6th, 7th, and 8th graders we are excited to start a new competition season and get to know Team 4! Are you?
2022-2023 Season Information:
Cost: $250 per athlete (half $ due 11/8 & half $ due before 12/2) *we will take payment in forms of check or cash
Tryouts: 11/8 & 11/10 4:00pm to 5:30pm @ HS Commons *tryouts are to help asses the skill level our team has coming into this season. We will review tumbling, jumps, stunting, and athletes attitude.
Choreography Day: 11/12 9:00am to 3:00pm @ HS Commons *this is required for all athletes on the team. We will teach round choreography to prepare for the season, fit uniforms, and do some team bonding.
Coaching: We will have 2 coaches for this season. Coach Payton will be returning. She will have a co-coach along side her. We are actively vetting all our options and will announce our new addition soon.
What is competition cheer? Please read below!
REGISTER WITH THE LINK ABOVE! *You will receive an email from us with season information within a few days of registering.
Practices: Mon, Tues, and Thurs (some Fridays) 4:00pm to 6:30pm @ HS Commons. (Please see schedule link below for a look at the whole season).
Compete at 7 competitions and perform at 1 showcase. Practice attendance is vital to a successful team season, be sure you can commit to the teams schedule. Missing practices and events will result in loss of mat time at competitions.
Other Important Dates: 12/9 – Holiday Party 2/6 – Last Day of Practice 2/10 – Tentative Banquet Date
Competitive season is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders within the Forest Hills Northern community.
What is Competitive Cheerleading?
Competition Season is a great way to get more involved in the sport of cheerleading. It’s also a great way to show off those skills and get ready for high school cheerleading.
The MHSAA Competitive Cheer format for both middle school and high school teams is unique to our state. SHHH… we have also hear that this format gives our athletes an edge when competing at the collegiate level (no big deal).
Michigan Competitive Cheerleading Overview:
Middle school teams perform 2 rounds; round 2 and round 3 (High school level performs 3 rounds, 1-3)
- Round 2 is the first round for middle school, it is the “skills round”. In this round, the team will perform 4 skills in unison, flexibility skill, one jump, one tumbling skill. The forth skill can be from any of the previously mentioned areas. They also have to do all this while yelling and punching their motions. Sounds very hard but we promise you—IT IS A LOT OF FUN!
- Round 3, the last round for middle school, is a skills and stunting round. In this round, a jump is performed by the team in unison. Then together the athletes will perform the round while tumbling and stunting. Most people LOVE watching this round because all of the unique things the athletes learn and perform.
Competition season is a great way to show case how challenging this sport can really be, while making it fun and competitive for the athletes.
The best way to prepare?
- Practice, practice, practice those motions and jumps!!!!
- Stretch, Stretch, Stretch those splits!
- Look into tumbling with our amazing tumbling company EMPOWER! Tumbling is a skill that needs to be worked on year round. Getting your athlete into a tumbling class will help them grow and prevent in-season injuries.