Kansas City Athletic Cheer Takes it to the Next Level and Refuses to Go Back!

Kansas City Athletic Cheer fell in love with GK two years ago, and has proudly represented their team in prestigious competitions, such as Worlds, in our GK cheer uniforms ever since. When they earned their bid to another Worlds, their owner, Johanna Lucas, and her coaches decided to take it to the next level and order a custom all star cheerleading uniform. It was this design that they debuted in front of a hometown crowd at JAMFest Kansas City Nationals, and both the crowd and the cheerleaders were enamored! KCAC Coach, Kristin Birdsong, said, "The girls love the uniform so much that they decided to wear it both days at NCA, rather than just wearing it as a day-two uniform. They didn't want to take it off! Even with the strappy back, the uniform stayed in place perfectly during their performance!"

KCAC took their cheer crop top to the next level with an amazing strappy back design that combines sublimated InkTek with White Shadowproof lining and Black Nylon/Spandex with the ladies' natural open shoulder lines. Accents of Radiant Royal Sparkle give this glamorous top a hint of color and a bold logo that Kansas City proudly claims as their own. Let's not forget about the bling! Clear and Black Diamond SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS along the sleeves, and Diamond SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS surrounding the cheer logo give this elegant top the next level glow intended for champions. Coordinating perfectly with the KCAC's cheer crop top, the Regular Rise Cheer Short offers a Radiant Royal Sparkle waist band that creates symmetry between the cheer top and short. In addition, a sleek sublimation design on either side of this fashion forward short blends nicely with the sublimated piece on the crop top for a totally stunning and seamless cheer uniform.

KCAC looks amazing in their custom GK cheer crop top and cheer short! However,you don't have to go custom to be fabulous. Take a look at our Special Order Design Studio where you'll find numerous variations of crop tops, cheer shorts and cheer skirts, as well as the ever popular cheer leotards and one-piece cheer uniforms. All of these design easily transform into a unique design with your team colors and logo. Try it out, and show your competition what the next level is all about.

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GK Cheerleading Uniforms Motivate Lemont High School Cheerleaders to Reclaim their Title as Illinois State Champions!

Every great success story contains a element of surprise. Without it, the success lacks motivation. At least that's what David Erlenbaugh, Head Coach of the Lemont High School Varsity Cheerleaders believes. And his bold move to support his theory just may have won him the Illinois State championship.

It was the second week in December, time to order cheerleading uniforms for the upcoming competition season. Since Coach Erlenbaugh knew he wouldn't have time to chance the ordering mishaps of the past - delayed ship dates, color mistakes and poor customer service - he abandoned his previous cheer manufacturer and looked, instead, to GK Cheer to uniform his talented cheerleading squad. He knew he could count on Kyle Gadke, GK Cheer Representative and former coaching acquaintance, for assistance. Kyle supplied David with a GK Cheer catalog and the rest is history. Here's how it all went down.

Lemont HS Cheerleaders pose with Coach Bree Grady at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Ill.

"I first fell for the incredible special order designs, thinking, 'why do we need custom Cheer uniforms when these look so great?'  That was a year ago, and we debuted our new cheer unis at last year's state tournament.  Now, I'm not here to brag, but Lemont High School in Illinois is the ONLY team to land on the podium in the 9 years since the Illinois High School Association declared cheerleading a varsity sport, so we are fairly well known. 

This year, Kyle and I got a jump on the new uniform designs a bit earlier.  The designers at GK were incredible to work with, and they  developed 3 different styles. Each one featured it's own great element, and we wanted it all.  So, with the help of the designers we merged the 3 together.  Our theme this year was Fear the Flame, and our logo is inset into a flame.  We missed winning the title by 0.12 points last year and this was going to "set a fire" under everyone to reclaim it. 

During the season, I had decided to tell my cheerleaders that we just didn't have money in the budget to order these custom uniforms (they were surprisingly very affordable!), but that we might get them next season.  With 8 graduating seniors, 5 of which had been on our last championship team, I felt bad for them, but they understood.

Then, without their knowledge, we ordered the cheerleading uniforms anyway (what's a little fib if it's told with good intentions!), in the hopes that they would, indeed, be delivered before we left for our state tournament this year.  We were one of the favorites to win, and if we could debut another new uniform, that could be perfect motivation for the team. 

