Our All Star program is very serious and is not for those lacking commitment, dedication, work ethic and determination.
Listed below are our general rules and regulations for being a member the Rocket Cheer All Star Program.
All team members/parents are expected to:
Commit to a Whole Season
Anyone chosen for any Rocket Cheer team must commit to the squad from September until the end of June.
Attend all Practices
Full team participation is necessary for competition season. Coaches must be notified of any absence before practice. Practices are planned ahead; please respect that by giving your coaches ample notice of your absence.
Members must be on time to all practices and events. Athletes who are late to practice miss out on the proper warm up and stretch period, which is essential in injury prevention.
Attend Competitions and Performances
A competition schedule will be handed out to each team member. Not all teams will attend all competitions.
Have Positive Attitudes
All team members need to be supportive of their fellow team members as well as their coaches. Disrespect of any kind or negative attitudes will not be tolerated. All cheerleaders are expected to display good sportsmanship AT ALL TIMES!
Keep the Gym Clean
No food, drink (except water), candy or gum is allowed in the gym.
Parents are welcome to stay and watch practice from our viewing area. Parents are not allowed in the gym area unless invited by coaching staff. Coaches will do their best to be available after practice for any questions or concerns appointments can also be scheduled if desired. Please do not interrupt coaches during practice time.
All team and routine decisions are made by coaching staff.
Be Supportive of all Team Members
Negative gossiping will not be tolerated.
Respect for Team Members
Any abusive or negative behavior towards a team member or any other club through any media (internet) will be grounds for dismissal.
Respect for other Teams
All Rocket cheer team members, parents and staff will be respectful of other squad members and competition rules. We want to exhibit professionalism through our behavior at competitions and events. We will not taunt, brag, boast, name call, or otherwise humiliate other teams. Let your skills and attitudes define your team.
Members are responsible for finding out any missed information.
Jeopardizing the safety of one’s self or another team member will be immediate grounds for disciplinary actions or dismissal.
Team Comes First
Practice and competitions are not to be used as punishment for your child’s actions away from the gym. It not only punishes your child, but everyone else on the team. Many people are investing a lot of time and money into the TEAM.
We expect 110% from each athlete. Mandatory practices begin in September 1st.
Excused absence – parents must e-mail ahead of time. Absences will only be excused for serious illness or a school event that is part of a grade. A school dance, a birthday party, or a lot of homework is not an excuse to miss practice. If you make a commitment to this program, you may need to sacrifice social events on occasion.
Unexcused absence – is not informing coach of missing practice. Also missing practice for a social event. Unexcused absence will not be tolerated and dealt with in a serious manner.
Tumbling classes will have the same make up policy/method as all other planet gymnastics classes. There are no make ups for team practice. We understand that there are circumstances that become unavoidable, but please keep in mind that this is a team sport and unlike other team sports, the success of others depends on EVERYONE working together. Your actions affect others.
No cell phones
If there is an emergency situation, inform your coach and they will be happy to hold your phone for you.
Schedule and Tuition
Generally will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, times differ per team. See our cheer team schedule in our forms list.
One hour per week of tumbling class is included in your team tuition. These classes are offered throughout the week at various times and can be scheduled in the office. These classes are on a first come first serve basis. Make ups will follow the same self serve system as all other gymnastics classes offered at Planet Gymnastics.
Registration – a $35.00 annual fee is due when teams are chosen. All team members must pay this fee, there are no exceptions.
Differs per team, to be taken out automatically on the first of each month. All team members must have an EFT form on file. (available at the office)
Varies per venue, all competitions must be paid for prior to the event. A ten dollar late fee will be applied to any late competition fees for the 2016-2017 season.
Normal sibling discounts apply for tuition only. Sorry no discounts for competition fees.
Some competitions offer individual competitions for Jumps, Tumbling, Stunts, and All Around. Athletes will be given the opportunity to sign up for these events prior to each competition. The athlete is responsible to pay the fee for that event at the time of registration.
Individual competition victories look great on college applications and make earning scholarships easier.
Full uniforms will be worn at every competition. NO JEWELRY! Coaches are not responsible for holding any jewelry at competitions.
Hair will be worn the same by all team members. Decisions on hair will be made by coaches. Please do your very best to have your hair competition ready at time of arrival to competition. Re-doing 30 sets of hair before teams compete is an added stress to coaches and takes time away from warm up and practice.
Warm ups will be worn before and after each competition. Cheerleaders will be in full uniform or warm up (fully zipped) throughout the competition. At no time may an athlete change into clothing in stands or in the hallways at the competition. The entire team should be in the same uniform for award ceremony. Cheerleaders must be at the entire competition including award ceremonies to be supportive of all teams.
More Parent Info
Parents are responsible for getting athletes to and from all competitions/events. Athletes are NEVER allowed in any coach’s vehicle.
Competition rules apply to parents as well as Athletes. We expect our parents to be models of character. We expect parents to follow any rules set forth by coaches; including travel arrangements, hotel arrangements, and itineraries set by coaches.
Parent/ Coach Communication
Please feel free to let our staff know any ideas or concerns you may have. We are always open to feedback. We do not know what you are thinking unless you let us know! We respect your opinion and appreciate it when you take the time to help make our program better.
Practice uniforms are mandatory. They will be ordered in the beginning of September. If articles of practice wear are misplaced, it will be your responsibility to order replacements.
Cheer Sneakers will never be worn outside. All tiny team & mini team – Coaches will let you know by September 2016 what sneakers we will be wearing for the season. Full year team members – We will be making ONE sneaker order in the beginning of September. If you miss out on the sneaker order, you are responsible for getting the same team sneakers. Coaches can give you info on ordering them on-line.