It’s a busy couple of weeks at KC Cheer. All teams will be competing at Jamfest Kansas City Nationals on February 18 and 19, 2017. The event is held at The Kansas City Convention Center, which is a different location than all of the Kansas City competitions we've been to this year. It's the one inside the actual convention center, up the escalators to the event. (If you've ever been to the KC Holiday Mart, it's in that same location)
Admission for spectators is $15 for one day or $25 for both days. Military (with ID), Seniors 65+ and Children 4 and under are free. Admission is cash only A complete list of performance times and venue information can be found on the Jamfest website.
It is so important that all athletes are on time. These competitions will not hold our practice times, so if we are without someone at check-in, we lose our chance to warm up and practice.
This is our chance to have our hometown crowd there to cheer on our teams. Be sure to get your light up sticks at the pro shop so we can light up the arena when our teams perform. Let's really show them our KC Cheer spirit and crowd support!
It is required that all athletes be at all KC Cheer performances (unless specified below) to cheer loudly for all our teams. Please pay close attention to the schedules below to make sure you are in the arena at all of the listed performance times. It is unacceptable to miss a performance because you're eating a meal or getting ready to meet your coach. All of these activities can and should be planned around performance times.
Our athletes love to perform for a cheering crowd! We love to have you there to watch, but remember to make some noise too! Bring on the loud voices, lighted signs, noisemakers and cowbells to support our teams.
It is super exciting to be competing against teams from all over the country right here in our city. Remember to show great sportsmanship (cheerleaders AND parents), and hospitality so teams want to return to KC for future competitions.
Saturday, February 18
Saturday Arrival Times
Considering the length of the day, we are dividing up arrival times for the sake of our athletes. Obviously everyone is welcome and encouraged to be there to cheer on the teams all day, but only Fortune, Ferocious, Fierce 5, Fearless and Fame are required to arrive at 8:00 a.m. for the First Ladies Performance at 8:21 and Fantasy at 8:48. First Ladies will arrive at 7:00 a.m. and Fantasy will arrive at 7:30 a.m. dressed and ready to go to meet their coaches. All of these teams may leave after Fame at 12:47. Fiesta and Flawless will meet their coaches at 1:00 p.m., and all other teams will arrive at 1:45 p.m. in time to be in the arena to cheer on Fiesta and Flawless. These teams may leave after Flippers at 6:12.
Teams should plan to meet their coach in the main entrance of the convention center. Coaches will instruct team parents on where parents can meet their cheerleader following each performance. Please be sure you are dressed and ready at the time you meet your coach. This means hair done, lipstick and make-up done, and give all belongings to a parent or someone that can hold them until you are finished.
Remember: Coaches may call extra practices after your teams' performances on Saturday.
Teams should be dressed in red gym tank top and black pants or warm ups when not in uniform. Remember that you must always have your tank top or warm up jacket on to cover your midriff if you are not in the practice room or performing. Everyone will wear the white bow on Saturday.
Listed below are the times to be dressed and ready to meet your coaches. It is very important that everyone is dressed and entirely ready at the times listed below.
Flippers, 2 Fierce and Fierce Ones will have their awards ceremony at 7:40. Teams should meet coaches to go to awards at 7:35.
Each team will meet their coaches after announcement of standings to review scoresheets and make any changes necessary for Sunday's performance.
We may call a few practices if necessary, so please be prepared. Be sure your team mom has your cell number so that she can communicate any additional information throughout the day.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4
SUNDAY ARRIVAL TIMES
Teams competing between 9:00 and 12:00 will be allowed to arrive at 9:00 (or their meet time if it's earlier) and leave following their awards ceremonies at 12:00.
Teams competing from 12:30 to 3:30 will be allowed to arrive at 12:30 (or their meet time if it's prior to 12:30) and leave following their awards ceremonies at 4:15.
Teams competing between 4:55 and 7:00 will be allowed to arrive at 4:30 (or their meet time if it's earlier) and leave following their awards ceremonies.
Same rules as Saturday, but teams will wear red bow and Black and Gold gym shirt on Sunday.
There will be awards ceremonies throughout the day on Sunday (or Saturday, for Flippers and Cheer Prep) as each division finishes. Everyone must be in full uniform when they go to their awards ceremony. This means no backpacks, no warm ups, no shoes other than cheer shoes. You should look exactly as you look when you take the mat. FULL. UNIFORM.
Extra Practices for NCA
Most teams that are traveling to NCA Feb. 24-27 will have practices in addition to competition this weekend. Coaches will inform teams of their practices times this week.
Good Luck to everyone! We know you have worked very hard, and the coaching staff is very proud of you!