A Note from our Owner:
Below is a listing and descriptions of all of the teams that we have each season. There are several different options, but be assured that as far as being placed on a certain level, that is not something you as a parent have to worry about. You decide which program best suits your budget and schedule, and we will take it from there. Our main goal is to make sure that your child has the opportunity to grow and shine throughout their season. Teams are placed by age, skill level, and team need (meaning a full team of flyers wont really work). We will always operate with a team first attitude and will always do what is best for the program as a whole. So, read through the options and discuss it as a family before making any decisions, as all of the teams below will require one season of commitment from the participants. Thank you for taking the time to check out our program and if you have any questions, feel free to email me any time at [email protected]
Tara L. Wieland
Full Season Competitive Teams (Levels 1 – 5)
This is a competitive program that is a 1 year commitment. It is for ages 5-18. Although we are a highly competitive program, we offer team levels at every level so that no matter if this is your first year or your 10th, we have a spot for you. Everyone makes a team, and no one is “cut”. We don’t hold tryouts, we hold athlete evaluations and then we place you where it will best suit your age and skill level. Athlete evaluations are held in May. They will practice in work groups with kids of the same skill level June-November, and then November – May is the competitive team season. These teams are in the gym 2 days a week for 3-5 hours total depending on the level. These teams travel out of state 2-3 times a year. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in setting up an evaluation.
International Open Coed Competitive Team (Level 6)
This team is for ages 15 and up and meets one day a week for 2 hours and requires a 10 month commitment. They have a somewhat limited travel schedule and compete December through April. This team will travel out of state and, if a bid is received, they will also attend the Cheerleading Worlds in Orlando, Fl. Please email [email protected] for more information.
This program is for ages 7-18 and registration is going on now. Their season will begin in October and runs through the end April. Participants can choose one or two days a week for 1hr and 15 min. This is a non competitive program that performs at 3 local events. This program is a great place to start if you aren’t quite ready to commit to a full season program, or if you play other sports or just want to have fun while doing something that you love.
This team is for our mighty munchkins (ages 4-6) that want to get the cheer experience just like the big kids! Registration is going on now. Practices will begin in October and runs through the end of April. Practices are one day a week for 45min. They will attend 2 events a season. One is our Charity Event for Toys for Tots in December, and the other is our end of the year Showcase at the gym that is in May. Some of our most advanced athletes started right here in our Tiny Cheer program. It’s never too early to start teaching great technique! Please email [email protected] if you are interested in this program.
Teeny Tiny Cheer
This team is for our littlest athletes ages 1-3 years. Registration is going on now. Practices will begin in October and runs through the end of April. Practices are one day a week for 30min. They will attend 2 events a seaso. One is our Charity Event for Toys for Tots in December, and the other is our end of the year Showcase at the gym that is in May. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in this program.
Fall Sideline Cheer Teams
These teams are “for the fun of it”! It’s a great way to learn the basic fundamentals of cheerleading and to gain the sideline experience you need for high school and collegiate cheer. This is for ages 5-14 and follows the schedule of the Midland Area Youth Football League. Practice is one day a week, and there are 6 consecutive games on Saturdays between September and mid October.
Below is information that only applies to our competitive teams. Please read through it carefully so that you understand the process.
ATHLETE CREDENTIALING – Credentialing is the level that your individual child tested at for stunting and tumbling. Evaluations are based off of age, attention span, athletic ability and team need. Everyone at Storm makes a team (see above that “teams” are not rostered for full season until November) but, you are placed on a level that best suits your age and ability. Here are some FAQ’s about this process…
What do I wear to my evaluation?
Attire – Shorts or spanx, a fitted T or tank, sports bra, low socks, cheer shoes or clean, soft soled athletic shoe, hair in a high pony, bow optional.
What do I need to bring to my evaluation?
ALL ATHLETES MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE THEIR EVALUATION:
1. Registration form and last page of the parent packet signed by the athlete and parent.
2. ALL Payment Agreements signed by the financially responsible party. Please note: We will not do separate agreements for divorced parents. ONE party must be solely responsible.
3. A copy of the athlete’s birth certificate.
4. Your nonrefundable deposit of $100 for full season teams and $60 for half season teams to go towards the season’s Team Fees.
5.Full Season Only: Your $50 evaluation fee (waived if you participate in May Clinics).
When and how will we find out what group my child is placed in?
You will receive an email on or before Friday following evaluations.
What if I am concerned or have questions about the group my child has been placed with?
There will be a no contact order to any of the coaching staff for a period of 48 hours after placements have been made. Then if you would like something better explained to you on why your athlete was placed at a certain level, please email [email protected] to set up an appointment.