Hi , my name is Angel i am going to sixth grade in August i 've cheered since i was five years old i was on allstars and cheered for upward and i am still takig tumbling classes at the allstar gym i go to ( Winnersville Elite Cheer & Dance) and i am wondering how is school cheer diffrent from allstars and upward. I know that in Upward we cheered at basketball games and for allstars we strictly compete accross diffrents places thst costs traveling. But like the gym is closed for a while and since i am going to tryout in Winter 2011 how can i get prepared i strech everday but all i am worried about is my jumps. So is there anyways i can approve on jumps cause my bedroom is really small and it 's hard for me to practice my jumps and my trampoliene is complety like fallen apart it 's like a pile of sand right now just into pieces. I 've went to my middle school ( Hahira Middle School) and got a chance to watch the egith grade cheerleaders peform and she said that all of 6-8 grade cheerleaders are on one team ? And i am also wondering while on team will i have to travel in compete like in allstars or do i compete like at places around the neighberhood? How is it diffrent from allstars? And how is it diffrent from Upward? Is competiion before or after basketball games ? Will i be competing agaist other middle school teams ? And is there any type of tumbling i should know how to do to get on the squad? Is everything in school cheer just chants , cheers and pep rallies or competitions? What if i don 't make the team? Is tryouts really for three days? Where do we practice at school or at a gym? Is it ture that middle school cheerleading is just a popularity contest? Are there more games than competitions? Will i be placed on divison or level base on skills like when i was on allstars ( Valdosta Vipers and some pink team) I 've cheered on school team befire but except i was in kidagarden at a private school where i cheered for a scooer team is that diffrent from cheering at basketball games? Also when i cheered for Upward it was for basketball and is that diffrent from cheering for school basketball players? I know how to do a rounoff, cartwheel, and i am really close to having a backhandspring, and know how to do a backbend kickover almost and i know how to doe a toe touch and herkie and i know all of my motions. Do all school cheerleaders do spirit fingers? Is Middle School cheer like the ones on Bring It On movies are better? Are there camps i need to attend? How long is tryouts? Is middle school cheerleading more like allstars or Upward?