TEAM CANADA PREMIER

GENERAL INFORMATION TEAM CANADA PREMIER

The CCU is looking for athletes to be named to both Team Canada All Girl Premier (the 2017 World Bronze Medalists) and Team Canada Coed Premier. Athletes must be 17 years of age or older in 2018 and can come from School or Club programs. You must be a legal Canadian Resident to be eligible – a passport or visa will be required.

Live Tryout date  – Saturday, November 25th. Doors will for registration at 4:15 PM  at the Powerade Centre, Brampton ON.

To Pre-Register for the Live Tryout, please click here to provide your information and payment.

If you do not Pre-Register you will be asked to fill out a paper form and make payment in CASH at the door.

Tryout Cost for Live Tryouts: $75 per person

**Successful candidates will have their tryout fees credited to their account.

 

Video submission must be posted online before 11:59pm of November 24th. Full video details will be posted before the end of week October 22nd.

Click here for the Video Submission Form and Payment.

Tryout Cost for Video Tryout – $125 per person – scroll down for Video Requirements

**Successful candidates will have their tryout fees credited to their account.

 
Teams will be announced on December 8th, 2017

 

Payment Dates:
December 15th, 2017 $250 – 1st deposit due to secure spot.If payment isn’t made, the roster spot will be released                                                                                                    January 15th, 2018 $250 – 2nd deposit due.
February 15th, 2018 $250 – 3rd deposit due
March 8th, 2018 $250 – 4th deposit due
March 29th, 2018 $250 – final payment due

GoFundMe Fundraising Campaign – will be established prior to tryout dates
This is similar to campaigns from previous years which enable donations from general
public.Any donation allocated to a particular athlete will be applied to that athlete’s account — -MINUS the GoFundMe service fees — – and will reduce the payment amounts due at the subsequent payment date.Donations from family members or corporate donations should be made via cheque ore-transfer to ensure entire donation amount is applied to the athlete account.Any donation made via GoFundMe that is not allocated to a specific athlete will be applied to the general funding account and applied for the benefit of all.

Additional Sponsorship Information will be provided to in December to enable them
to secure personal and program sponsorships to ease the burden of the participation
costs.

 

Important Dates
November 25th – Live Tryout and Video Tryout Deadline

December 8th – Team Announcement

East / West Training Dates
To be held at central locations likely to be in AB/BC or ON/QC based on athlete
locations. Ideal will be to find one date for East and one date for West based on athlete,
coach and facility availability. December 28, 29, 30 &/or January 6 & 7 or January 13 & 14 or January 20 & 21

Training Camp #1 – March 8th – 12th
Training Camp #2 – March 29th – April 2nd – Easter Weekend
Training schedule for both will be as follows –
 Thursday – Travel & Practice 7pm
 Friday – Practice – all day
 Saturday – Practice all day
 Sunday – Practice to 4pm
 Monday – Travel if necessary

Training Camp #3 – April 21st – 24th in Florida
 Saturday – Travel & Practice 3pm
 Sun., Mon. & Tues. – Practice ALL DAY

ICU World Championships – April 25th – April 29th
ESPN Wide World of Sports
 Wednesday – Opening Ceremonies
 Thursday – Preliminary Competition
 Friday – Final Championships

What is provided by Team Canada Cheer:
 An amazing experience as a member of the 2017-18 National Team Program
 Travel and housing costs for Camp 1 & Camp 2
 Housing and ground transportation for Camp 3 in Florida
– includes night of Thurs April 26 and ground transport through ICU Championships
 Extensive Team Canada Uniform and Apparel package from ProCheer
 Professional medical care at all Training Camps and Competitions by certified
Athletic Therapists & Physio Therapists from Back on Track and Cheer Med
 Liability and Sport Accident Insurance for all Team Canada Activities
 Out-of- Country medical insurance from Saturday April 21 st – Friday April 28th

What is not provided by the CCU program during the process:
 Food during all training camps and through competition week
 Travel or accommodation for athletes within a 100km radius of local camps
 Airfare to/from Florida
 Accommodation on Friday April 27th (as many athletes join their All-Star Teams)
o Accommodations can be extended for those not joining other teams
 Extension of out-of- country medical if an athlete’s stay is extended

What must also be provided by the athlete:
 100% Effort and a team focussed attitude
 Desire to meet and exceed all expectations of coaches and the team related to
mental and physical preparedness.
 Achieving fundraising goal in order to ensure payments are received by CCU
staff on or before each deadline.

