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ALL STAR CHEER | TUMBLING | REC CHEER

All Star Teams
All Star Teams

Platinum Athletics is the most successful competitive cheerleading and dance teams in our area. Platinum…

Camps
Camps

Fully Customized Cheerleading Camps! Platinum Athletics offers many different types of services to High School…

Choreography
Choreography

Platinum Athletics is bringing you some of the best coaches in the nation to help…

Half Year Teams
Half Year Teams

Platinum Athletics half season team is perfect for boys and girls ages 6 to 18…

Private Lessons
Private Lessons

One-on-one coaching is a great way to get the results you are looking for and…

Tryout Information
Tryout Information
Tumble Academy
Tumble Academy

Looking for some extra help with your tumbling technique or maybe you are looking to…

About Us

ABOUT US

Welcome to Platinum Athletics. We’re thrilled you’ve stopped by and look forward to the opportunity to meet you and hopefully have a positive impact upon your children and your family. At the Platinum Athletics, 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 class they’ll ever experience.

Our passion for cheer can easily be seen and felt the moment you walk into our beautiful cheer gym in Maryland Heights, MO. Classes are scheduled for all age groups with your convenience in mind as we know that it’s only with the support of their parent, that our students truly shine.

We’d truly love to meet you! Call (314) 291-2800 and we will be happy to schedule you for a tour of our facilities and an evaluation with one of our professional teachers at your earliest convenience. We’re currently accepting new students, so now is a great time to get started!

Cheer has changed all of our lives for the better here at the Platinum Athletics – whether you’re looking for a fun activity or are interested in the competitive side of things, we have just what you’re looking for. See you on the floor!

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT PARENTS AND MEMBERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US!

Leah Hensley

My daughter has been cheering competitively since she was just shy of 5yrs old. I have watched her grow and mature as a person and as an athlete... And I couldn't be more proud! Over the past year at Platinum Athletics, she has gained such a strong internal drive and passion- her progress is undeniable. She cheered full time on 2 squads last year, and what I feared might burn her out, just poured more gasoline on her fire. After tryouts for next season, she earned her spot on Steel- J3. Then, Last night, she was asked once again to crossover onto another team- Diamonds- S2. I am so proud of her and love to see the excitement in her eyes. The Sky's the limit for my nugget and I will always be her #1 cheerleader!

Thank you so much to the coaches, owners and everyone at Platinum! Love being part of the Platinum Family!
Platinum Athletics
2022-08-23T18:02:03+00:00
My daughter has been cheering competitively since she was just shy of 5yrs old. I have watched her grow and mature as a person and as an athlete... And I couldn't be more proud! Over the past year at Platinum Athletics, she has gained such a strong internal drive and passion- her progress is undeniable. She cheered full time on 2 squads last year, and what I feared might burn her out, just poured more gasoline on her fire. After tryouts for next season, she earned her spot on Steel- J3. Then, Last night, she was asked once again to crossover onto another team- Diamonds- S2. I am so proud of her and love to see the excitement in her eyes. The Sky's the limit for my nugget and I will always be her #1 cheerleader! Thank you so much to the coaches, owners and everyone at Platinum! Love being part of the Platinum Family!

Sarah Vreeland

From cheer to Platinum Fit, I don't know where I'd be or what I'd do without Platinum Athletics. It's my happy place because no matter what my day has entailed, I can always count on the bear crawls, the frog jumps, the running, and the burpees. I know I can always count on the coaches pushing me forward, despite the excuses telling me why I can't do it. The dripping sweat I walk out with every time shows how much everyone at Platinum really cares.

I'll admit, at first I was slightly intimidated by this place I now call home. I didn't know many people or have many skills. This didn't stop others from making me feel valued. Platinum is my happy place because everyone wants the best for each other. Who you are or what level you are on doesn't matter. Everyone has one thing in common, and that's we are all part of Platinum. Being able to come together for one common goal, despite wherever we come from, makes Platinum my happy place. Every time I come to practice, no matter what I'm doing, I'm working toward something I love.

Platinum Athletics
2022-08-23T18:01:28+00:00
From cheer to Platinum Fit, I don't know where I'd be or what I'd do without Platinum Athletics. It's my happy place because no matter what my day has entailed, I can always count on the bear crawls, the frog jumps, the running, and the burpees. I know I can always count on the coaches pushing me forward, despite the excuses telling me why I can't do it. The dripping sweat I walk out with every time shows how much everyone at Platinum really cares.