Without the team's knowledge, the uniforms arrived more than a week before we left. Traditionally, the Lemont coaches bestow small gifts to each of the team members before States. At our motivational meeting the night before the preliminary competition, Coach Bree asked two of the girls if they could help her bring down the boxes of State gifts.  As the rest of the team and I were continuing with our chat, Bree returned.  The talk was getting to a good roll, but when Bree walked into the room, everyone's attention was on her. She opened the door to reveal her two 'helpers' wearing the brand new cheer uniforms, along with perfectly matched custom bows. The entire team screamed in unison! They wanted those new white GK uniforms so badly, many were crying. 

The day of preliminaries arrived and we ROCKED the new GK cheer unis at the stadium!  Even my son (our choreographer), sitting completely across the stadium, lost it when we entered the floor, saying, "Dad, those uniforms are EVERYTHING!"

When we moved up to Finals, our uniforms were, again, a big topic of discussion among competing teams and social media. Even Kyle, our GK Representative, began receiving texts and emails about our uniforms. They are so DISTINCTLY GK Elite!  It was here that my Lemont Ladies performed a FLAWLESS routine, in our FLAWLESS new GK cheer uniforms, to take our FOURTH State Division Championship in six years!"

Lemont Cheerleaders earned and accepted their award in a classic White DryTech, custom leotard and a matching custom, low rise skirt. The cheer leo is one of the hottest trends in high school cheerleading right now because the girls love the fit and comfort of it and the coaches love the creative possibilities that it inspires. In this case, creative flames flowed into the arms of this 'Fear the Flame' leo in the form of intense Navy and Gold Mystique inferno lines that glow with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The Navy and Gold Mystique intricate strappy back and the simple design lines in the skirt give this clean uniform an interesting and seamless look that Lemont cheerleaders can look and feel like champions in.

Sometimes the Next Level is just a cheer uniform away. Go get your win! Create your own cheerleading uniform today at our Special Order Design Studio, or contact your local GK Cheer Representative for personalized inspiration.

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Gifford Middle School Wins FL State in GK

Congratulations to Gifford Middle School on their win in Daytona Beach at The STATE Cheer and Dance Championships of Florida! Could the winning point have been their awesome GK Uniform? We doubt it, but they definitely drew some positive attention on competition day.  Here's what they told us, "We were at The State in Daytona. Sooooo many compliments on our GK uniforms! Even the sound guy was saying they were his favorite! Thank you so much!"

Gifford Middle School scored big at their competition in a GK Abstract Vine Sleeve Cheer Uniform Top U169L and a Low Rise Flipped Front to Back Skirt U735L which they made their own by incorporating their team colors and logo. On the front, this White Nylon/Spandex ensemble seems simple, but Gifford's bold school colors, represented with Sunshine Mystique and Electric Turquoise Mystique ribbon design lines down the sleeves, really pop on their clean surface. On the back, Gifford's Shiny Sunshine and Turquoise color combo turns into an intricate strappy v back, a feminine design that delicately emphasizes the girls' athletic physique. Since the Gifford logo adds an extra touch Electric Turquoise Mystique on the cheer top, Gifford evened out the design by accenting the intricate back silhouette with the same Turquoise on the curvy design back of the skirt and on the attached spanky. No cheer uniform is complete without a little bling these days, so we added Brilliant SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS along the vine details, strappy back and logo.

Champions like Gifford Middle School Cheerleaders shine bright in talent, demeanor and apparel. Since the uniform requirements vary between schools, GK offers School Fit Cheer Uniforms in addition to the Special Order Uniforms shown above. Browse both categories in our online gallery to choose the winning look best suited to your squad.

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What's New At GK For 2014

The moment is finally here. We've just released The Next Level 2014 GK Cheer catalog.  It's online right now! But first we have to give credit where credit is due. There's no mistaking that the entire company has put a lot of hard work and creative energy into this new book, but the real brains behind the project is Cindy Artz, GK Cheer's Marketing Manager. Cindy challenged herself to take GK Cheer's 2013 product offerings and presentation to the next level, to make changes that would invoke the passion, drama and creativity that we expect from all of our best athletes.  Here's what she has to say about it.

