Attendance is essential to the success of each season. Attendance will be taken at the beginning at each practice, game or event. Each Cheerleader’s 100% commitment is required as each position on the squad is dependent of the other. When one Cheerleader is absent, it places hardship on the entire squad and can become a safety issue. It is for these reasons the Cheerleader and the parents must be advised of the importance of compliance to the attendance policy.
Attendance is mandatory at every practice and every game. Each cheerleader is expected to be at the onset of practice and remain throughout the entire practice, and from the time designated by the coach pre-game throughout the entire game.
Attendance is recorded and monitored throughout the entire season, therefore consequences can be issued at any time.
NO AUGUST VACATIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE. WE WILL STRICTLY ADHERE TO THE ATTENDANCE POLICY.
We understand things may come up throughout the season. For that reason, each cheerleader is allowed three (3) unexcused absences.
Excused absences are: medical, school functions, family emergencies.
We do not expect any issues with attendance. However, if a cheerleader exceeds three unexcused absences, the consequences are as follows:
Non competitive cheerleaders
After the 4th unexcused absence — the parent or guardian will be scheduled for an additional 50/50 duty (or equivalent, such as concessionst) . If the parent/guardian does not sell the 50/50(or equivalent) , this will count as the 5th absence for the cheerleader.
After the 5th unexcused absence — the cheerleader will be required to attend the next game in full uniform but will not participate in the sideline activities for the entire game: including hello cheer, sideline cheers, sideline mounts, tumble lines, victory cheer/dance, She will participate in the halftime routine.
After the 6th unexcused absence — the cheerleader will be removed from her position in the halftime routine and be placed as a “free spot” for the remainder of the season.
After the 7th unexcused absence a conference will be held with the parent(s)/guardian of the cheerleader and the Coordinators of the cheer program to discuss resolution.
NO AUGUST VACATIONS OR VACATIONS DURING THE SEASON ARE ACCEPTABLE. CHEERLEADERS WISHING TO BE ON A COMPETITIVE SQUAD SHOULD NOT TRYOUT IF VACATIONING IN AUGUST OR DURING THE SEASON. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
After the 3rd unexcused absence –a conference will be held with the parents, cheerleader, and cheer coordinators to revisit the attendance policy and review the consequence for the 4th absence .
After the 4th unexcused absence- the cheerleader will be removed from the competitive squad and placed on a non competitive squad at the same age level as designated by the coordinators.