We started Team Perfection back in 2010, in order to give anyone the opportunity to enjoy the world of cheerleading. With the growth of this team we were able to start a younger Special Athletes Team, Team Pride. These teams are like all our other teams. They learn stunts, jumps, tumbling, dance, and motions. They have uniforms and compete a choreographed routine on the regional and national level.
Cheerleading provides Special Athletes with the opportunity to stimulate their motor and social skills. These athletes are a part of a team and engage in effective and fun fitness. With the presence of both UPA coaches and volunteers our ratio of athlete to helper is 4:1. Furthermore, because of our great sponsors, cheerleaders, and coaches UPA is able to provide this team for FREE!
We set out to teach these amazing athletes but over the years we found that they have actually taught us and inspired us. They have brought a new spirit and energy into the gym. They have also inspired other cheerleaders and parents from different gyms. We are touched by the standing ovations they always receive and the many stories that we have heard from others about how this team has inspired them. We are truly blessed to have these amazing athletes in our gym!