Athletics & Recreation
- Michaela Atkinson - President
- Jocelyn Lambier- Vice President
- Keara Meikle- Secretary
Tryouts will consist of a variety of cheerleading skill assessments and athletic ability evaluations, which include, but are not limited to, endurance, strength, jumps, and flexibility tests. Coaches are looking for hard working athletes who demonstrate potential, willingness to accept direction, mindfulness to safety, and a desire to contribute to a positive team environment. Cheerleading experience is an asset; however, dedication and willingness to learn act as an attribute. A short dance and cheer will be taught at tryouts. Athletes will be scored on technique and overall performance. There will be limited stunting at tryouts.
Monique Johnson - Head Coach (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monique (Mo) has been involved with SMU Cheerleading since 2005. She was a member of the team for three years before she started coaching. Mo has a USASF Level 5 and a Nova Scotia Club Cheerleading (NSCC) certification. She coached Dartmouth Cheer Force (DCF) Thunder L3 from 2008-2010 and was a member of DCF Heat L6 for four years (2006-10). Monique is currently a member of Cheer Extreme Crimson L6 and the Vice President and Communicator for Cheer Nova Scotia.
SMU cheerleading athletes are expected to attend ALL practices. The success of the team and its performances solely depend on the commitment of each team member. Athletes unable to commit to the practice, games and competition schedule should reconsider trying out for the Club. The investment of money, time and energy will result in immense benefits.
The nature of cheerleading is such that one team members' absence will hinder the overall performance of the team for an upcoming game or event. While we recognize that there are circumstances under which an absence is required, we need all participants and parents to understand that an accrual of absences, regardless of reason, will result in a significant reduced role in competition routines and may result in dismissal from the team. We do not excuse athletes for family celebrations or events with friends that conflict with organized practices, games, and competition times.
During the year team fundraising events will be organized to help lower the cost of cheerleading fees.
For more information please contact the Head Coach. Interested athletes can also check out our Facebook page below.
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Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00-10:30pm
|Cheer Blast||February 3-4, 2018||Exhibition Park, Halifax|
|Maritime Meltdown||March 3-4, 2018||Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Truro|
|Cheer Expo||April 7-8, 2018||Halifax Forum|