Cheerleading is a dynamic and energetic team sport with a vibrant culture, both at Icon Gymsports and nationwide. Icon offers competitive and semi-competitive teams ranging from beginner to advanced level. Icon cheerleaders develop their skills which include stunts, tumbling, dance and jumps, and perfect routines to be performed at competitions locally and nationally. It is a fantastic sport for those moving on from Gymnastics or interested in an exciting and unique team sport!
Rosie Lewis, owner of Icon Gymsports and former Cheerleader herself (taking her to the 2011 World Championships), has been coaching Cheerleading since 2006 and founded Icon Gymsports in 2012. We have a talented group of energic cheer coaches who are keen to welcome you onto a team. Our cheer classes utilise the Olympic sized sprung floor and our dedicated dance room.
Anyone is welcome to join our Cheerleading teams; we have places for all ages and abilities, boys and girls alike. Teams are formed annually with tryouts for the upcoming year taking place each December. Mid-season joining can be possible based on the team you’re interested in and your experience level. We would love to chat with you if you’re interested in joining a team mid-season or otherwise.
Trials and enquiries:
Please complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page, or contact our helpful team on the details below.
Phone: (02) 9482 4341
“Highly recommended! Cheerleading at the Snake Pit is world class!”
Who can become a cheerleader at Icon Gymsports?
We welcome boys and girls of all ages and levels of experience! Total beginners are always welcome.
What if I can’t make the training times?
We are always keen to build new teams. If we don’t have a team that best suits your needs at present, we will be glad to take your details and be on the lookout for new opportunities for you.
I missed the team placement day. Can I still join?
We would love you to join if possible!
What should I wear?
Comfortable active/gym gear and bare feet or clean indoor-only runners are fine as you start out. Correct training attire is an Icon top, appropriate bottoms, cheerleading shoes and an icon training bow. All athletes must have their hair done neatly, have short nails and not be wearing jewellery including Fitbits.
Do I have to attend every training and competition?
There are strict rules regarding attendance for competitive and semi-competitive cheerleaders to ensure we don’t let our teammates down and each team is the best it can be. Cheerleading is a team sport that requires 100% commitment from all members – the routines and stunts do not work if even one person is missing. Detailed information on attendance and compulsory dates will be provided before a cheerleader signs up.
What is a cheerleading routine?
A (competitive) cheer routine goes for 2mins 30seconds and is made up of stunts, pyramids, tosses, tumbling, jumps and dance. These are performed on stage at competitions along with routines by other clubs. The performances are assessed, rated and teams are placed.
Is it expensive?
We take great care in providing excellent value for money and deliver outstanding training in the sport of Cheerleading. We offer highly qualified and experienced coaches and keep costs down wherever practical. All of Icon Gymsports’ classes (including Cheer) are priced based on a sliding scale whereby an athlete’s cost per hour decreases based on the number of hours they train in the gym across a week. All Cheerleaders are welcome to attend any Open Gym sessions for FREE as an added bonus. We do not offer casual classes/fees due to the nature of the sport.
What is the uniform?
Icon Cheerleaders have a training uniform and a competition uniform. The training uniform comprises of club t-shirt, appropriate bottoms, training bow and cheerleading shoes. The competition uniform for Semi-Competitive Cheerleaders for 2019 is a sub dye tank top and shorts, as well as Icon cheer jacket. For 2019 Competitive Cheerleaders, the uniform consists of a top and skort, jacket, backpack and competition bow. All these items are compulsory.
What competitions do you attend?
Exact competitions and dates are announced at the beginning of each year (season) in the information booklet. These competitions can include AASCF State, AASCF Nationals, Cheercon – The Experience, Battle at the Beaches and Cheer Brandz Nationals.
Can parents, friends and family watch?
At Icon we do not have a closed door policy for training sessions. There is a waiting area with seating where any parents and others are welcome to stay and watch during training at any time. The week before the first competition for the season we hold ‘Show-Offs’ which are a chance for athletes to perform in front of a crowd for practice. All are certainly welcome and encouraged to attend competitions and cheer on from the audience!
Can I bring a friend?
We love for you to bring your friends along! We have special ‘Bring a Friend’ weeks twice a year, and we can also certainly arrange a free trial for your friend at a different time. Just let your coach know and they will help organise the best date.
Thankyou to Rosie, Brigitte, Emma, Bonnie, Bella and all the other wonderful coaches……. Thankyou for all the time and effort you put into the gymnasts. You teach them to challenge themselves, try their best and be the very best that they can be at all times. It’s just an amazing and nurturing environment for kids to be a part of.
Loveliest staff, my kids love it! Thank you.
Awesome kindy gym program! …Great coaches, always keeping the kids engaged and happy!
Love this gym……great facilities, great staff, great fun!!!
Fabulous cheerleading classes! Wonderful skills and encouragement. My daughter loves it!
Rosie and the team are amazing. Both my kids love attending Icon!
Highly recommend! Cheerleading at the Snake Pit is world class!
A wonderful gym. Rosie and her team are fantastic with the kids.
Fantastic facility and staff members! Helps encourage all athletes to reach their full potential!
Just wanted to say a biiiiggggggg thank you for making [Anya’s birthdat party] yesterday so supremely fabulous. Anya and the kids had a great time playing all the games and activities you organised. The music, set up, the way you helped the children, it was all great! Thank you so much!! And we look forward to seeing you again soon.
My 11 year old daughter has been attending Icon for 5 years & loves it. She has learnt a lot of skills & improved greatly over the time. She especially enjoys the holiday programs.
Highly recommended!.. Best place for your kids in Hornsby area. So much more than just gymnastics. The staff are great.
My daughter has trained with Icon for many years as a levels gymnast. During this time I have watched her grow, both as a gymnast and a person and am so proud of how far she’s come.
My daughter recently had her birthday party here and it was fantastic, the guests’ parents are still telling me how much fun their child had and it was a very relaxing couple of hours for me! Thanks again!