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Cody High School Cheerleading Handbook 2012-2013 Revised as of 3/11/12

Cheerleaders are chosen representatives of the student body; they have the opportunity and specific responsibility for promoting sportsmanship. By setting a good example cheerleaders can influence and help control the reaction of student and adult spectators. Cheerleaders not only represent the school, but also the community.


All cheerleaders will be expected to follow this handbook as well as all rules listed in the Cody High School Activities Policy Manual and Wyoming High School Activities Association. Cody High School Cheerleading – Program Philosophy Priorities • Family • Education • Cheerleading Three Questions 1. Are you COMMITTED? • Are you willing to do whatever is necessary to become your absolute best? 2. How much do you OWE your teammates? • What important role do you play that they are relying on for their success? 3. Can you be TRUSTED? • Do you do what you are asked to do? • Do you do what you say you are going to do? • Do you work out issues with teammates? • Do you remain friendly with all teammates not just a few at practices and events? Considerations • Is it best for the Activities Department? • Is it best for the team? • Is it best for me? *In this order! Coaching Philosophy Cheerleading is a team sport that encompasses many areas. Besides the physical skills taught, student athletes can learn other life-long skills such as self-confidence, self-discipline, selfmotivation, goal setting, teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship, and leadership. Cheerleaders shall learn about commitment and balancing many obligations. Team members shall be challenged to reach their full potential, encouraged to learn emotional maturity, and shall undoubtedly have the opportunity to practice the ability to deal with success and failure. We shall strive to develop and utilize the whole person, not just the athlete. The primary purpose of the cheerleader is to be a member of the team while supporting all athletic teams, the school, and the community. That support is directed into three major areas, as follows. (1) To lead cheers during all athletic and school events; to raise the level of fan support as a positive role model; to solicit that support from CHS fans and to project it to CHS and its teams; (2) to participate in the athletic activity known as cheerleading by performing gymnastics, partner stunts, motions, pyramids, and dance movements. In order to participate Page 2 of 15


and support your squad in these activities each cheerleader must commit to practices and workouts to build the strength and stamina; and (3) to uphold, reflect and project the goals and ideas of CHS, to appear at CHS activities, functions, and programs at charitable and public causes to promote the athletic teams and the school. Decisions made by the coaching staff shall be based on what is good for the Activities program, what is good for the team, and what is good for the individual. Our top priority shall always focus on building young women of strong character through the Cody High School Cheerleading program. Expectations of Cody High School Cheerleading Coach: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

They shall be a positive role model. They shall be a leader and a motivator. They shall be a firm and fair disciplinarian. They shall follow the “team first, individual second” belief. They shall be committed to the Cheerleading program, to the team, to the players, to the parents, and to the Cody community. They shall be honest in all dealings with team members and parents. They shall follow and uphold all rules and expectations set forth by the Cody High School Activities Department and this handbook. They shall choose the captains basing their decision on individual ability to maintain the guidelines for those positions. They shall communicate all practices, performances, and events through a team calendar that shall be updated as necessary. Calendar will list Uniform, arrival time, and anticipated time of completion.

Tasha Skinner

Head Coach

tskinner@park6.k12.wy.us

307-899-3517

Expectations of Parents: 1. Be aware of your player’s needs, feelings and concerns. 2. Attend as many contests as possible so you get a full and complete picture. 3. Understand the point of: 1. Your daughter 2. Yourself 3. Other athletes and parents 4. The coach or coaches 4. Support the “team first, individual second” belief. 5. Show positive support and encouragement for your daughter, for all members of the team and for the Cody high school activities program. 6. Parents are not to attend practices. 7. Never speak negatively to or about a coach, another parent, another cheerleader, or your daughter. 8. Demonstrate sportsmanship at all games. 9. Do not coach your daughter from the stands. 10. Allow your daughter to participate on the team in her own way. Don’t re-live your career through hers. Don’t try to control the team and how it is managed. 11. Let 24 hours elapse before initiating communication with the 2-Step process below. 12. Follow the 2-Step communication process to resolve all conflict: 1. Parent and athlete meet with coaching staff. (This can happen after player has attempted to resolve issue – see item 10 of the Player Expectations). Page 3 of 15


