Sunday, June 10, 2012

Weekly Newsletter: June 2012, Vol 2

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 ...

Monday, June 11th
Cheer Practice
  • NEW PRACTICE LOCATION - WIRTH PARK (Click for a map)!  2585 Pilgrim Road (main park entrance located near Esser Court and Pilgrim Road).  For our non-Brookfield families, when looking at the map, the entrance is at the north east corner of the map, off Pilgrim Road.  Pull into the large parking lot (labeled 322R, 8H on the map).  
  • Meeting point is the picnic tables under the shade trees in the southeast corner of the parking lot near the pool house.  I will have a JLC "Sign Up Now" sign staked near our area for a landmark.
  • 5:30 - 7pm ALL TEAMS.  Girls should arrive by 5:20pm and must be picked up by 7:10pm. There will be no adult supervision prior to 5:20pm and after 7:10pm.
  • We will have a brief parents meeting at 5:30pm while the girls warm-up.  It should last no more than 10 - 15 minutes. 
  • Bring a water bottle, towel to sit/lie down on for conditioning, sunscreen and bug spray.  
  • Be sure to review the dress code for practices - most importantly, no jewelry, hair up in a high ponytail and closed toe athletic shoes if you don't own cheer shoes yet. Apply sunscreen and bug spray before you arrive.  Feather hair extensions and bling string can be worn at practice until we start stunting.  At that time, all feather hair extensions and bling string must be removed.  No exceptions.
  • Email absences at least 2 hours prior to practice start time.
  • We will practice rain or shine, with the exception of an active severe weather watch or warning for the Brookfield/Waukesha area.  A text message will be sent to the number each family listed as their emergency number if practice is cancelled or will end early due to severe weather.
  • Practices are "closed" practices - we have found that parents watching practice can be a distraction to the girls.  
  • If you need to talk to Coach Uhrle, the preferred method is via email rather than talking at practice as my complete focus at practice is on the girls.  We can make arrangements to arrive early to practice to discuss any issues you may have, but I am unable to stay later than 7:10pm.  
  • When turning in a form or payment at practice, please put it in an envelope and write your daughter's name and what the contents are on the envelope.

Wednesday, June 13th
Cheer Practice
  • WIRTH PARK (Click for a map)!  2585 Pilgrim Road (main park entrance located near Esser Court and Pilgrim Road).  Same meeting location as Monday!
  • 5:30 - 7pm ALL TEAMS.  Girls should arrive by 5:20pm and must be picked up by 7:10pm. There will be no adult supervision prior to 5:20pm and after 7:10pm.
  • We will have a brief parents meeting at 5:30pm while the girls warm-up for parents that were unable to attend Monday's meeting.  It should last no more than 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Email absences at least 2 hours prior to practice start time.

Thursday, June 14th
Cookie Dough Fundraiser Ends
  • Visit the Fundraising page for more details.
  • Profits earned with this fundraiser will be applied to your 1st Installment payment due on June 25th.

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. 

Important Announcements ...

July 29th, August 4th, 5th and 10th
  • Days and times are now confirmed!  We were able to condense choreography into three days per team.
  • Choreography will take place at Heat Athletics.  There will be a waiting area available for parents to wait for their child, however choreography will be closed for viewing.
  • Blue (8th grade):  Sunday, July 29th from 2 - 5pm; Saturday, August 4th from 9am - noon; and Sunday, August 5th from 2 - 5pm.
  • White (6th & 7th grade):  Sunday, July 29th from 5:30 - 8:30pm; Saturday, August 4th from 6:30 - 9pm, and Sunday, August 5th from 5:30 - 9pm.
  • Silver (3rd - 5th grade):  Sunday, July 29th from 11am - 2pm; Sunday, August 5th from 11am - 2pm; and Friday, August 10th from 5 - 7pm.
  • All athletes must own cheer shoes by choreography!
  • Choreography is mandatory for all girls to attend.  

2012 - 2013 Cheer Season "Theme"

The theme for our 2012 - 2013 cheer season is "JLC Super H.E.R.O.E.S".  

Each time a JLC athlete is "caught in the act" of going above and beyond in displaying one of the characteristics of a JLC Super H.E.R.O.E.S, JLC coaches will present them with a bead to add to her keychain.  At the end of the season, bring your keychain to our Awards Banquet, where you will receive one raffle ticket for every bead you earned for an opportunity to win a really cool prize!  

Uniform Re-Sale - Calling all Sellers!!
June 16, 2012
  • Visit the Uniform page for more details on pricing and selling your items at the uniform re-sale.

Team Rosters
  • Team rosters including phone numbers and email addresses will be distributed to all team members on June 18th.  Please contact Coach Uhrle if you do not want your personal contact information shared.

Summer Absences
  • Please email any absences due to summer vacations, other activities, etc at your earliest convenience to help with practice planning purposes.
  • As a reminder, our Choreography Days are mandatory for all cheerleaders to attend.

Summer Camps at Heat Athletics
  • Our partner, Heat Athletics, is offering 5 amazing summer camps specifically geared towards cheerleaders.  They are offering two tumbling camps, a Flyer camp, a Jumps & Flexibility camp, and a Strength & Conditioning camp.
  • We currently have Lancer cheerleaders registered for each camp - this is a great opportunity for your daughter to work on her cheer skills over the summer for a very reasonable cost.
  • For more information, please click here.  Discounts are available if you register for 2 or more camps.  Online payments are accepted!
  • All Lancer cheerleaders should wear a JLC spiritwear tshirt on the first day of camp.

  • We will kick off our annual spiritwear order in mid-July, with delivery in late August/early September.  If there is a particular item you'd like to see available for purchase, please let me know.  
  • Spiritwear items will include t-shirts (royal, white, black, pink and tie-dye), hoodies (royal), microfleece jackets (black), Soffee shorts (royal, black, pink, and purple), sweatpants (black and grey), and yoga pants (black) with the JLC logo.  We will also have backpacks, duffle bags, and stadium chairs with the Lancer swoosh so the girls and their families can use them as they move up through high school and participate on other sports teams.
  • We will also have team tshirts available for purchase - each team will have their own unique design on the front, and all team members names on the back.  This item will be sold separately from the "big" annual spiritwear order.

Private Tumbling Lessons
  • Please email Coach Uhrle if you'd like to be matched up with a Jr Coach for private tumbling lessons this summer.  The fee is $20 per hour, and lessons will be held at your home.

Upcoming Events ...

June 16th
Uniform Re-Sale
  • 10:30am - 1:30pm at Coach Uhrle's house
  • Come by to buy a gently used cheer uniform and order your competition cheer bow!
  • Practice bows, competition tshirts, car decals, baseball caps, and other various cheer gear items will also be available for purchase.

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

"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't." ~ Jerry Rice