FAQs

SEE BELOW FOR SOME OF OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU NEED ANY ASSISTANCE.

  • When is registration or tryouts for your cheerleading Teams?
    • Elite/Full Year Team Registration and Placements take place in April each year.
    • Prep Team Registration and Placements take place in August each year.
    • Novice Team Registration and Placements take place in December each year.
    • Click HERE to learn more about upcoming Team Placements or email us with any questions about which program is best for you.
  • How do we register for a class?
    • Click on the “Register Now” button on any page of our website. You will be transferred to our Parent portal where you can register and manage your class selections as well as make payments and update your autopay on file with Tribe.
  • How do we use the Parent portal?
    • For a detailed description on all of our billing, class registration, and Parent portal, please click HERE.
  • What is your Coach to Athlete ratio?
    • We have the BEST ratio for our classes in all of Des Moines – this is one of the reasons our Athletes progress so well! In our Beginning Tumbling Classes, our ratio is 1:6; in our Intermediate and All-Levels Tumbling and JUMP Classes, our ratio is 1:10; and in Flight & Flex class our ratio is 1:12.
  • Which class is the best fit for our Athlete?
    • Check out all of our class descriptions under the “WHAT WE OFFER” tab.
  • What are the tumbling class evaluations and when do those take place?
    • Our tumbling class evaluations used to take place several times a year during class. They take a robust look at all tumbling skills that an Athlete may have. Due to the time these evaluations take, we have discontinued using the Parent Portal and Tumbling Class time for regular assessments. You are welcome to schedule a private lesson for your Athlete to be fully evaluated and assessed in the system. Each skill is rated with stars from one (attempted), two (learning), three (completed), four (minor imperfections), or five (mastered). For an example of all five-star evaluation skills, please click HERE. Parents are able to view their Athlete’s tumbling report card directly from our Parent portal.
  • How much do classes cost?
    • To see the cost associated with all of our rec classes, please click on the specific class under the “What We Offer” tab, or visit our Parent Portal.
  • What is the Anniversary Fee?
    • The anniversary fee is charged to every Athlete at Tribe and is the annual insurance and registration fee so we can keep your Athletes and our Staff safe. Once your Athlete’s anniversary date is set, you will be auto-billed on that anniversary date as long as the Athlete is still enrolled at Tribe.
  • Can we do a trial class to see if we like it first?
    • Absolutely! If you’re brand new to Tribe, your Athlete may do one free trial class prior to registering. You MUST email the office to sign up for a trial class as we keep a strict Athlete to Coach ratio. You will need to complete a Parent Portal account with all family/athlete info (but no payment information) so we can officially place your Athlete in the trial class. Each Athlete must also have a RELEASE FORM on file in order to take their trial class.
  • What is Tribe’s make-up policy for classes?
    • Make-up classes can be scheduled one week before or after the missed class. You MUST email the office for any make-up class. Tribe will do our best to find a class that has availability that works with your schedule. Space is reserved for the make-up in available classes as we maintain our Athlete to coach ratio. If you miss a scheduled make-up class, no further make-up will be allowed.
  • What are the different levels in all-star cheerleading and tumbling
    • There are six levels, 1-6, and the skills allowed at each level are specified for stunts, baskets, pyramids, tumbling, and more. Below is a description of each level’s tumbling standards (this is not a full list).
      • Level 1: No experience necessary, cartwheels, round offs, forward and backward rolls, back bends, back and front walkovers, and more.
      • Level 2: Standing back handsprings, round off back handsprings, level 1 skills connected to level 2 skills, front handsprings.
      • Level 3: Standing multiple back handsprings, punch fronts, round off back handspring back tucks, aerials, jumps connected to back handsprings, and more.
      • Level 4: Standing tucks, round off back handspring layouts, whips, standing handsprings to tucks and layouts, and more.
      • Level 5: Jump tucks, twisting skills out of running passes, and more.
      • Level 6: Standing back handsprings to fulls, standing fulls, double fulls, and more.
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