2. Athlete, parent, and head coach meet with the Activities Director. Expectations of Cody High School Cheerleaders: Cody High School Cheerleading Four Belief Statements: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Team Comes First Practice, Cheer and Live With Discipline Choose Your Attitude Maximize Your Effort 1. “Team Comes First” is the number one philosophy in our program. The team is greater than the individual and will always take precedence. If a young lady learns to commit to the greater team and unselfishly put her personal interests second, she has learned a valuable lesson in life as it relates to family and career situations. We shall commit to teach that every personal decision affects the greater team and consequences for personal actions also come with consequences for the team. 2. Cheerleading requires tremendous personal discipline and team discipline and this is a quality we shall strive to build in each and every individual as well as our team. 3. We believe that attitude is the key to success. Each of us receives the gift and the ability to choose what our attitude shall be each and every day and in each and every situation. We shall strive to teach proper and positive attitude and will demand it from each person associated with our program. The one thing you can always control is your attitude. 4. We cannot control many things in the games or in our lives, but we can always control and give our best effort. We shall expect and demand the best not only cheering on the sidelines, but also in the classroom and in life. Expectations for a Cody High School Cheerleader:

1. Answer the three questions. 2. Have character and Class. Show respect to teammates, coaches, other teams, the game, classmates, schoolmates, and others outside the game. 3. A team first attitude – unselfish, positive, encouraging, and supportive. 4. A coachable attitude – willing to listen, improve and accept constructive criticism. 5. A loyal commitment to Cody High School supporting all teammates, coaches, classmates, schoolmates, and others. 6. A commitment to give their very best effort each and every day. 7. Be self disciplined. 8. Be self motivated. 9. Show positive support and encouragement for all members of the team, coaches, other teams, and for the Cody high school activities program. 10. Never speak negatively to or about a coach, another parent, another cheerleader, or yourself. 11. Remain friendly with all cheer team members, this does not mean you have to be friends but individual friendships should not be apparent at practices or events. 12. Be a positive role model and a positive ambassador for Cody High School and the Page 4 of 15


Cody community. 13. Cheerleaders must attempt to resolve any issues with team mates and the coaching staff through the following three step approach: a. Cheerleader meets with the team member (or coach – if the issue is with the coach). Do not complain to the coach if you have not done this first! b. Both teammates meet with the coach (if unable to resolve the conflict regarding another team member). c. Cheerleader meets with coaching staff and Activities Director. (If no resolution, refer to item 11 of the Parent Expectations.)

Expectations for Cheerleading Captains:

7 Ways to Lead Your Team * Bruce E. Brown STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 STEP 6 STEP 7

Be First to lead by example and last to violate the standards Be an example of positive attitude, teachable spirit, poise, work ethics for the team, excellence, accountability and initiative and last to make excuses Be First to come prepared to practices and games with a never-quit attitude Be First to praise others and be last to criticize Be First to listen, help and respect your fellow cheerleaders and the last to talk Be First to maintain a higher standard even under adversity and last to complain Be first to bring excitement and a sense of humor to cheerleading and live the true meaning of “cheer” “leader”

CAPTAINS’ DUTIES – 2nd in Command after the Coach 1. Be to practice on time prepared to go and the last to leave. Make sure the facility is left clean (at practices and games) and all cheer items put away. 2. Contact squad members when asked to do so by the coach. 3. Lead Practices except for running, warm-ups, burners, and workouts. 4. Remain on task no matter what and keep the team on task. Save silly stories and anecdotes for before or after practice. 5. Lead Cheers, jumps, kicks, and stunting with Co-Captain. 6. Assist with the teaching of dances with the Co-Captain. 7. Plan Games with the Coach and Co-Captain including time-outs. 8. Greet and Welcome visiting squads. 9. Lead Games with Co-Captain. 10. Cheer sideline with a positive attitude. You are a role model and must demonstrate support for our athletic teams, no matter what the score, situation or weather. 11. Be prepared to lead a motivation game at ALL practices. 12. Start and end with some upbeat idea, quote or motivation. 13. Organize sign making 14. Help with fundraisers including cheer clinics and sales. 15. Organize birthday wishes for individual squad members. 16. Stay positive at ALL times and treat every member of the team as part of our cheer family! 17. Don’t take Anything Personally. 18. Don’t make assumptions. 19. Make every effort to be impeccable with your word 20. Support the coaches’ decisions at all times. 21. Develop team bonding ideas Page 5 of 15


