Activity Guide Spring/Summer 2019 - Page 95

ADULT CHEERLEADING & SENIOR CHEERLEADING Golden Eagles Football and Competitive Cheerleading AF Grade: 2-8 (as of 8/31/19) This two-fold program for girls and boys includes sideline cheering and halftime routines at the Golden Eagles Tackle and Flag Football games as well as participation in cheer competitions in the Chicagoland area. We teach technical cheer fundamentals along with short dance and cheer routines. Cheerleaders learn skills including stunting, tumbling, and a variety of jumps. Each squad cheers weekly during football season and competes in Illinois Recreational Cheer Association (IRCA) sanctioned competitions. While no prior experience is necessary, it is helpful to have dance or gymnastics skills. However, nothing can replace a good attitude, a sparkling smile and a commitment to your teammates. (ch) Important Dates APRIL 15: Registration Deadline LATE APRIL: Mandatory Parent Meeting APRIL/MAY: Uniform Fittings LATE JUNE: Optional 4th of July Parade Practice PROGRAM RUNS: July-Early December SQUAD FORMATION: Squads are determined in June. Grade levels may be combined. PRACTICE: Begins in early July and are multiple days a week until school starts. After school begins, practices are held two nights per week for the remainder of the season. COMMITMENT: Cheer is the ultimate team sport that does not allow for substitutions of positions, and routines are choreographed early in the season to include all athletes at all times. As such, attendance at practice is vital and fully expected. For the safety of the athletes, missed practices may result in the athlete not being able to fully participate in half time performances and/or competitions. JULY: Optional 4th of July Parade; Practices Begin SEPTEMBER: Cheering at Football Games Week of Labor Day (Schedule Released 8/30) LATE SEPT THROUGH NOVEMBER – Two Competitions Per Squad During This Timeframe SCHEDULES: Competition schedules will be released in late June. Football schedules will be released at the end of August and squads will begin cheering for games after Labor Day. MID-OCTOBER: Cheer Showcase at Glenbard South VOLUNTEERS: As the program relies heavily on volunteers to be successful, parental involvement is necessary. If interested, please indicate at time of registration so you can take advantage of coach training offered early in the year. DECEMBER – State Championship Competition Commonly 1st Weekend. FUNDRAISING: The Golden Eagles Cheerleading program will complete fundraisers during the season with a mandatory $200 commitment per athlete. These funds will cover professional choreography and music mixing for each squad as well as team stipend for competitions. FEE COVERS: Uniform, competition fees, and practice spaces. A payment plan is available. CANCELLATIONS: A $125 fee will be charged for cancellations after April 30. No refunds will be issued effective June 1. REGULAR REGISTRATION: On/Before April 2 LATE REGISTRATION: April 2 to April 15 (no registration after 4/15) CODE GRADE REGULAR R/NR FEE LATE R/NR FEE 113084 2 $350/$400 $400/$450 113085 3 $350/$400 $400/$450 113086 4 $350/$400 $400/$450 113087 5 $350/$400 $400/$450 113088 6 $350/$400 $400/$450 113089 7 $350/$400 $400/$450 113090 8 $350/$400 $400/$450 Spirit Wear and Warm Ups Cheer spirit wear items are not required, but are available for purchase/pre-order at the time of uniform fitting. Program Contact CHRISTINE HARTNETT chartnett@gepark.org (630) 942-7268 95