Jamfest Kansas City Nationals 2018

It’s a busy couple of weeks at KC Cheer.  All teams will be competing at Jamfest Kansas City Nationals on February 17 and 18, 2018. The event is held at The Sprint Center, which is a different location than all of the Kansas City competitions we've been to this year. 

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.  Additional Information can be found on the Jamfest Website

General Reminders

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. 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 17

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.

  • Fireflies, Fancy and Frenzy will arrive at 9:45 a.m. They may leave after their Awards Ceremonies.
  • Firecrackers will arrive at 12:00 to meet coaches at 12:15. They may leave after their Awards Ceremony
  • Force will arrive at 1:45 and Fame and Fiercelings will arrive at 2:15. They may leave after Fiercelings perform.
  • Fever, Fierce 5, Fearless, Frost, Fantasy, Fortune and Flawless will arrive at 4:30. They may leave after Flawless performs.

Teams should plan to meet their coach in the area that we will designate ASAP when we get to the Sprint Center. Since this is a new venue, we will identify the meeting place and team moms will communicate that information to teams. 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.

Saturday Uniform/Apparel

Teams should be dressed in grey tanks 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.

Saturday Schedule

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. 

Jamfest Kansas City - Saturday
Team Arrive Report Practice Perform May Leave
Fireflies 9:45 9:45 10:15 10:45 After Awards
Fancy 9:45 10:30 11:06 11:36 After Awards
Frenzy 9:45 11;30 12:02 12:32 After Awards
Firecrackers 12:00 12:15 12:26 12:56 After Awards
Force 1:45 1:45 2:17 2:47 After Fiercelings
Fame 2:15 2:50 3:39 4:09 After Fiercelings
Fiercelings 2:15 3:50 4:24 4:54 After Fiercelings
Fever 4:30 4:45 5:13 5:43 After Flawless
Fierce 5 4:30 5:00 5:40 6:10 After Flawless
Fearless 4:30 5:00 5:46 6:16 After Flawless
Frost 4:30 5:50 6:25 6:55 After Flawless
Fantasy 4:30 5:50 6:28 6:58 After Flawless
Fortune 4:30 6:00 6:52 7:22 After Flawless
Flawless 4:30 7:15 7:44 8:14 After Flawless

SATURDAY POST-PERFORMANCE

Cheer prep teams and Firecrackers will have their awards ceremony on Saturday. We will communicate meet times for this as they become available.

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, February 18

SUNDAY ARRIVAL TIMES

  • Force may leave after their awards ceremony and after Fiercelings perform at noon. 
  • Fame, Fiercelings, and Fever should arrive at 9:00 to watch Force and can leave after their awards at 1:45.

  • Everyone else can arrive at 12:30 or their meet time and leave after their awards

SUNDAY UNIFORM/APPAREL

Same rules as Saturday, but teams will wear Red Bow and Team Jerseys on Sunday.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Jamfest Kansas City - Sunday
Team Arrive Report Practice Perform Awards
Force 8:00 8:15 8:43 9:13 10:30
Fame 9:00 10:00 10:39 11:09 1:45
Fiercelings 9:00 11:00 11:30 12:00 1:45
Fever 9:00 11:45 12;19 12:49 1:45
Fearless 9:00 12:00 12:34 1:04 1:45
Fierce 5 9:00 12:00 12:40 1:10 1:45
Frost 12:30 1:30 2:00 2:30 5:00
Fantasy 12:30 1:30 2:03 2:33 5:00
Fortune 12:30 1:40 2:09 2:39 5:00
Flawless 12:30 3:05 3:41 4:11 5:00

AWARDS

There will be awards ceremonies throughout the day on Sunday (or Saturday, for Firecrackers 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 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!