22. Be a motivator not a disciplinarian. 23. Help solve conflicts by being fair and impartial 24. Meet with the coach on a regular basis. 25. All ideas and issues must be addressed with the coach. Reminders and Concerns • Do not talk over your coach or interrupt her while she is talking • Be able to work with the co-captains • Do not correct the coach in front of the team • Give 110% at all times; setting a positive example for teammates • Be passing ALL classes at ALL times • Be respectful to everyone • Job or other responsibilities cannot interfere with cheer or captain duties • Develop solutions to problems versus complaining • Include everyone on the squad at practices and games • Behave in such a way that your behavior can never be seen as divisive • Do not talk to parents about problems, concerns, the coach, or other cheerleaders Co-CAPTAINS’ DUTIES – 3rd in Command after the Coach and Captain 1. Be at practice prepared to go. 2. Lead running, warm-ups, burners, and workouts. 3. Remain on task no matter what and help keep the team on task. Save silly stories and anecdotes for before or after practice. 4. Assist with the teaching of Cheers, jumps, kicks, and stunting with the Captain. 5. Teach dances with the Captain. 6. Help plan games with the Coach and Captain. 7. Help greet and Welcome visiting squads. 8. Co-Lead games with Captain. Lead games when the captain is not present. 9. Stay positive at ALL times and treat every member of the team as part of our cheer family! 10. Don’t take Anything Personally. 11. Don’t make assumptions. 12. Make every effort to be impeccable with your word 13. Support the coach and captains decisions at all times. If there is a conflict resolve it away from the squad. 14. All ideas must be approved by the coach. Reminders and Concerns • Do not talk over your coach or interrupt her while she is talking • Be able to work with the Captains • Do not correct the coach in front of the team • Give 110% at all times; setting a positive example for teammates • Be passing ALL classes at ALL times • Be respectful to everyone • Job or other responsibilities cannot interfere with cheer or captain duties • Develop solutions to problems versus complaining • Include everyone on the squad in cheer matters. • Behave in such a way that your behavior can never be seen as divisive. • Do not talk to parents about problems, concerns, the coach, or other cheerleaders Page 6 of 15


Practice and Performance Attendance Policy Each and every practice and event is mandatory. Cheerleaders need to be in practice each and every day there is a scheduled practice. This is vital for their individual improvement and because of their individual commitment to the team. Each cheerleader’s presence at each practice is essential for the continued development of our team. Missed practices hurt the team severely and cheerleaders who miss shall suffer consequences depending on the reason for missing. Because of our high expectations for practice attendance and because of our liability for all cheerleaders well being each day, every missed practice, and/or performance or scheduled event must be cleared with the coaching staff – before the practice, performance or scheduled event begins or it shall be counted as unexcused. A parent call, note, or a friend relaying a message is NOT adequate and will NOT be acceptable (some exceptions apply). The cheerleader must take the responsibility upon herself to contact the coach using the phone number and/or email provided in this handbook on page 3. If the coach does not answer your phone call make certain a message is left. Missing practice for any reason shall result in serious consequences. The consequences shall depend on the reason and the manner in which the miss was responsibly handled. Our basic policy shall be that we want each team member to be present and fully participating 100% at each and every practice. A cheerleader is permitted only 2 unexcused absences – the 3 rd will result in removal from the cheerleading squad. Excessive excused absences may result in loss of cheering privileges including State Spirit Competition. The following guidelines then shall be applied to missed practices: 1. Limited Practices: When a cheerleader is sick or injured but not to the extent to require an absence. The athlete must be fully dressed out in the required practice wear for the day and present at practice and the trainer and coaching staff shall decide her level of participation that day. Consequence: No consequences. 2. Excused Absences: Any absence deemed excused by the coaching staff through proper communication by the athlete. Consequence: Coach’s discretion depending on number of absences. 3. Unexcused Absences: Any absence that is not communicated to the coaching staff. Consequence: Cheerleader shall serve no less than a loss of cheering privilege in the next game following the absence with a maximum penalty of no cheering time for two weeks following the absence. Even though the cheerleader cannot cheer she will be expected to support the team by sitting in the stands next to the coach dressed in warm-ups. Disciplinary action for unexcused absences is at the coach’s discretion. Note: It is the cheerleader’s responsibility to make her very best effort to attempt to schedule ALL conflicts around our practices so she is present. 4. Tardiness: Be on time! All cheerleaders are expected to be dressed in the proper attire, taped and at practice or in their meeting ready to go a minimum of 5 minutes before the practice or meeting begins. It is the responsibility of the athlete to find a coach or trainer to get the treatment needed before practice begins so you are on time. Consequence: For every minute past the practice or scheduled event time an extra conditioning penalty shall be applied to all cheerleaders who are not punctual. The tardy cheerleader shall be Page 7 of 15


