• Athlete Expectations: Commitment


    Season Practice Dates

     
    Summer:  
        Summer practices begin the last week of June and continue through the beginning of school.
       

    During School: 
        2-4 days a week = 2 morning practices (5:20am-7:20am), 2 afternoon practices (after school- about 5pm).
        *Practice schedules during the school year will be determined quarter by quarter.

    During School Breaks:
        Fall Break:  1st week practice, 2nd week off
        Winter Break:  Off through January 1st, practice begins January 2nd
        Spring Break:  Competition season is typically at its end by spring break.  If this is true, our cheer season will end before spring break.

     

    "Off Season": (TBD)
       March, April, May, June (first 3 weeks)

     


     

    Varsity Cheer 

    This team has the longest season of any sport on campus. Their season encompasses both the fall and winter sports seasons, as well as any extended competition seasons (February - April).
    It is expected that each athlete is committed from the time of tryouts to the end of the season, which ends with the final basketball game and/or final competition.

          In previous seasons, we have practiced:  last week of June- July; 1st week of fall break; final days of winter break (beginning Jan. 2), and on most 3-day weekends (Labor Day, Veteran's Day, MLK Day, President's Day).  Athletes are expected to be present if the team has practices scheduled.  Coach will send out schedules as far in advance as possible.  It is not recommended to take family vacations during this time.

    o Commitments include attendance at practices, games and any other required activities, such as competitions, fundraising, community events, performances, or participating in school spirit activities. These commitments may occur on weekends and/or during school breaks that include but are not limited to: Summer Break, Fall Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and President’s Day.

    o Casteel Cheer supports and encourages involvement in school activities and sports on campus; however, Casteel Cheer obligations are still expected to be met by all athletes, regardless of outside commitments.

           Athletes must let Head Coach know if they’re involved in other Casteel activities. Together, the athlete and coach will determine how to share time/commitment between Casteel activities.

          Note: Sharing time/commitment between Casteel activities may limit the athlete’s involvement in the team. If the athlete isn’t attending practices, he/she may not be able to be placed in a routine. This will be determined by the coach.

    o It is not recommended for athletes to have jobs. If an athlete chooses to have a job during season, Casteel Cheer obligations are still expected to be met by the athlete.

    o Tardies and absences for jobs or outside activities/sports will not be recognized as “excused.”

    o Cheer team members are expected to know all cheers, chants and routines prior to a game/performance. If an athlete does not know the material prior to the game/performance, s/he will not participate in the performance. Performance readiness is determined at the coach’s discretion. 

     

     


    JV/Game Day Cheer

    Their season encompasses both the fall and winter sports seasons (July-February). It is expected that each athlete is committed from the time of tryouts to the end of the season, which ends with the final basketball game, whether regular season or play-off game.

    o Commitments include attendance at practices, games and any other required activities, such as fundraising, community events, performances, or participating in school spirit activities. These commitments may occur on weekends and/or during school breaks that include but are not limited to: Summer Break, Fall Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and President’s Day.

          In previous seasons, we have practiced:  last week of June- July; 1st week of fall break; final days of winter break (beginning Jan. 2), and on most 3-day weekends (Labor Day, Veteran's Day, MLK Day, President's Day).  Athletes are expected to be present if the team has practices scheduled.  Coach will send out schedules as far in advance as possible.  It is not recommended to take family vacations during this time.

    o If involved in an outside sport or other activity on campus, Casteel Cheer obligations are still expected to be met by the athlete.

    o It is not recommended for athletes to have jobs.

    o Tardies and absences incurred due to jobs or outside activities will not be recognized as “excused.”

    o Cheer team members are expected to know all cheers, chants and routines. If an athlete does not know the material prior to a game/performance, s/he will not participate in the performance. Performance readiness is determined at the coach’s discretion.


    Junior High Cheer

    The Jr. High season encompasses both the fall and winter sports seasons (August-February). It is expected that each athlete is committed from the time of tryouts to the end of the season, which ends with the final basketball game, whether regular season or play-off game and/or final competition.

    o Commitments include attendance at practices, games and any other required activities, such as fundraising, community events, performances, or participating in school spirit activities. These commitments may occur on weekends and/or during school breaks that include but are not limited to: Summer Break, Fall Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and President’s Day.

    o If involved in an outside sport or other activity on campus, Casteel Cheer obligations are still expected to be met by the athlete.

    o Tardies and absences incurred due to outside activities will not be recognized as “excused.”

    o Cheer team members are expected to know all cheers, chants and routines. If an athlete does not know the material prior to a game/performance, s/he will not participate in the performance. Performance readiness is determined at the coach’s discretion.