  Promote and uphold school spirit, unity and pride.
     Represent the school to the highest degree.
     Set an example of good behavior and sportsmanship at all times (whether in uniform or not)
     Promote friendship with each other and with schools with whom we compete, perform and go to camp with.
     Promote the development of lifelong values and skills.

Cheerleaders understand that teamwork and the maintenance of discipline is the key to the success of the spirit program. Cheerleaders
are dedicated to promoting spirit, enthusiasm, and a positive winning attitude through example. Adherence to the Cheer Program rules
and Regulations is vital to achieve these goals. All members realize that the manner, in which they conduct themselves in our out of
uniform, directly reflects on the entire team, squad and school.

It is recognized that these rules and regulations are necessary to maintain morale, discipline and effective learning. Consistent
enforcement of these rules and regulations is also necessary to ensure the safety and general well being of each individual spirit leader.
Participation in spirit leading is voluntary, not mandatory. It is a privilege not a right and maybe revoked by the school personnel when a
spirit leader violates the rules and regulations. CCHS/IHSAA by-laws as outlined in the student handbook and NFHS SPIRIT rules apply
first and foremost.

All cheerleading candidates and parents must sign a contract stating that they agree to and are aware of the amount of time, expense,
expectations, commitment and responsibility required and expected. Please read the CCHS Student Handbook for athletic eligibility as they
take precedence.
         Freshman spirit squad (fall and/or winter) may consist of students entering the 9th grade.
         Junior Varsity spirit squad (fall and/or winter) may consist of students entering the 10th & 11th grade. Minimum tumbling
          requirement is a handspring with a spot.
         Varsity spirit squad (fall and/or winter) may consist of students entering the 11th & 12th grade. Minimum tumbling requirement
          is a handspring.
         Varsity Competition squad (Fall Only) may consist of students in all grades. Minimum tumbling requirement is a handspring at
          tryouts; a tuck by June 1, 2008. Must also cheer on a spirit squad.
               o The tumbling requirement must be able to be performed at anytime, any surface, when coach requests throughout the
                    season. If you are do not maintain or improve tumbling you may be removed from the squad.

        By being part of an athletic team, you are accepting the fact that your actions are more prominent than those not associated with
         such an activity. Because of this, exemplary behavior is mandatory at all times, anywhere in the community and at all school
         functions where you are recognized as a representative of CCHS.
        Promoting good sportsmanship by way of example is required at all times. Members must not use foul language at practices, in
         school, at games, camp or competitions, etc.
        Excessive public displays of affection are never considered appropriate, especially in uniform, at games or in school.
        Proper appearance is required at all times, with clothing appropriate to the occasion.
        Members must cooperate with all faculty members, squad members, game officials and coaches.
        Cheerleaders must display proper behavior in class, including being on time, not skipping and not cheating.
        Every attempt will be made to discipline fairly/equally, and to make consequences of actions known ahead of time. Parents will be
         kept informed of problem situations. Severity of, or repeated offenses may dictate harsher action.

Cheerleading is unlike other sport. We do not substitute members. You being present is very important.
       Illness or other extreme emergencies are the only valid reason for missing practices or games.
             o Illness with doctor’s note, extreme emergencies, preplanned school functions or family events will be excused.
       Excessive absence will result in removal from squad.
       Absences due to work schedules are unexcused.
       Attendance at a game or practice without proper shoes, clothes or uniform will be considered an absence.

        Safety is our first priority. No excessive horse-playing. Never stunt or tumble without the coach present.

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     All games are mandatory for which you are assigned.
           o Freshman Fall - All home and away freshman football games. All home Varsity football games.
           o Freshman Winter - boys and girls home freshman basketball games. All home Varsity basketball games assigned to
           o JV Fall – All home and away JV football games. All home Varsity football games.
           o JV Winter - All home boys and girls JV basketball games. Divided to cheer at boys and girls away basketball games.
              All home Varsity basketball games assigned to attend.
           o Varsity Fall – All home and away Varsity football games.
           o Varsity Winter - All home boys and girls basketball games. Divided to cheer at boys and girls away basketball games.
           o Varsity Competition Fall – all competitions along with all football games.

        You are the only student athletes that take a uniform home. Don’t abuse this privilege or it will be taken away.
        Uniforms are provided by the school and must be cared for properly. DO NOT DRYCLEAN! Machine wash in cold water, hang to

        All safety rules of the National Federation of State High School Assn. and the Indiana Cheerleading Association are enforced and
         followed at our practices, games and competitions.
        Cheerleaders are responsible for a certain amount of their own safety and protection during practices, games and competitions.
         Wraps, braces or tapes are to be worn when needed.

