Please carefully read below as to how things will work this season…
Open Registration (for ALL cheerleaders) – Is ONLINE until January 11, 2017 and will only reopen if there is availability on the teams.
This info will also be posted on our facebook page.
*All balances must be paid up to date in our system in order for your registration to be valid*
To register follow these easy steps:
2. Either sign in or register your child if you do not have an account.
3. Click on "Competitive Cheer 2017"
4. Complete the registration process.
5. Pay $25 evaluation fee, online by credit card.
Evaluations will be on 1/12/17 @ YBES (old building) from 6:30-8:30pm.
The remaining $295 is DUE by 1/13/17 - We will know by this time if there is enough interest for a team(s). You will not be charged if there is not enough interest; The $25 you paid at registration can be used as a credit towards next Fall Season or refunded. If your child IS placed you pay the balance of $295.
If you decide not to participate after your child is placed, you will not receive a refund of the $25 evaluation fee. There may also be a uniform FEE of $100 - this can be fundraised for and it will be due in February, if the team votes to purchase.
Our Competitive Season is Open to cheerleaders from other programs as well so if your child has friends interested, please pass along the info.
Evaluations are done to find which team is the best fit for your child. They will be expected to show us their stunting & tumbling ability, even if your child has little to no tumbling skills, we can still have a spot for them! If they are brand new to cheering we will teach them to stunt and evaluate their potential. It is required for ALL cheerleaders to attend. If you do not attend and do not contact us to try and make alternate arrangements, we will assume your child is not interested in participating. Remember, there are no refunds unless we are unable to place your child on a team.
Coaches have NOT been voted in for the 2017 season. We will not fill coaching positions until we have confirmed teams. That way coaches know which team (age group) they would like to coach for.
**EXPECTATIONS FOR 2017 COMPETITIVE SEASON**
• The season will run the week of 1/16/17 through May 14th (or end of April if we do not go to Finals).
* A Winter Choreography Clinic will be on a Saturday in January or February - this is mandatory and there is NO additional fee to cover costs of the clinic.
* We will evaluate cheerleaders before placements and be sure each TEAM has their best opportunity to be successful.
• You will receive notification of team placement by January 12th.
We will participate in 5 competitions as well as US Finals, if we get a bid. Below are those we plan on as of now.
- 3/5 - Towson, MD
- 3/18 - Rockville, MD
- 4/1 - Hershey, PA
- 4/8 - Bel Air, MD
- 4/29 - College Park
- 5/12-14 - Possibly US Finals in Rhode Island (IF we win bid - extra fees may apply but we will fundraise as a program)
ADDITIONAL ITEMS AND FEES:
You must order the following mandatory apparel if you did not have it for our 2016 Fall Season:
· Warm-up suit
· Nike or Nfinity Cheer shoes
· New Spankies
We will send ordering info once placements are complete.
You can check out the "Fallston Cheer Swap" group on Facebook for gently used items at a discount or sometimes free!
We plan to concentrate on our goal, which is to offer a high quality program which teaches and encourages not only exciting, athletic cheerleading skills that focus on a healthy and active lifestyle but also teaches important life values beyond personal gain and life lessons that will stick with them for a lifetime. Outside of the physical qualities we inspire values such as responsibility, commitment, determination & confidence (to name a few) as well as prepare our athletes for high school cheerleading which has become very competitive.
We encourage a family atmosphere with support and cooperation between parents, coaches and athletes working together to be successful.
Mark your calendars and avoid booking vacations...
We will hold practice twice a week and possibly add a 3rd on competition weeks. Weather dos become an issue so be prepared for make up days. We won't know which practice days until placements are complete.
We are all looking forward to an exciting and successful NEW season...Please be sure to check our website regularly -
http://fallstoncheer.webs.com and “like” us on Facebook "Fallston Rec Cheerleading" for info and updates! Each team will also have their own Facebook group.