Owner and creator of Steele Athletics, Brent Steele, found a love in cheerleading during high school, and moved to coaching and choreographing across the world after his college years. After landing in Colorado, Steele Athletics was born. He knew the importance of the sport from personal experience, and decided this was his way to give back to the future generations.
The business is “centered around the development of kids. [...] Our expectations are deeper than athletics, as we want them to develop both as athletes and as humans. We focus on the whole athlete: mind, body, and self,” says Steele. The gym naturally teaches life lessons of discipline, patience and respect, in a safe, loving environment. Steele says “It’s a safe place to win and lose.” Having unconditional support and the ability to fail is vital to any athlete’s success.
Steele Athletics offers two types of training: Competitive Elite Cheerleading along with Recreational Cheerleading and Tumbling. Steele is famous for their competitive training, as it is the most elite in the state, taking place year round, with the teams practicing two to three days per week. These teams compete locally, nationally, and some even compete in the world championships.
In addition to their high level Elite teams, Steele Athletics also offers recreational cheer and tumbling classes. These classes accept students of all pasts, from no experience to advanced. Many of Steele’s students are focused on gaining experience in hopes of making their high school cheer teams in the future. These recreational tumbling classes can even be used for kids to “exercise their crazy energy in a safe place,” says Steele. Learning to tumble and flip is something most children enjoy! Not to mention tumbling and basic gymnastics provides a solid foundation of coordination that can be utilized in many different sports in the student’s future. Stunt classes “allow kids to learn the real skills and techniques so they don’t just climb all over dad,” says Steele. They also offer open gym, giving a time to come in, use the equipment, and have fun with some friends. This gives the student full freedom of choice, but again provides a safe and supportive space to do so. Cheerleading 101 is a class that any student can take, giving them the basic knowledge of cheerleading. No matter age or experience. “As long as they are potty trained, they are welcome here,” says Steele. Clinics are also popular, as they happen throughout the year, making them easily accessible.
A new, fully recreational Show Team is forming, starting in October, which will meet once per week and will run on an 8 week session. Steele’s Show Team will perform twice at local sporting events such as a Nuggets game, in November and December. This team is for any child, ages 5-12, and no experience is needed. To register and ask any questions about this show team, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to act fast before this team is sold out!
Find further information about Steele Athletics at steele-athletics.com, or call them at (303) 416- 8400.