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2013-2014 All Star Information Packet
TUMBLE WORLD ALL STAR CHEERLEADING
Tumble World, LLC strives to encourage each student to achieve their dreams and exceed their potential as a competitive cheerleader and person. Our program is intended to teach work ethic, personal and team commitment, goal setting, and leadership qualities to last for a lifetime.
Tumble World was founded by Jill Stapleton Greenhill in the summer of 2001 in Chesapeake, Ohio. She wanted to form a competitive cheerleading program for the Tri State area. With that in mind, teams were formed with only 40 cheerleaders and 3 teams in the fall of 2001. In 2005, Tumble World moved to its current location and expanded to 5 teams with over 100 cheerleaders. In 2013, Tumble World saw tremendous growth and increased to 12 all star teams and over 250 members.
Throughout the years, the dreams have achieved many goals including competing in the USASF Worlds’ Cheerleading Competition and the US Finals. With over 250 national titles the Tumble World Dreams have built a reputable program in the cheerleading industry today. With your experience as a dream, we believe that you will find your experience as a dream rewarding and beneficial program to be involved in. We will encourage many aspects to promote oneself in everyday life including but not limited to; work ethic, commitment, goal setting, and self esteem.
We offer a professional atmosphere instilling a confidence of belief in reaching a desired goal. We will set team and individual goals based on one’s opportunities to build and encourage one another. The competitive teams at Tumble World consist of members ranging from local and statewide athletes. We offer teams for ages 3 years through adult from beginning levels to the elite college level. Our ultimate goal is to make champions on and off of the mat no matter the age or level. All teams are of equal importance to the dream program beginning with tiny exhibition, special needs, through the elite teams. We strongly believe in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Tumble World, where our motto is “I can do all things through Jesus Christ, who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13.
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The Tumble World staff is highly trained, motivated and committed to the success of your athlete. You can expect the staff to:
• Continue Education and Certification
• Be positive and attentive at practice
• Remain safe and realistic with athlete progression
• Show alertness and enthusiasm at all times
• Be dressed in TW or athletic attire
• Be at the gym prior to practice is scheduled
• Maintain open and professional relationship with each athlete and
• USASF certified www.usasf.net
• AACCA member (American Association of Cheerleading & Advisor Association)
Methods of Safety Measure
Athlete health and safety is of utmost concern within the TW program. Our program is committed to keeping a safe environment at all times. Hydration and nutrition are and will continue to be encouraged at TW for optimal performance and injury prevention. In case of an emergency, the TW staff is properly prepared to handle the situation with an emergency plan that has been put in place. You can rest assured that your child is in safe and prepared hands.
To ensure a safe environment we require:
• certify all coaches in First Aid and CPR
• credential coaches and athletes within the USASF
• train coaching staff in effective spotting
• record and evaluate skills in proper progression
• have an emergency plan in place
• have first aid kits and emergency numbers available
• require continued education for staff
All Star attendance at practice is strictly enforced throughout the year. For the summer season,
athletes are expected to be at tumbling unless noted on the vacation/planned calendar. As for the fall and spring season, athletes are expected to be at every practice. The only excused absence is a school function that results in a grade; school cheerleading does come first. All other absences, weddings, recitals, school/church socials, and any other non-related school activities are unexcused. If an emergency or special occasion occurs, please contact your coach as soon as possible to inform them of your situation. Absences are NOT allowed the week and weekend prior to a performance or competition. An unexcused absence may result in the athlete being moved to an alternate position or pulled from an upcoming performance at the discretion of the coach. It is the responsibility of the athlete to learn any routine changes prior to the upcoming practice. Alternates must follow all requirements and guidelines. As for competitions, attendance will be taken at the beginning, during and end of each competition day. All athletes will be given an arrival time to be present in the competition venue, meet with a team rep and/or coach, warm up time, performance time, release time and award time. If your release time is prior to your award time and you choose to leave the competition then you forfeit any prizes you may win. Every athlete is required to support all TW teams unless he/she is in warm ups. Athletes may not leave the competition without prior approval.
Policies and Procedures:
Illness: You must attend practice when you are sick. Students are often removed from our
program for failing to follow this rule and we will not make exceptions. You will not be
required to participate; however, you must be present. An athlete will jeopardize their position
if this rule is not followed. This includes dental, medical and any other health related issue that
would prohibit a student from participating.
Injury: In the event that a student is injured at home or during other extra curricular
activities, we ask that you please notify your coach as soon as possible. We will make changes
with choreography prior to practicing. We will re-choreograph routines based on the athlete’s
injury and length of recovery. Once the individual has fully recovered, he or she may
be choreographed back into the routine. All injured athletes must continue to pay
their monthly tuition.
