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  • To promote spirit, sportsmanship, and pride among teammates, athletes and the student body & faculty members of Quincy High School and the city of Quincy.

  • To work with others as a team and learn the values of teamwork, dedication, and perseverance.

  • To build character, self-esteem, self-discipline, and learn the joys and disappointments of healthy competition

  • All students interested in trying out for the QHS Cheerleading program must be academically eligible as stated in the Quincy Public Schools Student/Athlete Handbook.  Report cards will be checked at the end of each term to determine eligibility for the following season.

  • All students trying out must have the following forms on file with the Quincy High School Cheerleading coaching staff before they will be able to tryout:

  • Signed Medical Release Form

  • Signed Team Constitution

  • The Quincy High School Cheerleading program consists of (3) teams and participates in the following:

  • Varsity – Varsity Football (Home & Away) & Boys Basketball (All Home & Select Away) games; all related post-season games; Competition; School Pep Rallies; summer cheerleading camp; team fundraising and any other cheerleading/school/community related activities, as needed

  • Junior Varsity – Junior Varsity Football (Home); Varsity Boys New England Revolution (Home); Varsity Girls Basketball (Home); all related post-season games; School Pep Rallies; Competitions (If decided upon); summer cheerleading camp; team fundraising and any other cheerleading/school/community related activities, as needed

  • Freshman – Freshman Football (Home); Varsity Boys New England Revolution (Home); Varsity Ice Hockey (Home); all related post-season games; School Pep Rallies; summer cheerleading camp; team fundraising and any other cheerleading/school/community related activities, as needed.

  • **If there is no Freshman team, the JV team will cheer all Varsity Boys New England Revolution (Home); Junior Varsity Football (Home); Varsity Boys Ice Hockey (Home); all related post-season games; School Pep Rallies; Competitions (If decided upon); summer cheerleading camp; team fundraising and any other cheerleading/school/community related activities, as needed.

  • Team members must have a current physical exam on file by September 1 of each school year, which will cover them for one-full year.  Quincy H.S. provides physical exams free of charge on certain days throughout the summer.  See Advisor for an appointment.  Your personal physician may complete physical exams; however, proper documentation must be presented to the coaching staff.

  • The QHS Cheerleading coaching staff reserves the right, along with a qualified panel of judges, to evaluate and select team members based on the individual’s ability, attitude, commitment and potential for improvement.

  • If any team member voluntarily or involuntarily leaves the squad mid-season, for any reason, he/she will be eligible to tryout for the following year’s squad, however, is not guaranteed to be chosen for any team.

  • No athlete has an absolute spot on the team.  The coaching staff reserves the right, at any time, without notice, to change team rosters by adding, rearranging, or replacing athletes to and from teams within the program

  • Team calendars will be distributed to each team member each month, at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the month.  Dates and times of games, practices, competitions, etc. may change without much notice and beyond the control of the coaching staff.  Each team member will be notified of any changes to the calendar as quickly as possible.

  • All team members are expected to attend all practices/games/competitions/special events/fundraisers, etc. unless excused by the coach.   If you are sick and non-contagious, please make every effort to attend practice and watch for any changes that may affect you. 

  • The only excused absence will be of those missing for family emergencies and/or serious illness or injury.  A doctor’s note must be presented to a member of the coaching staff to excuse for an illness or injury.

  • If you are not attending practice, you MUST call and speak to a coach at least 2 hours prior!!

  • Any scheduled absence must be presented in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the absence. It is the responsibility of the individual team member to remind the coaching staff of their absence during the practice, game, event, etc. prior to the scheduled absence.

  • Family vacation dates must be presented, in writing, to a member of the coaching staff at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled vacation.  

  • No cheerleader will be allowed to miss more than 3 unexcused practices and/or more than 2 games in any season.  Work IS NOT an excused absence!  Removal from the team will result.

  • Failure to appear to a scheduled event without prior notification will result in immediate removal from the team.

  • All team members must attend summer cheerleading camp.  Financial responsibility, dates and times will be announced when a camp location has been chosen.  If any cheerleader does not attend cheerleading camp, he/she will not participate in the Fall Pep Rally or the first football game of the season.