required to complete this extra conditioning after practice the same day as the infraction. Continued tardiness shall result in loss of cheering time and/or loss of Varsity position or removal from the team. Cheer Practices shall be held from 4:15-6:00 PM Monday thru Thursday Games and Scheduled Events Supporting Cody High School sports teams and activities by cheering at games and scheduled events is the primary job of Cody High School cheerleaders. All scheduled games and events are mandatory. A cheerleader is permitted only 2 unexcused absences – the 3 rd will result in removal from the cheerleading squad. The following guidelines shall be applied to missed games or scheduled events: 1. Limited Cheering: When a cheerleader is sick or injured but not to the extent to require an absence. The athlete must be fully dressed out in the required uniform for the day and present at the event and the trainer and coaching staff shall decide her level of participation that day. Consequence: No consequences. 2. Excused Absences: Any absence deemed excused by the coaching staff and Activities Office through proper communication by the athlete. Consequence: If school is missed, for any reason, the day of a game and/or performance that cheerleader is expected to come and support their team by sitting in the stands next to the coach, if illness permits. 3. Unexcused Absences: Any absence that is not communicated to the coaching staff and Activities Office. Consequence: Cheerleader shall serve no less than a loss of cheering privilege in the next game following the absence with a maximum penalty of no cheering time for two weeks following the absence. Even though the cheerleader cannot cheer she will be expected to support the team by sitting in the stands next to the coach dressed in warm-ups. Disciplinary action for unexcused absences is at the coach’s discretion. Note: It is the cheerleader’s responsibility to make her very best effort to attempt to schedule ALL conflicts around scheduled events so she is present. 5. Tardiness: Be on time! All cheerleaders are expected to be dressed in the proper uniform, taped and at a game or scheduled event a minimum of 1 hour before the game or event begins. It is the responsibility of the athlete to find a coach or trainer to get the treatment needed so you are on time. Consequence: Cheerleader shall serve no less than loss of cheering privilege at that game and the next game following the tardiness with a maximum penalty of no cheering time for one week following the tardy. Cheerleader may lose Varsity position and/or removal from the team. Disciplinary action for tardiness to an event is at the coach’s discretion. Cheerleaders shall be given a calendar with at least 3 months worth of events on it. There shall never be an excuse for not knowing about a cheering event. Missing an event shall result in an unexcused absence if the guidelines for missed games or scheduled events is not followed. Page 8 of 15


Unexcused Absences Each Cheerleader is responsible for following the guidelines concerning absences listed above. Consequences for Unexcused Absences are as follows: 1. ONE Unexcused absence shall result in that cheerleader being on Probation. Unless this unexcused absence is on the day or week of a performance, then the cheerleader may lose cheering or performance privileges for that event and, Even though the cheerleader cannot cheer she will be expected to support the team by sitting in the stands next to the coach dressed in warm-ups. Disciplinary action is at the coaches’ discretion. Probation: Serves as a written WARNING. One more unexcused absence shall result in consequence # 2. 1. TWO Unexcused absences shall result in that cheerleader not cheering at the upcoming event – with a maximum of not cheering at two The cheerleader is expected to support the team by sitting in the stands with the coach dressed in warm-ups. 2. THREE Unexcused Absences shall result in removal from the team. Dress Expectations: 1. Practice: Practice attire should be appropriate and legal each day. • Absolutely no jewelry is allowed while practicing (this includes body piercing). • Appropriate attire must be worn to practice, including: no slick pants or jackets, no hard hair ties, and no sports bras worn alone. • Do not eat, drink, or chew gum while practicing or performing. • Cheerleader’s hair must be kept off the face (soft ties only). • Nails should be kept relatively short. 2. Performances: Performance attire shall be appropriate and legal each day. • Absolutely no jewelry is allowed while performing (this includes body piercing). • Cheerleaders shall be expected to wear the uniform chosen by the coach on performance days, as well as at the actual performance. • Do not eat, drink, or chew gum while performing. • Cheerleader’s hair must be kept off the face (soft ties only). • Nails should be kept relatively short. 3. Issued Uniforms: Cheerleaders are personally responsible for the care and maintenance of all equipment, uniforms and Cody High School Cheer materials you are issued during the season and for returning them at the end of the season in good condition. Any damaged or lost items shall be charged to the player. 4. Travel: All cheerleaders must be dressed in appropriate attire for travel. Team shall dress in coach/team decided game attire for every game, event, and fundraiser. Attitude Cheerleaders are expected to attend every practice and/or event with a positive attitude. This means leaving outside drama/issues at the door. This also relates to supporting each teammate outside of practice as well. If someone is having a bad day be encouraging and Page 9 of 15


