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Competitive Cheer 2020-2021

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Competitive Cheer 2020-2021

***UPDATE***
The WTAA will not have a Fall 2020 Sideline Cheer Program due to COVID-19. We will still have a Competitive Cheer season as we can adhere to the guidelines given to us by federal, state, and local officials.

As of 7/16/2020 The WTAA only offers Competitive Cheer for boys and girls. See below for details.



Due to the Fall Sports being cancelled there will no longer be sideline cheer for 2020. As such, the WTCA is now removing the enrollment and evaluation fee of $150.00. You may now join competitive cheer without having to pay the enrollment fee!!


Note: If you have a credit on your account from our  cancelled Spring 2020 season, then you may use it towards paying any fee listed below. This credit expires on December 31, 2021


  • COMPETITIVE CHEER 2020
  •  Competitive cheer is available to boys and girls age 8-18. Younger athletes with prior dance, gymnastics, or cheer experience are welcome to register and attend evaluations as well.
  • Enrollments are currently open!


  • EVALUATIONS/TRYOUTS: ****UPDATED****8/8/2020
    • Makeup Evaluations/Tryouts are scheduled for 08/13/2020 and 8/14/2020 At the Onset Boys and Girls Club, 13 Highland Ave. in Onset.
    • Ages 7-12 makeup evals are on 8/13/2020 at 6-8 PM
    • Ages 13-18 makeup evals are on 8/14/2020 at 6-8 PM
    • What to expect at evaluations:
      •  Please click HERE and read the WTCA Social Distancing Procedures for all practices including Evals. Please be sure to read this document fully as it has important information in regards to check-in procedures.
      • Athletes will be evaluated in the following categories.
        • CHANT:
          • Voice for loudness and inflection.
          • Motions for technique and sharpness.
          • Presentation for enthusiasm and confidence.
        • JUMPS:
          • Herke, pike, toe touch, front hurdler.
        • STANDING TUMBLING:
          • Front and back walkover, somersault, back handspring, back tuck, toe touch, back handspring, toe touch back tuck.
        • RUNNING TUMBLING:
          • Cartwheel, round-off, back handspring, back tuck, layout, any full-twisting skills.
        • STUNTING:
          • NO STUNTING WILL BE CONDUCTED DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING PROCEDURES

          Please understand that participants are not required to possess any of the above skills in order to make a team. All participants will make a team based on the skills that they can demonstrate. Our goal is to develop athletes into competitive cheerleaders regardless of their skill level or experience. So if your child is new to cheer, do not worry, we will be sure that they will be placed for success!


  • PROGRAM COST
    • Enrollment fee: FREE!!! as of 07/16/2020
      • Uniform - $250 (if you participated in the 2019-2020 season then uniforms are $125)
      • Bow - $20
      • Music Fee - $50
      • Practice wear - $50
      • Warm-ups - $70
      • Comp shoes - $40 - $100 (parents will be given choices of approved cheer shoes to purchase)
      • Competition fees - $125 x 3 competitions
      • Choreography Fee - $75
    • There are NO REFUNDS on Competition Fee and items purchased for your child.
    • Your child will keep their shoes,uniform, bow, practice wear, makeup kit, and warm-ups.
    • Fundraisers will be held for parents to reduce or eliminate their competition fees, music fee, and choreography fee.
  • Below is a payment schedule for the 2020-21 Competition Season.
AUGUST Enrollment FeeFREE!
AUGUST Practice Wear and Music Fee$100
SEPTEMBER  Comp Shoes $40-$100 and Bow $20 $60-$120
OCTOBER Half Uniform Payment and Makeup Kit $150
NOVEMBER Half Uniform Payment $125
DECEMBER Choreography Fee $75
JANUARY Competition Fee $125
FEBRUARY Competition Fee $125
MARCH  Competition Fee   $125 


  • COMPETITION SCHEDULE (Tentative)
    • New England Cheer and Dance Competition Boston, MA
       November 7, 2020
    • New Jersey or Maryland (Paid bid qualifier for "The Quest Championship")
      January 2021
    • Athletic Championship Boston, MA
       February 2, 2021
    • The Quest Recreational Championship at Walt Disney World Orlando, FL
      March 2021
    • Coastal Thrill Coaster- Six Flags Agawam, MA
       April 24, 2021
    • The U.S. Finals - Providence, RI 
      May 1, 2021

