New Season/Evaluation/Tryout Information

Parent Meeting 

 

What is an evaluation or tryout at FOXC?

-The Athlete will be evaluated/judged on the following but not limited to…

            1.Appearance - are they dressed like a cheerleader ready for practice

            2.Coachable - are they ready and willing to receive coaching and follow instructions

            3.Attitude - are they positive no matter the situation during the evaluation

4.Knowledge - does the athlete understand what is being asked of them as it pertains to   cheerleading

            5.Tumbling skill - What skills can they perform consistently and how are they performed

            6.Jumps - What jumps can they perform and how are they performed

            7.Hand Motions - Do they know their hand motions and are they clean

            8.Child's mentality and maturity

 

Evaluation Dates are now out!

-Please pick up a packet and or visit our website at www.foxc.org to register your child for one. Two evaluations max. There are 5 evaluation dates by age group and 3 tryout dates by level.

 

Evaluation by age groups for the 2022-2023 season?

-Age 4 children do not need to do an evaluation

-Age 5 children can choose to do an evaluation only if interested in being considered to be placed on a prep team.

-Age 6 to 18 athletes must do an evaluation before being placed on a prep level team or an elite team.

 

What does my child need for the evaluation?

-Each child needs to bring a headshot picture to the evaluation.  Only 1 needed

-Evaluation fee if not paid.

-Completed waiver if necessary.  Can be done online at www.foxc.org and click on forms at the very top of the page.

 

What are my next steps after the evaluation?

-Pay deposit of $250 due May 1st.  If not paid at this time, it does have to be paid when joining.

Where does the deposit go? Pays for practice wear and comp music for new season

Does this make my first payment less? No, the $250 is taken from the overall total for the season and used to get things started.

What else does paying the $250 deposit do for me? You are able to continue or start tumbling classes at FOXC at the team rate of $50 per month.

 

I am ready to commit now, can I sign my contract?

-Yes, you can sign the new contract for the new season as early as May 1, 2022.

 

When are team placements announced?

-Preliminary team placements will be announced on Monday May 30th at 12pm.  You will have until Tuesday May 31 by 12pm to decline your child’s placement on a team via text or email to fulloutxcmgr@gmail.com if you wish.  If you have completed a team contract and you decline by Tuesday at 12pm, it will be voided.  Any money paid prior to this date is NON-REFUNDABLE.  If you do not contact FOXC we will accept this as you are good with your child’s placement for the upcoming season and the contract will be active and binding.  

 

If I decline my placement on Tuesday May 31st and I change my mind after declining, can I come back to rejoin a team for this season?

You will not be allowed to return to the team for the 2022-2023 season but yes you can return for the 2023-2024 team season for an evaluation and or tryout.

 

What teams will FOXC have in Season 4?

FOXC will be providing a Tiny Novice team (if age 4 children sign up, if no age 4, the tiny team will be prep), Prep Level Teams and Elite Level Teams for the 2022-2023 season.  Prep teams can be levels 1, 2 or 3 and the Elite teams also can be 1, 2 or 3.

 

Competitions scheduled

-Tiny Novice and Prep level teams will compete locally and some travel in Texas with the potential of out of state travel based on winning a bid. 

-Tiny Novice and Prep level teams will be scheduled to compete in 8 competitions. (Schedule subject to change based on cheer companies’ competition schedules)

-Prep teams will compete in the NCA Allstar Nationals Championship in Dallas and have an opportunity to attend UCA Allstar Championships in Disney. 

-Elite teams will be scheduled to compete at Encore in Atlanta and UCA Allstar Championships at Disney.

 

What day and time does my child start practice?

-Depending on your child’s preliminary team placement, teams will begin practicing on Monday June 6th. Times and Days TBA

 

Mandatory Team parent meeting by teams, Sunday June 5th - TBA

-Team contracts will be discussed and signed.  You will be contacted to confirm your teams meeting time

 

When do Team payments begin?

-June 5th is when the first payment is due.

 

How are payments set up?

-In the 2022-2023 season payments will only be accepted on the 1st and 15th of each month with exception to the first payment of the season which will be due on the 5th.  You can set up for a full month payment on the 1st of the month.

-Each family will be required to set up an E-Check checking or savings accounts for recurring payments or Credit/Debit card for recurring payments. If you choose Credit/Debit card payment, there is a 4% additional fee added to your payment.

-Cash is always accepted for team payments but must be paid by the day before the payment is due. Otherwise, payment will be processed through Echeck or Credit/Debit card.

 

Are the team fees going up?

Team fees are still being calculated for the new season.  We are currently speaking to uniform vendors and working to get the most for the money.  They are expected to stay pretty close to this past season but may go up some as we look to improve the merchandise.  Elite teams will have a higher rate.

 

Expected items for team packages, aka escrow.

-1 set of practice wear, shorts, sports bra, bow & tank top per team practice day

-Backpack with logo and child’s name

-Jersey for comp day with logo and child’s name

-Warmup set with logo and child’s name

-8 competition fees

-Music License fee

-Choreography fee

-Coaches fee

-Gym usage fee

 

Will there be Fundraising available to help?

Yes, there will be two fundraisers.  One for the uniform in the beginning of the season and one in the new year.

 

Can my child take Vacation time in June?

-Team members have an opportunity to take 4 team practices off in the month of June if you are scheduled for a vacation. Practices missed must be consecutive days in the same week. (Example: My child practices Tuesday and Saturday, she would be allowed to miss Tuesday and Saturday two weeks in a row.  The child cannot miss every Tuesday in June or every Saturday In June).  

Missed practices in June are required to be made up in June on another day outside of the normal team practice day and time designated for your child. Calendar week is Monday through Sunday. Payments due on June 5th and June 15th will still be due.  If your child will be missing team practice in the last week of June, they will need to schedule makeup team practices in week 1,2 or 3 of June.

Vacation time off should be discussed and makeup days scheduled in advance with Tony & Michele.

Can My Child take a vacation in July?

-Team members have an opportunity to take 2 team practices off in the month of June if you are scheduled for a vacation. Practices missed must be consecutive days in the same week. (example: My child practices Tuesday and Saturday, she would be allowed to miss Tuesday and Saturday.    

Missed practices in July are required to be made up in July on another day outside of the normal team practice day and time designated for your child. Calendar week is Monday through Sunday. If your child will be missing team practice in the last week of July, they will need to schedule makeup team practices in week 1,2 or 3 of July.

Vacation time off should be discussed and makeup days scheduled in advance with Tony & Michele.

Elite Team Tryout Info

 

What does Elite mean at FOXC?

-Longer routine time: Prep is 2 min. and Elite is 2:30 min.

-Elite teams will compete both days for 2-day competitions

-Practice is more. 2 hours weekday, 3 hours weekend, weekday 1-hour mandatory Tumbling class and after choreography, stunt groups must attend mandatory once per week and do stunts a minimum of 10 times that is in their routine, stunts will need to be verified by a coach.  Parents will need to work together to arrange day and time for this weekly throughout the season.

-Attendance Policy will be strictly enforced 

-Elite teams will travel outside of Texas for competitions.  Some possible examples: Encore, NCA Nationals, Orlando UCA Comp are possible.

-Uniform will cost more (Fundraising will be offered)

-Elite teams’ package will cost more because of the upgraded items.

-If you try out for level 3 and are interested in level 2 also, you must do a separate tryout for level 2.  Each tryout is $15 once evaluation is complete.  If you are not chosen for the level, you tried out for, you do not automatically default to another elite level.

-Tryout max is 1 per level.