GK: There are a lot of changes to the new catalog this year, and we’re very excited to see what you’ve done, but first tell us about all of the things you love about the 2013 edition that we can expect to see again this year.

 CA: 2013 was a great year for GK because we introduced the one piece uniform and cheer leotard, as well as the School Fit line, and both were successful. When we asked our customers to ‘Make a Statement’ our All-Star and High School teams both saw the creative potential in these one-piece garments and designed some really unique and gorgeous uniforms. You will definitely see that in our catalog for 2014. The School Fit gives middle and high schools the opportunity to make a statement as well, by replacing their dated uniforms with more stylish trends that are also conservative enough to appease school officials.

Of course the GK performance practice and camp wear is a tried and true collection that you'll continue to see for years to come. Athletes love this collection because it's both comfortable and stylish, and it's available in an array of color combinations. We have ramped that line up a bit to include even more style and color selections.

GK: Who is featured in the 2014 Cheer Catalog?

CA: For 2014, we have a wider variety of models ranging from mini’s to college level cheerleaders to give a better representation of our size selection. All of our styles are available in child extra small to adult 3x. You'll also see some familiar faces from popular teams such as Maryland Twisters, Cheer Tyme, World Cup, and many other well-known all star teams from around the country. The catalog wouldn't be complete without some of our best high school athletes as well.

GK: What has GK done to make browsing the catalog easier for the consumer?

CA: This year, for ease of shopping, we divided our catalog into two parts, the GK All Star Collection and the GK School Fit Collection. Since the catalog is dual-sided, each collection occupies its own front cover, allowing you to easily find what you're looking for. This separation also allows us to give each group their own inspirational design gallery with larger photos throughout. It's really an amazing concept.

In addition, we color coded each section of the catalog so you won't have to flip through the entire book to find what you want. Now, when you are looking for a size chart or a Design Studio page, you'll now exactly which section of the catalog to flip to.

GK: What types of trends can we expect to see this year in cheer uniforms?

CA: This year we will continue to see the cheer leotards and one piece uniforms grow in popularity. Both silhouettes allow for some amazing and creative design elements throughout the torso area that traditional two piece styles cannot.  We will also see sublimation become very popular in both competitive uniforms and in practice wear. GK’s ink’d sublimation program allows teams to create one-of-a-kind prints that will reflect their personalities. You'll send us a concept, and we'll create a print just for you. It's really exciting.

GK: Speaking of exciting, what are you most excited about in the new catalog?

CA: I’m most excited about the Custom Design Gallery. The gallery showcases some of the most breathtaking and innovative designs we collaboratively created with our customers in the past year. I wish we could have added even more ideas because our customers tend to be the most creative athletes in the industry. Unfortunately, we could not put all of our custom designs in the catalog, but we hope that the designs we have featured will inspire teams to be creative with their uniforms.

The introduction of GK’s ink’d sublimation is also very exciting to see. The program has been years in the making, taking the necessary time to research the best technology, fabrics and inks. It’s great to finally be able to make it available to our customers and to let them see why it’s the best sublimation available in the cheer industry. Sublimation is available in Special Order styles for competitive uniforms, practice wear and warm-ups. Just pick your style, give us your color and print ideas, we’ll take it from there!

GK:  What did you add to the selection that customer have been waiting to see in the GK line?

We've increased our color selections in our most popular styles and we also added in stock School Fit basic skirts in Black DryTech and Navy DryTech. These styles are in stock and available to ship in only a few days.

Over the past five years, our customers have made GK the fastest growing apparel company in the cheer industry by constantly challenging us to design and build the highest quality, most cutting edge uniforms in the sport. Last year you proved that you really do know how to 'Make a Statement', and wow, did you ever blow us away!  In response, we’ve proclaimed 2014 as the year to: TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Go explore our new 2014 Catalog. You won't be disappointed. While you're there, let your imagination go wild as you consider what you will do to bump it up a notch.

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The Next Level in Quality and Fit From A Cheerleader's Perspective

If you're ready for the next level of team uniforms, then GK is the brand to take you there. Don't just take our word for it though. Tiffany Garretson is a former cheerleader who has worked in the cheer industry for 14 years, and she's here to tell you about her experience with GK Cheer.     

