Your cheerleading uniform is Dukes Property and should be maintained and handed back in the same matter it was received. When washing your uniform, always pre-treat any stains. The uniform should be washed inside out with zipper and button closed, in cold water, NO fabric softener, NO chlorine bleach. The uniform should hang to dry, never put it in the dryer. Dukes-issued uniforms should be worn by the cheerleader and for Dukes games/functions only. When it is uniform return time, you will be asked to return your skirt and vest freshly washed. Failure to take proper care and failure to return all pieces at the end of the season will result in the forfeiture of your workbond. There is also a $150 uniform replacement fee.
COMPETITIONS AND TRAVEL
There is a League Competition in which all teams participate, which will be held in mid-October. Flag participate as exhibition-only, meaning they will not be scored but will receive feedback from the judges. All other teams will be competing, be scored, and have the opportunity to advance to the Eastern Region Qualifier competition with the acception of Mitey Mite.
Eastern Region Qualifiers is typically held the last weekend in October or the first weekend in November. Eastern Region Championships are held mid-November. First and second place teams at Regions typically qualify for Nationals.
Pop Warner National Cheer and Dance Championship Competition is held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The competition typically is the first full week in December.
Pop Warner Travel puts together packages that include room and park passes. The minimum stay allowed is a 3-night stay in Orlando. Pop Warner provides a letter for your child's school to explain the absence.
Volunteers under 18 years of age must comply with the same procedures as a rostered cheerleader/player. A Student Demo/Jr Coach can earn service time credit for volunteering with the Dukes. Please contact the Head Cheer Commissioner to request a letter indicating the hours of service given.
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