I am a mentor for a teen who wants to cheer in college, ideally on a competitive team. (Would LOVE to cheer for U Memphis or U Arkansas). She has been a top and backspot for S3 (5'4" and about 110 lbs) but cannot afford financially to cheer all star this year. She is homeschooled and will be 1/2 time at the community college in the fall. She also works part time as a lifeguard and swim instructor. Options for her to cheer include: Homeschool sideline team that does 1-2 regional competitions at an intermediate level Try out for the CC cheer team, which competes regionally and is non-building. Something else? (ideas?) She plans to continue tumbling and stunt classes/privates. Any suggestions for her? My role is mostly to help with college applications and ACT scores, but as a cheer mom, I'm one of the only adults in her life that "gets" that this is important to her. She is very down since her dad pulled the plug on cheer (particularly since she was really hoping to make it on S5 and go to Worlds this year).