supportive in and out of practice. The following behaviors will not be tolerated in or out of practice:  No eye rolling, sighing, or other non-verbal, disrespectful actions  No bad mouthing teammates or coaches  No spreading rumors  No name-calling  No lying Consequences: 2. ONE incident of disrespect, badmouthing, rumor spreading, lying, or name-calling shall result in that cheerleader being on Probation. Probation: Serves as a written WARNING. 3. TWO incidents of disrespect, badmouthing, rumor spreading, lying, or name-calling shall result in that cheerleader not cheering at the next upcoming event with the maximum penalty being removal from two events. The cheerleader is expected to come and support their team by sitting in the stands with the coach dressed in warm-ups. 4. THREE incidents of disrespect, badmouthing, rumor spreading, lying or name-calling shall result in removal from the team. Disciplinary action will be at the coaches’ discretion. Miscellaneous 1. Cell phones must not disrupt practices, games, or scheduled events or they will be turned over to the coach at the start of practices and upon arrival at a cheering event. The decision to turn over cell phones shall be at the coach’s discretion. 2. Cheerleaders are required to bring all necessary equipment to practices and games, ie. Poms, uniforms, and shoes. If equipment is forgotten the cheerleader shall not cheer and will result in an unexcused absence. 3. Cheerleaders will remain in formation during games and events unless excused by a coach before leaving formation. 4. While in formation cheerleaders will stand at attention and not practice cheers or dances, adjust uniforms, or carry on lengthy conversations with other cheerleaders or crowd members. Travel Expectations: Members of the Cody High School Cheerleading Squad are representatives of the community of Cody. When traveling, understanding your role as a representative is vital. During games and competition, while waiting between competitions, and while in the community of our host town, behavior shall be impeccable. Cheerleaders shall attend all events as members of the team. Sleeping assignments and curfews shall be followed. Meals, outside activities, and additional practices shall be done together as a team unless otherwise agreed upon. Cheerleaders shall receive a travel itinerary prior to any travel. When traveling, cheerleaders are to be on their very best behavior and perform at their full potential. Any activities that may impact this goal in a negative fashion shall result in loss of cheering/performance time with a maximum penalty of no cheering for the remainder of the year. Disciplinary action for unbecoming behavior is at the coach’s discretion. . Academic Responsibilities Page 10 of 15


It is the goal of the Cody cheerleading program to develop the complete athlete. To accomplish such goal, cheerleaders must be held accountable for their individual academic progress in school. Poor grades are an indication of poor work ethic. To be considered for cheerleading an athlete must have passed all academic areas from the previous year. Other Sports Students are not permitted to participate in cheerleading and other school sports or activities if they interfere with practices and/or events. Financial Responsibilities Each Cheerleader shall be responsible for the costs associated with being a member of the squad. Below is the approximate cost each team member is responsible for. Money for cheer clothes and camp must be received by Cody Public Schools prior to May 25 th. Activities fee: Cheer clothes: State cheer Cheer Camp

$20.00 $300.00 $100.00 for food and spending Approximately $168.00 + food

We may fundraise throughout the year to help balance any costs associated with the team and all profits shall go back to the team. The coach and Activities Department must approve all fundraising. Currently there are two little girl cheer clinics that cheerleaders shall lead which constitutes our primary fundraiser. One clinic occurs in June or July, and the other in January. Both Clinics are held at the Rec Center. Cody High School Letter Winning Criteria 1. The cheerleader must complete the entire season! The season is not complete until after state competition. Cheerleaders injured during the seasons that continue to attend practices, games and competition are eligible for a letter based on coach’s discretion. 2. Abide by all expectations of a Cody High School Cheerleader. 3. The cheerleader shall participate with a positive attitude, demonstrate sportsmanship at all times, and represent the Cody High School Cheerleading program accordingly when traveling, at practice, as a student of CHS, and as a member of the community of Cody. 4. The cheerleader must be present at all games, fundraising, scheduled events, and must compete at state. (May be waived with coach’s discretion for excused absence.) 5. The cheerleader must adhere to all team rules and regulations and have no major disciplinary infractions. a. The cheerleader must not have any major team disciplinary infractions that lead to her dismissal from the team. b. The cheerleader must not have any major school and/or classroom disciplinary infractions that tarnish our image, that lead to missed practices or that lead to dismissal from the team. 6. The cheerleader must return all issued equipment in acceptable condition. Page 11 of 15


