Weekly Reader 1/15

Hello Cheer World Families,


This Week:


With only a week and half until our next competition, practices have become more and more intense!  We are officially at 6 months since our season began, and the next few months are going to fly by.  Remember, this Sunday starts a competition week, so be sure athletes are wearing their practice uniforms.


We would like to officially welcome 2 new staff members to the Cheer World Family.  Some of you might recognize Lynne Gerlach from the Front Desk at Gym World, and we are so happy to be a part of our staff at CW now as well!  We would also like to welcome coach Melissa Siedlecki, whose experience and expertise will be an amazing addition to The Immortals coaching staff this season.


Performance Order GLCC Akron:


Please CLICK HERE to view the Performance Order for the GLCC – Battle at the Lake, scheduled for Saturday, January 25th in Akron, OH.


We will release a final Report Times document next week after adjustment and revisions have been made to the current posted schedule.  Please know that we already have found some issues with the posted times, so adjustments will definitely be made.


Lambda / Kappa / Sigma – Rescheduled Practices from 1/2: (FINAL REMINDER)


Due to Inclement Weather last Thursday, January 2nd, we had to cancel practices.  Please CLICK HERE for the rescheduled times for teams that missed practice that day (Lambda, Kappa, Sigma).  The scheduled make up is on Saturday, January 18th.  We appreciate families making accommodations in getting your athletes to these rescheduled practices so the teams can safely prepare for upcoming competitions.


Revised Practice Times Omega / Omicron / Immortals: (FINAL REMINDER)

This notice is to serve as a reminder and update to the practices scheduled on 1/18 for Omega, Omicron & Immortals.  In the past, we have added a Saturday schedule for Team Omega. This has been a huge help to our team during the most most competitive part of our season. This year, we have decided to add this schedule for all Level 5 teams. Many of the teams we compete against practice 3, 4 or even 5 days a week through the season. Our coaching, experience, lesson planning and philosophies help us stay highly competitive without increasing the commitment of an already demanding sport; however, adding these few Saturday practices assists in the preparation for some of our biggest and most competitive competitions.

Please CLICK HERE for updated schedule.

Team Tumble CANCELLED Saturday 1/18: (FINAL REMINDER)

Due to rescheduled practices from Inclement Weather, we are canceling all Team Tumble classes for Saturday 1/18.


CHEERsport Nationals Transportation Information:


Please review the information below on transpiration while in Atlanta.  Special thanks to our Epsilon team moms, Pam Martin & Kathy Loutit for compiling this info to share!!


There were a lot of questions at practice Monday regarding transportation between the Hotel (The Melia Hotel) and the event center (Georgia World Congress), hopefully this will help answer those questions.


Atlanta has a rail transportation system – MARTA.  A Marta station is located in the domestic terminal at the airport and the North Avenue Station appears to be about a block away from The Melia (no changing of trains involved).  Marta can also get you to and from the hotel and the event center.  CheerSport  has information regarding passes available for advance purchase for unlimited travel during your stay.  The following link is for the CheerSport page that provides more detailed information regarding using MARTA for transportation around Atlanta and the passes that are available. http://www.cheersport.net/pdf/uploads/marta2013.pdf .


You can use maps.google.com to see the locations and routes.  The Georgia World Congress is a very large building.  Mapping sites use the street address, which in this case is the south entrance to the building.  Depending on our specific competition location in the building, it might be better for us to enter the building at the north entrance which borders Simpson St NW.  We will be able to provide more detailed information closer to the competition after the competition scheduled is finalized.


The event web-site might help answer some additional questions you may have.  The link is http://www.cheersport.net/nationals.asp .  When you click on the Atlanta, GA link on the left side of the page it will provide transportation information and the link to hotel reservations (in case you have not yet made your reservations).  The hotel reservation page shows the distance from each hotel to the event site.  The team hotel is The Melia Atlanta, it is not a requirement to stay at this hotel if you have made other arrangements.  It can be a great experience for your athlete to stay at the same hotel as the majority of the Cheer World athletes. 


Cheer World Inclement Weather Policies: (REMINDER)

Please be aware of the following:

1.  We do not follow any particular public school closing.  Typically, since our first class begins at 3:30 p.m. or later, we wait until 2-2:30 p.m. to make the decision to close.  In more severe circumstances, we may make the decision earlier.  We typically base our decision off of road conditions, to ensure safe travel & typically don’t take low temperature into account as our athletes are not “waiting for the bus”.  We do take temperature into account during summer.

2.  We will notify you in the following ways:

a.  via email

b.  by posting a message on our website homepage:  www.cheerworldallstars.com

c.  on our Facebook page

d.  on our Twitter

e.  by recorded message on our voice mail at the gym.

3.  If in doubt, you can call the gym since we will always try to have someone there to answer your questions (depending on the severity of the weather).  440-792-4027.



General Info GLCC Chicago – The Showdown: (REMINDER)


We have had a lot of questions on the format of this event.  This is a 2 day event, meaning all Cheer World Teams attending this event will compete both Saturday & Sunday.  Awards follow the Day 2 performance & the score is cumulative from both days performances.  This is also a Worlds Bid event, which both Omega & Immortals will be vying for a bid the first time this season!


Because of the length of travel, we do ask all athletes arrive by Friday evening into Chicago.  A six hour car ride or missed flight never help our chances for success, and coaches stress levels.


Although we encourage families to stay and support teams through out the weekend, athletes are dismissed once their teams awards have ended on Sunday.  Please note these times are tentative and subject to change per the event producer, so plan travel accordingly.


Please CLICK HERE to view the General Schedule for the GLCC – The Showdown, schedule for February 1st & 2nd in Chicago IL.




Post Season Information: (REMINDER)


We will be releasing more information on our “Post Season” after the new year so families can plan any needed travel and fully know what to expect.  This should be out in the next 2 weeks.






The Cheer World Staff