Edison Cheer Try-Outs
March 28, 29, 30, 31
Clinic March 28, 29, 30 from 5:00 to 7:00
Try-Outs March 31 from 5:00 to 7:00
Fee: $30 cash or check (made out to Edison Cheer)
I am very excited about the coming year there are a lot of exciting things happening with our program. However, it is very important for you to understand all the responsibilities that come along with being a cheerleader. Although we will be doing fundraisers throughout the year cheerleading is a major financial obligation. Please make sure you are completely aware of all obligations before trying out.
You must attend clinic and try-outs to be part of the 2011-2012 Edison cheer squad.
You must also be in good standing with the school and with the Edison booster club in order to try-out.
There is no set number of positions to be filled for the Edison Cheer squad. You must have a standing and running back hand spring to be considered for Varsity. You must be able to throw it on mats, grass, turf, and the gym floor. If at any time you stop throwing your back hand spring it will result in removal from the varsity squad.
There will be no other members added to the squad throughout the year, no exceptions. If any member of the squad quits anytime after camp she will not be reimbursed any fees. She will also be required to pay coaching fees for the remainder of the year. She will also not be allowed to try-out the following year. In extenuating circumstances a meeting will be held with the sponsor, student, parents, and a member of administration to decide if the athlete will be allowed to try out again the following year.
We will have an additional try-out at camp for any girls who are injured at the current time. In order for this to apply you must have a Doctor’s note at the time of try-outs. You must also attend the try-out clinic in March and all practices. Depending on the doctor’s note it is possible for someone to make the cheer team but the specific squad will be decided upon at cheer camp.
Results will be posted Thursday, March 31 immediately following try-outs.
The dress for cheer try-outs is shorts and a shirt. Shirts should be long enough to cover your stomach. Make sure hair is secure and not distracting.
Cheer camp is mandatory
- No refunds for any squad member who chooses to quit
- Excused absences are illness/injury accompanied by a doctor’s note, approved school activity, or death in the family. A parent must call to confirm with me if the child is sick, text messaging is not an appropriate form of contact. Remember that cheerleading is a grade and each unexcused absence will have grade consequences
- Missing half an event, being suspended or not participating is considered an unexcused absence.
- Any absence the week before an event/performance may result in being benched. This is at the discretion of the sponsor/coach.’
- Ineligibility will result in being benched until ineligibility is lifted and a report is given to the sponsor. Six weeks ineligible or four continuous weeks ineligible can result in expulsion from the squad.
- Maintaining good standing with the school is MANDATORY. Suspensions, expulsions, or excessive detentions will result in removal from the squad.
- Maintaining a good standing with the community is MANDATORY. Poor representation of the school at other sporting events, school-sponsored events, on the internet, etc. can result in expulsion from the squad. You are representing Edison AT ALL TIMES, character counts.
- Attending four of seven classes is required the day of a performance or game (school sponsored activities are exceptions).
- Grades will be broken down as follows.
- Semester 1: 10% August practices, 20% All other practices, 25% Grades/eligibility, 20% Miscellaneous (including tumbling, uniform, etc.), 25% Games and performances.
- Semester 2: 25% Practices, 25% Grades/eligibility, 25% Miscellaneous, 25% Games and performances
Cheer Contract and Rules
Edison Summer Cheer Camp will be held at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention center on June 22 – June 25. This is an UCA camp. The cost will be $299 per girl. This cost includes instructions, food, and lodging.
June 13-17; 9am – 12pm
June 20; 9am – 12pm
June 27; 9am - 12pm
August 3-5; 8am – 2pm
August 8-12; 8am – 2pm
August 15; 8am – 2pm
August 16-17; 8am – 2pm
August 18; 8am – 2pm
We have to be in good cardiovascular shape to be competitive this year and our first competition is in September. We will know the entire regional/state routine by the end of summer practice. August practices are mandatory failure to attend could result in removal from the cheer squad & you will not be in the regional or state routine. It will also affect your grade.
April 1 – May 27, 2011
M-W-F; all girls who currently attend Edison Middle/High School will be expected to attend practice; 7:45 (girls not currently enrolled in cheer 1st hour), 8:00 (girls currently enrolled in cheer 1st hour)
The girls who have been selected to be on the squad will be required to enroll in Cheer first hour for the 2011-2012. School practice will begin each morning at 8am Monday through Friday (if there is not morning practice you will be notified in advance).
Students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better to try-out and remain on the squad. If a student makes the squad and then consequently fails a class this semester she could be removed from the squad. Ineligibility results in the squad member being benched until grades are raised. If ineligible, the student is still required to attend practice and games. The student will practice with the squad, but at games, will sit in the stands next to the sponsor in uniform. Six weeks ineligible or four continuous weeks ineligible can result in expulsion from the squad.
Students must be in good standing regarding discipline and maintain good status through the entire school year. Detention is not an excused absence. If the student is suspended, it is possible grounds for dismissal.
Uniforms are the property of Edison Prep. School. Students will submit a non-refundable usage fee of $75 each year (check made out to Edison Cheer). Students will be charged a fee of $200 for a missing or damaged uniform. Full uniform is required for all cheer events. Students will arrive in uniform and bow without jewelry and no nail polish ready to cheer for each event
Students must realize there will be extra practices. Students will be notified of extra practices at least a week in advance. Students are expected to make cheer their first priority. Even one missed weekend practice may result in removal from the routine. Work, detention, or vacation will not be excused.
Estimated practice/competition dates
All Saturday in September (practice, in the morning)
September 19 – Regionals
October 1 – State
December 17 – 18; 8am – 4pm (practice)
December 21; 8am – 4pm
January 2 - 3; 8am – 4pm (practice)
January 5 – 8; Nationals in Dallas
Parent Information/Booster Club
Booster Club membership is required of at least one parent of every squad member. The annual booster club fee is $25 (to be made out to Edison Booster Club). More information will be discussed at the first parent meeting. All questions regarding cheer will be directed to the sponsor. E-mails will be sent regularly to keep everyone updated in regard to games, uniforms, and fees that are due.
Please refer to the attached excel spread sheet.
I understand that these fees can be overwhelming. While it is important to understand the financial obligations that go with cheer, please also understand that we are constantly trying to raise money to off set these cost.
Late Fees – $25 late fee, after 7 days past due. Dues more than 7 days late will result in probation. Dues more than three weeks late could result in removal from squad. Consistently late dues could also result in removal from the squad. If a check bounces you will be required to pay with cash or money order from then on.
Fees will be broken up into monthly dues. However the first payment for summer camp, clothes, and coaching will be larger. This is only because we have to have it before camp.
By signing below you are acknowledging that you have read the try-out packet and the attached spread sheet outlining the cost of cheer for the 2011-2012 school year.
By signing this you are agreeing to all of the above terms including fees, practice dates, the grading system, etc.
If your daughter makes the Edison High School Cheer Squad, please sign in and return to Renee Rabovsky, as soon as possible.
Student Name Student Signature
Parent Name Parent Signature
Sponsor Name Sponsor Signature
Athletic Director Name Athletic Director Signature