West Chester

East Cheerleading

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******IMPORTANT INFORMATION ~ PLEASE READ BELOW******



CHEERLEADER/PARENT INTEREST MEETING ~ APRIL 1st, 2020 


ZOOM MEETING @ 7pm.  



Click on this link to join meeting at 7pm on 4/1..  


https://zoom.us/j/842297269


**Please ONLY one family on per Zoom invite to not overload the Mtg**



OPEN GYM DATES (WORKING ON STUNTING, CHEERS AND


MOTIONS TO PREPARE FOR TRYOUTS.  


If School Resumes, We Will Start Open Gym The Next Open Date....



6-8pm  EAST AUX GYM 


APRIL 14th, 21st, 22nd


TRYOUT DAY IS APRIL 23rd. 6-8pm



New Team Mandatory Parent Meeting (after tryouts)  


Meeting need to be another Zoom Meeting....  Stay Tuned...


APRIL 29TH  @ 7pm - EAST Room 107


1st DEPOSIT is due at this meeting $150.



Mandatory Meeting - The Varsity Rep is coming this only time to fit 


and take measurements of every cheerleader for the season. 


 Items covered- obtain season information, camp details, clothing and 


other important information.   


***Parents, this the the most important meeting of the season*** 

PLEASE BROWSE THE WEBSITE FOR MORE IMPORTANT DATES,

MANDATORY CAMP DATES, ETC...


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See videos under the tryout link to learn dances prior...


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***FUNDRAISING CHANGES***



Although our program does get financial help from the district, it does 


not fund everything that our program requires to run smoothly and 


efficiently.  All extra competitions that both JV and V compete in


 outside of districts, states and Ches-Monts require the program to pay for.


Any extra uniforms outside of our school rotation of receiving is funded


by the organization.  Track suits, parties, gifts for both the holiday party


and banquet, transportation, nationals and states require money.  People 


that do not participate in fundraising or pay their booster fees, leave the 


program falling short on raising those funds.  


Through much conversation, we don't feel that it is fair that some people 


do not do their part to honor the financial commitment, but want to reap


the benefits from those who do.  Starting in 2020-21, every cheerleader 


and family will be required to commit to a dollar amount to fund raise.  


This will ensure that everyone does their part equally.  If that dollar 


amount is not met, then each family will be responsible to pay the 


difference.  JV and Varsity will be the same amount and if you are on the


competition team, you will be required to fund raise more to cover the 


additional costs (ie. nationals).

 


MAKING JV VS. VARSITY



Can Freshman make Varsity ?  Yes 


Can Seniors make JV ?  Yes 


Can I make the competition team, but not the Jv or Varsity team?  No





EXPECTATIONS FOR MAKING JV:



The squad is not only built with cheerleaders who have skill, but those that


 have determination, heart, and a GREAT attitude. This team is 


a  preparatory team for those who are interested in making the 


Varsity squad or Competition Team, but who have not met the 


requirements as of yet to make the higher level team. This is not to say 


that you do not have quality attributes, but that you may need fine


tuning and some extra work in order to be prepared for the next season.


 If you make the JV squad you will be required to attend every game 


during the football season and we will continue through basketball season. 


You will not be required to attend tumbling; however it is recommended,


if you are interested in cheering Varsity.  The only stipulations with


 JV is that if you quit, you will not be allowed to tryout for either of the 


squads the following year.  So, be sure that you really want to be on this 


squad.   The coaches make the decision based on all tryouts and how each 


applicant scored.  NO ONE IS GUARANTEED A POSITION.





EXPECTATIONS FOR MAKING VARSITY:



We have become a competitive team and therefore it is very competitive


 to make this squad. Solid Elite stunting Skills are necessary, sharp 


motions, tumbling, solid dance skills.  Maturity is a must and an 


understanding that behavior is expected to be appropriate in every way.


This expectation is for JV as well of course.  You can make the Varsity team


and NOT be on the competition team.  If it is at your request, then it must


be discussed with the coaches prior to tryouts.  If it is the coaches decision, 


it will be discussed with you during tryouts or at the conclusion.



EXPECTATIONS FOR THE COMPETITION SQUAD:



Coaches will pick the competition squad from ALL members.  Typically 


the Varsity members make the competition team.  If we need more 


members, we pull from the JV.  If a JV has risen to the challenge, they may


beat out a spot of a Varsity member.  Our Game Day team may have 


alternates  or JV members.  


We believe that with Varsity comes great responsibility and our season is 


longer than others.  Be prepared for to work hard.  Our season stretches 


from tryouts to the end of  February, straight through with minimal 


breaks.  It  takes great management of time and grades. 


You must make THIS TEAM a priority and we will not accept missing 


practice. You will have your schedule well in advance and will rarely be 


changed unless an emergency arises. 



AS A WHOLE FOR THE PROGRAM:



It is proven that our students do better during the season with everything


that it demands, then they do in the off season.  Every year we see a 


decline in grades once the season is over from students who do not


participate in a spring sport.  Coaches demand school work to be handled


and they stay on top of the team during the season.


In regards to academics: academics come first and you must always 


maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average. You can seek teacher help every


day after school, so there is no excuse for not staying on top of grades.   


We prefer a GPA of at least a 3.0. because we take pride in our combined 


GPA.   If at any point you do not maintain this OR this includes the 


weekly eligibility list, you WILL run the risk of being removed from the 


squad permanently and you will be replaced.   


Everyone is expected to commit to the full season.  If there is conflict, 


please talk to the coaches in advance to possibly work your issue out.  Our


season is a perfect example of how busy the college life is.  It prepares


our team for the next chapter and how to budget and manage their time 


well.  



If you are in trouble with ISS or OSS, coaches  have the right 


and power to do the same! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!   Coaches have the


ability to dismiss anyone who is not meeting the expectations of the 


program.



In regards to actual skill coaches are looking for the following:



Standing back-handspring

Running back-handspring

Standing tuck

And working on at least one other running pass

Toe-touch

Herkie

Hurdler

Pike

Knowledge of advanced elite stunts (whether flyer or base)

Good tight arm movements and facials with a focus on precision!

Good enthusiasm, drive and heart to be here!



This program frowns upon quitting during the season.  Coaches promote


sitting down and discussing what issue you may be having and trying to 


work them out.  Honor the commitment and not penalize your team.  


Finish the season and if you don't want to tryout out next season, then 


we can accept that.