For the safety and fairness of all participants, only coaches and athletes are allowed on the gym floor.

  • We will not allow parents, friends, grandparents, etc on the practice floors. Exception for special viewing events.

  • Participants are not permitted to compete, fill-in or participate with any other All-Star Travel Cheerleading or Dance team/program while currently enrolled.

  • Each athlete is required to provide a copy of their birth certificate.

  • Each athlete will be required to have a AAU member ID & pay our membership fee.

  • Do not bring pets into the gym.

  • Do not bring valuables to the gym. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Each day we instill the values of self-discipline, sportsmanship, dedication, teamwork,

    confidence, and respect for others and yourself.

Do not post Metro Cheer music, choreography, routines, stunts, etc on the internet until after the final event of the season. This includes, but is not limited to “instagram”, “facebook”, “you tube”, etc.

We are honored to work with your children and we do not take that task lightly. Please understand that participation in the program is a choice and a privilege. Any parent or athlete who displays negative behavior or is counterproductive to the overall success of the program can be dismissed from the program at any time without warning.

Athletes are expected to:

*Be gracious when you win and graceful when you don’t. Show good sportsmanship and class at ALL times

*Treat fellow teammates, coaches and staff with respect. Put the team first *Accept decisions made by those in authority

*Develop a spirit that allows you to take correction as a compliment

*Be accountable for your own actions

*Do not participate in gossip. This includes internal gossip about Metro Cheer All-Star Prep athletes and external gossip about other cheer & dance programs. *Use social media and social networking as a means of publicizing and spreading the word of METRO CHEER in a positive and appropriate manner.

*No additional Siblings are allowed at team practices * Wait In the Front Hallway for Parents to Pick Up 

Social Media Policy

We recognize and support the student-athletes right to freedom of speech, expression, and association, including the use of social media. As a member of the Metro Cheer All-Star Family, you are expected to portray yourself, your team, and our organization in a positive manner at all times.

Understand that freedom of speech is not unlimited. The on-line social network sites are NOT a place where you can say and do whatever you want without repercussions. The information you post on a social networking site is considered public information. Protect yourself by maintaining a self-image of which you can be proud for years to come.


Role of the Metro Cheer All-Star Athlete

We expect the following from ALL athletes as members of Metro Cheer AllStars. These expectations will be strictly enforced, during practices, clinics, competitions, and any other event.

Athletes are expected to:

*Be gracious when you win and graceful when you don’t. Show good sportsmanship and class at ALL times

*Treat fellow teammates, coaches and staff with respect. Put the team first

*Accept decisions made by those in authority

*Develop a spirit that allows you to take correction as a compliment

*Be accountable for your own actions

*Do not participate in gossip. This includes internal gossip about Metro Cheer athletes, Coaches, Managers, or Program Director and external gossip about other cheer & dance programs.

*Use social media and social networking as a means of publicizing and spreading the word of Metro Cheer All-Stars in a positive and appropriate manner.

Travel Policy

Metro Cheer and Dance will reserve a block of rooms at a hotel of our choice. Due to the size of our program, we are limited in our hotel selections. Be prepared to spend around $125.00 a night for accommodations. We will do our best to negotiate a lower rate; however, we want everyone to know what to expect. You will make payments directly to the hotel, not to Metro Cheer All-Stars. It is our policy that parent and family members that attend Nationals MUST stay at the same hotel as the athletes so that team practices and bonding can be held with their coaches.

Recruitment Policy

We would like to remind everyone of our policy regarding recruiting athletes from other programs to come to METRO CHEER & DANCE. This applies to coaches, athletes, and parents:

  1. We do NOT want you to approach someone whom you know is already a part of another All-Star program.
  2. If they approach YOU initially, then please feel free to share your experience with METRO Cheer All-Stars. Basically if THEY bring up that they are perhaps interested in leaving their program or coming to ours, then we are OK with you telling them about the benefits of Metro Cheer All-Stars.
  3. Please do NOT speak negatively of any other program or team.

We absolutely appreciate all of the loyal METRO customers sharing their enthusiasm for the METRO family. However, we feel that encouraging someone to quit another gym is tacky and unprofessional. While perhaps not every gym in our area abides by this code of professional conduct and courtesy, we are going to follow that standard regardless of what other gyms choose to do If you are approached by an employee of another organization encouraging you to quit our program, please let us know so that we can take that up with them.

Attendance Policies & Procedures

Practice attendance is absolutely mandatory and compliance with the attendance policy below will be strictly enforced. This season, An athlete’s team position will be jeopardized for noncompliance with all of the following terms of the attendance policy.

PRACTICE ATTENDANCE

Summer Practices -- June, July & August       Competition Season Practices -- September and ends April

Attendance at practice is critical to your athlete’s progress and integral to the success of the team. Athletes should be at all practices during the summer season. We recognize that some athletes may need a “break”, so we have designated a time period with no team practices. This is designed to accommodate family vacations, other summer sports, church camps, etc. Please schedule your family vacations during this time. Summer is key training period for progression and safety. Excessive absences will not be tolerated and may affect athlete’s position on the team.

Athletes are expected to be at every practice.

If an athlete is absent from practice for any reason, whether excused or unexcused, he or she is responsible for learning ALL routine changes made in their absence, before the next practice. It is unfair to the team to waste valuable practice time re-teaching one athlete the material that they missed.

Practices may be changed or added at any time during the year. Parents must check the monthly calendar and REMIND on a weekly basis to stay on top of the practice schedule for updates on days and times.

We are aware that junior/senior high school age athletes will need to take the ACT/SAT on a Saturday.

We recommend that you schedule these as early in the season as possible. A competition cannot be missed due to

ACT/SAT testing.

EXCUSED ABSENCES

An excused absence must be scheduled on the planning calendar at least two weeks in advanced and must be:

A school function that results in a grade (with a teacher’s note), athlete hospitalization or death in family.

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

Unexcused absences are simply; ALL other absences that are not noted above are unexcused. The following are examples of unexcused absences: part-time job, dances, concert, weddings, recitals, ball games, and school/ church socials.

Athletes are only allowed three (3) unexcused absences during competition season, beginning in September before any disciplinary action may be taken for noncompliance; including but not limited to being put on probation status, placed as a alternate, or removed from various elements of choreography.

*Unexcused absences are NEVER allowed the weekend and the week before a competition or performance. *Missing a competition may result in immediate dismissal from the program. All events are MANDATORY

Excessive absences, Injury, Skills maintenance

If athlete does not maintain skills, strength/stamina gym could move athlete to a more appropriate level team or be dismissed from the team.