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Cheer Info/Forms


2019-2020 Cheerleading Information

2019-2020 Cheerleading Application

Estimated Financial Obligations

 

NRCA Cheerleading Program Policies

Purpose

  1. Glorify Jesus Christ in word and deed.
  2. Strive for excellence in all cheerleading skills and activities.
  3. Uplift, encourage, and represent the NRCA athletes and student body as a whole.

Expected Behaviors and Standards

  1. Academic Requirements- 2.0 GPA
  2. Must be counted present at school by 10:30 am to attend school practices or games.
  3. Cooperation with NRCA standards.
  4. Uphold expectations of the NRCA Cheer Program.

Practice

  1. If for any reason a cheerleader is to be absent or late to practice, he/she is responsible to inform the coach beforehand. If absence or tardiness is unexcused coaches will determine consequences.
  2. Arrive on time and remain until practice is dismissed.
  3. Cheerleaders are to wear assigned practice uniform, with bikers and appropriate shoes.
  4. Long hair is to be in a ponytail with a hair bow, out of the face and off neck.
  5. All jewelry is to be removed. Please do not get new piercing during the season.
  6. Nails should be kept trimmed and free of color for competitions.
  7. Remember personal hygiene.
  8. Help class is available to cheerleaders on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. A phone call or text to the coach prior to practice and a teacher note to re-enter practice is required.
  9. Competition practices are mandatory.
  10. Cheerleading is not to be used as punishment by parents for poor grades, behavioral issues, etc.
  11. Varsity Game practice is typically Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5:30 in the Elementary Gym.
  12. Middle School practice is typically Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5:30 in Elementary Gym.
  13. Competition practice will be at NRCA Elementary gym and/or local cheer gym, typically Monday and Wednesday, 3:30-5:30 and some Fridays prior to a competition.
  14. Coaches must be present for squads to stunt.

Games

  1. If for any reason a cheerleader is to be absent or late to a game, she is responsible to inform the coach beforehand. If absence or tardiness is unexcused coaches will determine consequences.
  2. Varsity cheerleaders cheer at home games and some local away games for Varsity Football and Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball.
  3. Middle School cheerleaders cheer at home games and some local away games for JV Football and Middle School Girls and Boys Basketball.
  4. Cheerleaders are to arrive 30 minutes prior to game time in full uniform, ready to warm up. If warm ups have begun, cheerleader may be removed from stunting.
  5. Transportation to local away games is determined by the coach.
  6. Cheerleaders or their parents are asked to work on behalf of the Booster Club at the gate during both football and basketball season.

Uniforms

  1. NRCA provides poms, uniform shells and skirts/pants and shirts which should be kept clean and in good repair. Follow care label instructions.
  2. Uniforms may be altered only by approved means.
  3. Cheerleaders provide practice clothes, body liners, bikers, sports bra, white socks, cheer shoes, hair bows, bags, and warm ups.
  4. Lost or damaged uniforms will be replaced at the cheerleaders expense.

Summer Camp

  1. NRCA cheerleaders will attend camp. The location, duration and type of camp will vary to meet individual squad needs.
  2. Camp clothes will be used for practice uniforms and are the parent’s financial responsibility. Lost clothes are to be replaced by cheerleaders.
  3. Camps and consultations/critiques are mandatory and are cheerleaders expense.

Competitions

  1. The Competition Squad is selected by the Varsity and Middle School Coaches and will be involved in multiple competitions.
  2. Cheerleaders must attend all competition practices. Missing a practice 2 weeks prior to competition may result in being removed from the routine. It is at the coaches discretion to remove a cheerleader from the routine due to injury.
  3. Competition cost are parent’s financial responsibility.

Safety Regulations

  1. NRCA Competition squads follow safety guidelines as defined by the competitions they attend.
  2. Cheerleaders adhere to a strict progression of jumps, tumbling and stunting. Only skills that have been successfully performed during practice will be demonstrated in routines and at games.
  3. Stunting without a coach is prohibited.
  4. A doctor’s note must accompany an injury that requires a cheerleader from missing practices/games.
  5. Risk of injury is inherent with athletics. Cheerleaders are athletes.
  6. Injured cheerleaders are still on the team and are expected to attend all cheer practices and events in proper attire.

Fundraising

  1. Fundraising opportunities will be offered if parental help is available.
  2. Fundraising is to be used to offset the cost of our National competition expenses and is optional.
  3. Cheerleaders who participate in the fundraiser will benefit from them.
  4. All fundraisers must be approved by NRCA and are optional.

Discipline

Removal of a cheerleader from a practice, game, competition or squad will be at the coaches’ discretion and can be caused by:

  1. Tardiness and absences
  2. Showing disrespect to NRCA, coaches, authority, and the cheerleading policies
  3. Lettering/Awards are based on attitude, participation, and skill and are determined by the coaches. Awards are not given to those with unexcused absences.



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