Lainie Rusbarsky, Platinum Parent

The benefits and success that my child has experienced has been amazing and is following her outside of the gym too! I'm proud to say that my daughter has ranked first out of her entire grade in several divisions. She was able to excel in plank (10 minutes)!, pacer, and sit and reach. She has come such a long way since she has come to Platinum Athletics!! Not only has she obviously gained physical strength but has become stronger mentally as well!
Platinum Athletics
2022-08-23T18:55:22+00:00
The benefits and success that my child has experienced has been amazing and is following her outside of the gym too! I'm proud to say that my daughter has ranked first out of her entire grade in several divisions. She was able to excel in plank (10 minutes)!, pacer, and sit and reach. She has come such a long way since she has come to Platinum Athletics!! Not only has she obviously gained physical strength but has become stronger mentally as well!

Christy Cronin

We recently moved into the area and joined Platinum Athletics. I’ve seen a huge improvement in my daughter’s overall drive and mood. Her grit, determination, and excitement for a sport has gone above and beyond my expectations. I give huge accolades to the coaches for their ability in bringing those values out and for the care they have for each and every athlete in the gym. I also have to give a shout out to all PA families for their support. This gym comes together to take care of one another!
Platinum Athletics
2023-02-01T18:57:27+00:00
We recently moved into the area and joined Platinum Athletics. I’ve seen a huge improvement in my daughter’s overall drive and mood. Her grit, determination, and excitement for a sport has gone above and beyond my expectations. I give huge accolades to the coaches for their ability in bringing those values out and for the care they have for each and every athlete in the gym. I also have to give a shout out to all PA families for their support. This gym comes together to take care of one another!

Tracy Schott

We moved from their previous gym and stayed with Adam and Kendra for the same reason today, as we did the first year. FAMILY. We don’t see owners or coaches. We see love and commitment, understanding, and values. I have seen all 3 of my daughters grow thru their eyes, and they are 3 of the most dedicated of anyone I know because of Adam and Kendra and the coaches they choose to represent their baby, PLATINUM ATHLETICS!
Platinum Athletics
2023-02-01T22:28:28+00:00
We moved from their previous gym and stayed with Adam and Kendra for the same reason today, as we did the first year. FAMILY. We don’t see owners or coaches. We see love and commitment, understanding, and values. I have seen all 3 of my daughters grow thru their eyes, and they are 3 of the most dedicated of anyone I know because of Adam and Kendra and the coaches they choose to represent their baby, PLATINUM ATHLETICS!

Jodi Enloe

This is our 13th season at Platinum and we love this gym as much today as we did when we first started. The coaches are the most supportive and amazing people both on and off the mat. When Platinum says they are one gym one family you better believe what they say. Every day that my daughter and I get to be a part of this Pamily is a blessing.
Platinum Athletics
2023-02-01T22:27:22+00:00
This is our 13th season at Platinum and we love this gym as much today as we did when we first started. The coaches are the most supportive and amazing people both on and off the mat. When Platinum says they are one gym one family you better believe what they say. Every day that my daughter and I get to be a part of this Pamily is a blessing.

Landon Shaw

Amazing program with outstanding and supportive, dedicated, knowledgeable, committed, passionate and most importantly POSITIVE coaches. They encourage each athlete to be the best they can be and challenge them to continually exceed their OWN expectations, without making them feel like they have failed or feel defeated. The end result is an award winning, top notch, highly skilled, but nurturing and competitive environment that you feel immediately welcome to and proud to be a part of!! Can't say enough about this amazing program!!
Platinum Athletics
2022-08-23T18:52:34+00:00
Amazing program with outstanding and supportive, dedicated, knowledgeable, committed, passionate and most importantly POSITIVE coaches. They encourage each athlete to be the best they can be and challenge them to continually exceed their OWN expectations, without making them feel like they have failed or feel defeated. The end result is an award winning, top notch, highly skilled, but nurturing and competitive environment that you feel immediately welcome to and proud to be a part of!! Can't say enough about this amazing program!!

Julie Wentz

Platinum Athletics/Platinum Fit is AMAZING . This gym has transformed me from a very unfit, unhappy person; with severe, chronic low back pain, chronic migraines, terrible cardiovascular health, 52 extra pounds and little strength, to someone with hope. When I turned 50 in January, I realized I did not like who I was, and I made a commitment to Blake and to myself, that I would work as hard as I am able to, in order to become a better version of me. I have lost 27 pounds, lowered my resting heart rate by 21 beats per minute, my blood pressure is 109/68, I have gone down several pants and shirt sizes, I have little to no back pain, and rare headaches. I've given up soda, and eat a healthy diet. I have a completely different mindset about my physical abilities--it's not "I can't do that, or IF I can do that"...it is now, "when I do that!" I come every day because it makes me stronger and prouder, and because I know I am setting a good example for my daughters, and helping friends get more fit too. I have a whole new family at Platinum, where I am loved, I am valuable, I am not judged by my appearance, but I am held accountable for my effort and attitude. I could not ask for a better gym or better trainer, or workout partners.
Platinum Athletics
2022-08-23T17:38:07+00:00
Platinum Athletics/Platinum Fit is AMAZING . This gym has transformed me from a very unfit, unhappy person; with severe, chronic low back pain, chronic migraines, terrible cardiovascular health, 52 extra pounds and little strength, to someone with hope. When I turned 50 in January, I realized I did not like who I was, and I made a commitment to Blake and to myself, that I would work as hard as I am able to, in order to become a better version of me. I have lost 27 pounds, lowered my resting heart rate by 21 beats per minute, my blood pressure is 109/68, I have gone down several pants and shirt sizes, I have little to no back pain, and rare headaches. I've given up soda, and eat a healthy diet. I have a completely different mindset about my physical abilities--it's not "I can't do that, or IF I can do that"...it is now, "when I do that!" I come every day because it makes me stronger and prouder, and because I know I am setting a good example for my daughters, and helping friends get more fit too. I have a whole new family at Platinum, where I am loved, I am valuable, I am not judged by my appearance, but I am held accountable for my effort and attitude. I could not ask for a better gym or better trainer, or workout partners.