 

Team Canada All Girl Premier 2018 Tryout Requirements

General

  • A preference is given to whole group trying out. A group consists of one backspot, two bases, and one top girl.
  • Groups are encouraged to submit the same video for each person in the group, or, to attend the live tryout as a group. Individuals who attend live tryouts without a group might not get an opportunity to show what you can do. It is not Team Canada’s responsibility to find a group for you.
  • If you don’t have one or more of the listed skills there is still a chance you may make the roster. Athletes are to show their most difficult, yet clean, skill in each of the categories. Should you not be able to cleanly perform a listed skill show a modified version of that skill that you can perform with good technique. Example, standing back tuck if you don’t have a standing full, rewind to target/block if you don’t have rewind to immediate body position, etc.
  • Do not add anything else to your video. This includes skits, bloopers, costumes, etc. Let your skill set speak for itself.

Please present the following skills in order as listed.

State your first & last name, age, team you are a member of (if any) or the most recent team you were on and how long ago, and the city where you reside, the name of your the people in your group (if applicable).

Baskets (with or without front spot)
1. Layout full or double full toss
2. Specialty basket(s)
(I.e. X-out full, split full, Arabian 1/2 etc)

Stunt Sequence 1:
Rewind to extended (2 ft)
1.5 twisting extended transition (2 ft)
Sink to prep level, immediate back tuck dismount to cradle

Stunt Sequence 2:
Back handspring up (or bhs full up) to extended (2 ft)
Lower to load in/sponge position, re-take to prep level hand in hand handstand
Pop to extended (2ft)
Left lib tic toc to stretch
Arabesque double down dismount

Tumbling:
Toe touch back tuck
Handspring back tuck
Running pass ending in a layout/full twist
Any speciality tumbling skills/passes
(I.e. Standing full, standing handspring series to full, speciality running pass to single full)

 

Team Canada Coed Premier 2018 Tryout Requirements

General:

  • Males try out as either a tumbling specialist or as a stunt specialist, however, it will be an advantage to be strong at both. Tumbling specialists will not benefit the team unless they are at least capable of basing pyramids and throwing baskets. Stunting specialists who have no tumbling skills could be out-scored by those who can tumble. 
  • Female flyers only. Those who have excellent skills across all categories (stunting, tumbling, baskets, pyramids) will have an advantage.
  • Partners are encouraged to submit the same video for each person in the pair, or, to attend the live tryout as a pair. Individuals who attend live tryouts without a partner might not get an opportunity to show what you can do. It is not Team Canada’s responsibility to find one for you.
  • If you don’t have one or more of the listed skills there is still a chance you may make the roster. Athletes are to show their most difficult, yet clean, skill in each of the categories. Should you not be able to cleanly perform a listed skill show a modified version of that skill that you can perform with good technique. Example, standing back tuck if you don’t have a standing full, rewind to target/block if you don’t have rewind to immediate body position, etc.
  • Do not add anything else to your video. This includes skits, bloopers, costumes, etc. Let your skill set speak for itself.

Athletes must submit their video in the following order:

  1. State your first & last name, age, team you are a member of (if any) or the most recent team you were on and how long ago, and the city where you reside, the name of your partner (if applicable).
  2. Standing full or standing tuck — without jumps.
  3. Standing handspring/whip series incorporating full twists.
  4. Running tumbling lines incorporating speciality skills and full twists.
  5. Stunt Skills:
    1. Rewinds to immediate leg position (stretch, arabesque) or kewpie – you may show all you are capable of hitting
    2. Double-up or full-up to extended stunt
    3. Arabesque double-twist dismount to cradle
    4. Front aerial to half up or 1.5 twist up to extended stunts
    5. Flipping dismounts to cradle
    6. Optional skills:  skills suitable to level 6 stunting and pyramid building such as hand-to-hand mounts, other elite partner stunts, mid-basing & flying skills to 2.5 high pyramids, etc.
    7. In addition, FEMALE athletes must include:  at least two different level 6 basket toss skills with preference placed on those which incorporate twisting elements (double twist, Arabian 1.5 twist, pike-split-full).

Note:  Ensure that you are using proper spotting in your videos or bringing a spotter with you to live tryouts.

 

9 Comments on “TEAM CANADA PREMIER

  1. How old do you have to be to try out for your team and what level stunting is required.

    • The season the age requirement was 17 in 2014. And both teams will be competing in the Premier division (which is similar to Allstar Level 6).

  2. I know that flights are not included to Florida but will there be shuttles available to the hotel once the athletes arrive in Florida on the 21st?

    • The travel day for athletes is Saturday, April 22nd. There is currently no plan to pick up, or house athletes who travel this day unless there are extraordinary circumstances (such as no flights available from their locale). Athletes will be responsible for the costs associated with housing and transportation on the 22nd.

  3. When athletes go to live tryouts do they need to come with a stunt group or can they attend individually?

    • Hi Katie – You should ideally come with a group or partner. Last season 5 of 6 AG Premier groups were chosen together. It puts you at a huge advantage. If its impossible to find a group you will be put with the other Individuals.

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