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CHEERLEADER APPLICATION

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



2021 UCA CHESTNUT LAKE CHEER CAMP  


AUGUST 18-21, 2021

 


~THIS IS MANDATORY TO EVERYONE ON EACH TEAM~  


COSTS APPROX $300 PER CHEERLEADER




CHEERLEADER/PARENT INTEREST MEETING ~ APRIL 11th, 2021 


ZOOM MEETING @ 7pm.  



Click on this link to join meeting at 7pm on 4/11


(link will be added closer to the date)



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


TRYOUT DATES TBA AT A LATER DATE



New Team Mandatory Parent Meeting (after tryouts)  


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


May  @ 7pm - Via Zoom



1st DEPOSIT is due at this meeting $150




Mandatory Meeting - The Varsity Rep does virtual fittings 


 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 ENTIRE WEBSITE FOR IMPORTANT DATES,

MANDATORY CAMP DATES AND INFORMATION


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


SEASON INFORMATION AT A GLANCE

***FUNDRAISING EXPECTATIONS***



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


not fund everything that our program requires to run smoothly &


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


 outside of districts, states & Ches-Monts is funded by the program.


Any extra uniforms outside of our school rotation is funded


by the organization.  Parties, gifts for both the holiday party


& banquet, transportation, nationals require money. 


Every cheerleader/family will be required to fund raise 


$500 (sideline only) OR $1000 (sideline & competition team) 


This ensures that everyone does their part equally.  If that dollar 


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


difference.  

 


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 THE TEAM~


JV:



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


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


preparatory team for those who are interested in making Varsity or the 


Competition Team, but who have not met the requirements yet to make 


those teams.  This is not to say that you do not have quality attributes, but


that you may need to put in 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 practice & game during the football season & basketball season. 


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


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


applicant scored.  Grades must be  in good standing the entire season or 


one may be at risk for dismissal or pulled from a competitive team. 


NO ONE IS ENTITLED TO OR GUARANTEED A POSITION.


VARSITY:



We have become a nationally competitive team and therefore we have 


expectations for the team. Solid Elite stunting Skills are necessary, sharp 


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


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


This expectation is for JV too.  You can make the Varsity team & 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.  Attendance is 


required for all practices & games throughout the season.  Grades must be 


in good standing the entire season or one may be at risk for dismissal or 


pulled from a competitive team.   NO ONE IS ENTITLED TO OR 


GUARANTEED A POSITION.



EXPECTATIONS FOR THE COMPETITION SQUAD:



Coaches will pick the competition squad from ALL members.  Typically 


Varsity members make the traditional competition team, but not all.  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 in April 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, vacations during the season, work taking priority or social lives


over practice, competitions and games.  You will have your schedule well


in advance and will rarely be changed unless something 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


& 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 & 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


the students for the next chapter of how to budget & manage their time 


well.  



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


player from the team.  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).  Tight arm 


movements & facials with a focus on precision!  Excellent enthusiasm, 


drive & heart to be here!  



This program frowns upon quitting during the season.  If you quit, you 


you will not be permitted to return until after an entire school year.  


Coaches promote sitting down & discussing what issue you may be 


having & trying to work them out.  Honor the commitment & not penalize


your team.  


Coaches at East talk & ask why someone quit a team, so keep your value 


& do the right thing.  Finish the season & if you don't want to tryout out 


next season, then we can accept that.