I understand that I am to arrive 15 minutes beforeall games and practices.
I understand that I am to be properly dressed for all games and practices. (Cheerleading shirt, athletic shorts/pants & gym shoes)
I understand that if I am not properly dressed that I will be sent home.
I understand that my presence and positive attitude is required at all practices and games.
I understand that there must be two coaches at every game and practice for the safety of the cheerleaders.
I understand that if a situation arises and I cannot attend practice that I will notify the appropriate person to let them know.
I understand that if a situation arises and I cannot attend a game that I will find a substitute to take my place, I will contact the squad administrator and the appropriate director to let them know who is taking my place.
I understand that continuously missing practices or games may jeopardize my position as a coach.
I understand that I am a role model for all of the squads.
I understand that my conduct must be respectful of others, exercise good sportsman ship and follow the rules and regulations of this organization.
I understand that I am representing the Arlington Cowboys Cheerleading program at all times.
What is expected of me as a Cowboys Cheerleading Coach!
I will be at every practice and every game, unless I have an authorized excuse and have made everyone aware
I will be on time for every practice and every game
I will be properly dressed for games and practices (we can discuss other appropriate attire)
I will maintain the proper attitude with my squad
Show respect to EVERYONE
Exercise good sportsmanship
Follow the rules
During practices and games I will be responsible for the safety of my squad
I will take full advantage of practice time (we can go over a plan of attack for practice schedules)
No chatting with other coaches
No sitting down
I will be respectful when people are addressing the group during practices, games, and meetings
I understand the following are NOT allowed
Cell phones during practices and games
Gum/candy during practices and games
Flip flops or anything other than gym shoes
Really short shorts
Socializing during practices and games
Stunting during rain/bad weather
I will remember that the importance of Cowboys Cheerleading is to
Teach the fundamentals of cheerleading
Create positive attitudes
Build self confidence
Be a role model for younger cheerleaders and coaches
Cheerleading Team Lead Responsibilities
TEACH, TEACH, TEACH!!
Focus on technique and motions
SAFETY – make sure stunting is done correctly
Dance – choreograph innovative, fun, and age appropriate dances
PROGRESS – bring the Cowboys to a new level of cheer – COMPETITION
SMILE, SMILE, SMILE!!
Act as the role model for the coaches
Primary go-to person for the coaches
Work with the squad admins
Be energetic, positive, and assertive
Design Warmup – 15 minutes to be repeated at each practice and before games
Create 4 counts of 8 of arm motions and techniques
Teach and review jumps
Teach your coaches and group core cheers
20 cheers for 1, 2/3
30 cheers for 4-4
40 cheers for 5/6, 7/8
Make up and teach new cheers weekly (2-3 per week)
Sub for any squad as needed
Attend each practice and assist coaches in your group as needed
Help choreograph half time routines
Come up with innovative ways to improve Cowboy Cheerleading
Help assist coaches with team bonding exercises
Lead and assist with homecoming activities
Work directly with the Cheer Board
Give weekly updates to the cheer board on how your squads are doing. Specifically-
What was learned at practice
What the squad will do the following week
Any issues/ concerns
Attend 1 game of your team weekly
CELEBRATE!! – Celebrate the teams′ accomplishments, reward their hard work, and make this a great Cowboy year!!
Arrive at practice 30 minutes early
Work with your team for 15 minutes on the goals of the day. Be ready and preparedto start on time!
Cheer Coach Responsibilities
Arrive at practice 30 minutes early
Arrive at games 20 minutes early
If you miss a game or practice, advance notice is required
If you miss 2 or more practices without approval or games, the board has the right to revoke your position as cheer coach and pay you for only the time that you spent performing your duties
Cowboy cheer attire
NO CELL PHONES AT GAMES – NO TEXTING FROM THE SIDELINES!!!!
NO PIGGY BACK RIDES AT GAMES
Responsibility for entire group warm ups and stretching at practices will be shared by all coaches and a schedule will be created. If you can not lead on your assigned day, a replacement must be found.
Take cheering seriously at every age level
Prepare a list of cheers that the kids know and repeat them
Appoint a single cheer captain at every game
Only 2 – 5 minute breaks are allowed per game
This includes the younger squads
Focus on arms/ techniques/ motions/jumps
Challenge the kids
Work with your leads weekly on new cheers and assist them in instruction
Perfect the cheers with your team
Make up a weekly half time routine and dance
Work with the team leads for homecoming and performance routines
Think out of the box and help improve the program
Act as a role model for the kids-
Be positive, upbeat, energetic, and PATIENT
The kids watch your every move. Remember that you have a significant impact on them!!