GK: As a former cheerleader, what do you look for in a uniform? 

TG: The first thing I look for is ultimate comfort during performances.  Long gone are the days of zippers, buttons, and restrictive, uncomfortable fabrics.  You don't want to be itchy or have to worry about adjusting your uniform while cheering for a game or performing at a competition.  That's why GK's innovative 4-way stretch fabrics are so great. They fit like a second skin and are available in so many colors. Next, I look for style. Flexible embellishment options enhance a team's ability to make their uniform unique, without compromising the stretch of fabric. Finally, I look at price. I love that I can design a uniform for any gym or school on any budget.  Today's athletes are lucky to have it all when they choose GK - great fabric, color and embellishment choices, style and comfort - all in one uniform.

GK: Social media has exploded in the cheer industry over the last few years. How do you use social media?

TG: To keep up with all of my teams, I use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  Since I can't attend every competition, I love seeing the updates and pictures that everyone posts!  GK is great about recognizing their athletes on their own social media. With just a few clicks, I can quickly forward information back and forth from my gyms to the factory. It's a very personal experience on both ends.

GK: You mentioned GK's 4-way stretch fabrics. How important is that type of quality in a cheer uniform? 

TG: Four-way stretch fabric moves with you. After wearing polyester uniforms for 22 years, it's amazing to have that superior quality in our fabrics!  You should feel great after putting on your uniform because when you feel better, you perform better.   On the competition floor, you shouldn't have to think about anything but your routine.  All of GK's fabric choices provide athletes with amazing comfort and the ability to focus on hitting their skills.

GK: Last year was your first competition season with GK. How excited were you to see your uniforms take the competition floor?  

TG: This was such an amazing year with GK!  This past Spring, I traveled to as many gyms as possible for fittings and design sessions.  It was great to meet all of the coaches and athletes and to attend their competitions throughout the Mid-west. I love watching them perform in their gorgeous GK uniforms!  I was also able to make the trip to Worlds and see the amazing designs come to life on the largest stage in All-Star cheerleading!  The SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS are so beautiful on the uniforms, but seeing them magnified on stage is absolutely amazing!

GK: GK guarantees the fit of your uniform if you use one of their ‘Try Us On For Size’ samples. How do you help your teams through this process?

TG: Depending on the time frame for ordering, gyms have the choice to either schedule a fitting or receive the GK 'Try Us On For Size' samples at their gym.  The sizing samples are great because the gym can keep them for up to two weeks to fit all of their athletes. The fit of GK's uniforms is unlike any other, so using the sizing samples is the best way to find the correct size.  The focus is on the fit rather than the actual size.  If we are sizing early in the year, each athlete will try on a few different sizes to see how much room they have to grow before competition season begins.  By comparing more than one size on the athlete, you can check to see how comfortably they move in each one.  One of the most important areas to fit is the shoulders.  I always have the athlete lift up their arms to ensure that they have space to tumble or perform another skill while wearing the sizer top and bottom.  The athlete, with guidance from the coach or a parent, is then able to choose which size feels the most comfortable.  I am always available to the gyms if they are doing the fitting themselves.  We can send pictures back and forth to make sure that their athletes are selecting the correct sizes.  Thanks to technology, FaceTime can also be utilized during a fitting to answer any questions. 

Thank you for your perspective on cheer uniforms, Tiffany.  There's definitely a lot to be said about fit and comfort, but appearance and sometimes cost are equally important.  You've done a great job explaining how it all works together.

As a coach or gym owner, you can began researching our styles and designs at our Special Order Design Studio. While you're there, remember that the studio has dual purposes. It's a means for special ordering your cheer uniform, and it's also a tool for inspiration. If you have ideas of your own, contact your local Account Manager for further assistance. Your Account Manager and our Customer Service team are  great resources for acquiring the 'Try Us On For Size' samples that Tiffany mentioned above.

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Top Gun's Next Level Is Sublimation

Top Gun is one of the largest and hottest All-Star Cheerleading Gyms in the nation! With a winning streak too long to describe, there's no mountain these Jags can't climb. Last year we asked this trend-setting team to design a uniform that will take them to the next level, and here's what they did.