Family Emergency: Please do not use this term lightly; however, please feel free to call your
coach and team rep in any case of emergency.
School Work: School is of high priority and TW stresses the importance of education, however;
schoolwork cannot be used as a reason to miss practice. Athletes are expected to maintain
proper time management.
Extra Curricular and Jobs: By signing the contract, the athlete and parents are aware of the
team practice and competition schedule. Extracurricular activities and jobs need to be
scheduled around the commitment to TW (the only excused absence is for school cheerleading
and/or a school activity that will result in a grade).
The TW competition schedule is available for you and your family to arrange your travel plans.
We will provide hotel blocks for each out-of-town competition; however, you are NOT required to stay at that designated hotel. Should an athlete travel with someone other than a parent or legal guardian, TW will not be responsible for your child during their travel. In case of overnight travel where a hotel is required, all hotel charges are the responsibility of the family.
New for season #13 2014 season… a block of rooms will be reserved for each competition for your convenience. You will not be required to stay at our choice of hotel, but will be welcome to if you so desire.
Due to the cost of all star cheerleading we have some opportunities to make it more affordable. The Dreams All Star Spirit Club is a non-profit organization set up solely for fundraising for our athletes. Each year nomination are held and a fundraising committee is formed. Various fundraisers are available such as; MU concessions, candy bar sales, car washes, flower sales (poinsettias, fall mums, & mother’s day hanging baskets), Avon, Mary-Kay, World’s finest chocolate Easter candy, etc. All fundraising is directly given to the child who has raised it. See Jill for fundraising opportunities…
Financial Policies and Procedures
All tuition will be due monthly & due promptly at the first of each month. There is also the option to pay in full for the whole year with a 10% discount off your monthly gym fee. The below fees are only an estimate, whereas any additional TW t-shirts, hotels and transportation costs are not included! Commitment is for a full 12 months. If you commit to becoming a member of a team you are responsible for all cost and fees associated with having a spot on a team list for the entire 12 months. If you quit the team there are NO refunds available… Entry fees this season (2014) will be done differently than the past… you will pay fees in 2 installments as listed below!
2013-2014 Cost Analysis:
tryouts $25 November $45
May fee $40 cheer $45
entry installment $250
reg fee $5 December $45
uniform $275 new cheer $45
uniform $175 used choreography $145 lev3/4/5
July $45 January $45
cheer pack $105 cheer $45
August $45 February $45
coach fee $75 cheer $45
September $45 March $45
reg fee $25 cheer $45
entry installment $250 April $45
cheer $45 May $45
camp $50 lev 1/2
Entry fees will due beginning in installments due at the time posted in cost estimate sheet approximately $450-$500 depending on squad and which comps you are actually going to... Every team will not attend every competition! All entry fees will be due prior to the competition start dates.
Anticipated 2013-2014 schedule*
• FEBRUARY TBA BECKLEY, WV US SPIRIT 1 DAY EVENT
• FEBRUARY 22, 2014 HUNTINGTON, WV CHEERPOWER 1 DAY EVENT
• MARCH 1 & 2, 2014 ARNOLD CLASSIC, COLUMBUS, OHIO 1 DAY EVENT
• MARCH 8, 2014 WSA NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 1 DAY EVENT
• MARCH 22, 2014 CHEERLEBRITY COLUMBUS, OHIO 1 DAY EVENT
• MARCH 29 & 30, 2014 CHEERPOWER NATIONALS, COLUMBUS, OHIO 2 DAYS
• APRIL 15-19, 2014 CHAMPION CUP BAHAMAS CRUISE (OPTIONAL)
Non TRAVELING TEAM INFO!
• UNIFORM $45
• practices begin October & continue thru the Huntington, WV competition
• cheer fee is $25 per month plus regular tumbling class $45
• coaches travel fee is not required of you
• 2 competition fees Beckley or Charleston & Huntington
Tiny Team Information
• TWINKLE/aka DREAM FUTURE (3-5 YEAR OLD NON TRAVELING TEAM)
• $10 PER MONTH IN ADDITION TO YOUR MONTHLY TUMBLE FEE
• 30 MINUTE PRACTICE PER WEEKEND
• $35-45 UNIFORM REQUIREMENT
• $10 HAIRBOW FEE
• 2 ENTRY FEES FOR BECKLEY & HUNTINGTON COMPETITIONS
• Practices begin October & continue thru February
Below are the expectations and dress codes that are strictly enforced by Tumble World!
