We appreciate everyone coming tonight to get valuable information about the cheer program and tryouts. Before we get started, I would like to introduce our Brazoswood Cheer Coach.
All the information and important dates that I’m going to present to you are available in the tryout packet, cheer constitution, and cheer handbook. We have printed copies available tonight for those who may not have access to a computer. However, if you have access to a computer and printer, please obtain the tryout packet from the Brazoswood High School website, just look on the front page for the “Student Life” section and open up the “2013-2014 Cheerleading/Deck Hand/Mascot Tryout Information” link. We have electronic copies of the cheer constitution and cheer handbook accessible through the website as well. There are two versions of the tryout packet, one which is a print and fill in the information, and the electronic version allows you to fill in the forms and print them for candidate eligibility. Let’s get started tonight with important dates, once again these are included in the tryout packet.
. STOP GO THROUGH THE TRYOUT SELECTION FORMAT! I am going highlight some of the Constitution and Handbook information, but this information does not take the place of you and your candidate reading them in their entirety. Please feel free to write down questions that come up, but please hold them until the end of the Constitution and Handbook information.
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WELCOME!Brazoswood High School Parent & Candidate Cheer Meeting February 13 , 2013 th 6:30 p.m.
Brooke Merritt Assistant Principal over the Cheer ProgramCarissa Puls Cheer CoachRosalind Waddy JV Coach
Required Forms Due Cheer Meeting for Selected Friday Feb 22nd by 4:00 p.m. Candidates & Parents to Brazoswood 9th Center Office TBA – following tryouts 4 Day Cheer Clinic Uniform Fitting Varsity Gym April 22nd, 2012 at 4:00 PM February 27th-28th, March 4th-5th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Summer Cheer Camp Required to attend all 4 days to be UCA – Galveston, TX eligible for cheer tryout July 29th – Aug. 1nd, 2013 Tryouts Required of selected candidates to March 6th, 2012 be on squad Tumbling & Jump Evaluations March 7th, 2012 Cheer and Stunting Evaluations March 8th, 2012 Dance Evaluations
Required Forms Due February 22nd, 2012Cheerleader/Deck Hand/Mascot Data SheetDisclaimers2013-2014 Brazoswood High School Cheerleader Agreement FormMedical Authorization/Health Information FormGrade Sheet
Three Total Judges Carissa Puls – Head Cheer Coach Brooke Merritt – Assistant Principal over Cheer Program Jennifer Gonzalez – Associate Principal Score Sheet Evaluation Sheet Scores Sorted Highest to Lowest Natural point break & Administrators & Head Coach determine number of candidates selected to each squad Notification of Selection Candidates will be notified at the conclusion of all tryouts Candidates will receive a sealed envelope with a notification letter
Brazoswood High School Cheerleader Constitution 2013- Mission Statement 2014 The purpose of the Brazoswood High School cheerleading program shall be to promote and encourage team spirit, to foster good fellowship and sportsmanship by example, and to engender enthusiasm and loyalty to team and school. Members shall lead by example; shall exemplify exemplary qualities of character; and shall uphold the highest moral standards in their service to the school and the community as representatives of their student body and of the Brazoswood High School. Participation in extracurricular activities, including cheerleading activities, is a privilege, not a right, and student participants will be held to higher standards than students who choose not to participate in extracurricular activities.
Must be a resident of Brazosport ISD & currently enrolled in an Brazosport ISD school Must be passing all courses with a 70 or above at the time of tryouts Must not have been academically ineligible for two or more six weeks during the current school year Must have a 90% attendance rate for the current school year Must be in good financial standing with Brazosport ISD Must be medically fit to participate in cheerleading activities
Represent to the community and the public not only themselves, but their student body and Brazowood High School and should uphold the highest moral standards Should be responsible, honest, reliable, dependable, cooperative, dedicated, and loyal Should be enthusiastic, self-disciplined, willing to learn, and prepared to practice to improve their performance and the performance of the squad Should understand that the schedule of a cheerleader member will require a large time commitment and that members will be expected to put cheerleading above participation in all other sports, organizations or other nonacademic activities, including after-school or weekend jobs Candidates who are accepted for membership and involved in other Brazoswood High School sports or extra-curricular activities must communicate with the cheer coach prior to performance in the event of a scheduling conflict
Membership in the Brazoswood Cheerleading program is from the date of try-outs to the next try-out. Squad numbers are subject to change based upon drastic drop-off rates or gaps between the resulting high, middle, and low scores, provided that any such change in numbers shall be approved by the coach and the assigned administrators. Membership may be terminated at any time for failure to comply with the standards of conduct and procedure outlined herein. Grade classifications named below are for the year following try-outs and shall be determined according to official school records. The Varsity cheerleading squad shall be comprised of junior or senior members, which membership shall consist of a minimum of 20. The Junior Varsity cheerleading squad shall be comprised of sophomore or junior members, which membership shall consist of a minimum of 20. The Freshman cheerleading squad shall be comprised of freshman members, which membership shall consist of a minimum of 20.
Arrive on time & prepared for all cheerleading activities Attend & perform all required duties at all practices, games, events, or functions Participation in conditioning & stretching exercises necessary for safe involvement in cheerleading activities Maintain grade eligibility status under UIL’s “No Pass No Play” Maintain 90% attendance rate throughout the school year Comply with all rules & regulations outlined in the Brazoswood High School Cheerleading Program Handbook
Members shall not engage in inappropriate behavior, including but not limited to inappropriate sexual contact, fighting, public intoxication, possession or consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs, or other criminal activity excluding minor traffic offenses. Members shall not engage in behavior that warrants suspension from school, removal to AEP, or expulsion from school. Members who have been suspended from school, removed to AEP, or expelled from school shall be removed from the squad for the remainder of the year. Members may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the squad, for any other behavior which the coach and designated administrators deem inappropriate, including but not limited to unsportsmanlike conduct, insubordination, or lewd or profane internet behavior.
2013-2014 Brazoswood HighSchool Cheer Program Handbook Cheer Grade Compiled from weekly participation & dress out grade Lack of participation and/or not being properly dressed will constitute a grade deduction Discipline Three written warnings for behavior will cause removal from the squad for the rest of the school year 1st Warning: Parents notified, written notice signed by parent & student; benched for 1 performance 2nd Warning: Parents notified, written notice signed by parent & student; benched for 2 performances 3rd Violation: Parents notified & student removed from squad for rest of year
Varsity White Cheerleading uniforms will be provided by Brazoswood High School and will be issued out and returned each year. All uniforms must be returned in good condition at the end of the season. Uniforms will not be worn anywhere other than scheduled events. All cheerleader clothing, uniforms, jackets, etc. are to be worn by current cheerleaders only.
Transportation Discussion of concerns Members are required to go Not following a & return from all performance games/events on the BISD Set up an appointment bus transportation with squad Cheer Protocol: Fundraising Coach Administrator over Cheer Members are expected to Associate Principal or participate in squad Principal fundraising Positive parental involvement is appreciated throughout the cheer program