     Fall Season Cheerleading and Winter Season Cheerleading are considered separate sports. A letter/numeral maybe earned for
     each season you participate.
    Letters, numerals (provided by the Athletic Dept) Requirements -
          o Freshman = numerals. Improve tumbling skills. Attend all games required.
          o JV = small Junior Varsity C. Improve tumbling skills. Attend all games required.
          o Varsity = large Varsity C. Improve tumbling skills. Attend all games required.
          o Once you have earned your Varsity C you may wear a Varsity Letter Jacket. Please take into consideration the long
               standing tradition and well earned privilege of wearing a Varsity Letter Jacket only if you have earned a Varsity Letter.
          o Chevrons are available for purchase for each season you are a Varsity Letter winner.
    Season Awards – two awards are presented by the coach to each squad for each season. May consist of; Leadership,
     Outstanding Cheerleading, Attitude, Outstanding Spirit, Most Improved.
    Eleanor Gall award is presented at the Honor Convocation in May. Eleanor was a JV cheerleader when she was taken from this
     world. Her parents started this award in her memory. This award is given to an outstanding cheerleader each year in memory of
     Eleanor Gall. The recipient of this award should have the following qualifications:
                       Be a member of the Varsity or Reserve/JV squad
                       Show good technique in the execution of yells.
                       Show excitement and enthusiasm in executing yells and working with an audience.
                       Show good sportsmanship and attitude at all times and help promote the same.
                       Be cooperative in planning and carrying out plans
                       Be of good moral standing.
                       Rank in the top half of their class.

It is imperative that cheerleaders of all seasons attend and participate in all summer activities and events including camps, clinics,
fundraisers and assemblies. Some are as follows:
         Camps – CCHS Cheerleaders to a 2-4 day resident camp at a University
         Fundraisers - Mini Camp, Garage Sale, Car Wash, etc…
         OSD – Posters, Booth and Parade.
         Competitions – can include County Fairs, NHC, and others
         Clinics – at our facility, focusing on a skill set.

Varsity Competition Cheerleaders are required to participate in the NHC Competition. All other competitions will be participated in at the
discretion of the coaches. Addl expenses may incur on the comp squad.
         Competition squad will have practices in addition to the spirit squad practices.
         Competition squad is required to compete in all eligible areas.
         NHC – Saturday in September, Team, Stunt Group, 3-Individuals
         County Fairs – Elkhart Co, St. Joe. Co.
         Homestead Invite, Wawasee Invite.
         IASP – Preliminaries, 3A Team, All-Girl Stunt Group, Individuals - no limit must be graduating class.
         IASP – State, if qualify from prelim, same as listed above.
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Solely, fundraisers performed by the cheerleaders support the Cheerleading Fund. This fund is used to pay for supplies, transportation
fees, decorations, poster boards, markers, tape, competition and entry fees, parties & gifts, awards and miscellaneous expenses.
         Cheerleading uniforms are provided by the Athletic Department every 3 years as necessary
         Shoes, Crops, Socks, Briefs, Hair bows, team sweats, and camp cloths are all at the expense of the cheerleader. Also Camp costs
          and clinics are the responsibility of the cheerleader.
         Fundraising opportunities are available to alleviate these expenses.

Estimated Expenses; $350.00
Camp;         $200-275 - resident camp UCA at a university.
Shoes;        $40 new shoes are required for competition and Winter season. Shoes cannot be worn outside
CD;           $5 a CD with chants and School Song to learn.
Camp Cloths;  $60 three outfits (shorts & T-shirts)
Socks;        $5 short – hidden socks only.
Bows;         $5 must match
Sashes;       $5 to be worn on game days, decorated by you.
Clinics;      $20 – one day clinics

Fundraising opportunities are available to alleviate these expenses. The Athletic Department provides individual financial assistance when
needed for some athletic expenses. Please contract Mr. Penrod for further information or assistance.

Group Fundraising Planned;
April- May         Spring sports ticket booth – 2 girls per event
April 12 & 13th    Wresting Concessions at ISMS
June 24-28         OSD booth and Parade
June 28            Fundraiser
August 4-8         Mini Cheerleading Camp

Jacque Eber-Orr                      Vanessa Bills              Kayla Hogue                        Carolyn McCormick
909 W Dogwood Dr                     1915 S Coffee Tree Ln      1175 N Airport Rd                  214 W Keiser Rd
260-244-7510h                        260-248-2930h              260-248-2712h                      260-244-4757h
260-229-1089c                        260-229-2607c              260-229-1624c                      260-229-0043
jacque.eber-orr@stidelivers.com      vanessawccf@kconline.com   kaycheer2006@hotmail.com           carolyn.mccormick@parkview.com

Cut here and return signed portion to Coach on first day of tryouts March 10, 2008
_______ ____ ______ _____         _________ ______ ____________ _________ _____ __________ ______ ____

DISCIPLINE POLICY – CCHS/IHSAA By-laws (student handbook) and NFHS SPIRIT rules apply first and foremost.
My Child, ___________________________________ has my permission to be a cheerleader at CCHS. I understand and agree that
she must observe and abide by the Cheerleading Contract and the Rules and Regulations set froth. I understand and agree that she is
to be present for all practices and games.

Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature: ____________________________________________________________

Student’s Signature: ____________________________________________________________________

Date: _________________________

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