We are super excited to be preparing for the ELITE competitive team tryouts. Tryouts are an exciting time of year when new and current competition team members are placed on their team for the upcoming season. Our experienced staff take great care to create the best teams possible here at Bay City Cheer
DOES EVERYONE MAKE A TEAM? Every child will be placed on a team
HOW IS MY CHILD'S TEAM PLACEMENT DETERMINED?
Tryouts can be a difficult time for athletes as they inevitably result in change. No athlete will be passed over due to favouritism or personal reasons. An athlete's position on a certain team will be determined by their tumble and stunting ability with reference to the IASF level system. The general attitude, commitment and dedication of the athlete will also be considered. Sometimes, an exception to the minimum tumble requirement may be made if the team is short of a certain stunting position. (e.g. There is a lack of level 3 bases so a base with level 2 tumble skills may be placed on that team).
PROGRESSION After years of experience we have learnt that it is not in the best interests of our athletes to fast track their cheerleading careers. We hope all our athletes will stay in the sport for many years, perhaps even go onto Uni teams or team NZ. We have learnt the more time spent at each level makes our cheerleaders stronger physically and mentally. We want our cheerleaders to enjoy their time with us and we have found that moving athletes too soon can result in cheerleaders being burnt out from the pressure. There are always new skills to be learnt at each level. The complexity of skills and choreography required to be competitive at each level is constantly rising. For cheerleaders this means new challenges regardless of the length of time they spend at any one level.
RESULTS Tryout results will be released within the seven days following your team placement date. Results will be sent by email and posted on Facebook. Should you have a concern in regards to your result please wait 24 hours after recieving your results before contacting the office by email or phone call. We will be happy to discuss your concerns with you after this time.
Please be aware that team placements are a coaching decision based on ability, attitude and team make-up. We do NOT take into consideration individual cheerleader or parent team preferences.
*If for some reason you are not able to make it to our tryouts you can always book in a private skills assement below.