Parent and Athlete Testimonials

Athlete Testimonials 

"Gems is more than just an allstar cheerleading gym that creates champions. We ARE a family. I have been on gems for two years and I have learned so much! I started out with barely a cartwheel and now I have handspring, back walkover, roundoff tuck, standing tuck, and roundoff handspring tuck. I filled in for some practices recently on a higher level team and even though I was a little inexperienced with the stunts, the girls were so helpful and kind. That's the kind of people that are Gems, people who genuinely care abut each other and push each other to get better.  When I would come in and work on my skills, the older girls encouraged me and It meant the world! I love that in this gym, each team is important, and we are not compared to each other. When we compete, everyone supports the team that is on stage like they are the only team in the gym! Gems is definitely one of a kind and I honestly cannot picture myself at any other gym. I cannot wait till tryouts!" 

- GEMS Athlete

I have to be entirely honest, Gems was the first all star program I was a part of. I had gone to another gym in the area but ended up leaving because I was just overall unhappy. When I was approached with the idea of another all star program, I was a little cautious. My first year at gems changed my opinion of all star cheerleading completely. I was welcomed with open arm by EVERYONE from the staff, to the athletes, and even the parents! Six amazing years (and countless national championships) later, I am the well rounded individual I am today. Being at Gems taught me to be disciplined, to trust in not only myself but also those on my team, and to manage my time by finding the right balance between school, work, and cheerleading. I made so many lifelong friends and had so many one-of-a-kind experiences that I was so upset when my time at Gems came to an end! However I am proud to say that I will be taking everything I learned as I grow and move on to college cheerleading. Thank you Gems Cheer Stars!

- GEMS Athlete

Parent Testimonials 

"Thank you so very much for all you have done for my daughter this year. She has grown so much this year as a cheerleader and had such an amazing experience. As a parent, I cannot say enough about how happy I am with your program."

- 1st Season GEMS Parent

"I am very proud of my daughter and also thankful that she was given the chance to push herself and learn what she is capacble of at Gems Cheer Stars. Thank you for giving her the guidance and support to stand on that stage with the rest of her teammates and feel like she belonged there." 

- 2nd Season GEMS Parent 

"My daughter had a fantastic year. She says she didn't know what cheerleading really was until she came to GEMS." 

- 1st Season GEMS Parent 

"I am beyond amazed at the experience we had this season. My daughter has wanted to do all star cheerleading for many years and this was the best palce for her to start." 

- 1st Season GEMS Parent

"This is my daughters first year cheerleading, and she became part of the half-year program. I honestly had no idea what to expect. What we found was a group who welcomed a young girl into a family like setting where everyone cares for one another. Our first competition was nerve racking but we were again embraced by the veterans. Personally, I was extra concerned as my daughter was the youngest on the team. They all (coaches, cheerleaders and teammates!) gave her a pep talk and boy was I impressed she held her own in the first competition at a convention center. The staff is wonderful and have a knack with getting kids to excel. I am amazed at how my daughter is transforming with her team mates right before our eyes and its due to the incredible dedication of the staff. I'm thoroughly impressed and I was a skeptic. Honestly, I worry no more and am pleased we found such a great place for her."

- GEMS Parent

"Gems Cheer Stars is an excellent competitive cheer program. These athletes are given every opportunity to succeed - from the choreography to the solid coaching to the presentation and performance. When they hit the mat they are ready to compete and it shows!"

- GEMS Parent

"Gemily – What is a Gemily?  Using just the plain English words it’s Gems plus the word Family.   A cheerleading gym plus family? Hmm… At first I was skeptical  – but I agree, over the last year the athletes, parents and coaches have become family.  Everyone involved cares and ensures that each athlete is taken care of even in the toughest of times.  This year both of my girls were involved in the program – one in the half year and one in the full year.  The programs each are designed to challenge the athletes individually as well as a team.   I can’t say enough about the strong and caring coaching staff.  They worked extremely well with both of my girls whose skills are quite varied!  My favorite part of the Gemily is seeing how the parents and athletes support each other.  At a few  competitions different teams were performing within minutes of each other – yet parents and athletes ran from stage to stage to cheer on their family.  Trust me, it is amazing to see the energy increase in the teams as they look out into the crowed and see Gems teams and parents supporting them.  Why you say?  Because we are a Gems family, a Gemily."

- GEMS Parent