Can I start cheerleading anytime of year?
Yes, you can start our recreational program anytime of year. Our competition program you can start from try outs in Dec – April each year where there is room in teams.
What is the different between recreational and competition?
Recreational is a term by term commitment only, no uniform, competitions etc. Competition is a yearly commitment with an annual registration cost, mandatory classes, a competition uniform, and 5-7 competitions each year, including one that is interstate.
If I join a competition team do I have to do all the competitions?
Yes, all the competitions and 2 weeks prior to each competition are mandatory. If you are not able to commit to these dates you will need to enrol in our recreational program for that year instead.
What happens if I am sick for a recreational class?
We provide make up lessons for the group recreational classes where there is room permitting, please call reception to book your make up class.
What happens if I am sick or injured for a competition class?
It is mandatory that you attend your competition class to watch unless you are contagious or vomiting, in which case you need to provide a doctor certificate. If you are coming to watch you need to call and speak to reception prior to your class so we can inform the coaches, so they have as much time as possible to construct a new lesson plan.
What happens if I need to be away for a normal competition class due to school camp or important reason?
You need to email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks prior to the date so the absences can be checked and approved for you.
What happens if something comes up later in the year that is on a mandatory lesson or competition?
Unfortunately this will mean you will have revoke your position on a competition team for this reason so we can make changes to your routines immediately, Sadly we are not in position to make changes for each event around people having other events come up later in the year, it is simply not safe or fair on the other athletes in the team.
What happens if I get injured before a competition?
We try the best we can to prevent all injuries, but as many of our athletes play other sports sometimes injuries happen outside of our control. Where we can we do ask athletes in the gym to fill in these positions so that once you are healed you can come back into your position. Sometimes this is not workable, but we try the best we can to work around this. If this is not feasible, we may have to ask that you revoke your position for that year so the team can make sufficient changes for the remainder of the competition season.
What happens when a friend makes a higher level cheer team than I do?
Our competition teams are a clean slate every year, we base the teams on age, tumbling ability, basing ability, and previous good commitment and positive attitudes. If you have good team attitude and tumbling to a certain level is is almost guaranteed you will make a team based on your tumbling ability. Once we sort our teams based on this criteria we always have gaps we need to fill so the teams has the correct amount of bases, backs and flyers. If you do not have a high level tumbling ability but you fit a position we need to fill then you will be moved up the levels accordingly. This is not to say that everyone will be given this opportunity. If you are an athletes with low level tumbling that is bumped up, consider yourself a “lucky one” if you are an athletes that does not get bumped up, you are not “hard done by” you simply did not fit a gap we needed to fill that year in that higher level team, and we encourage you to work on your tumbling to ensure you can move up the levels in future.
I want to be a flyer on a cheer team how do I ensure this happens?
On try out day we do look at stunting and flexibility, if you have flown before at a previous club and would like us to know please ensure you demonstrate this and your flexibility at try outs. However, it does come down to what is going to work best for our gym that year, and we can not guarantee anyone is going to be a flyer. We believe it is important that everyone learns every position here (height and strength permitting). In fact majority of our high level 3-6 athletes have all and can all, base, back and fly. The stronger you are in all positions the more valuable you are especially once you get older and reach higher level teams.