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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Weekly Newsletter: June 2012, Vol 3


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!



Happy Father's Day to all Lancer Cheer Dads!


Coming up this week ...


Monday, June 18th
Cheer Practice
  • Wirth Park from 5:30 - 7pm 
  • 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.
  • Email absences at least 2 hours prior to practice start time.
  • Please pay particular attention to the dress code for practices - particularly all hair up in a high ponytail and no jewelry - including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, etc.  Dress code enforcement will be in full effect with consequences of 25 push-ups per violation!

Wednesday, June 20th
Cheer Practice
  • Wirth Park from 5:30 - 7pm
  • 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.
  • Email absences at least 2 hours prior to practice start time.
  • Please pay particular attention to the dress code for practices - particularly all hair up in a high ponytail and no jewelry - including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, etc.  Dress code enforcement will be in full effect with consequences of 25 push-ups per violation!

Fridays
Team Tumbling at Heat Athletics
  • Beginner: 5 - 6pm - CLASS IS FULL!
  • Intermediate: 6 - 7pm - 2 SPOTS LEFT!
  • 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. 

Birthdays this week ...

  • June 17th - Happy Birthday Melanie!
  • June 22nd - Happy Birthday Coach Allison!

Important Announcements ...


Injuries & Illnesses
  • If your daughter is suffering from an injury or illness that prohibits her from participating in certain aspects of cheer practice, please send a doctor's note that describes her restrictions and what activities she is approved to perform.  This is required by JLC's insurance policy.  If no note is sent, we will have your daughter sit out and observe practice that day.
  • We have had a few girls say that they have injuries that prohibit them from participating in our long run for warm-up, but are then witnessed running in the relay races and games, and participating in jump conditioning, which can be a little confusing because we are unsure if they really are injured or just wanted to skip the run :)
  • We want to keep all athletes safe and free from injury.  We have conditioning workouts for injured athletes available, and a Jr Coach will work with these athletes with these specific workouts.  For example, if an athlete has a lower body injury, they will work on upper body and core conditioning.  If an athlete has an upper body injury, they will work on lower body and core conditioning.
  • If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

New Shoe Fitting
June 18th - 22nd
  • 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 the cheer shoes from Heat Athletics and deliver the cheer shoes at practice once they have arrived.  
  • Cheerleaders MUST own cheer shoes by our choreography days.
  • Once your cheer shoes have arrived, it is highly recommended that you wear your Nfinity cheer shoes at practice only.  Wear alternate shoes to practice and change into your Nfinity's once you've arrived.  Also be sure to add a luggage tag or otherwise label your shoe carrying case!

Uniforms - Shells, Skirts, Bodyliners, Briefs, and Poms
  • I still have items leftover from our Uniform Re-Sale - shells, skirts, bodyliners, poms and shoes.  Please email us if you'd like to schedule an appointment to come and see what we have available.
  • If you were unable to purchase all items at the re-sale and need to order specific brand new items, or you're interested in ordering a completely new uniform (shell, skirt, bodyliner, briefs and poms) from the vendor, please email us to schedule a fitting appointment on Thursday, July 12th between 6 - 8pm at Coach Uhrle's house.

    Competition Cheer Bow Orders
    • All cheerleaders must purchase a new competition cheer bow.  Orders are due by July 12th - no exceptions!
    • Click here to download the order form.

    Zebra Print Round Duffle Bag Orders
    • JLC was offered an amazing opportunity to purchase zebra print round duffle bags at the amazing cost of just $12.50 (includes sales tax and shipping).  The bag is 22" long x 11" high, has a zippered front pocket and comes with shoulder straps.
    • Orders are due by Wednesday, June 20th - NO EXCEPTIONS!  
    • Click here to download the order form.
    • Coach Uhrle is exploring embroidery costs at local vendors to have the bags personalized with the cheerleader's name.  More information will be forthcoming in a few weeks.

    Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser

    • The cookie dough fundraiser has been EXTENDED - all orders and payments are now due Monday, July 9th.
    • Participants earn $5 per tub sold, and profits earned will be applied to your July 25th installment payment.
    • Visit the Fundraising page for more information.  Fundraisers are optional and not mandatory.  They are an option for families wishing to raise funds to help pay for their cheer fees, uniform costs, and team tumbling at Heat Athletics.


    Team Rosters
    • Team rosters including phone numbers and email addresses will be distributed to all team members on June 18th.  
    • Please use the rosters for JLC business only.  Do not send home party invitations or solicit fundraising for non-JLC activities from JLC team families.

    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.

    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 ($35 per hour for a semi-private, or $50 for 3 athletes), and lessons will be held at your home.
    • Jr Coaches are also available for private lessons to review sideline cheers, jumps, motions, and to perfect choreography.

    Upcoming Events ...

    June 25th
    1st Installment Due

    July 12th
    NEW Uniform Fittings

    Choreography
    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.  Please email Coach if you're unable to attend choreography due to vacations - even if you've already mentioned it to her previously, please email the exact days to her again.

    Quote of the Week

    "Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results."  ~ Author Unknown