Jr Suns Cheer League
Spring Season Registration Is Open!

​Girls will cheer indoors during basketball games and perform their showcase during Championship games.
Get registered today! 

RISE YOUTH CHEER leagues & Camps

Misti James,
​RISE Cheer Director

A little about myself
My name is Misti James and I am a certified Youth cheer coach and an accredited and certified Arizona Interscholastic cheer coach.  I was a cheerleader for 6 years and have coached cheerleading the last two years.  My family just moved to Arizona 7 months ago from Montana and we are trying to get all settled into our new home.  My husband and I have four children, 2 boys 13 and 9 as well as two girls 8 and soon to be 7.  All of my kiddos play sports from basketball, soccer, football, and now cheer.  I love RISE because we can do all of those in the same program.

Please feel free to contact Misti for any specific Cheer questions:


RISE is a proud member of the NFL Youth Flag Football and ​Jr. Suns/Jr. Mercury Youth Basketball programs. 

​​​​​​​​​​Games played on Saturdays in the San Tan/QC area gyms.  All girls 4yrs - 8th grade are welcome!  

The Cheer teams will cheer on the side line during the game and time outs, they will perform routines during half times of the games and have a showcase during Championship games.

Early Registration $99 through January 20th then Registration $110 begins January 21st includes cheer shirt, bow, poms and medals
Seasons consist of 8-10 weeks of games along with an end of season showcase  ​Practices will be determined by the coach at first practice.  They will focus on cheering fundamentals and chants as well as tumbling and stunting (if girls are ready per coach).  

All players receive a ticket to attend a Phoenix Suns/Phoenix Mercury
game (depending on season) during our pre-scheduled RISE Night and a premium Suns gift at the End of Season Celebration. 

On game day there are admissions to the gym (see payment tab for details). 

We are looking for some great cheer coaches to support our cheer director and teach the girls to do an amazing job this season!  If you are interested in volunteering to coach a team, please email us at