• If any problem ever arises, please do not hesitate to contact the gym, your coach, or the owner!
• NO GOSSIP - NO GOSSIP - NO GOSSIP PERIOD! This includes any other team (all star or
school), any other child on any team, any coaches or staff. It is much better to address a
problem than to listen to idle gossip or stir it! The Dream Family will show good sportsmanship at ALL times.
• No profanity and/or abusive language.
• No alcoholic beverage and/or illegal behavior.
• During practice your opinion does not count. All team decisions are left to the discretion of the
coaches. Every year we go through the addition/loss of team members. The dismissal or
addition of another team member is solely at the coach and owner’s discretion.
• Practices may be changed or added at any time during the year.
• Anyone threatening to quit or pull their child from a squad will be dismissed from the program immediately.
• It is the parent’s responsibility to know what is going on with their child’s team. Check the website and e-mails regularly.
• Withholding a child from practice or competition should never be used as a form of
punishment. You are not only punishing your child but every other team member and parent on that team.
• We will do our best to work with extracurricular activities. However, if the coach of the
extra-curricular activity refuses to work with us you may have to make a choice.
• The viewing area is ONLY open for practice/class observation the last 10 minutes of every practice.
• Special requests may be approved by Jill only.
Practice Dress Code: (CHEER PRACTICE ONLY)
• Correct color of practice clothes and cheer shoes must be worn at every practice.
• Black lycra shorts are allowed during practices.
• Hair must be up at every practice (all hair styles should be in a pony tail
with a ribbon in it or in a head band- chin length bobs hair styles can be worn half up/half
down). Boy’s hair must cut out of the face and off of the neck and must be cleanly shaved.
• Tattoos must be covered.
• If you are a flyer you must wear tights under your shorts at every practice.
• NO jewelry of any kind allowed in the gym. Neither TW nor TW employees are responsible
for jewelry if it is worn into the gym, removed for practice, lost or stolen.
Competition Dress Code:
• Athletes are required to either be in full uniform or TW colored athletic attire. You may wear your warm-up or TW colored athletic attire at any time. All athletic wear must be ready at competition
• You may wear your uniform top with jacket over it.
• You must wear athletic shoes at the competition at all times.
• You are NOT allowed to wear any jewelry at any time during the competition day.
• All HAIR and MAKE-UP must be COMPLETE before entering the competition venue. DO
NOT LEAVE the hotel room without your hair competition ready. That means hair in a high
ponytail, ribbon; hair sprayed back, NO curls, NO whispies.
• If you are not in competition status you may wear your complete uniform, warm-up TW
colored athletic wear and tennis shoes.
• You and your family represent TW from the moment you leave for the competition until the
second you arrive home.
Commitment to Excellence
As the parent/guardian and athlete, we have read and completely understand the rules, requirements and regulations outlined in the Athlete/Parent and/or Guardian Handbook. We promise to uphold and abide by the rules set forth. We also understand that TW will not make exceptions for us or anyone else. We realize that TW reserves the right to change, amend or assess the stated policies and procedures as deemed necessary on a case-by-case basis.
I have read and understand the Financial Policies and Procedures. I understand that it is my
responsibility as a parent to follow through with my child’s financial obligations associated with tuition and other fees during the 2013-2014 competition season. Should I fall behind or fail to make payments I clearly recognize that my child’s involvement will be jeopardized.
Parent Signature Date
Service Mark Protection this will be strictly enforced this season, no replica, TW, Dreams, or Tumble World clothing other than provided from our facility & program! By trying out you are in complete agreement of this rule! By signing the commitment packet you understand this concern.
No one is permitted to copy or duplicate the logo or name of Tumble World, LLC or DREAMS all star cheerleading name. Please do not make clothing, signs, stickers, etc. without prior permission from Jill. This is not permitted. I understand by signing this and am in agreement to not buy, sell, copy, or provide Tumble World, TW Dreams, Dreams All Stars, or anything mocking the program involved, and my child may be dismissed from program if this is done!
Tumble World Dreams Competitive Cheerleading Contract 2013-2014
I, the undersigned hereby certify that I am the parent or legal guardian of __________________________
(athlete). The athlete desires to participate in Tumble World All Stars competitive cheerleading programs for the 2013-2014 season. This competitive cheerleading contract sets forth the terms and conditions under which the athlete may participate in the TW 2013-2014 competitive cheerleading season.
