Spring is around the corner and the time has come - to register for the 2016 Fallston Rec. Cheerleading Season.
We have some great ideas to make this season amazing and are looking forward to seeing our returning friends and making new ones.
If you are the parent of a cheerleader that will be entering high school and they are interested in being in our Junior Coach program, please contact me for the application.
Cheerleading is a true TEAM sport. Those who have been with us know the importance of the team working together towards a common goal. Due to the commitment level of this sport we want you to read through the info included in this email to know what is expected from you as well as what you should expect from US. If you feel this is too much of a commitment, please reconsider participating in this sport because cheerleading at any level requires true dedication from the athlete and their guardians.
Attendance is a huge factor in this sport. All athletes are assigned a position and if anyone is absent it affects the whole team. There is no "bench" in cheerleading, every cheerleader has a role. We have rules and policies in place to protect those that follow them and so those that do not can be disciplined. Our attendance policy can be viewed in full in the rules section of our website fallstoncheer.webs.com. Please consider this when scheduling vacations and events. Absence can affect your child's ability to compete.
Our program is 100% volunteer driven. Most of us are/were cheer parents just like you and jumped in to make a positive impact in the program and the community. We all receive coach skills training as well as CPR, first aid and concussion training - however, we aren't professionals and appreciate your understanding and respect as we do our best to keep your child safe and their team successful, all while they have a great experience. Please communicate any concerns before they become an issue and know we will do our best to address them as fair as possible. With your cooperation we can all be at our best!
This year we hope to encourage more parent involvement, with a program FOR the parents to join. Much like a PTA or Boosters club at school. You can participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. We are also interested in adding some coaches to our program, so if you or someone you know is interested, please contact me. We will be sure to send new coaches to training so they are up to par with the rules and expectations of cheerleading in the competitive world.
If you are interested in donating some time and energy to help & encourage a positive atmosphere, please inquire. Good, dedicated help is always appreciated and hard to come by!
Please carefully read below as to how things will work this season…
Open Registration (for ALL cheerleaders) – Begins ONLINE March 1, 2016, It will CLOSE March 12, 2016 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 Cheerleading/FALL Cheerleading 2016
4. Complete the regsitration process.
5. Pay at least $100 online by credit card.
Remainder of fee is due 8/1/16.
Feel free to send registration info on to friends!
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 (new and returning) except for the Cub team. 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.
Youth’s Benefit Elem School -Intermediate building
1901 Fallston Rd. Fallston, MD 21047
6:15pm-7:30pm- 8 yrs and under
7:15pm-8:30pm- 9 yrs and up
We will place teams as such, pending payment is received:
1st Returning Cheerleaders
3rd Children outside of the Fallston area.
Please note, we have always based placements in that order, however with registration online you do not have to wait in line. No refunds, unless your child is not placed on a team.
Coaches have NOT been voted in for the 2016 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 2016 SEASON**
• The season will run August through November with some practices in May and June.
* Choreography Camp will be August 26, 27 & 28 - this is mandatory and there is an additional fee to cover costs of camp, which can be fundraised for.
* We will compete in at least 3 competitions, starting end of October through November. Dates are not available yet.
* We will cheer for our Rec football teams, mostly home games. Schedule comes out mid August.
* 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 April 15th.
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.
Fees, Fundraisers, and apparel:
The total Cheerleader fee is $200 ($100 for Cubs).
You must pay at least $100 at time of registration. The remainder of your fee (if any) MUST be paid by the first week of practice. Please clarify if you are registering for Cubs (3-5 year olds) in notes section.
We will have multiple fundraisers to help YOU. They are optional. The first is a PAINT NIGHT on 3/2/16 and a FLOWER & PLANT fundraiser.
PAINT NIGHT at MaGerks 3/2/16! This is also a SPIRIT DINE night and we will earn 25% of the sales that night so please come to eat even if you're not painting! Click for info - Cheer PAINT NIGHT FLYER.pdf
YOU WILL GET $10 OF EACH PAINT NIGHT TICKET YOU SELL towards your child's account. We will also have great raffle opportunities to win - FREE CAMP Registration! FREE WARM UP! And lots of other fun prizes including CASH!
We will have the FLOWER & PLANT fundraiser info to hand out there as well. Please come at that time if you are interested. Orders will be due 3/29/16 and will be in before Mother’s Day. You may also wait to pick up the fundraiser at evaluations.
If you fundraise your profits go directly towards your child's fees, including camp. If you fundraise more than your child's fees you may get a refund.
ITEMS YOU MAY FUNDRAISE FOR:
The $200.00 Cheerleader Fee, Choreo (camp) $60 AND warm up suit!
ADDITIONAL ITEMS AND FEES:
You must order the following mandatory apparel. (Cubs are only required to purchase spankies and white shoes, other items are optional)
· Warm-up suit
· Nike or Nfinity Cheer shoes
· New Spankies
We will send ordering info once placements are complete.
For shoes, you can check out the "Fallston Cheer Swap" group on Facebook for gently used items at a discount or sometimes free!
Mark your calendars and avoid booking vacations...
We will hold 2 practices in MAY and 2 in JUNE before school is out. These will be important for conditioning and learning level appropriate stunt skills. You will have off the remainder of June and July…then practices will pick up the first week of August. Specific team schedules will be sent out with placements. We plan to get up to 8 hours of practice in each week in August until school starts. Once school starts we will practice 4-6 hours per week. 6U will not practice more than 2 hours each week.
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.