Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get more involved in the program? Are there volunteer opportunities?
Our CJC board has a lot of fun together coordinating not only the preseason and regular season for the athletes but also fun and special events throughout! We meet once a month, usually during a practice or even on zoom if needed. When we all work together, no one job is overwhelming, in fact if you ask any of us, we will tell you the friends we've made along the way, just like our kids have done on their teams. We welcome rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade parents to apply to join the board!! Besides board positions, we need team parents (one for each grade, 3 total), and other special event volunteers such as powderpuff coaches and referees!
Will we have the same uniforms as last year?
Yes, we will have the same as last year. This will be the third year of a 3 year uniform cycle. As long as it fits and is in good condition, it can be used again!
Will we put the financials (estimates) for cost per athlete somewhere on our website?
Yes! That information can be found on Team Snap's Registration
What kind of shoes are required? We may need to buy some sooner, is it possible to get the exact shoe?
We will put the shoe model/style on the website, so that if you need to purchase ahead of tryouts, you can. Otherwise, you can also order the shoes through the program (at the kickoff meeting on April 25th).
Are these tryouts or evaluations? Will there be cuts?
The Competition Team will be selected from a Try Out but the Sideline teams will have a clinic and evaluation. Athletes should expect to have weekly evaluations of their sideline cheers, stunts, motions and participation.
Are there any tumbling requirements?
Not necessarily! We typically have all levels of tumbling on a team. What an athlete may need development on in one area, they may make up for in another! The competition team is typically a higher skill level, but it will depend on interest.
What is the tryout uniform?
The tryout uniform consists of a white short sleeved tee shirt (not a tank), navy gym/running shorts (not nike pros or tight shorts), white no-show socks, white sneakers or cheer shoes, and hair in a high ponytail with a white bow.
What can I do to prepare for the season?
The Cambridge Cheers can be found on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@cambridgejuniorcheer6163
Will there be a routine sent out for Competition Team tryouts?
There is typically not a separate routine for this tryout. Usually the judges/coaches would do some extra stunting with the athletes to do any necessary evaluating and determination of stunt groups.