Weekly Reader 1/22/14

Hello Cheer World Families,


This Week:


These next two weekends are going to be very exciting for our program as we compete in both Akron and Chicago!  Please be sure to review all the needed information from.


We are 2 weeks away from when Cheer World goes to Broadway to see Bring It On! The Musical.  The staff is looking forward to a super fun night out with our athletes off the mat!  Be sure athletes & families plan on wearing their CW Gear to the show.  We don’t want our athletes in uniforms and make up, but warm ups, CW shirts and hair bows are highly encouraged!!


Finally, since Bring It On! The Musical is taking place on a Wednesday evening, we rescheduled all team practices that occur on Wednesdays.  This schedule was originally communicated back in the late fall, but due to our “links” issues we realized families have not been able to view this REVISED SCHEDULE, please CLICK HERE to view it.  Any issues please email pat@cheerworldallstars.com


Performance Order & Report Times GLCC Akron: UPDATED 1/24


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


Please CLICK HERE to view and print the UPDATED Report Times for all teams this weekend.


Chicago Bus Travel Information:


The buses will load at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 31.  All seats are full.  Please have someone drop you off or plan to park your car at Cheer World for the weekend.  The buses will leave the parking lot at 4:15pm, DON’T BE LATE!  You are encouraged to bring dinner or snacks on the bus as we hope to only stop once and for a very short time (there will not be enough time to get a meal).  Food and beverages except for dairy products and alcohol are allowed on the bus.  The driving part of the trip is approximately 6 hours.  Feel free to bring movies to play as well.


You will be given a shuttle schedule and can count on the bus taking you to and from the competition arena on Saturday and Sunday.  Since checkout time is noon on Sunday, please plan to load the bus with your luggage before going to the Convention Center on Sunday.   As soon as the last award sessions are done on Sunday, please load the bus as quickly as possible so that we can start our trip home.  The buses will be return to Cleveland after 7:30pm Sunday night, arriving in Cleveland after 1:30am.  Please note, a final return Bus Schedule will be posted as the final competitions schedule is still being adjusted by the event producer.


Finally, starting this Sunday, 1/26 we have a One Week Sale on our CW Blankets!  Be sure you stay cozy, warm and spirited on this bus ride with you CW Blanket!  Be sure to get yours for the discounted price of $35!


Practice Adjustments 1/31 – 2/2:


Please review the following schedule for team practices from Friday, January 31st through February 2nd.  Please note the gym will be CLOSED for all team activity during these dates.  Teams that are missing due to a scheduled competition will not be rescheduled.


Friday, 1/31: Alpha – Cancelled (Rescheduled for 2/8 12:00 – 1:30)

Gamma – Cancelled


Saturday, 2/1: All Team Tumble Cancelled


Sunday, 2/2: Delta – Cancelled (Rescheduled for 2/8 12:00 – 1:30)

All other Team Practices Cancelled

Flyer Technique Cancelled


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 day of 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.


CHEERsport Hotel Information:


The hotel block for Atlanta has been moved.   All rooms have been moved to the Atlanta Hilton.  This hotel is closer to the venue and in a more family friendly area than the previous hotel.


If you did not receive an email confirmation about the change, please contact Connections Housing 855-632-4337 / 404-842-0000 (International) or by email to CHEERSPORT@connectionshousing.com.


CHEERsport Nationals Transportation Information:


Of course after all of the logistics were figured out, they switched hotels on us!  Please review the REVISED information on travel using public transportation to the Hilton Atlanta from the Airport & from the hotel to the competition venue, the GWCC.


Using MARTA-  *We recommend purchasing a Day Pass if you plan on using this service.

From the Airport: Take the RED or GOLD line to the Peachtree Center Station.  There is a covered walk way, which is about a 2 block walk to the hotel from the station.


From Hilton to GWCC: Take RED or GOLD line to Five Points Station. Transfer to BLUE line and exit Dome/GWCC/Philips/CNN .  


From GWCC to Hilton: Take BLUE line to Five Points Station.  Transfer to RED or GOLD line to Peachtree Center Station.  There is a covered walk way, which is about a 2 block walk to the hotel from the station.


Driving Directions-  *Parking at hotel is $22 per day

From the Airport: From 75/85 North, take exit #248C (Andrew Young Boulevard). Bear left at 2nd light. Take a right at Piedmont, left at 2nd light onto Baker, 1 block up left onto Courtland to the hotel entrance on left.


Cab Service:


From the Airport: Taxi’s are available, with a fare around $30


Around Atlanta: Taxi’s are available at near the front entrance of the hotel


Take a walk:


The GWCC is about a 20 minute walk from the Hilton Atlanta.


Cheer World Inclement Weather Policies: (FINAL 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.









The Cheer World Staff