LEAP Sideline Cheer

2016-2017 LEAP Winter Sideline Cheer

For Grades 6-8
 

About the Program

Modern day cheerleading consists of many skills. Cheerleaders are required to lead the spirit and energy the crowd directs towards the basketball teams. We know by studies that players often perform better when they are given positive attention from the people in the stands who are there to support them. Cheerleaders at the middle school level will be taught age appropriate stunts, flexibility skills such as splits and jumps, and tumbling.

Cheerleaders will perform at the basketball games for both the boys' and girls' basketball seasons.

Registration Deadline

  • October 14, 2016, or until all spots have been filled

Season Start and End Dates

  • Boys' Basketball Season: October 24 – December 17, 2016
  • Girls' Basketball Season: January 3 – February 25, 2017

Coaches

East Middle School Program Structure

  • Practice – hair must be worn completely off the shoulders. (no half ups)
  • Gum, food, jewelry and barrettes are not allowed as these pose safety risks.
  • Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable athletic clothing to practice.
  • Athletes will need to purchase a cheerleading skort (coach will have info)
  • All practices will be held in the East Middle School cafeteria. Please arrive on time.
  • Participants will need provide their own black pants, (yoga for girls, track for boys) as well as white athletic shoes. If you’re interested in purchasing cheer shoes, we recommend Adidas Cheerleading shoes. (any model)

West Middle School Program Structure

  • Practice – hair must be worn completely off the shoulders. (no half ups)
  • Gum, food, jewelry and barrettes are not allowed as these pose safety risks.
  • Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable athletic clothing to practice.
  • Participants are required to provide white athletic shoes.
  • All practices will be held at West Middle School in the Little Theatre. 
  • Fundraising may be an item added to the program. Coach will discuss with team.

Parent Meetings

  • East Middle School: November 2, 2016 - 5:00 PM in the Cafeteria
  • West Middle School: October 25, 2016 - 5:00 PM in the Little Theatre

East Middle School Schedule

West Middle School Schedule

  • Practices will start October 25 and will continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the Little Theatre.
  • View full cheer schedule

2016-2017 Sports Physical Requirement

All 6th, 7th & 8th grade students must have a physical dated on or after April 15, 2016, on file prior to the start of their sports season. The physical form gives TCAPS representatives the ability to authorize treatment in case of a medical emergency. Once on file, sports physicals are good for one school year. Physical forms can be turned into main office at East Middle School and the North Wing Office at West Middle School. 
External LinkDownload sports physical form

Participation Information

  • Cost: $250
  • Reduced rates are not available for this program.

External LinkRegister for Grades 6-8 Winter Sideline Cheer

Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a MasterCard or Visa, please follow the link below. Payment with cash or check can be made in the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the main school entrance, the LEAP office is located just inside the doors to the right. Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.1758 for more information.
 

NOTE: Registration is not complete until you receive an email from Byte confirming the registration. If you do not receive this email within five minutes of registering, submit the information again or call the LEAP office (231.933.1758) for assistance. If you did not receive an email from Byte, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.