    Δ Click for info on "The Quest"

     *If we win a paid bid at the January competition, then we will attended "The Quest" at Disney World. We will only attend this event if we earn the paid bid. We will have fundraisers to help defray the travel cost. A paid bid will cover the following for each athlete and only the athlete:

    • Four nights and five days hotel accommodations

    • Special “Extended Hours” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

    • Championship Celebration Party Sunday evening at the Magic Kingdom® Park

    • Round trip airport transfers through Disney’s Magical Express® (MCO only)

    • Three Day Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option*

    • Three days admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

    • Transportation to all Quest events

    • All taxes and gratuities

      * If we win a Gold Bid  to the U.S. Finals at either of the January, February, or April competitions, then we will compete at the U.S. Finals Providence in May 2021. We will only compete at this event if we earn a Gold Bid. GOLD BIDS are the most prestigious bids that can be earned to The U.S. Finals! They are awarded to one of the highest scoring eligible teams at U.S. Finals qualifier events throughout the season. This award entitles the recipient the ability to attend any U.S. Finals location for as little as $150* per team.






  • FUNDRAISING
    • All WTAA Competition Squads compete in Recreation Divisions within Varsity All Star Events. The WTAA offers this program at a fraction of the cost of traditional for-profit All Star Cheer Gyms. As such, fundraising efforts are made to ensure we can keep our program cost low. ALL athletes are required to attend fundraisers.
    • Fundraisers will be held for parents to reduce or eliminate their competition fees, music fee, and choreography fee.


  • PRACTICES
    • Practices will start shortly after evaluations tentatively scheduled in July. You can expect 2 practices per week with additional practices as we near competitions. 
    • Choreography: All cheerleaders must participate in choreography sessions. These sessions tend to be 4-6 hours long and will occur over a weekend.
  • IMPORTANT REMARKS
    • You are responsible to pay the amount on the first of each month as listed on the payment schedule above and or fundraise the money to cover your athlete's cost.
    • There may be additional cost for travel such as hotels, flights, or buses, for distant competitions. 
      (These prices are not included in your monthly payments)
    • LIMITED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY. EMAIL US AT [email protected] FOR MORE INFORMATION.
    •  More information to come as we near the start of the season.

    Please also download our Team Manager App HERE. Login the App using the same email that you used to register your participant. This app will be the main means of conveying information to parents during the season. Game and practice schedules along with team chats will all be made through the app.

    CLICK THE REGISTER BUTTON TO START BEGIN!

    WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!

    STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY AND BE SURE TO WASH YOUR HANDS! :)

    If you have any questions, please email our cheer coordinator at [email protected]

     


Levels of All Star/Recreational Competitive Cheer

Here is some information on how All Star and Recreational Competitive Cheer levels are comprised and what skills an athlete must have in order to advance to a particular level.

All Star / Rec Cheerleading Level 1 

All Star and Rec Cheerleading Level 1 is the first step young Cheerleaders take in the sport. Most Cheerleaders competing at this level have never cheered before or have not cheered for long. The goal at this level is to provide introductions to basic stunting, jumps, and dance. While the tumbling passes are simple in All Star Cheerleading Level 1, they lay the right foundation for more advanced tumbling. 
It’s very important to teach good conditioning habits at this stage because those habits are the framework for the increasingly difficult skills to follow as Athletes progress to more advanced levels of Cheerleading. 

The following lists the skills each Level 1 Cheerleader should be familiar with and able to perform. 

