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icon03/10/2014 - 2014-2015 Tryout Dates - PLANO

(Age is determined by their age on August 31, 2014)

PLANO - Tryout  SESSION 1

Wed, April 16 and Thur, April 17
5:30pm - 6:30pm - 11 years and younger
6:30pm - 7:30pm - 12-14 years
7:30pm - 8:30pm - 15 years and older

PLANO - Tryout SESSION 2

Wed, April 30 and  Thurs, May 1
5:30pm - 6:30pm - 11 years and younger
6:30pm - 7:30pm - 12-14 years
7:30pm - 8:30pm -  15 years and older

PLANO - Tryout SESSION 3

Sat, May 3 and Sun, May 4 
10:00am - 11:30am - 11 years and younger
12:00pm - 1:30pm - 12-14 years
  2:00pm - 3:30pm -  15 years and older

PLANO - FLYER TRYOUTS (athletes that wish to be considered as a flyer should attend 1 of the following)

PLANO - Flyer Tryout - SESSION 1

Tues, April 15
6:00pm - 7:00pm - 11 years and younger
7:00pm - 8:00pm - 12 years and older

PLANO - Flyer Tryout - SESSION 2

Tues, April 22
6:00pm - 7:00pm - 11 years and younger
7:00pm - 8:00pm - 12 years and older

First day of practices - PLANO 2014-2015 Season - Sunday, May 11th 

icon08/23/2012 - D Magazine Article

The upcoming issue of D Magazine has a cover story on the 2011-12 Cheer Athletics Panthers.

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Our feelings on the article are mixed. It isn't entirely bad, but there are definitely things in there that we would never have approved if we had any editorial control over what was being said.

The reporter had followed Panthers throughout the season last year and was given behind-the-scenes access to practices and performances. After the season, and in talking to him, we were really excited about the possibilities of the article. He had been given the opportunity to follow a team from arguably the best program in the world through an undefeated and historical season. Unfortunately, this is not the type of article that we (or the cheer world) would want to see.

The biggest disappointment we have is that there was the potential for such a great story about the athleticism and grace of the sport. He could have spent time talking about the teamwork it takes to get to the highest level of the sport.  It could have talked about the sportsmanship exhibited between our teams and the teams they compete with. He could have discussed how it is possible for our coaches and athletes to have so many different teams that are able to reach incredible heights in the cheer world. It is simply sad to me that he chose instead to spend 12 paragraphs discussing a teenage slumber party and 1 sentence on the team actually winning the World Championship. That was not at all what we were led to believe the story would be about.

There was also some crude language that makes it inappropriate for many of our younger athletes. I don't envy the parents of the youngsters having to explain what some of the words mean. That is not language that we allow in our facility for the precise reason that we don't want the younger athletes to hear that.

On a positive note: the pictures were fantastic.


PS

There are several flat-out factual errors, and several misleading things taken out of context that give you a false impression about the team and some of the athletes. They did send Brad a fact-check sheet that listed several items to confirm and he made corrections. Some of the those corrections did not get changed in the final article.

icon05/16/2012 - WiFi

As of now, we are not able to offer public WiFi at the gym.   We do have internet for the staff, but with limited bandwidth.  Until we can come up with a better solution (and a faster connection), we need to reserve the existing bandwidth for running business transactions.   It is VERY slow at times as it is.  

 

icon04/30/2012 - New Worlds Title Counts

With a stunning 6 medals from 2012 Worlds, CA/DA jumps even further ahead of all other programs in the total medal count.

Top 10 Programs:

(Total, Program, State, Golds, Silvers, Bronzes)

  1. 29 - Cheer Athletics - TX  (14, 8, 7)
  2. 15 - Cheer Extreme - NC (2, 5, 7)
  3. 14 - GymTyme - KY -(13, 1, 0)
  4. 14 - Stingrays - GA (8, 4, 3)
  5. 14 - Spirit of Texas - TX (5, 7, 2)
  6. 14 - California AS - CA (4, 9, 1)
  7. 13 - Top Gun - FL (5, 3, 5)
  8. 11 - World Cup - NJ (5, 2, 4)
  9. 10 - Maryland Twisters - MD (4, 3, 3)
  10. 9 - Twist & Shout - OK (2, 3, 4)

 

Special Note:   Since Worlds started in 2004, there has never been a single season when a program took home more Worlds medals than Cheer Athletics.

 

icon04/13/2011 - College Cheer Pics

There are several pictures of our current (or former) CA athletes when they were competing in Daytona for NCA College Nationals.   Check out the photo album here:  cheerathletics.com/index.php