How many times a week do we practice/compete?
Squads will have one weeknight practice and one weekend practice each week.
Practice attendance is really important. Competitive cheerleading is a team sport. The full squad is necessary at every practice to determine spacing alignment and visual appeal. More importantly, all members are needed at each practice to maintain safety standards while practicing all stunts. Each squad member plays a vitol role in each stunt. Stunts cannot be practiced safely when girls are missing from practice. Practice is extremely important and needs to be a priority.
Kindergarten and Under: Squads will practice no more than 1 hour and 15 minutes during the week and will have a weekend practice.
1st-4th Grade Squads: Squads will practice no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes during the week and will have a weekend practice.
5th-8th Grade Squads: Squads will practice no more than 2 hours during the week and will have a weekend practice.
What will my child do at practice/competitions?
4 yrs old - 8th Grade: Each squad will learn a 2-1/2 minute routine that consists of Cheer, Dance, Tumbling, and Stunting from equipped coaches that are trained by the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders (FCC). Each child will receive a devotional book for the season, and a devotion and memory verse is taught at each practice. We consider this to be a #1 priority in their training to become future leaders and role models.
When does the Season start/finish? We will start our season Saturday, August 11th and we will bring our season to a close in January after we return from Nationals in Orlando, Florida with a End of Season Celebration
How old does my daughter need to be in order to participate?
4 year olds-8th graders are eligible to participate in Impact Cheerleading.
*Must be 4 years old by June 1, 2013 to be on the Kindergarten and Under Squad.