PREP TEAM PLACEMENTS 2022-2023

REGISTRATION is now OPEN for our our 2022-2023 PREP TEAMS!

PLACEMENT DAY, where we gauge each Athlete’s skill set to place them effectively, IS COMING UP QUICKLY on Saturday, August 20 from 10AM-2PM.  You must register prior to arriving on our Parent Portal, then you can stop in ANYTIME during these hours – you will go through the process and then be free to go (you will not need to be there the entire time).

If our main registration date/time doesn’t work,  you can choose to do a private evaluation and registration time for a $25 fee. Email us at Office@OurTribeAthletics.com with any questions or to arrange an individual registration time. ALL private registration must be completed by WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022.

PRE-REGISTER HERE TO SAVE YOUR ATHLETE’S SPOT! Register by Friday, July 29 to guarantee your Athlete’s Tshirt Size at registration weekend.

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHO: All Athletes ages 5-16 as of December 31, 2022 (birthday should be between 6/1/2003-12/31/2017) – no experience in cheerleading or tumbling is necessary to join! There is a level and division for EVERYONE! Our teams are built around USASF levels.

PARENT HANDBOOK: Our 2022-2023 Prep Team Handbook is available on the FORMS tab of our website. This contains almost all important information for the season. During the registration process, each family will sign stating they understand the terms of each section.

LOCATION: Registration will take place at our gym in Grimes (behind SkyZone) at 1400 SE Gateway Drive #108 Grimes, IA 50111

QUESTIONS: Email us at office@ourtribeathletics.com and we will help you however we can. Please take a minute to read through our MISSION STATEMENT and check out our FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM to see what we are all about! You can also learn more on The Vibe of Our TR⇧BE YouTube series about the gym as a whole, how to prepare for eval/registration day, and much more to look forward to!

YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING AHEAD OF TIME

  1. Parent Portal Registration – if you have already been in a class or on a Team at TR⇧BE, this will already be complete. We will confirm your address and billing information at registration day. All Athletes wishing to be placed on a Team MUST have a current credit/debit card on file. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
  2. Release Form – all Athletes must have a new release on file for the 2022-2023 season. We will confirm completion on placement day.
  3. Financial Agreement Form – this form must be completed by EVERY Family for the 2022-2023 season. Please read and sign. We will confirm completion on registration day.
  4. Signed Prep Team Handbook (coming soon) – this must be completed prior to placement day. Please READ EACH PAGE of the latest revision of our Prep Team Parent Handbook prior to signing to confirm required and important dates.
  5. Have a copy of your Athlete’s Birth Certificate handy. You will need to upload to USASF during that process in the Summer.
  6. Download our new mobile app for APPLE or ANDROID – once downloaded, you’ll enter “tribeathletics” as the organization name on the front login page, then use your own credentials to log in used to create your parent portal account.

TRYOUT FAQs

  • How long will evaluations/registration take?
    • Our quick 1-2-3-Floor Process is fast and easy! For returning Athletes or Athletes transitioning from our tumbling program, you can have most of the process done ahead of time with our skill charts from class and your information already on file. You can save time the day of by completing some of the checklist items above.
    • For brand new Athletes to TR⇧BE, you can expect approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the density of Families registering when you arrive.
  • Who can join a Team?
    • All males and females ages 5-18 as of December 31, 2022. All ages will follow USASF‘s age grids and guidelines. 
  • When are the Team practices?
    • Every Team practices 2x per week for 1.5 hours. Each Athlete also has a tumbling class included with their monthly tuition. Team practice schedules will be released AFTER placement day (so we can determine how many Teams we’ll have as well as set our Coaching schedules). 
      • Starting right after Labor Day, all Teams will have a practice on Sunday and one weekday practice (either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday)
  • I/my Athlete have/has ______ skill(s), which Team will I/they make?
    • We do not know exactly the Teams we will have until after registration day. While certain skills drive Athletes to different levels, as a Staff we are looking to create TEAMS that will succeed and compete well with the information and knowledge we have on the scoring system.
    • Many of our L1 Athletes are working on L2 skills after perfecting their L1 skills, many of our L3 Team Athletes already have individual L4 skills, and so on. The key to success is to create Teams that are well-rounded and will hit every area of the scoresheet.
    • Much like baseball/softball teams, it is not advantageous to have a “16 and under Team” (Junior Division) that is full of 8-10 year olds. Those Athletes will become much more competitive on an “12 and under Team” (Youth Division) that is full of Athletes that age who will compete against athletes their same age.
  • What levels does TR⇧BE typically offer?
    • We generally have Teams spread across all competitive levels available. 
  • How do you decide which Athletes go on which Team?
    • We place Athletes based on the divisions we are allowed to compete in by our the governing body of all-star cheerleading, USASF.
    • We look at skill level, experience, Team composition, maturity, age, and much more in determining the best fit for your Athlete. 
    • Please understand that our Staff knows the best place for your Athletes – we are looking at many moving parts to make the season a success for ALL of our Teams and ALL of our Athletes. By registering at TR⇧BE, we appreciate that you respect our final decision of Team placements.
  • What do we have to pay at registration?
    • Due to the tight timeline of our Prep Teams, we must bill for practice wear and uniforms the day of Team Placements, on August 20, 2022. This fee ($360) will be automatically billed to your card on file in your parent portal account. Uniforms will not be ordered for Athletes whose accounts are past due. If you choose to order optional items (Jacket and/or Backpack), those will also be billed on 8/20/2022, as per the Parent Handbook.
    • No additional payment is due at Placement Day (unless you are doing a private registration, and then a $25 fee will be assessed in the Parent Portal.
    • On September 1, your first monthly fees will be automatically drafted unless prepaid by cash or check. Please refer to the Parent Handbook for details and payment schedule.
  • I’ve never cheered before, can I still tryout and will I make a Team?
    • NO EXPERIENCE is necessary! We have an age group and level for every Athlete’s needs and experience from beginners to the most elite Athletes in the state.
  • What dates are required for Prep Team Athletes?
    • Choreography Camp on September 17 and September 24 are required –  An exact schedule will be sent after Teams are finalized.
    • All competitions are required, NO EXCEPTIONS. The Parent Handbook on the Forms tab has a full list of important dates as well as gym closure dates – please try to schedule trips during these planned closures to help the Team succeed, and pay close attention to our attendance policy.
  • What competitions will we attend?
    • Our competition schedule will be listed mid-summer once all are available. 
  • How does billing work?
    • All items are auto-billed on the first of the month (Apparel is billed on August 20). There is a detailed payment schedule included in the Prep Team Handbook. Parents must have a debit or credit card on file in their Parent Portal account to register at TR⇧BE.

 

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