Sideline Cheer
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About Sideline Cheer

Middle School Sideline Cheer is open to students in 6th - 8th grade. The season coincides with 7th - 8th grade Football will begin in August and run for approximately nine weeks. Modern day cheerleading consists of many skills. Cheerleaders are required to lead the spirit and energy the crowd directs towards the football team. We know by studies that players often perform better when they are given positive attention from the people in the stands who are there to support them. Cheerleaders at the middle school level will be taught age appropriate stunts, flexibility skills such as splits and jumps, and tumbling.

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  • Cheerleading

    CheerleadingEast Middle School has an active and enthusiastic cheer program. Cheerleaders are taught stunts, gymnastics, flexibility, jumps and tumbling. Our goals are to train cheerleaders to be competitive in the Central High School cheer program and learn healthy lifestyle skills. The EMS winter sideline cheer team is open to 6th-8th graders, first come, first serve. All abilities are welcome, but attendance and effort at practice is a mustSeason Start & End DatesMonday, November 5th, 2018 - Wednesday, December 19th, 2018. Practice & Game SchedulesPractices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays in the East Middle School Cafeteria from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm.Games will begin the week of November 6th. The games that the cheer team will attend will be determined by Coach Steffen once the season has begun and may take the place of some of the practice dates listed below: TBD Coach Michelle Steffen, michellelsteffen@gmail.com Helpful Information Sports Physicals are required for Middle School Sideline Cheer. Physicals must be turned in once per school year to the Main Office at East Middle School or the North Wing Office at West Middle School before the start of the season.Download sports physical form Practice – hair must be worn completely off the shoulders. (no half ups) Gum, food, jewelry, and barrettes are not allowed as these pose safety risks. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable athletic clothing to practice. All practices will be held in the East Middle School cafeteria or outside; please arrive on time. Games may be held at East Middle School or Central High School. Participants will need provide their own black pants, shorts, or skirt as well as white athletic shoes.  All participants are welcome regardless of ability or skill; however, attendance and effort are a must! The maximum number of participants is 13 students, sign up early to ensure your spot. Notes from parent meeting about EMS Cheer. Important DatesParent Meeting After the first practice on Monday, October 29th at 5:30 pm in the EMS Cafeteria. Participation Fees Cost: $70.00 Reduced fees are unavailable for this offering. A t-shirt will be included with registration.  Registration Deadline & Details Deadline: Friday, November 2nd, 2018. If space permits late registration will be available after Friday, November 2nd, but there will be a $25.00 late fee added to the registration price. Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the 1st (smaller) auditorium entrance - we are located just inside the doors to the right. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 for more information.NOTE: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.6570). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.