MUST HAVE SKILLS Willingness to learn 

Level 1 Tumbling Skills 
StandingForward Roll, Back Roll, Cartwheel, Round Off, Bridge, Back Bend Kick Over, Front Limber,  Hand Stand Step Down, Hand Stand Forward Roll

Level 1 Dance Skills 
Basic motion technique, correct placement, able to count music, able to hit motions on correct beat, formation changes while dancing, performs basic level changes 

Level 1 Stunt Skills 
Thigh Stand, Thigh Stand Sequence, Below Prep Level Sequence, Single Leg Variation Below Prep Level, Elevator / Prep – 2 feet, Elevator / Pencil Dismount, Elevator / Cradle, Elevator / Turn-Moving, Shoulder Sit / Prep, Stunt Transition – 3 skills

 
All Star / Rec Cheerleading Level 2 
 
All Star and Rec Level 2 Cheerleading is the next level for advancing cheerleaders. Cheerleaders in this level generally have more than one year of Cheerleading experience, usually with a Youth Sports, Middle School, or High School Team. Athletes will need to be working on the back hand springs. The energy level required to execute the routines is starting to increase so conditioning is key. Slightly more complex dance sequences and tumble passes become part of the package for Cheerleading Level 2 teams and flyers begin to earn the title with basic Basket Tosses. Cheerleaders at this level can perform all of the Level 1 Tumbling, Jump, Dance, and Stunt skills.

The following lists the skills each Level 2 Cheerleader should be familiar with and able to perform:
 
MUST HAVE SKILLS:  Basic Cheer Jumps, Front and Back Walkover, Back Handspring 

Level 2 Tumbling Skills 
Standing- Hand Stand Longer than 3 Seconds, Back Roll Extensions, Front Walkover, Back Walkover, 1 Arm Cartwheel, Single Back Hand Spring, Back Walkover Back Hand Spring 
Running- Running Round Off Back Hand Spring, Front Walkover Round Off Back Handspring 

Level 2 Jumps Skills  
Toe Touch, Pike, Hurdler, Combination Jumps (i.e. Double Toe Touch, Hurdler / Pike, Toe Touch / Pike) 

Level 2 Dance Skills 
Displays intermediate motion skills, improved technique exemplified by tight / correct placement, synchronization with others, formation changes while dancing, performs intermediate level changes, displays intermediate footwork and energy / visuals (facials) 

Level 2 Stunt Skills 
Elevator / Prep – 2 feet, Elevator / Step-in, Elevator / Cradle, Elevator / Extension,
Express Extension / Cradle, Single Leg / Prep Level, Liberty (Lib) / Arabesque / Scorpion / Scale / Heel Stretch, Show & Go / Extension, Stunt Transition 4 skills, Basket Toss / Straight Ride

All Star / Rec Cheerleading Level 3

All Stars and Rec Level 3 Cheerleading is the intermediate level for advancing Cheerleaders and the first level on the road to Elite Cheerleading. This is where great Cheerleaders separate themselves from recreational Cheerleaders. The Cheerleaders in this level normally have had several years of Cheerleading, including All Star experience and they have started incorporating the back tuck. Flyers are allowed to do a bit more in-flight stunting with Toe Touches, Ball-outs, and Full Downs as part of the stunt arsenal. Cheerleaders at this level are expected to perform all of the Level 1 and Level 2 Tumbling, Jump, Dance, and Stunt skills. This Level demands greater strength, flexibility, and endurance than Level 1 and Level 2.

The following lists the skills each Level 3 Cheerleader should be familiar with and able to perform:
 
MUST HAVE SKILLS:  Intermediate Cheer Jump Skills, Back Hand Spring 

Level 3 Tumbling Skills
Standing- Back Hand Spring Series, Toe Touch Back Hand Spring 
Running- Round Off Back Hand Springs (3 or more), Aerial Cartwheel, Round Off Back Tuck, Round Off Back Hand Spring Tuck or Series With A Tuck, Front Tuck (Punch), Front Handspring 

Level 3 Jumps Skills  
Double Toe Touch, Pike, Hurdler, Combination Jumps (i.e., Toe Touch / Back Handspring, Double Toe Touch / Back Handspring, Multiple Jump Series) 

Level 3 Dance Skills 
Must display intermediate motion technique exemplified by tight / correct placement, synchronization with others, executes formation changes while dancing, performs intermediate level changes, displays intermediate footwork and energy / visuals (facials) 

Level 3 Stunt Skills 
Express Extension / Full Twist Cradle, Single Leg / Extension / Liberty / Arabesque / Scorpion / Scale, Heel Stretch / Bow, Show & Go / 360, Inverted Flip Transition Stunt Transition 5 skills, Basket Toss with Toe Touch / Full Twist / Ball-out / Star / Kick

