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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Weekly Newsletter: June 2012, Vol 1


Registration Ongoing Now!
  • Please view important information here and download the registration packet here.  We accept any athlete from any school district as long as she is able to commit to our practice and competition schedule.
  • Check the Teams page to see if your friends have registered for JLC - names will be added as paid registrations are received!
  • Registrations will be accepted through July 25th!

Coming up this week ...


Sunday, June 2nd
Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser Begins!
  • Please click here for more information on the fundraiser and to download your selling materials.  Profits earned from this fundraiser will apply to your first installment payment due on June 25th!
  • Please email juniorlancercheer@gmail.com if you'd like to order cookie dough and support JLC!

Thursday, June 7th
Last Day of School

  • Congratulations to all Junior Lancer Cheerleaders moving up to Wisconsin Hills Middle School and Brookfield Central High School!

Fridays
Team Tumbling at Heat Athletics
  • Beginner: 5 - 6pm
  • Intermediate: 6 - 7pm
  • It's not too late to sign up for our team tumbling class!  Visit the Tumbling Classes page for more information!  You must be a 2012 - 2013 registered Junior Lancer Cheerleader to sign up for our team tumbling classes. 


UCA Cheer Camp Recap ...

Our girls did an phenomenal job coming together and working as a team for the first time this season!  They learned a new cheer and dance, and were able to experience partner stunting for the very first time in their cheer careers.  We had a fantastic team of UCA instructors guiding us every step of the way, and are very appreciative of their efforts!  Be sure to ask your cheerleader about riding the UCA roller coaster!  :)

I am so proud at how well our athletes came together to work as a team - not just within their own grade levels, but as an entire organization.  I appreciate the older girls and their flexibility in moving to different stunt groups with younger girls - this is what we're all about - putting aside our individual wants and desires and coming together to do what's best for the entire team.

The girls were under a tremendous amount of pressure to learn an entire cheer routine in under 30 minutes and every single cheerleader contributed to their success.  We performed altogether as one team, and the girls earned a gold ribbon for their performance.

Photos and videos have been posted to our online media gallery, and can be found here.



Important Announcements ...


Uniform Re-Sale - Calling all Sellers!!
June 16, 2012
  • Download the seller instructions and inventory form for more detailed information.
  • We will accept the shell, skirt, bodyliner, briefs, poms and shoes (2011 style only - not the ones with the blue insert or the blue stripes).  All items must be in good condition, with no rips, stains or tears.  All pieces must be freshly laundered and/or cleaned including the shoes.  Saddle soap or Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser works wonders on the white leather cheer shoes.  
  • If you'd like to sell your items, please drop them off at Coach Uhrle's house by Thursday, June 14th, so I can inventory and tag them prior to the re-sale.  You don't need to bring the items on hangers - all items folded neatly into a plastic bag is fine.  Please complete and include the inventory form and a self-address-stamped-envelope with your items.
  • The suggested asking prices per items are as follows: Shell $30 - $40, Skirt $20 - $30, Nylon bodyliner (2010 style) $5 - $10, Microflex bodyliner (2011 style) $15 - $20, Briefs $5 - $10, Shoes $20 - $35, and Poms $10 - $15
  • At the sale, buyers will write checks payable directly to each seller, and I will mail them to sellers on Monday, June 18th.  I will hold onto any unsold items should anyone need to purchase a uniform piece during the season, unless you instruct me otherwise.


Choreography
July 29th, August 4th, 5th and 10th
  • We are still confirming exact times for each team's choreography.  As a reminder, choreography is mandatory for all team members to attend.
  • To give you an idea of times, you can expect July 29th choreography to be scheduled any time between 11am and 9pm; August 4th choreography to be scheduled between 9am and 9pm; August 5th choreography to be scheduled between 11am and 9:30pm; and August 10th to be scheduled between 5 - 7pm.
  • We will do our best to set-up carpools for choreography, and will begin coordination once the exact choreography times have been determined.

Upcoming Events ...


Monday, June 11th
Practice Begins!
  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7pm at Mitchell Park near the lodge and fireworks hill.  Athletes should arrive at 5:20pm to give them a few minutes to put their things together and ensure they are ready to start promptly at 5:30pm.  Athletes that arrive will late run extra laps!!
  • There is no adult supervision prior to 5:20pm and after 7:10pm. 
  • Girls should wear modest tshirts and shorts (no jeans or denim shorts), cheer shoes, hair up in a high, straight ponytail, and NO jewelry whatsoever.  Please apply sunscreen and bug spray before you arrive.  
  • Girls should bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a towel to sit/lie down on for stretching and conditioning.
  • We will tumble and stunt on the grass where appropriate and proper safety regulations and progressions will be followed at all times.  As a reminder, we do not spot any tumbling skills whatsoever.  If a cheerleader cannot perform a tumbling skill without an initial spot, she is not mentally ready to perform this skill.  Parents should stay in communication with Coach Uhrle regarding their daughter's tumbling progressions.
  • Always email absences within 24 hours so we can plan practices accordingly.

Thursday, June 14th
Cookie Dough Fundraiser Ends!


Saturday, June 16th
Uniform Re-Sale
  • 10am - Noon at Coach Uhrle's house
  • Come by to purchase a gently used uniform, cheer shoes or poms!  All items are sold as-is, and there is no negotiating of prices.  You can also order your competition cheer bow at this time.
  • Bring your checkbook - checks are payable directly to the seller.
  • Practice cheer bows and assorted cheer gear will also be available for sale.

June 18th - 22nd
Cheer Shoe Fitting
  • All cheerleaders wishing to purchase new cheer shoes for the upcoming season will need to go to Heat Athletics between 4 - 8pm this week to get fitted and order their cheer shoes.  Payment in full is required at the time of the order.  
  • Incoming 3rd - 5th grade cheerleaders are recommended to purchase the "Game Day" cheer shoe.  Incoming 6th - 8th grade cheerleaders are recommended to purchase the "Evolution" cheer shoe.
  • Coach Uhrle will pick up and deliver the cheer shoes at practice once they have arrived.  All cheerleaders MUST own cheer shoes by our choreography days.

June 25th
1st Installment Due


Quote of the Week

"All things are difficult before they are easy."  ~ Thomas Fuller