Leah Jensen

This is our 6th season at Platinum Athletics. I have watched my daughter go from an introvert to a confident young cheerleader. This is due to the honest love and care the coaches and owners have given to my athlete. They truly understand her and she trusts them completely. We are a PROUD PA family and will stay until my daughter ages out. There’s a reason we call each other PAmily! PA4L
Platinum Athletics
2023-02-01T22:26:39+00:00
This is our 6th season at Platinum Athletics. I have watched my daughter go from an introvert to a confident young cheerleader. This is due to the honest love and care the coaches and owners have given to my athlete. They truly understand her and she trusts them completely. We are a PROUD PA family and will stay until my daughter ages out. There’s a reason we call each other PAmily! PA4L

Monica Thayer

I met Adam in 2010 and knew I loved platinum that min. When I had my daughter I knew instantly I wanted her to be cheering at platinum, we started when she just 4 years old with the showcase team, now she’s on a youth level 1 ELITE team and her confidence has gone up tremendously in the last 3 seasons.
Platinum Athletics
2023-02-01T18:58:47+00:00
I met Adam in 2010 and knew I loved platinum that min. When I had my daughter I knew instantly I wanted her to be cheering at platinum, we started when she just 4 years old with the showcase team, now she’s on a youth level 1 ELITE team and her confidence has gone up tremendously in the last 3 seasons.

David Rice

Why Platinum Athletics? Because Platinum is more than a gym, its a lifestyle and a mentality. Platinum Athletics creates an environment where the exceptional can be challenged inspired and guided to reach their full potential as athletes and people. Platinum asks as much from parents as it does from athletes and the end product is a gym culture that yields true success stories. Our daughter and our family has been shaped for the better by being a part of this gym. This place, it gets into your blood and these people become family, My wife and I wouldn’t trust my daughter with anyone else. If you are ready and willing to be molded into a top tier athlete then you will find PA is the only place that can happen
Platinum Athletics
2023-02-01T18:59:27+00:00
Why Platinum Athletics? Because Platinum is more than a gym, its a lifestyle and a mentality. Platinum Athletics creates an environment where the exceptional can be challenged inspired and guided to reach their full potential as athletes and people. Platinum asks as much from parents as it does from athletes and the end product is a gym culture that yields true success stories. Our daughter and our family has been shaped for the better by being a part of this gym. This place, it gets into your blood and these people become family, My wife and I wouldn’t trust my daughter with anyone else. If you are ready and willing to be molded into a top tier athlete then you will find PA is the only place that can happen

Kristy Johnson-Herrell

Platinum Athletics is my happy place because I love seeing my daughter enjoy something that used to be such a big part of my life! It is such a joy to see her as excited as she is about cheerleading and to tell me at 4 years old that she wants to go there everyday, and to have her ask me to help her practice every day! She even asked for tumbling mats for her birthday so that she could practice at home. The coaches at Platinum, the parents, and even My daughter's little team mates have all been so welcoming and awesome that I am just so thankful that we joined the Platinum family! I can't wait to see Baby Glitter in competition! Go Platinum!
Platinum Athletics
2022-08-23T18:00:04+00:00
Platinum Athletics is my happy place because I love seeing my daughter enjoy something that used to be such a big part of my life! It is such a joy to see her as excited as she is about cheerleading and to tell me at 4 years old that she wants to go there everyday, and to have her ask me to help her practice every day! She even asked for tumbling mats for her birthday so that she could practice at home. The coaches at Platinum, the parents, and even My daughter's little team mates have all been so welcoming and awesome that I am just so thankful that we joined the Platinum family! I can't wait to see Baby Glitter in competition! Go Platinum!