  • You may not miss practice for any reason two weeks prior to any competition. (This includes Christmas and February vacations) **This only applies to teams that compete

  • If for any reason a practice, game, competition, special event, etc. is to be canceled, each team member will be notified by either a captain or a member of the coaching staff.  If the school cancels all sports and activities during the school day, due to inclement weather, and there is a practice, game, event, etc. scheduled for that night, it will be canceled.  The coaching staff will do everything in their power to notify all team members of game make-up times and dates, etc. as soon as possible
  • All conduct rules & regulations of Quincy High School and the QHS Cheerleading program are in effect at all times.

  • All will treat opposing and home team cheerleaders, players, coaches and officials, as we would like to be treated, at their facility and ours.

  • While acting as a host to another school or team, the members of the QHS Cheerleading program must be cordial, accommodating, and friendly to the opposing team.  Sportsmanlike conduct must be displayed AT ALL TIMES!!  This rule also pertains to when QHS is the visitor at another school.

  • Any willful assault, physical or verbal, of a coach, cheerleader, parent, and/or official by a team member will result in immediate dismissal from the team.

  • ABSOLUTELY NO CONSUMING tobacco products, DRUGS AND/OR ALCOHOL AT ANY TIME!!!!  If you are caught consuming or in the possession of any tobacco products, alcohol and/or drugs during a practice, game, or any other school/cheerleading event, and/or while in your team uniform, jacket, or any clothing item that identifies you as a member of the Quincy High School student community, you will be immediately dismissed from the team, your parents will be notified, and school disciplinary action may be taken.  If any substances that cause intoxication (i.e. drugs and/or alcohol) are consumed the day or night prior to a game, competition, special event, etc. and that team member appears to be ill, he/she will be suspended from the team and his/her parents will be notified.

  • Squad members should never interfere with coaches’ conversations with other team members and/or parents.

  • Squad members must display proper and respectful actions while in uniform.  Any public displays of affection must be respectful to those surrounding them.

  • All team members must, at all times, be a strong representative of the QHS Cheerleading program (coaching staff, team members and parents), Quincy High School, the City of Quincy, their respective families, and a positive reflection of his/her teammates.

  • All uniforms are the property of the QHS Cheerleading program and Quincy High School and will consist of a shell, skirt, and poms.

  • Some additional items must be purchased by each team member, including but not limited to: a bodysuit, trunks, sneakers, team bag, warm-up pants, and a team jacket.

  • All will be required to have clean and pressed uniforms at ALL times.

  • No eating and/or drinking (except water) in uniform.  If you must eat and/or drink while in uniform, please cover it with a shirt, jacket and/or pants.

  • Uniforms may not be defaced or altered in any way.  All uniforms and accessories may only be worn for specified functions.  If any part of the uniform is lost or defaced, the cheerleader must replace it.

  • All team members must report to an event in the attire selected by the coaching staff.

  • Proper attire must be worn to ALL practices: sneakers, socks, shorts, and t-shirt or sports bra.  Hair must be up.  Sports bras may be worn for practice only.  No loose fitting clothing.  Sweatshirts and/or sweatpants may be worn during warm-up and/or conditioning, but must be removed prior to performing any stunts, tumbling, and/or jumping.

  • No jewelry of any kind may be worn during practice, game, and/or event, unless it is a medical ID or religious emblem, which must be secured to the body.  Bellybutton rings MUST be removed.  Tongue, nose, eyebrow, and/or cartilage piercings MUST be removed. Tattoos MUST be concealed.

  • Nails must be kept short at ALL times.  No nail polish will be worn when performing.

  • All team members will be required to wear make-up when competing.  The coaching staff, prior to the first competition, will determine colors and amount for each team member.  **This only applies to teams that compete

  • Hair MUST be kept off the face (including bangs) and neck.  All team members will wear their hair as chosen by the coaching staff for games/performances/competitions, etc.

  • The QHS Cheerleading program will follow the safety guidelines as set by the National Federation of Interscholastic Spirit Association (NFISA) and the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association (MSSAA) at all times.

  • All team members are expected to be at practice, game, and/or special event at the scheduled time.  These times are scheduled in advance and every team member must make every effort to be on time.  Excessive tardiness will result in team suspension.

  • Pagers and/or cell phones must be turned off during practice/game and/or special event.  If they cause a disruption it will be confiscated and given back at a later time.

  • Full uniforms or designated clothing must be worn throughout the entire game, competition and/or special event unless otherwise stated.

  • No team member will be allowed to leave a practice, game, competition and/or special event until released by the coaching staff.

