It’s hard to believe we are leaving for Jamfest Super Nationals this Friday! This is a huge competition full of outstanding teams and lots of fun. We are very excited for our teams to compete with some of the best teams in the nation. Below you will find many travel details. Please read & print this to bring with you to refer to throughout the weekend. In addition to the things listed below, we are asking the following of cheerleaders and parents traveling with KC Cheer:
First, for cheerleaders, we ask that you perform to the very best of your ability, that you support all KC Cheer teams by cheering them on at each performance, and that you conduct yourselves in a responsible and respectable manner. Parents, we as you to help us monitor our athletes this weekend. Please give them support and guidance when they need it. Bring your loud voices, noise makers and KC Cheer spirit to each and every performance. (See very old Jamfest photo at right for spirit inspiration. Can you spot some familiar faces? :) )
Before We Go
The KC Cheer Staff reserves the right to call extra practices on any night of the week prior to a major competition. If it is decided your team needs extra practice, your coach will let you know immediately so athletes can make proper arrangements. Please remember that all practices leading up to 2 weeks before a competition are mandatory!
You are representing KC Cheer! Please be considerate of others in the hotel, show great sportsmanship on and off the floor and follow all curfew rules.
KC Cheer team members are required to be at all KC Cheer performances. No exceptions.
No swimming is allowed during the competition. If you are staying Sunday night and choose to swim after all competition is complete, that is fine.
Remember that you are here to compete. That means your first priority is your team, your gym and all performances and practices that go with being part of this group. Please do not make plans for the girls to go shopping while in Indy, as chances are it will probably interfere with other teams' performance times that they're required to be present for.
Do not make plans that will interfere with any practice or performance.
All cheerleaders should make sure they have their phones with them as team parents will be sending text messages to notify people of last minute instructions. At a competition this large, it's important to be in constant communication.
Please do not allow your child to travel between the hotel, mall and arena alone. These areas are open to the public and will be very crowded this weekend.
On the "crowded" note, it might be a good idea to bring a small cooler with breakfast foods inside: muffins, fruit, bagels, juice etc. Breakfast will be important to most of our team members, so please come prepared.
KC Cheer has a team room in the convention center. The room number is 236. Please understand that teams will be using this room throughout the weekend for a meeting place and any practices we may need. Do not leave your valuables in this room, as it will not be locked.
KC Cheer enforces a strict 10:00 curfew, as do all the hotels we are staying in this weekend. All cheerleaders must be in their assigned rooms by 10:00 p.m. with lights out by 11:00p.m.
The KC Cheer staff and parents will be making room checks to enforce this curfew. If cheerleaders do not adhere to this rule their team will have consequences imposed on them. You're here to do a job, and we need all athletes to be well-rested for the long days ahead.
Please try to adhere to the schedule given to the athletes. ALL team members are required to be at ALL KC Cheer performances!
Open containers are not allowed on the bus. All drinks must have a lid.
You must share seats on the bus. (Unless you paid for a double seat)
Please remember the four seats in the first row of the bus are reserved for the coaches
The luggage bins will be marked with the name of each of our hotels. Please be sure to put your luggage in the correct bin to expedite unloading in Indy.
Cheerleaders should wear comfortable clothes on the bus. They may wear slippers on the bus, but must have real shoes to change in to for lunch time.
The buses are equipped with TVs for movies. Please make sure your movies are age appropriate.
Cheerleaders are to ride their team buses. Cheerleaders 5th grade and under are required to have a parent with them on the bus.
If you are going to make different arrangements to get home from Indianapolis, please inform the person who is in charge of your bus before Sunday night.
Cheerleaders must clean up after themselves.
Do not leave items on the bus, as they may not be there on Sunday when you get back on.
Please see below for a list of things you'll need for this weekend. Athletes are required to be in the designated attire for that day, so it is important you pack all of the items on this list.
Jamfest Super Nationals Packing List
Hair spray & Hair clips
Red/Black/White Bow with tails
White Tailless Bow
Both sets of Practice Wear
KC Cheer warmup (black pants or black leggings if you don't have a warmup)
KC Cheer team Jersey
KC Cheer black 20 year tank
Medications (if needed)
Pillow and blanket for the bus
Snacks for the bus
Money for meals
Sensible shoes for walking in the snow when outdoors
All cheerleaders should wear the outfits outlined for each day when not in competition uniform during our stay in Indy. Do not leave your hotel room in a sports bra and spandex.
Cheerleaders are always allowed to be in warmup jackets and black pants or warmup pants when at competitions.
The gym tank is an item that every cheerleader must have. All cheerleaders were given one. If you lost yours you need to purchase a new one, because it is required attire for the weekend.
Cheerleaders must be dressed in gym shirt and black pants or warmup when not in uniform. No PJ pants, jeans or other street clothes!
Cheerleaders must be in full uniform for awards ceremonies. They will not be allowed on stage if they are not in full uniform.
Friday, January 18
Attire: anything comfy
Buses will depart from KC Cheer at 6:30 a.m. This means everyone should be on the bus by 6:20 a.m. We will not hold the buses for you if you are late. Parking in the street is not allowed and do not park in front of other businesses or their garage doors. Car pool or get someone to drop you off if at all possible.
