out Stunt Position Sheet/Registration Card/Team of Choice Information (you can have several sheets if you are different stunt positions)
3) Stretch mat
4) Floor 3 for warmup
5) Floor 2 for warmup
6) Tryout Time on Floor 1 (athletes will exit out the side door from Floor 1 and be available for pick up immediately

**Please refer to the tryout tumble grid to understand our expectations for trying out for a specific level**

Tumble Grid can be found here:

For Athletes trying out by Video:

-Videos can be of the athletes tumbling WITHIN the last season of cheer.  If you attach a TEAM video, you must specify WHERE your child starts in the routine (middle panel/far right panel in the back) and which stunt group they are in for elite stunt and in what stunt position**

We ask that you submit your tryout video with the following information and skills to CEAvideotryout2020@gmail.com by MONDAY JUNE 1st



-Parent’s Email and Phone Number

-Child’s Full Name

-Child’s Age and Birthdate

-Athlete’s Stunt position

-Years of Cheerleading/gymnastics/dance experience

-Highest level of allstar cheer experience

-Team they wish to make at CEA this season


-Standing Tumbling (up to 3 passes)

-Running Tumbling (up to 3 passes)

-Jumps – Hurdle Jump and Double Toe Touch

-Body Positions (for flyers only)

Heelstretch on both sides, scale, scorpion

-Any stunt videos you wish to submit


After receiving your video, we will send you a link to register on our website at www.cheerextremeraleigh.com so that you can sign all appropriate paperwork. Once your athlete is in the system, we will place them in one of our new virtual training classes, specifically for new athletes.  These groups will have a unique zoom URL that will be emailed to each class and meet twice a week on a specified schedule. We do have auxiliary classes that you are able to sign up for in addition to the “NEW TO CEA” athlete practice groups.

Link to our additional auxiliary classes


Link to Registration on our Website


Once the government allows, our plan is to begin training in small groups for tumbling purposes 1-2 weeks before the formal tryouts to allow our registered athletes the ability to train at the gym.

Following tryouts, we will practice for another 2-3 weeks in groups of athletes with similar age/skill before declaring teams.  This will allow our kids approximately 1 month of being back in the gym before they are expected to land tumbling skills they either had or were close to having before their long break.

Our parent packet with final decisions for travel/fees will be available before the formal tryout process begins.  We DO plan to minimize cost as much as possible compared to last season due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Please email any questions to kellysmithhelton@gmail.com


Kelly Smith Helton

Owner & Operator

Cheer Extreme Raleigh




Please read the following attachment for the 2020-2021 CEA RALEIGH tryout information!



Please read through all of the information carefully.


(Found under Printable Documents)

Please print and complete the following documents and have them accessible through out the Tryout Process:

  1. CEA Raleigh Terms and Conditions
  2. CEA Raleigh All Star/Tumble Waiver
  3. CEA Raleigh Tryout Packet
  4. CEA Raleigh Athlete Tryout Information Card
  5. Registration Form

All of the above documents should be carefully reviewed as they contain very important information for your upcoming season!


Never cheered before? No worries…we love to train from the very beginning so your child grows up loving cheer the way we do!  You hire our award-winning staff to teach you all that you need to know to be a successful and competitive all-star cheerleader.  We promise you’ll have an amazing experience.


Once these tryouts have been completed, there is a separate to become part of our competitive program since our Full Year and Half Year cheerleading programs have choreographed routines that they compete through out the year.

If you are interested in being part of our program, follow these steps:

  1. Send an email to kellysmithhelton@gmail.com saying that you would like to be a part of our program and add the following information in your email:
    1. Parent’s Name
    2. Parent’s Phone Number
    3. Parent’s Email Address
    4. Athlete’s Name
    5. Athlete’s Age as of the Calendar Year
    6. Athlete’s Prior Cheerleading Experience
  2. Send an email to cearaleighcullen@gmail.com to schedule an Official Evaluation and Gym Tour with one of our All Star Cheerleading Coaches.
  3. Following the evaluation, we will let you know of available spots in our program and what further steps need to be taken.


Our coaching staff will evaluate each athlete based on the following criteria:

  • Tumbling Difficulty
  • Tumbling Execution
  • Athleticism
  • Dance Ability
  • Showmanship
  • Willingness to Accept and Apply Instruction
  • Stunting Position (flyer, base, or back spot)
    • Occasionally 1-3 Tumbling Only positions can be offered on a team
  • Jump Technique
  • Overall attitude and attendance from the past season, if applicable


Please check the two team box on your Information Card if you wish to be considered for two teams.  Crossover considerations are ultimately selected by the coaching staff