Joining Competitive

This Guide has been put together to make your first season competing with MKCA as easy as possible

  1. Fill in the competitive contact details form and book your tryout: http://mkcheerleadingacademy.co.uk/competitive-contact-details/  Make sure changes to your information are updated when applicable.
  2. Fill in the consent forms: http://mkcheerleadingacademy.co.uk/consent-forms/
  3. Attend Tryout session. Make sure athletes are fully prepared for the tryout by learning the dance choreography and Jumps section.   Competitive tryout choreography. Tryout jump sequence choreography (slow). Tryout jump sequence Beginner. Tryout jump sequence Level 1. Tryout jump sequence Level 3. Tryout jump sequence Advanced. Athletes will also be asked to perform any tumbling skills they have.  Please only perform skills which are perfected and confident.
  4. Accept a place on the team.  You will receive an email with an offer of a place  on a team suitable for your age and experience, along with all the information relating to fees and commitment level required.  You can accept your place by sending an email to admin@mkcheerleadingacademy.co.uk. AMAZE Tryout Pack 1819    WONDERS Tryout Pack 1819    POWERS Tryout Pack 1819   WICKED Tryout Pack 1819   AWESOME Tryout Pack 1819   Supreme Tryout Pack 1819   DIVINE Tryout Pack 1819   PERFECTION Tryout Pack 1819   STRIKE Tryout Pack 1819
  5. Set up a direct debit.  You will be able to attend your first session once this is done. The direct debit includes all class fees, competition entries, bow, music, workshops, choreography and a nationals top.  follow this link to set it up:  GO CARDLESS LINK. Additional costs will include spectator tickets, accommodation, travel expenses, membership kit and competition uniform.
  6. Pay £50 deposit.  A deposit of £50 must be paid in cash (in an envelope) on your first session.  This is to confirm your commitment for the entire season and will be returned to you should you still be an active member of the team on the last session of the season.  We care about the athletes on our teams and to make sure they have the best experience possible we feel they need to have the security of knowing that everyone on their team is in it until the end.  Should an athlete leave before the end of the season the deposit will be retained by MKCA and used to provide extra training for the team affected by the loss of the team member.
  7. Purchase compulsory training kit. Go to our membership kit page: http://mkcheerleadingacademy.co.uk/membrship-kit-order/. There are a few options available to choose from, with a budget to suit your individual needs.  Kit must be ordered as soon as you decide to accept your place on the team.  T-shirts will be available immediately after payment is received.  There is a limited amount of kit orders placed for crop tops, shorts, leggings and tank tops, as these are ordered from abroad and have a minimum order quantity. Delivery is approximately 6 weeks after the order deadline date.  If you are wanting to order additional kit which is not in stock on our shop, please make sure you look out for the order deadlines and stick to them. Dates of kit orders will be posted in the shop when they are confirmed.  Kits will be distributed in class as soon as they arrive.
  8. Like our facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/mkcheerleadingacademy and request to be added to the secret Facebook group where you can ask questions to other cheer parents and also post pictures and videos of your athletes successes.
  9. Purchase cheer shoes.  Most of our athletes currently wear nfinity’s or varsity shoes.  I suggest you order a size up when ordering nfinity as they come up small.  Also keep in mind that they are in American sizes so make sure you convert the sizes appropriately.  Finding the right shoe is a personal choice.  So ask other athletes what they prefer and see if you can try some on.  You will have to consider: durability, comfort, style and budget.  Our only requirement is that the shoes are white. We don’t sell cheer shoes but here a couple of places that we recommend. https://www.excelcheer.co.uk/http://www.futurecheer.net/apps/webstore/
  10. Put all the training dates in your diary. We run classes in term times only, but you will need to make note of all workshops and choreography sessions too as attendance is compulsory.  Competitive Athletes must not miss any training session in the 3 weeks leading up to a competition. Make sure you know when all the dates are to avoid double booking. Make sure you have read our rules and absence policy.  http://mkcheerleadingacademy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/MKCA-RULES-2017-18.pdf
  11. Make a note of Competitions, events, showcases and presentation evening.
  12. Find out who the Team Mum is for your Squad, introduce yourself and add them on social media. They will look after you, as they are our seasoned cheer parents they will be able to answer any questions you may have and offer a friendly face when you attend events and competitions.
  13. Like our facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/mkcheerleadingacademy/?ref=br_tf and ask your Team Mum to add you to the secret face book group where you can ask questions to other cheer parents and also post pictures and videos of your athletes successes.