Misty Dilks

Where do I begin to tell you how much Platinum means to my family? First I will tell that when people say that Platinum is a family, they are not kidding! We were only at Platinum for one year till we moved to Texas.  Even though my girls are at a new gym that is possibly a competitor the athletes, owners and staff still cheer on every accomplishment of my girls.  We get texts all the time to check on them and see how they are doing.  When we first started at Platinum we were not sure what to expect, but let me tell you they have the most accomplished and respected Coaches in the business.  Due to their experiences at another gym my girls were not sure if they wanted to stay in competive cheer when we arrived, but that quickly changed as soon as they met the coaches and their teammates.  From our first day at tryouts we had people giving my kids nicknames and making them feel welcome as soon as we arrived.  Our time at Platinum has been the best experience of my girls cheer career.  We have made life long friends who are like family to us!  So if you are looking for a place to cheer, dance, or just do some classes where you know your kid is not just a number but family look no further than Platinum Athletics.  Your child's skills and confidence will grow by leaps and bounds ending with a happy, well rounded athlete who has confidence and respect for others.  Thank you so much for the short time we got to spend with Platinum and our forever family!
Platinum Athletics
2022-08-23T18:56:09+00:00
Where do I begin to tell you how much Platinum means to my family? First I will tell that when people say that Platinum is a family, they are not kidding! We were only at Platinum for one year till we moved to Texas.  Even though my girls are at a new gym that is possibly a competitor the athletes, owners and staff still cheer on every accomplishment of my girls.  We get texts all the time to check on them and see how they are doing.  When we first started at Platinum we were not sure what to expect, but let me tell you they have the most accomplished and respected Coaches in the business.  Due to their experiences at another gym my girls were not sure if they wanted to stay in competive cheer when we arrived, but that quickly changed as soon as they met the coaches and their teammates.  From our first day at tryouts we had people giving my kids nicknames and making them feel welcome as soon as we arrived.  Our time at Platinum has been the best experience of my girls cheer career.  We have made life long friends who are like family to us!  So if you are looking for a place to cheer, dance, or just do some classes where you know your kid is not just a number but family look no further than Platinum Athletics.  Your child's skills and confidence will grow by leaps and bounds ending with a happy, well rounded athlete who has confidence and respect for others.  Thank you so much for the short time we got to spend with Platinum and our forever family!

Lolita Flinn

Platinum Athletics is not just a cheer gym, it's a family. It's the place where my son has gained confidence and acquired skills he didn't think possible. The owners and coaches genuinely care about the athletes, and always encourage them to do their best and give their all. They support them through challenges and celebrate their successes. Platinum produces great athletes and promotes teamwork, hard work and commitment. My son is the happiest he's ever been at a gym, and I am thankful we're part of the PAmily. 
Platinum Athletics
2023-02-01T18:56:32+00:00
Platinum Athletics is not just a cheer gym, it's a family. It's the place where my son has gained confidence and acquired skills he didn't think possible. The owners and coaches genuinely care about the athletes, and always encourage them to do their best and give their all. They support them through challenges and celebrate their successes. Platinum produces great athletes and promotes teamwork, hard work and commitment. My son is the happiest he's ever been at a gym, and I am thankful we're part of the PAmily. 

Becky Shoemaker

I love the great communication between coaches/parents/athletes.  It's really important to me to know my daughter's strengths and weaknesses so we can better help her succeed.  Exactly what I was looking for!
Platinum Athletics
2022-08-23T18:03:35+00:00
I love the great communication between coaches/parents/athletes.  It's really important to me to know my daughter's strengths and weaknesses so we can better help her succeed.  Exactly what I was looking for!

Nikki Hahn

This is our third season with Platinum Athletics and we can not say enough about how much we love this gym. The coaches are amazing , supportive, and encouraging each athlete to be their best while promoting individuality and team work. We love the positivity of the gym as well as the other families there. It's like having a huge extended family! Each season just keeps getting better and better.
Platinum Athletics
2023-02-01T19:00:06+00:00
This is our third season with Platinum Athletics and we can not say enough about how much we love this gym. The coaches are amazing , supportive, and encouraging each athlete to be their best while promoting individuality and team work. We love the positivity of the gym as well as the other families there. It's like having a huge extended family! Each season just keeps getting better and better.
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Platinum Athletics

A “Home” for Loyal, Respectful and Driven Athletes

Your child will become more self-confident, motivated and learn to love being a part of program that challenges and leads them to excel.

We’re excited to meet you and welcome you into the Platinum Athletics Cheer Family. Please take a moment to give us a call (314) 291-2800 and let us know if you’re on our website. We’ll schedule you for a FREE Grand Tour of our facility to help you determine which program is right for you or your child.

I’m confident that once you see our facility and meet our staff and athletes, you’ll know that you’ve found what you’ve been looking for!

Sincerely,

Coach Adam Rufkahr

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