Health, Lifestyle, and Nutrition The CHS cheerleading program is committed to promoting and fostering healthy lifestyles and eating habits for squad members. Accurate nutrition intake in essential to withstand the required energy demands necessary for all levels of activities performed by each cheerleader. Conduct which opposes this philosophy and/or conduct which poses unacceptable risk and disregard for the health, safety and welfare of participants is in violation of this policy and shall result in appropriate counseling and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination from the squad. Cheerleaders must be excellent athletes. Cheerleading involves some aspects of several athletic activities, e.g., rotation and tumbling of gymnastics, stamina of basketball, strength of bodybuilding and football and the balance/movements of dance. The CHS cheer program is highly athletic in nature. Pure Performance at Cody High School is an excellent program for health, lifestyle, and nutritional information. Safety Cheerleading involves a variety of gymnastics, motions, partner stunts, rotations, pyramids, dance, bodybuilding, gymnastics, and stamina exercises. Participation in cheerleading involves a certain amount of danger of personal injury. A cheerleader voluntarily assumes the risk involved by participating in cheerleading practices, games and performances. All cheerleaders must follow the rules presented by the coach at all times for personal safety and for other participants. Meetings for suspension and removal A meeting shall be scheduled with a parent or parents, cheerleader, coach. before any suspension/dismissal of the team. This meeting shall include the reason or explanation for suspension/dismissal, to discuss any issues that need to be addressed and to make clear what is expected from the cheerleader and/or coach to fix or dissolve the issue. If the issue is much bigger and the issue needs to involve the Athletic Director, the coach shall request the meeting. Mascot Guidelines The mascot shall be present at all games and events and participate as a member of the cheer squad with the same rules and guidelines. Tryouts Cheerleaders that successfully complete the previous season will be invited to continue as a CHS Cheerleader for the next school year. Students interested in becoming a CHS Cheerleader must personally contact the cheer coach, submit transcripts from the previous school year, submit 3 letters of recommendation from teachers, return the consent/informational letter signed by a parent and the candidate, and participate in a 2 week clinic. A mandatory parent meeting will review this handbook, explain the dedication required to be a CHS cheerleader, and answer all questions. After all of the aforementioned criterion are met the candidate will be an official member of the Cody High School Cheerleading Squad and subject to all rules and regulations contained in this handbook and the Cody High School Activities Handbook. Page 12 of 15


I am aware that the coaches reserve the right to change or make other necessary decisions concerning cheerleading members and the squad. Student Initials ______

Parent(s) Initials ____________

The Cheerleading Handbook is not designed to punish but to promote dedication and excellence. In the event a situation occurs not specifically addressed in these documents, it is thus understood that you shall agree to abide by the ruling of the coaches, and/or the Activities Department, and/or Administration. Student Initials ______

Parent(s) Initials ____________

I certify that I have read, understand and agree to abide by the guidelines, rules, and regulations outlined in the Cody High School Cheerleading Handbook and the Cody high School Activities Student/Parent Handbook. Student Name ______________________________________________ (print)

Student Signature ___________________________________________ Parent(s) Name ____________________________________________ (print)

Parent(s) Signature __________________________________________ Page 13 of 15


Coach(es) Signature _________________________________________ Date:________________ (Keep this signed for your records) I am aware that the coaches reserve the right to change or make other necessary decisions concerning cheerleading members and the squad. Student Initials ______

Parent(s) Initials ____________

The Cheerleading Handbook is not designed to punish but to promote dedication and excellence. In the event a situation occurs not specifically addressed in these documents, it is thus understood that you shall agree to abide by the ruling of the coaches, and/or the Activities Department, and/or Administration. Student Initials ______

Parent(s) Initials ____________

I certify that I have read, understand and agree to abide by the guidelines, rules, and regulations outlined in the Cody High School Cheerleading Handbook and the Cody high School Activities Student/Parent Handbook. Student Name ______________________________________________ (print)

Student Signature ___________________________________________ Parent(s) Name ____________________________________________ (print)

Parent(s) Signature __________________________________________ Page 14 of 15


Coach(es) Signature _________________________________________ Date:______________

(Return this signed copy to the coach)

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Cody High School Cheerleading Handbook