The luggage bins will be marked with the name of our hotels. Please be sure to put your luggage in the correct bin under the bus. This will help expedite unloading when we get to Indianapolis. The buses will stop at all hotels, as necessary.
The buses will stop for lunch in St. Louis and a couple of short “stretch stops for the drivers. Cheerleaders will be allowed off the bus at lunch, but not for the other stops. Please make sure your cheerleader has snacks and drinks for the entire 9 hour trip, as well as money for lunch when we stop. Make sure cheerleaders are in groups when they get off for lunch. Our lunch stop will be 45 minutes.
Check in at each hotel in on your own. No one under the age of 18 may check into the hotel, so if parents are traveling separately from the buses, make sure you are in the lobby when the cheerleaders arrives on the bus.
Should coaches choose to hold a team practice on Friday night at the Convention Center, your team will be informed of this prior to getting to Indy.
KC Cheer has a team room in the Convention Center. The room number is 236. Please understand that teams will be using this room throughout the weekend for a meeting place and any practices we need. Do NOT leave your valuables in this room as it will NOT be locked.
Saturday, January 19
Attire: Black Gym 20-year tank and Black pants when not in Uniform. Bow with tails (red/black/white)
Please note: It is required that all team members be at every KC Cheer performance unless they are in the practice room with their teams.
One bus will meet any Force team members and parents at the Marriott Indy East at 6:15a.m. Dressed and ready to go. Do not be late! The weather will make travel slower than normal and the teams cannot be late. This bus will then pick up any Force team members at the Sheraton City Center Hotel between 6:30-6:45a.m. Followed by the Hilton Garden Inn. All Force athletes need to be dressed and ready to go when they get on the bus. The bus will then proceed to the Convention Center.
Athletes from all other teams and parents at the Marriott Indy East will be picked up at 7:45a.m. to be transported to the Convention Center for the day. Athletes should bring everything they need for the day.
Athletes and parents at the Sheraton City Center will be picked up at 8:00a.m.to be transported to the Convention Center for the day. The buses will then head to the Hilton Garden Inn to pick up the remaining athletes and parents. Please be ready when the buses arrive. Athletes should bring everything they need for the day.
Athletes at the JW Marriott will be responsible for getting to Arena F in time to see Force perform at 8:39a.m.
We will have a gym meeting at 8:00p.m. in room 236. Teams should plan to practice after reviewing their scoresheets sometime throughout the day. Coaches will have team parents communicate times to each team. We will load buses to all hotels following the gym meeting.
Sunday, January 20
Attire: Team jersey and black pants when not in uniform. White tailless bow.
One bus will meet Force team members and parents at the Marriott Indy East at 5:30a.m. Dressed and ready to go. If traveling home by bus, your luggage will have to be on the bus at this time. Do not be late! The weather will make travel slower than normal and the teams cannot be late. This bus will then pick up any Force team members at the Sheraton City Center Hotel between 6:00-6:10a.m. Followed by the Hilton Garden Inn. All Force athletes need to be dressed and ready to go when they get on the bus. The bus will then proceed to the Convention Center. Any athletes/family members traveling home by bus will have to have their luggage on the bus prior to going to the Convention Center.
Buses will pick up Fortune & Finesse athletes and parents at the Marriott Indy East at 6:45a.m. Anyone traveling home by bus will have to put their luggage on the bus at this time. The bus will then head to The Sheraton followed by the Hilton Garden Inn. Fortune and Finesse will be the two teams in the Arena to cheer on Force at 7:57a.m. Please be ready to load your luggage when the buses arrive at your hotel. There will only be a small crowd to cheer on Force, so you cannot be late for their performance!
The final buses will pick up all other athletes (Fierce Five, Fresh Flawless, Fearless, Fiesta, Fame) and family members at the Marriott Indy East at 9:00a.m. Please be in the lobby with your luggage to load on the bus when it arrives. The buses will then proceed to the Sheraton, followed by the Hilton Garden Inn. If you are traveling home by bus your luggage must be on the bus at this time.
Hotel checkout is at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Make sure your athlete takes ALL needed items with her in the morning on Sunday to the arena. You will not be able to get to this luggage until the end of the day on Sunday when we load the buses.
If your “team” bus is not the one to pick you up, please remember which bus you put your luggage. You have the option of riding that bus home if you prefer.
The buses will begin loading as soon as possible after the awards ceremonies. We will NOT be stopping for food on the return trip, so please plan for this
Below is the performance schedule and awards schedule. Again, all team members must be at all team performances, even after their awards ceremonies are over.
Sunday performance schedule
Sunday Awards Schedule
Awards will be held in Champions Arena, which is Hall D.
Teams will meet coaches here in FULL UNIFORM for awards
We will leave immediately following the Fame awards ceremony which begins at 9:15pm. Information regarding the location of the buses for our departure will be communicated on Sunday through your team mom.
We will NOT be stopping on the way home for food, so please plan for this (drinks and snacks).
If your cheerleader is not riding the bus home, please let your coach or team mom know before Sunday evening. Your cheerleader is still required to stay for all team performances even if he or she is not riding the bus home.
We are looking forward to an extremely fun weekend at Jamfest Super Nationals!