Responsibilities of TW
TW hereby agrees to provide competitive cheerleading coaches and instruction for the purpose of teaching cheer, tumbling, dance skills and techniques to athletes in preparation for local, regional and national cheerleading competitions and exhibitions. Each team will practice one to four hours per week (as indicated in the 2013-2014 Athlete/Parent and/or Guardian Information Packet). TW cannot guarantee that an athlete will acquire any particular skill level or that an athlete will remain on the same team throughout the entire season. All TW All-Star teams are fluid, which means an athlete can be moved from one team to another at the discretion of the TW staff.
Responsibilities of Athlete and Parent/Guardian
Athletes hereby agree to attend all practices (except in a case outlined in Athlete/Parent and/or
Guardian Packet). I understand and recognize the importance of attending all scheduled practice
sessions and agree to ensure the athlete’s attendance at all scheduled practices. I understand that accepting a place on an TW Competitive Team is both an honor and a privilege and that it entails a significant commitment to TW and to fellow team members. I understand that it is imperative that each team member is present for all practices, competitions and performances and I will be responsible for ensuring that the athlete participates in all team events. I also understand that some team events will require overnight travel for me and the athlete during TW events. If the athlete misses a competition due to illness, injury or other complication, I will not receive a refund for the competition fee.
Parent/Guardian’s Indemnification of TW
I hereby give my permission to the TW staff to seek and give appropriate medical attention for the athlete during the period of practice or competition (or to/from) in the event of an accident, injury or illness. I will be responsible for any and all cost of medical attention and treatment. I represent that the athlete is covered by medical insurance. I understand that, as with any sport, injuries can occur and the athlete is physically fit and mentally capable of participating in cheer and dance activities. I represent that I have sought the opinion of athlete’s pediatrician/physician. I hereby waive, release and forever discharge TW and its staff and representatives from all rights and claims for damages, injury, or loss to person or property which may be sustained or occur during athlete’s participation in TW activities, whether on the TW training facility premises or at any other venue where an TW activity takes place, or in travel thereto or there from. I acknowledge that competitive cheerleading is an inherently dangerous sport in which I am allowing my child to participate at his/her own risk. In consideration of TW allowing me/my child a place on its competitive cheerleading team, I, on behalf of myself, my heirs, assignees and personal representatives, do release and forever discharge TW, its employees, agents, officers, members, sponsors, promoters and affiliates from any and all liability, claim, loss, cost or expense, and waive and promise not to sue on any such claims against any such person or organization, arising directly or indirectly from or attributable in any legal way to any negligence, action or omission to act of any such person or organization or execution of any TW-related cheerleading event, including travel to and from such event, in which my child may participate as a team member or spectator. I expressly agree that this release, waiver,
and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Ohio.
Parent/Guardian’s Travel Responsibilities
I understand that the TW Staff assumes no responsibility to supervise or monitor any athlete’s activities or behavior during out of town events, except during the course of team activities. I will be responsible for my athlete’s activities or behavior during out of town events, except during the course of team activities. I will be responsible for my athlete during all TW events. If I cannot attend an out of town event, I will arrange for another TW parent or responsible adult to accompany my athlete to and from the event and to be responsible for the athlete during the entire event, including travel thereto and there from. If I cannot accompany my athlete to an out of town TW event, I will notify the TW staff no less than 30 days prior to the scheduled departure date for the event and inform the TW Staff of any alternative arrangements I have made for my athlete’s supervision on that particular trip. I understand that the TW Staff is solely responsible for, and retains full creative control of the placement of the athlete on a particular team and all competitive routines, including, but not limited to, the placement of individual athletes in formations, the positions of individual athletes in stunts ( e.g., base, back spots, front spot, flyer, etc.), cheer and dance sequences. I have read and signed the TW Parent/Guardian information packet. I understand that certain violations of team rules as set forth therein may result in suspension or dismissal from the TW program. In the event the athlete is suspended or dismissed from the TW program, I remain obligated to pay any amounts billed and remaining unpaid with respect to athlete’s participation up to the point of suspension or termination and I agree to pay such amounts as they become due in accordance with the provisions set forth under the caption .Financial Obligations.. I also understand that if the athlete is permanently dismissed from the TW Program for any violations of the rules set forth in the Athlete/Parent and/or Guardian information packet, TW will not refund any monies
The TW 2013-2014 Season Payment Schedule is considered a part of this
contract by this reference thereto. I understand and agree to the following:
1. There is a monthly fee for the month of May that will be due on May 1st. The following monthly gym fees must be paid on the 1st of each month for following month in the 2013-2014 season, from May 2013 through May 2014.