Top Gun Jags took their uniform to the next level with ink’d sublimation. Ink'd sublimation is the newest trend here at GK. It's a technology that allows us to take your custom patterns and print them on fabric right here in our very own facility in Reading, PA. The design possibilities with ink'd sublimation are endless, and who better to test it out than this funky, fashion-forward team, Top Gun.

This fabulous custom uniform utilizes inserted black and gold sublimation artwork pieces on both the custom crop top and the custom v waist short. The crop top features an off the shoulder, sublimated, halter neckline, similar to that of Unique Web Back Crop Top U141, and an open strappy back, fabricated from a combination of sublimated inkTek and Black DryTech, studded with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. We love how Top Gun fused the pattern with an applique embroidery of the Jag's paw print logo as a focal point. With the corresponding Black and Gold TOP GUN name promoted on White Sparkle between Black Mesh sleeves, there's no chance that this team name will go unnoticed. The Jags then added White Sparkle and Black Mesh shorts to compliment their unique cheer top. White shadow proofing and sublimated accents, all finished with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, create a seamless and glamorous ensemble.

When your creative capacity exceeds our design selections, sublimation provides an outlet to endless possibilities. Choose to add sublimated artwork into your custom design, as was done with the style above, or select one of our predetermined styles and add your own design. No matter how your order it, you're guaranteed an authentic original every time. That's what GK Cheer is all about.

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Top Notch All Star Cheer & Dance Takes the Cheerleading Experience to The Next Level

Top Notch. The name says is all.  And if that doesn't take your imagination to another level, take a look at their hot new uniforms from GK! This Ashland, VA teams says, "we are totally passionate about 2 things:  (1) Providing an amazing experience for all of our students and their families and (2) Over-delivering on our promise to bring our students the very best (and most fun) cheer and dance experience they’ll ever know." This team took their experience to the next level when they ordered this GK cheerleading uniform. To put it simply, it's stunning!

Top Notch made our special order Funky Back Cheer Crop Top U133 their own by by adding Ocean and Vinca Mystique to the style lines in the arms and across the open back. Their color selection creates a subtle tone difference that adds depth to this exquisite design. Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS trace the shoulder line and accent Top Notch's brilliant clear and lavender jeweled logo. It's all about the bling. To compliment the top, they selected our Arch Back Cheerleading Skirt U734R in matching Black DryTech, which will keep the athletes dry and comfortable throughout their performance. They enhanced the skirt with the same two-tone fabric colors as in their cheer top for a clean, cohesive look. 

Before performing a single stunt, Top Notch leaves us with a visual impression of success. Paired with hard work and raw talent, the results are explosive, the next level of cheer. To compete with the best, you have to dress like them. Which Special Order Design gives your team the power to leave a lasting impression on your audience?

For assistance, we're just a phone call away at Customer Service. Your local Cheer Representative is also available at any time. 

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The Virginia Gems, Sparkling on the Next Level

Look out, Cheerleaders! The Virginia Gems are preparing to take their place as champions in your state. They may be a new team, currently competing in local venues, but they're coming in with a bang! They've taken their entry into the cheer world to the next level with a brand new state-of-the-art facility at New Kent Gymnastics Center, and sparkly new uniforms from GK. Will their next step be national competitions? We hope so! They're goal is to be "polished and extraordinary...a sensation that will captivate the cheer world...the rarest gems on the competition floor."

For this up and coming team, gems are the inspiration for both performance and fashion. A gem is a thing of exceptional beauty and perfection, undeniable characteristics of the Virginia Gem's version of Exposed T Back Uniform Top 167L and  Exposed T Back Crop Top 167. This top, along with many of our other cheer tops, has a couple standard style variations, all of which can be personalized with a team name or logo in your choice of jewels, sequinz, appliqué embroidery or imprinting. Here you see the long and crop top with a T back that the Virginia Gems were able to bling out with their brilliant color selections and the addition of their team name in Hologram Sequinz and a clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS outline. One variation of this design offers a star appliqué on the sleeve, and this team used that pattern as inspiration to add there own signature appliqué that correlates with their name, GEMS, in Silver Hologram Sequinz with an Amethyst SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS outline. The Virginia Gem's pulled this silhouette together with a non-traditional, Regular Rise Short U520R. We love how they matched the Sterling Silver Mystique belt with the Sterling Silver Mystique band in both of their tops.