All Star / Rec Cheerleading Level 4

All Star and Rec Cheerleading Level 4 is the first of the Advanced levels for All Star Cheerleaders. The Cheerleaders in this have significant experience in Cheerleading in both All Star and High School level. The Athletes have invested a lot of time practicing and have had advanced tumbling training, as well. 
The routines performed at All Star Cheerleading Level 4 are more complex and require hours of training, conditioning, and practice. This level requires even greater commitment and focus. You will find more co-ed teams at this level than levels 1 through 3, because of the additional strength added to teams by male Athletes, giving teams more flexibility in performing complex stunting. Also, the Athletes at this level are older usually High School age.

The following lists the skills each Level 4 Cheerleader should be familiar with and able to perform: 

MUST HAVE SKILLS: Advanced Cheer Jump Skills, Advanced Cheer Dance Skills, Back Tuck 

Level 4 Tumbling Skills
Standing- Back Hand Spring Back Tuck, Back Tuck, Front Tuck, Jump Combo Into Front Tuck 
Running- Round Off Back Hand Spring Series With A Layout and Step Out, Whip Series, Front Hand Spring Step Out Into A Series, Series Into A Layout 

Level 4 Jumps Skills  
Double Toe Touch, Pike, Hurdler, Combination Jumps:  Toe Touch / Back Handspring, Double Toe Touch / Back handspring, Multiple Jump Series / Back Hand Tuck 

Level 4 Dance Skills 
Must display advanced motion technique exemplified by tight / correct placement, the ability to perform ½ beats, synchronization with others, executes intricate moves & level changes, able to perform at a fast pace with high energy & controlled motions, displays advanced footwork and
energy / visuals (facials) 

Level 4 Stunt Skills 
Extension / Double Full, Single Leg Extension:  Liberty / Arabesque / Scorpion / Scale Full, Heel Stretch / Bow, Overstretch positions, Power Press, Inverted Flip Transition / Rewinds, Stunt Transition 7 skills, Basket Toss with Toe Touch / Full / Double Full Twist / Kick Full


 All Star / Rec Cheerleading Level 5

All Star and Rec Cheerleading Level 5 is one of the most exciting competition levels for Cheerleaders. It is also one of the most demanding competition levels of any sport! Cheerleaders in this level generally have been All Star Cheerleaders with more than four years of experience and have mastered stunting, tumbling, and dance. These Athletes are fierce, committed, focused, and disciplined. They are able to perform at a high level with incredible precision and at an intensity level that is off the charts. 
The road to Worlds, Quest, or Summit begins on a Cheerleading Level 5 team. Winning a qualifying bid allows these Elite Athletes to measure themselves against the best Cheerleaders in the world! What does it take to be a Level 5 Cheerleader? 

The following lists the skills each Level 5 Cheerleader should be familiar with and able to perform. 

MUST HAVE SKILLS:  Advanced Cheer Jump, Stunt &  Dance skills, Whips, Full Twist 

Level 5 Tumbling Skills
Standing-  2 Back Tucks In A Row , Double Toe Touch Back Tuck, Toe Touch Front Tuck, Jump Combo Into Front Tuck, Back Hand Spring Full Twist, Full Twist 
Running- Back Handspring Series Into A Full Twist, Specialty Series With A Full Twist 

Level 5 Jumps Skills  
Triple Toe Touch, Pike, Hurdler, Combination Jumps:  Triple Toe Touch / Back Tuck, Multiple Jump Series / Back Handspring / Full Twist 

Level 5 Dance Skills 
Must display advanced motion technique exemplified by tight / correct placement, ability to perform ½ beats, synchronization with others, executes intricate moves & level changes, ability to perform at a fast pace with high energy & controlled motions, displays advanced footwork and energy / visuals 

Level 5 Stunt Skills 
Single Leg Extension Arabesque / Scorpion / Scale Double Full, Heel Stretch / Bow, Overstretch positions, Inverted Flip Transitions / Rewinds, Stunt Transition 9 skills, Basket Toss with Toe Touch / Double Full / Kick Double / Pretty-Girl Kick Double

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