2. The monthly tuition fee for May is due upon the athlete participating in Team Selection on May 1, 2012. The tryout fee is $25 per participant
3. I understand that the choreography and training camp fees are fixed amounts that will be payable in the months of the billing as indicated in the Payment Schedule. (I understand that such fees may be billed in advance of athlete’s choreography sessions and training camp.)
4. I understand that the estimated amounts shown as .Competition Fees cover competition
entry fees and travel cost for TW Staff, and other administrative cost we incur related to competitions. These are good faith estimates, the actual cost may differ. Competition Fees will be billed in monthly installments. If these payments are not completed by 1 ½ month prior to the competition, my athlete may be excluded from participation in one or more competitions at the discretion of TW. I understand that the amounts to be billed by TW for competition fees do not include travel costs for me or the athlete and that I will be solely responsible for payment of these costs.
5. I understand that fees and charges paid to TW are nonrefundable in whole or in part. If the athlete discontinues his/her participation in the TW program or if he/she is released from the TW program, I understand that TW will not refund any monies previously paid.
I understand that monthly charges billed to the athlete’s statement are due by the 1st day of the
month (i.e., all charges for the month of June are due by June 1st), and that a $5 late fee will be
assessed if not received the 15th of the upcoming month. I also understand that if the athlete’s account balance is delinquent, TW may, in its sole discretion, deny further participation in TW events by the athlete until the account is current or until alternative payment arrangements are mutually agreed upon.
Returned Check Charge
I understand that TW will charge the athlete’s account a fee of $25 per occurrence of any check or authorized bank draft returned to TW on account of insufficient funds, denied credit approvals or any other reason whatsoever, and I agree to pay such fee in accordance with the payment terms set forth herein. A similar charge will be assessed if any credit card payment is disputed or denied for any reason whatsoever. This contract, together with materials referred to herein, represent the entire agreement between TW and the undersigned. I have read and agreed to the terms of this contract:
(Print Name of Parent or Guardian Responsible for Payment of Financial Obligations)
(To be completed by TW)
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
I fully understand that Tumble World, LLC of Chesapeake, Ohio,
and staff are not physicians or medical practitioners of any kind. With the above in mind, I hereby release the staff of TW to render temporary first aid to my child or children in the event of any injury or illness, and if deemed necessary by the staff of TW, to call a doctor and seek medical help, including transportation to any health care facility or hospital, or the calling of an ambulance for said child should the staff of TW deem it necessary. We, the staff of TW, recognize our obligation to make our clients and their parents aware of the risks and hazards associated with the sport of cheerleading. Competitors may suffer injuries, possibly minor, serious or catastrophic in nature. These activities can be dangerous and can lead to injury. It is the parents who should make their children aware of the possibility of injury and encourage their children to follow all the safety rules and coaches. instructions. The undersigned agree, TW and its. Staff members are not responsible for injuries sustained by any cheerleader during the course of tumbling, stunting, cheerleading, or dancing in which he/she may participate or while traveling to or from the event. With the above in mind, and being fully aware of the risks and possibility of injury involved, I consent to have my child or children participate in the programs offered by TW. I, my heirs, executors, and other representatives, waive and release all rights and claims for damages that I or my child/children may have against TW and or it’s representatives, whether paid or volunteer. I also affirm that I now have and will continue to provide hospitalization, health and accident insurance coverage that I consider adequate for both my child’s protection and my own protection.
Permission is granted to use my son/daughter’s picture or image in future advertisement and literature For Tumble World, LLC, and events sponsored and conducted by them. I have read and agree to the above release and appearance clause.
Participants or Participants Parent/Guardian Signature if under (18) Date
City, State, Zip Code Home Phone
Parent/Guardian cell phone Emergency contact name & phone
Medical Insurance Company Policy and Group Number
Athlete Date of Birth_____________________________________________________________
E-mail address __________________________________________________________________
Parents name (printed) __________________________________________________________
Parent Initial Official Signature
2013-2014 TUMBLE WORLD TEAM SELECTIONS
Athlete Information Sheet
Date of Birth____________________________________________
Age as of August 31, 2013_________________________________
Skills I Have: ___________________________________________
I am interested in being a competitor for: (Circle One)
• A Regular Full Year Team
• A Crossover (Competing on Two Teams)
• A Mini willing to Cross to a Youth Team
Do You Have Siblings In The Program? YES NO
If Yes, Must Siblings Be On The Same Team? YES NO
**The choice of which team will be determined by the Directors**
Parent’s Cell ____________________________ Athlete’s Cell__________________________________
Parent’s Email _________________________________________________________________________
Athlete’s T-shirt Size __________ Athlete’s School__________________________________________
**On The Back Of This Form Please Briefly Describe Any Athletic History*