The Virginia Gems took their look to the next level with this eye-catching new uniform. It's this level that will give them the confidence they need to show off their new skills, and the inspiration they need to follow their dream of competing on a national level. This begs the question: which style from our Special Order Design Studio inspires you to take it to the next level?

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The Next Level of GK: All-Inclusive Packages

Between practices, competitions, academics and social events, do you ever feel overwhelmed? Like you're running in a million different directions for one goal? At GK, we understand that coaches' schedules are hectic. Sports are never just about practice and performance, especially in cheerleading. GK has a solution for you, and our Florida Account Manager, Kristin Libby, is here to tell you about it.

GK: You're really good at saving coaching staff time and money by selling GK merchandise packages to them. Tell us how that works.

KL: Cheerleaders use quite a bit of gear for practices and competitions.  From bows in their hair to the shoes on their feet, cheer practice wear, cheer competition uniforms, and sometimes multi-day uniforms have to be planned and ordered for, often times, more than one squad. I save cheerleading teams time and money by offering our high quality, all-inclusive gear... and I keep track of all the orders for them.  They don't have to track down 5 different sales people to coordinate their shipments. I can coordinate all of that for them.

GK: When you meet with a coach for the first time, how do you introduce GK?

KL: I typically introduce GK by explaining how we are different from our competitors. All of our products are made in one factory in Reading PA. We take pride in our purchasing and production procedures, so much that I would say we offer the best cheerleading uniforms in the world. It all begins with our fabrics. Four-way stretch materials are inspected in our very own factory before garment construction ever begins. Our embellishments are applied in such a way that they're guaranteed to move and stretch with the athletes' motions. Plus, everything fits like a second skin for maximum comfort and performance. If there is ever a problem, we will fix it. We stand by our products 100%.

GK: What is the GK all-inclusive package all about?

KL: GK is your one stop shop for cheerleading gear. Everything that your cheerleaders will wear, at any budget, for practice, games, and competitions is right here at GK Cheer. This includes sports bras, shorts, warm-ups, sneakers, and of course, uniforms. This year we will begin offering sublimation, a process that I'm really excited about.

GK: What is the benefit of ordering all of your supplies from GK?

KL: In addition to the time and money savings, there are also the benefits of convenience and peace of mind. If you order your cheerleading apparel, warm-ups and shoes from us, there's no need for contacting multiple companies to find out where your garments are or to keep track of which contact sold you a specific cheer element. Plus, you'll have peace of mind that all the colors will match, and while going through your order details, you'll build a personal relationship with your Account Manager who will always be looking out for your best interest.  You won't be just another number.

GK: Tell us more about your role in this process as an Account Manager.

KL: Essentially, I become the manager of your gym's order. I'll let you know if it qualifies for an early shipment incentive, and I'll monitor its route through the office and factory. When coaches have questions, I'm the only person they have to call, and my phone line is open around the clock. I pride myself in top notch response times and accessibility.

GK: Kristin, we know that you are also a judge for cheerleading competitions. As a judge, you get to see hundreds of different uniforms. How do GK uniforms stand out on the competition floor?

KL: Yes, I judge a lot of competitions. Unfortunately, there isn't a place for "uniforms" on the score sheet. However, appearance gives judges a personal glimpse into a team's personality. It's not all about the design either. Judges can see, as athletes walk out on to the floor with their heads held high, that they are comfortable and confident in their appearance. When they hit that perfect routine, the benefits of hard work and proper apparel are evident.

We thank Kristin for all of her great input! To get started with your order, browse our Special Order Team Uniforms. If you haven't met your local Account Manager yet, give them a call today. The account manager is a great place to begin the process of taking it to the next level.

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The Next Level for Royalty Athletics: New Cheer Uniforms

We love how Wisconsin All-Star cheerleaders, Royalty Athletics, have set themselves apart from their competitors!  They took their new cheerleading uniform to the next level with a bold crown logo made of Clear and Black SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on a beautiful complimentary violet cheer top, and they are gorgeous!  This isn't just any up and coming team. Their first season in 2011 earned them 3 first-place awards. Since then, the 19-athlete group has grown into upwards of 70 athletes, with 6 award-winning teams.  Director and Owner, along side of Niki Oxley, Leanna Pacyna says, "Offering opportunities to compete against teams we respect and working toward goals for each team and athlete will always be a priority for Royalty." With a reputation for well executed routines, mastery in stunting and tumbling, and first place titles at Jamfest Super Nationals and US Finals, Royalty is definitely on that list of well respected teams.