  • Curfews will be in effect the night prior to a competition and/or special event.  A member of the coaching staff will contact each team member at a designated time and MUST speak with that team member.  Failure to be available at the time of curfew will result in suspension from the team and the next day’s event.

  • All cheerleaders must travel to and from all games/competitions/special events in the transportation provided by Quincy High School .  Team members may ONLY leave games/competitions/special events with his/her parents.  For team members wishing to go home with another team member’s parents, prior arrangements must be made and approved by the coaching staff.

  • During competitions, performances, games, etc. all cheerleaders should sit with their teammates and support each other, as well as other teams.

  • All cheerleaders are obligated to actively participate in fundraising for team expenses.  Team expenses may include, but are not limited to, competition fees, uniforms, choreography, etc.  Fundraisers may include, but are not limited to, a carwash, canning, sales, etc.

  • Beginning in the fall of 2002, the team will be running a concession stand at every home New England Patriots game and other various events (i.e. New England Revolution soccer, concerts, etc.) at CMGI Field .  Each team member 16 years of age and older must work a minimum of 2 football games per season and 2 other events throughout the year.  Concession teams will be put together prior to the start of the NFL season.  Information regarding this will be distributed at a later date.

  • If any team member is unable to make a scheduled fundraiser, he/she is required to make it up by either working a double shift at a future fundraiser, attending an extra event and/or paying his/her portion out of pocket.

  • All cheerleaders are responsible for purchasing the following: a bodysuit, trunks, sneakers, team bag, warm-up pants, and a team jacket.  These articles are all considered a squad member’s uniform.

  •  **Please see below for an estimated outline of each team members financial responsibility.

  • All team members are expected to attend and fund summer camp.

  • Members of the team and coaching staff will choose team captains each year; (4) Captains for Varsity and (2) Captains for Junior Varsity.  There will be no team captains for the Freshman team. Team members will have the opportunity to vote for their top choices in team leadership.  The coaching staff reserves the right to make the final choice on team captains.

  • To be eligible for team captain, team members must have been an active member of the QHS Cheerleading program for at least 2 years.

  • Team captains will be chosen based on their demonstration of the following skills:

  •  Leadership & Representation of the QHS Cheerleading Program

  •  Maturity

  •  Cooperation.

  •  Dedication & Commitment

  •  Spirit

  •  Teamwork & Sportsmanship

  •  Motivation & Inspiration

  • Responsibilities of the team captains include, but are not limited to:

  •  Beginning practice (i.e. warming up and stretching)

  •  Leading crowd & cheers at games

  •  Leading team during performances, games, competitions, etc.

  •  Coordinating team activities & fundraisers with coaching staff

  •  Contacting team members when needed

  •  Assisting team members and coaching staff with any tasks, as needed

  •  Coordinating team gatherings with coaching staff

  •  Supporting team members in any way necessary

  •  Creating a vision and strategy to assist team in meeting goals

  •  Greeting visitor cheerleaders and/or teams and acting as host throughout their visit

  • The coaching staff has the right to demote a team member voted as Captain, after fair warning, if he/she has not demonstrated the ability to be an effective leader.  In this case, it is the discretion of the coaching staff to either choose another team member to assume the role of Captain or not.

  • The QHS Cheerleading program is committed to promoting and fostering healthy lifestyles and eating habits for all team members.

  • It is essential for team members to pay particular attention to maintaining a healthy body and proper nutrition.  Poor nutrition and physical fitness could result in serious injury and/or illness.

  • All participants will be required to participate in appropriate weight training and aerobic activity to build endurance and muscle for top performance levels.

  • All injuries, even though minor, must be reported to coach immediately.  In case of serious injuries, the coaches’ judgement with regard to the physical conditions of the participant will be final. Please notify coach of any injuries sustained outside of cheerleading.

  • If any cheerleader is seriously injured at a practice, game and/or competition, the rescue squad will be called and every effort to contact the cheerleader’s parent (or the persons designated on your emergency form) by telephone.

  • If the rescue squad takes a team member to the hospital, he/she will be accompanied to the hospital by a member of the coaching staff and registered at the emergency room.  The medical release form that all participant’s parents/guardians are required to sign, releases the right, by the parent/guardian, for medical treatment to be sought by the coaching staff in the event of an emergency.

  • When a cheerleader has been advised to discontinue participation because of injury, he/she will not be allowed to resume participation without a signed permission slip from his/her physician.

  • The QHS Cheerleading program coaching staff understands that cheerleading is an expensive and time-consuming sport.  The activity of cheerleading requires a total commitment by your son/daughter, as well as the support of your entire family.

