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Pre-Competition Cheer (Blue Team)

2019-2020 Competition Cheer Blue Team

The 2019-20 Blue Competition Team tryouts are complete and the team has been selected. Please come back next spring for information on tryouts for the team for the following year.

Eligibility: current 1st through 5th graders (who will be in 2nd-6th next year) who live or go to school within the PLSAS #719 boundaries and have at least one year of cheer or related experience.

BLUE TEAM (formerly Pre-competition team)

Total Cost:       $290
Includes:

$15 non-refundable tryout fee. Covers gym space rental, outside judges.
$275 for the season, payable by August 1
Season fee includes:

  • Practice space and mat usage from August – early February
  • Coaches training and safety certifications
  • Liability insurance for P.L.A.Y.
  • Entrance fees for 1 competition
  • Music fees

Uniforms:
The Blue Team will wear the PLAY Sideline uniform. If you have the current Sideline uniform, you will not need to buy one (other than possibly a new bow). If you have not participated in Sideline, you will need to purchase this uniform (either used or new). Here are the approximate costs for new uniforms:

Shell (top) and skirt package $134
Long sleeve body liner $24
Shorties $15
Poms $11
Bow $8-12

We have started a uniform sale page that you may want to check for used uniform pieces if you are placed on this team.

You will also need to buy cheer shoes to be worn on the mats indoors only (about $43 if you buy through PLAY).

Additional optional costs (last year's prices; subject to slight changes):

  • Warmup pants and jacket (same as sideline) $120
  • Backpack $50

Coaches:             Angie Jezierski, Alex Borchardt, Tara Caspers

Coordinator:      Stephanie Hayden

Practices:
Practices will start in August and will be Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00pm at Hidden Oaks Middle School. When school starts, the Blue Team will move to Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Aspen Academy. Season ends early February.

Exhibition Performances (not judged; no cost when Gold Team competing): The Blue Team will perform in up to 4 competitions as an exhibition (non-competing) team. 

Competitions: Depending on the progress and readiness of the Blue Team, we will have them compete in one competition toward the end of the season (separate category than Gold Team). More information will be communicated as the season progresses.

Tumbling: The Blue Team will receive some tumbling instruction during their practices with an experienced instructor. Athletes are also encouraged to enroll in outside tumbling classes. Check out Classic Gymnastics (Savage), Bodies in Motion (Prior Lake) or Dynamics (Savage). Some of the gyms offer cheer-specific tumbling classes.

About the Pre-Competition (Blue) Team

The Elementary Pre-Competition Squad was a pilot program in 2018-2019. This new squad was formed for cheerleaders who want to continue beyond the sideline season, improving their skills in preparation for competitive team tryouts in the spring.

This squad did exhibition performances at competitions, and is available to cheer at community events as needed.

pre-comp final performance
pre-comp at the Lake