To show their pride and confidence Royalty special ordered this Violet and White DryTech cheer Crop Top U171, featuring a one shoulder asymmetrical neckline, Black Mesh detailed sleeves that are studded with clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and a peek-a-boo back.  It's a gorgeous combination that's accented with a spray of Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on the back. Their Violet DryTech Low Rise Skirt U707L features built-in Violet DryTech Spankies.

Complimenting the lady's All-Star cheer top and skirt, the guys chose a special order Men's Swirl Cheerleading Top UM119 in Violet DryTech with accents of White and Black DryTech and the same bold black and Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crown logo on the front. The pant is a custom design in Violet DryTech with a White DryTech stripe down the side of the leg and hip line. GK also offers Special Order Men's Cheer Uniform Pants that can be personalized with your teams colors.

Royalty Athletics has raised the bar with their sparkling bold crown logo. Now it's your turn to show up the competition. Create your own Special Order Cheer Uniform, and make them crave your status. Designs can be imagined and created right from the comfort of your home or office, right now. So stay ahead of the game and get started today.

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Prime Time All Stars In Funky Shoulder Cheer Uniform

Prime Time All Stars from Dover, NH are loving their new look from GK Cheer! Their teams thrive on building fun and challenging each other while learning life lessions through the sport of cheerleading. These passionate athletes compete in some of the biggest events in the world and wanted a one piece uniform that would take them to the next level at competition this year.

Prime Time chose our special order Funky Shoulder Cheer One Piece Uni U1103 a Black Nylon/Spandex and Imperial Purple Mystique one shoulder asymmetrical neck one piece cheerleading uniform which features a bold swirl design in our White Nylon/Spandex fabric and inverted "Y" shoulder strap. The swirl design is carried over to the back of the garment and our Black Mesh fabric inserts with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS mimic the looping pattern. The team added their "PT" logo in our dazzling Silver Hologram and Purple Sequinz.


Shown on the left is Prime Time's design from last year. This was also a custom made style but a crop top in White and Black DryTech and Imperial Purple Mystique fabrics with swirled sleeves and Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS along design lines. Their low rise matching skirt was created in our Black and White DryTech fabrics and Imperial Purple Mystique traced with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS accents.

This team is ready for the next level this year in their new GK Cheer apparel! Is your team ready to push the limits? We are here to help!

Shop our Special Order Designs today or create a custom look of your own with our Design Studio. Our customer service department will be happy to assist you with your next cheer uniform order.

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Platinum Athletics Takes it to the Next Level in Custom GK Cheer

Platinum Athletics, a premier cheerleading and dance program in the St. Louis area, stands tall in their stunning custom GK Cheer uniforms. This team achieved their goal of taking their uniform to the next level with this stunning custom design. The unmatched brilliance of the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS makes this uni stand out on the competition floor. Platinum Athletics choose a classic color combination of Black, Silver and White which helps the crystals pop. The v neck crop top features clean but bold style lines on the sleeves that works great with the faux belt loop waist short.

Looking sharp and ready for the competition, Platinum Athletics loves their new custom GK Cheer uniforms. Their female athletes are wearing a V neck, scoop back crop top in our Black DryTech, Silver Mystique and White DryTech Fabrics. Dry Tech fabric  is made specifically to keep you cool and dry even during the most strenuous activities. It's moisture wicking and anti-microbial properties will help you stay comfortable throughout a long practice or competition. The sleeves feature a bold side stripe design decorated with beautiful Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Platinum's custom logo was made in our Silver Mystique fabric and scattered with even more Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for an extreme sparkling look. Their low rise custom shorts were designed in the same fabrics with side striping details. The waistband is heavily embellished with Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to coordinate perfectly with the custom cheer uniform top.

Platinum's male athletes are wearing a custom GK Cheer design as well. Their V neck cheer top is made in our Black DryTech with Silver Mystique and White DryTech style lines. The team's logo is made in our Silver Mystique fabric and adorned in Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for some added shine. Our Men's Triple Stripe Pant UM 503 is a basic men's cheerleading uniform pant with triple side stripes. The team special ordered this pant in Black DryTech, with Silver Mystique and White DryTech striping.