  • Parents are expected to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner.  Disqualification may result in the inappropriate actions/words displayed by parents, cheerleaders, and/or coaches.

  • If your child is having problems with other teammates, parents may request a meeting with the coaching staff.  Parents should avoid involvement in student conflicts.  The coaching staffing has an “open-door policy” and welcomes efforts to resolve problematic issues.

  • Parents should avoid coaching during a practice, game, and/or competition.  Please do not give your child technical instruction concerning skills or routines during a performance.  Improper and conflicting instruction could result in confusion, poor performance, and/or injury.

  • Gossip and/or petty behavior will not be tolerated by parents, coaches and/or family members. 

  • Parents are asked not to enter the competition floor or event preparation area unless it is an emergency situation.

  • Team parents are expected to assist the team and coaching staff in fundraising activities throughout the year.

  • Beginning in the fall of 2002, the team will be running a concession stand at every home New England Patriots game and other various events (i.e. New England Revolution soccer, concerts, etc.) at CMGI Field.  Each team family is asked to work a minimum of 2 football games per season and 2 other events throughout the year.  Concession teams will be put together prior to the start of the NFL season.  Information regarding this will be distributed at a later date.

  • As a parent, your support is crucial.  Without you there are no children and thus no program.  We feel every child is an important part of the entire program.  Let’s all work together and do the absolute best we all can.

 



Every team member is responsible for paying for the following:

**Please Note: The following prices (except Camp Tuition ) are only estimates!

                                    

                                     Camp Tuition                                         $225.00

                                    Camp Dates :   August 5-8, 2002 at Westfield State College

                                    

                                    Jacket (*If needed)                               $50.00

                                    Warm-up Pants (*If needed)                  $30.00

                                    Sweatshirt                                             $30.00

                                    Bodysuit                                               $20.00

Trunks  (*If needed)                              $15.00

Sneakers                                               $40.00

Camp Shorts (3 pairs)                            $25.00

Practice Shirts (3)                                 $60.00

Team Bag (*If needed)                         $30.00

Gloves                                                  $3.00   

                                                                        $528.00 Approximate Total

 

All payments will be collected in 3 installments:

1.      $200.00 due June 5

2.      $200.00 due July 7

3.      $128.00 Balance due August 12

 

Fundraisers will be done, throughout the year, to defray the cost of the above items, as well as pay for competition fees and other materials the team may need.  However, all items must be paid for up front and any monies raised will be refunded, if appropriate, by the end of the cheerleading season.

 

**Please Note:  These prices are estimates only (except for camp tuition, which is accurate).  Once team rosters have been finalized, uniform details have been finalized, and sales tax/shipping amounts have been figured then accurate prices will be distributed to each team member.  This is only to give an idea of what is financially expected of each team member.

 

 



 

 

My child,                                                                                                                      , has my permission to be a member of the Quincy High School Cheerleading program.  I understand that he/she must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the coaching staff of the QHS Cheerleading program, and will be present for all practices, games, competitions, performances and special events the squad will be participating in (unless excused by the coaching staff). I have read the rules and regulations and understand that the violation of any of these rules may lead to temporary or permanent suspension from the squad.

 

I understand that the head coach and qualified judges will evaluate my child at tryouts or my child will not be considered for a position on the cheerleading team.  I as a parent will agree to abide by the final decisions based on the tryouts, to pick the qualified participants for the QHS Cheerleading program.

 

I understand the costs involved as stated in the rules.

 

I understand by the very nature of this activity, cheerleading and gymnastics carry a risk of physical injury.  No matter how careful the participants and coaches are, how many sports are used, or what landing surface is used, the risk cannot be eliminated.  The risk of injury includes minor injuries, such as muscle pulls, dislocation and broken bones.  The risk also includes catastrophic injuries such as permanent paralysis or even death from landing or falling on the back, neck, or head.  I understand these risks and will not hold the QHS Cheerleading program and/or coaching staff responsible in case of accident or injury at anytime.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            
Signature of Parent/Guardian                                                                             Date

 

 

I am interested in becoming a member of the Quincy High School Cheerleading program.  I understand the risks stated above.  If elected, I promise to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the coaching staff of the QHS Cheerleading program.  I promise to cooperate and follow the instructions and constructive criticism of the coaches and staff.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            
Signature of Participant                                                                                     Date

 


 

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