******IMPORTANT INFORMATION ~ PLEASE READ BELOW******
FALL TRYOUTS WILL BE SEPTEMBER 4th, 5th & 6th IN THE
EAST AUX GYM FROM 3-5PM (Dress for Practice)
CHEERLEADER/PARENT INTEREST MEETING ~ APRIL 1st, 2020
ZOOM MEETING @ 7pm.
Click on this link to join meeting at 7pm on 4/1..
**Please ONLY one family on per Zoom invite to not overload the Mtg**
New Team Mandatory Parent Meeting (after tryouts)
Meeting needs to be another Zoom Meeting.... Stay Tuned...
APRIL 29TH @ 7pm - Via Zoom
1st DEPOSIT is due at this meeting $150.
Mandatory Meeting - The Varsity Rep is doing virtual fittings
of every cheerleader for the season.
Items covered- obtain season information, camp details, clothing and
other important information.
See videos under the tryout link to learn dances prior...
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
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
In regards to actual skill coaches are looking for the following:
And working on at least one other running pass
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.