Thursday, January 31, 2008

2008 PLAINFIELD JR. CATS IN-HOUSE CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION

2008 PLAINFIELD JR. CATS IN-HOUSE CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION

IF YOUR CHILD PLANS ON PARTICIPATING IN PJC CHEER, REGARDLESS OF BEING ON A TRAVEL SQUAD, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER AT ONE OF THESE LOCATIONS:

Sat. March 22nd - 9:00a.m. to noon - Grand Prairie Elementary 3300 Caton Farm Rd. Joliet
Sat. April 5th - 9:00a.m. to noon - Lincoln Elementary School14740 Meadow Lane, Plainfield

Questions contact:Terri Horwath In-House Cheer @ 436-4272

FEES:
1ST CHILD $135
2ND CHILD $85
3RD+ CHILDREN $60

A $75 fundraiser fee per participant will be collected at registration. This fee is nonrefundable. $20 fee for travel participants.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT OPEN TO CHEER OR POMS, YOU MUST ATTEND A REGISTRATION DATE.

PJC In-house Cheerleading Rules/GuidelinesOur organization is a non-for-profit youth organization run completely by volunteers, so please consider volunteering some of your time to help us out. We can always use the help. We would like to welcome you to the 2008 season of PJC cheerleading. We hope everyone has a very enjoyable season. If at any time you have a question or concern, you can contact any board member. All of the board member information is listed on the “Contact Us” tab located on the Home Page of the website. The PJC Executive Board holds a board meeting the second Tuesday of every monthat the Plainfield Police Department. The open session of the meeting begins at 8 p.m. and we welcome everyone to attend.In PJC, our goal is to teach all participants the sport of cheerleading in a fun and safe atmosphere. This year there are some changes to how the girls will be placed on teams. All cheer/pom participants in 1st and 2nd grade, only need to register on the registration dates; those in 3rd thru 8th grade will be required to attend an evaluation. There will be 2 weeks of evaluation. One week for cheerleading and one week for Poms. Your child can choose which evaluation they would prefer to attend. If they are interested in both, they are welcome to attend both. There will be a brief mandatory parent meeting on the first night of each evaluation.During 2 days of evaluations, everyone will be taught a brief routine with some being asked to return on the 3rd night for a final evaluation, which will be conducted by judges. This process will be used to extend offers to join our travel teams.All teams should be set and you should be notified of your child’s team by the end of June. For In-House, we do our best to place the girls on teams with girls their own age, from the same school or a school nearby. This also depends on the number of registrants we have and the volunteer coaches. If we do not have a coach from your school come forward, or if we have too many girls for one squad from your school, the girls will be placed as close to their home as possible.All practice times and locations are set by the volunteer coaches. They have many girls to try and accommodate along with the helpers who assist with the teaching, so please be patient and flexible when waiting for a schedule. Game schedules are not distributed until mid August, with the first game of the season beginning at the end of August and the last game at the end of October. Practices are 2-3 days a week for approximately an hour to an hour and a half. Once the season starts, it is possible the teams will only practice one day a week depending on what they are learning. If the girls miss a practice and are not present to learn the halftime routine, they will not be able to perform. If there is ever an issue/concern with a helper or practice/game, please address this with the coach.All In-House games are played locally and one parent must be in attendance during each game. Games are played each weekend. If you do not have a weekend game, then you will have a Monday night game. On game day, the girls need to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the game and in full uniform. Hair should be in a ponytail with hair bows on, no jewelry/earrings and no nail polish. These are cheerleading no no’s.Uniforms consist of a top, warm-up, socks and skirt. These will be given out by your coach at the end of July. If there are any outstanding fees, these need to be taken care of or the uniform will be held until that time. All skirts are to be returned after the last game. If damaged, the replacement cost is $50.00. There are some additional items that will be needed for the cheer season and your coach will be discussing these with you at the first meeting. These consist of cheer shoes, briefs and hair bows. Team pictures are taken at the beginning of the season with action photos being taken during the season. We do not have a make-up picture day. If there is a concern with your pictures, you should contact Mary Anderson. We hope that everyone has a wonderful season and the girls continue cheering not only for PJC, but into Junior High and High School, as well. We love to see ‘our girls’ at the High School football games cheering on the community!

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