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CCU Selects Team Canada Special Abilities

CCU this thrilled to announce that we will be participating in Special Abilities division at the ICU World Championships in April. A call for submissions was made in late November as we looked to select teams from existing programs across the country to wear the red and white and represent Canada at this prestigious inaugural event.
 
The selection process was similar to all other team selections, with a video that showcased a routine, no editing. A panel of judges made up of coaches, gym owners, and Provincial Federation representatives have selected one team in the Special Abilities Traditional Division (Teams comprised of 100% athletes with intellectual disabilities per team).
 
We would like to congratulate the team from PCT Cheer and Tumble on being selected.
 
Please join us in congratulating the athletes and coaches, we know you will make Canada proud.

CCU SELECTS TEAMS TO REPRESENT AT ICU JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Team Canada is thrilled to announce the programs that will represent our country at the ICU World Junior Championships. The process for selection was a rigorous one with two phases. In phase one, teams from across the country submitted a skills video and were adjudicated by a nationally representative panel made up of coaches, judges, gym owners and provincial federation members. The selections were culled from many to 5 programs. In phase two, each team was asked to showcase their routine, performed without breaks or cuts, on a non-sprung mat. Again, the panel deliberated.
Representing Canada as our Junior National Coed Advanced Team will be the team made up of athletes from Perfect Storm Athletics. And representing Canada as our Junior National All Girl Elite Team will be the team made up of athletes from PCT Cheer And Tumble.
Please join us in wishing these teams the best of luck at the ICU World Championship this spring.

2018 Winter Olympic Games

We are thrilled that cheerleading will be represented at the Pyeongchang Olympic games as part of the pageantry and ceremony. At present, Team Canada has not been contacted by Cheer Canada to partake in this event. We stand ready to represent our nation with athletes from coast to coast of the highest calibre if asked.

 

2018 Team Canada Coaching Staff

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 Team Canada Coaching Staff.

All Girl Premier Staff

Marcy Kuzemchak from the Cheerforce Wolfpack

Thomas Rath from the University of Regina

Ashley Impellezere from Vancouver All-Stars

 

Coed Premier Staff

David Lee Tracey of Western University and the PCG Vipers

Sandy Han of Kingston Elite

Nicole Myers-Pugh of PCT Cheer and Tumble

Call For 2018 Coaching Nominations

The CCU is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Team Canada Premier All Girl and Coed team coaches. All interested and qualified coaches are encouraged to apply.

 

TEAM CANADA JUNIOR PROGRAM INFORMATION IS NOW POSTED

Once again, Canada is hoping to field two Junior teams for the ICU World Junior Championships in 2018. Information regarding team selection is now posted.

Congratulations to the selected Junior National Teams

The CCU is thrilled to announce that we have selected PCT Vengeance and the CheerSport Star Spotted Sharks as the 2017 All Girl and Coed Junior National teams respectively.

We were very pleased to have had 12 submissions from 6 Provinces — BC, AB, ON, QC, NS & NB.

In order to expedite an already rushed process, the judges were asked to rank their top choices in both All-Girl and Co-ed Divisions. They were asked to judge the teams based upon their skill level and technique without paying too much attention to any routine composition or choreography components.  We also asked judges to consider the strength of tumbling technique to gauge the transition to an un-sprung competition surface, and also to be mindful of the number of athletes who would need to be replaced due to being age ineligible. With all of these things in mind, the selection committee was asked to submit their top two teams in each of the All-Girl and Co-ed divisions.

 PCT Vengeance received 5 first place ordinals and 2 seconds. CheerSport Star Spotted Sharks also received 5 first place ordinals and 1 second.

We’d like to thank Liz Gigante (BC), Anna Batchelor (AB), Thomas Rath (SK), Tara Savoie (ON), Sandra Han (ON), Melissa Moisan (QC) and Stephen Mills (NS) for their thoughtful input. And to Kenny Feeny for his guidance.

We are certain that both teams will represent Canada at the ICU World Championships incredibly well.

Congratulations PCT and CheerSport we can’t wait to see you wear the red and white.