Cheer Binders You will be required to keep a cheer binder with the following inside: • Practice attire schedule • Warm-ups and tumbling progression sheet • Game schedules • Football cheers • Basketball cheers • Cheer constitution/informational sheet • Discipline Form • Any other information handed out during the year
Expectations Cheerleaders should uphold the highest moral standards. • Honesty • Responsibility • Reliability • Cooperative • Loyal • Self-disciplined
We are Ereckson! Keep in mind that we represent the community and our school. We need to show our high morals in every aspect of our lives.
Lockers/Locker Room • You must use the locker assigned to you. • When you change, you must put everything back in your locker. • It is okay to put your bag on top of the lockers, but not on the floor. • ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD OR DRINKS in the gym or locker room!!
OTI’s • We will assign OTI’s for messy locker rooms. • It is everyone’s responsibility to keep it clean. NO FOOD OR DRINK!!! • If you see trash or clothes, pick them up. This could save your whole team from receiving an OTI. • You are a team. You are all responsible for the locker room.
Uniforms • You must keep your uniform in good condition. • No alterations allowed. • You may not wear you uniforms outside of school or a game. • If you stay at a game after cheering, YOU MUST CHANGE into regular clothes. • YOU MAY NOT WEAR YOUR WARM-UP JACKETS unless it is worn with your cheer uniform!! • You may not loan any school issued cheer wear to another person not on the squad.
What will happen at practice? • Daily Warm-Ups • Tumbling • Stunting • Cheer Work • Pep Rally/Half-time dances (Everyone will participate unless you have a doctor’s note, or OTI’s will be assigned.) *Teacher is in charge of the daily plans. No cheerleader should question the lesson plan.
Practice • Cheer shoes should worn at games and practice. • No silly socks at practice. • Hair needs to be up high at practice. • No jewelry of any kind. • No gum. • You may wear sliders under your shorts but not by themselves.
Practice Deductions • 2 points off per each item incorrect or missing item: shoes, socks, shorts (only one roll allowed), shirt, jewelry, or hair not up. • 5 points off for GUM/CANDY • 10 points off for lack of participation or talking or disrupting practice. !!!20 points off for disrespect to coach or fellow teammate!!! No silly socks!!
Practice Deductions (per week) • 1st Warning: Points deducted • 2nd Warning: Points deducted and OTI’s • 3rd Warning: Points deducted and sit out next game or event • 4 or more warnings: Teacher will decided consequence at that time. Detentions, sit out for two or more games or events, OTI’s, essay, etc.
Practice • If you have to leave practice for any reason, you must put your school clothes back on. You may not go into the halls in your shorts. • You may not leave lunch early to get to practice. • You may not leave the gym after practice until the bell rings.
Game Days • Always wear a sports bra under top. • You must come to school dressed from bow to toe in the correct uniform. • On days below 50 degrees, wear your body suit under your cheer top. • You must wear your warm-up over your uniform at school. • You must arrive on time to the game, or you will sit out.
Deductions at Games • -10 talking/disrupting • -20 lack of proper dress (wrong bow, bra, shoes, etc.) • -20 lack of participation • -20 any disrespect to a coach, teammate, property, or any person at the game.
Other Expectations • You must maintain a 70% in all classes • You must maintain at least a 90% attendance rate throughout the year. • If you miss a required practice, event or game, without the coach’s permission, you will be benched for the next game, event, or function . • If you are absent on a game day, you can not cheer that night. • If you are assigned a lunch detention, you will be assigned OTI’s at the next practice. • New rule: You cannot miss more than 3 games per school year for any reason besides sickness. If you do, you will be benched for all other games.
3 Steps for Written Warnings • First warning: Parents will be notified and cheerleader will be benched one game. • Second warning: Parents will be notified and cheerleader will be benched two performances. • Third warning: Removal from the squad for the remainder of the year. * If you are benched a game, you still must show up in full uniform, pay attention to the game, and cannot use electronic devices.
Automatic Removal • Drugs • Alcohol • Fighting • Possession • Sexual contact • Suspension from school • Lewd or profane internet behavior
Set up Binders 5 TABS: • REGULATIONS: Cheer constitution/informational sheet • SCHEDULES: Practice attire schedule and Game schedules • PRACTICE: Warm-ups and tumbling progression sheet • CHEERS: Football cheers and Basketball cheers • DISCIPLINE AND GRADES: Discipline/Grade Form
Committees We will form these committees to support school and community involvement throughout the year. • Staff Appreciation • Athlete Appreciation • Community Service • Student Body Spirit Support