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CHEERLEADING STANDARDS

Certain standards and expectations are necessary for the integrity and reputation of the Jr Titans cheer program. 

Cheerleaders should be leaders within their school and set a good example at all times. 

Cheerleaders are expected to have and maintain a character above reproach and to exhibit personal appearance and habits that will reflect a positive image.

 

School Behavior:

  • A cheerleader must maintain good behavior in all school classes and activities
  • A cheerleader should strive to make the best grades possible.  This means doing homework, listening and participating in class and setting an example for others to follow.
  • Cheerleaders are to obey ALL school rules

 

Squad Behavior:

  • Always be positive when regarding our football team or any of its players
  • Coaches are to be respected.  This includes all coaches – parent coaches and Stingray coaches, High school girls that help coach the squad, etc.
  • Always be postitive when regarding your fellow cheerleaders
  • Disrespect of any kind will result in disciplinary action
  • Show respect for each other’s opinions
  • Be willing to go the extra mile to improve the squad
  • Cooperate with and respect each other
  • Do your share of the work.  Volunteer without being asked!
  • Refrain from arguing in public as a squad
  • Show good sportsmanship at all times
  • Give 110% in all aspects of cheerleading
  • Do not chew gum while in uniform or at practice
  • Be neat in appearance and follow the school dress code when attending any function that represents the school or the Jr.Titan program
  • DO NOT wear jewelry while cheering or at any time while in uniform
  • You are not allowed to walk off the track unless the coaches call a break
  • All uniform pieces must be on your body in the correct manner at all times
  • If the weather changes (rain or cold) either the whole team wears the raincoat or the navy jacket or no one does

If an athlete continues to fail to follow the expected behaviors AFTER being warned and the parent being notified, the athlete may be benched, suspended or removed from the squad.

 

Expectations for Athletes:

  • Complete tryout packet
  • Complete cheerleading experience questionnaire
  • Attend both days of tryouts
  • Attend summer camp and all scheduled events
  • Cheer all games (if needed and only if absolutely necessary, ONE game may be missed if we are notified by the end of the first week of practice)
  • Be on time for all games, practices and activities and stay the duration
  • MUST ARRIVE AT GAME 1 1/2 HOUR BEFORE GAME BEGINS
  • Maintain high academic and moral standards
  • Participate in all pre-game preparations (Friday spirit wear days, spirit banners, etc.)
  • If you MISS THURSDAY PRACTICE, you WILL NOT PERFORM IN THE HALF TIME ROUTINE in the game on Saturday.

Expectations for Parents:

  • Cheerleading is an expensive sport.  You can expect to pay up to $650 for registration, summer camps, gym fees and uniforms.
  • Review the entire information packet with your athlete and be sure they understand unacceptable behaviors and consequences.
  • Support your athlete and the team by attending football games
  • All parents are required to volunteer for 3 volunteer time slots at home games.
  • Support the decisions made by the coach even when it does not fall in the favor of your specific athlete.

 

If you have a concern, please address it with the coaches and/or the Cheer VP, which is Ebony King at bfaire365@gmail.com or 404-805-9727