Contact your local cheer representative for a dazzling look of your own.They will be happy to assist you with the design of your new look. Shop online today at www.gkelite.com/cheer.

GK Cheer. The Next Level.

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One United in Modern GK Cheer Apparel

One United Level 5 Juniors from Mooresville, NC showed off their fierce cheerleading uniforms from GK at competition. The owner, Joe Carpenetti, and the All Star Director, Tyler Stevenson are so happy with the custom style they selected for their team this year. Shown below is their team in our custom designed GK cheer outfit.


One United loves their custom look from GK. We designed a brilliant cheer leo in our Steel Mystique, Black and Gold Nylon/Spandex, and Black Mesh fabrics creating sharp and dramatic sweeping style lines that wrap around to the back of the garment. Their bold cheerleading leo features a keyhole back opening as well as a custom logo in Steel Mystique and Gold Nylon/Spandex and scattered Clear and Citrine SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS throughout front and back bodice.

This look goes perfect with our custom made low rise short in the same fabrics and continuing style lines. This nearly seamless, perfect fit combination is sure to be a winning look at competition offering no chance of point deduction due to a skin baring or improper fitting top.

If you love the idea of this perfect fit cheerleading leo, check out our Special Order Women's Cheer Leotards today, or design one of your own with our Design Studio! Need some help coming up with a design? Our Customer Service Team will be happy to assist you.

GK Cheer. Make A Statement.


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Velocity in Vibrant GK Cheer Design

Velocity Cheer Athletics in Campbell, FL was ready for a new look in cheer wear and was happy to find a perfect GK Cheer uniform design for their team. GK Cheer has limitless possibilities in our In Stock, Special Order, or Custom Design cheerleading uniforms.

Velocity Cheer is pictured above with their first place trophy they earned at a recent competition. Their special order Sleek Diamond Back Uniform Top U164L is a classic scoop neck cheerleading uniform top in our Navy DryTech fabric with clean sleeve style lines and looped diamond back treatment in Lime Opalescence and Graphite Dry Tech. The team chose to add a double row of Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in display of their team name across chest.

Their skirt is our in stock Regular Rise Cheer Skirt CB701, a classic cheerleading skirt in a solid Navy DryTech fabric which features an attached boy brief and side slits. GK's Dry Tech performance fabric features moisture wicking and anti-microbial characteristics. Dry Tech keeps you cool and dry, and prevents the growth of micro-organisms. When you feel better, you perform better.

Looking for a trendy look in cheerleadig outfits to match your team's personality? We have a wide assortment of affordable looks sure to suit your team's needs. Check out our Women's Special Order Uniform Tops for some ideas, or create a custom look of your own with our Design Studio! Together let's make a statement.

GK Cheer. Make A Statement.



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All Star Angels Spread Their Wings in GK Cheer Crop Tops

All Star Angels from Wheeler, Indiana shine proud with their new GK Cheer uniforms with "wings." So far this season the team has gained so many compliments on their unique and shimmering design.

The female athletes chose a custom cheer V neck crop top style in our Black Dry Tech, Cherry Mystique, and White Sparkle fabrics. The top's bold sleeve style lines, star design and cut-out, strappy effect adds a trendy, modern feel to the uniform. Their "A" logo is beautifully finished in our Cherry Mystique and White Sparkle fabrics with a pair of "wings" accented on the sides in gorgeous, sparkling Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. For a similar look in crop tops check out our special order Abstract Vine Sleeve Cheer Crop Top U169.

The cheerleader's custom GK Cheer skort was a perfect choice of comfort and style. This low rise skort features simple side style lines in the same matching fabrics with a bold Cherry Mystique waistband. If you like this skort style, you will love our special order Low Rise Curve Accent Cheer Skort U7000L.

These All Star Angels look fabulous in their sparkly custom cheer crop tops and skorts! You can create a pretty cheer look of your own with our Design Studio today! Don't forget to check out all of GK Cheer's Special Order Designs for some inspiration and various styles you can customize according to your team's colors.

GK Cheer. Make A Statement.

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