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.
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
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.
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.
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.
February 6, 2017
Due to discussions with various ICU officials, the CCU is actively seeking an existing Jteam to represent Canada at the upcoming ICU World Championship in April.
To qualify you must be a:
Be able to field an age eligible team (12-16 years of age – please note that this is different than current age grid and teams may have to use appropriate substitutions). Level 4 or Level 5. All-Girl or Coed.
Send an email with a link to firstname.lastname@example.org with an uploaded current year competition video and include the team’s roster and ages (all out of the age range athletes will need to be replaced within the selected gym/program). This is due On or BEFORE February 14, 2017. With the selection committee making the decision before February 20th.
Commit to the expenses of travel and accommodations in Florida, plus costs of Team Canada uniform and clothing kit (offered at a discounted rate). Your team/gym/coach is expected to make all travel and accommodations – the CCU will assist in securing your competition registration.
CCU will provide additional expert coaching to prepare the team along with opportunities to train along-side Team Canada in Orlando, FLA prior to the event at no cost.
We appreciate that this is incredibly short notice. 2018 Junior Team Requirements are currently being determined and will be posted in the next few days.
Best of luck to those teams that submit applications.
Go Canada Go!
The Application form for the 2017 version of Team Canada is now up and live.
Please use this form to submit your video OR if you plan on attending the Live Tryout please use this form as a method of pre-registration.
Pre-registration will help the coaches and selection committee plan accordingly and will expidite any administration “at the door”.