Love them or hate them, the cheerleaders are coming to Walt Disney World! This weekend thousands of cheerleaders, parents, siblings, coaches, gym owners, and fans will be in town for the 2018 Summit Cheerleading Championship being held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Walt Disney World Resort. As a high school cheerleading coach myself, watching The Summit is one of the highlights of my year! I was lucky enough to have a local team going this year so I could be apart of the fun. The NY ICON team “VIPS” are going to be taking the mat this weekend to try and bring home some gold! To make it even sweeter, one of my cheerleaders, Celina, is performing.
Most teams stay at the All Star Sports Resort and use the center field for practice all hours of the day. This may be a place to avoid if you’re here on vacation. The good news is they will be so busy practicing and performing that the parks should be less crowded.
The goal of many all-star programs across the country is to get a bid to The Summit. Bringing home a win from Summit is one of the largest honors in the cheerleading world. The Summit is an annual event held by Varsity All Star Cheerleading division. It started back in 2013 and is typically held in late April every year. The competition includes youth, junior, and senior teams of all levels 1-5.
Good luck to the NY ICONS and all of the squads performing this weekend at the Summit.
Photo Credit our friend Angela Lyn from the NY ICONS
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