Young cheerleaders train for elite competition under a demanding mentor at her Arkansas gym in this reality series, which begins with the start of a new school year and coach Alisha Dunlap's quest to fill a spot on her elite team, a slot coveted by two girls with ultracompetitive mothers.
A squad's poor performance at a recent game prompts Alisha to bring in another coach to make sure it doesn't happen again. Meanwhile, two outspoken mothers clash when their daughters are on the same team.
Alisha unveils a new dance as Youth Silver prepare for a competition in St. Louis. Meanwhile, one mother argues with Alisha about her daughter's future; and two others are busy planning a surprise party.
The team performs a full dress rehearsal two weeks before a big competition; Andrea becomes president of the mothers' group; Alisha and RD have trouble getting along when the Parents' Squad takes the floor.
A trip to the national championships is on the line when the team goes on a long bus ride to a big competition. Meanwhile, parents form new alliances and jockey for position in the gym's pecking order.