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 email@example.com 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”.
The CCU and Team Canada Cheer is THRILLED to welcome Jenn Louth to the coaching staff of All Girl Premier. Jenn is a cheer veteran of White Oaks SS, Wilfred Laurier, Cheer Force Wolfpack, PCT Cobras and the CheerSport Sharks. Her extensive experience in Level 6 and Coaching the multi-time National Champion All Girl Collegiate Champions of WLU make her the perfect choice for the red and white.
Please join us in welcoming Jenn to Team Canada.
Team Canada athletes are going to coast to coast working with athletes ages 9 and UP! Come learn from some of Canada’s best! You must register online (payment is $40 cash at the door).
Regina, SK on April 30
Edmonton, AB on May 6
Vancouver, BC on May 7
Mississauga, ON on May 8
Montreal, QC on May 13
Truro, NS on May 14
Team Canada is going coast to coast! Join us for a skills clinic for ages 9 and up.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn cheerleading stunts and basket tosses from some of the best athletes and coaches in Canada! Team Canada Skills Clinics are for athletes ages 9 and up of all skill levels and experience.
Cost is $40 per athlete. Cash at the door only please.
This event is also a recruiting location for the Team Canada Level 6 Development Camps!
Come join some of the coaches and athletes of Team Canada. Show us your skills, get tips and tricks on a successful tryout vid, GET NOTICED! The cost is $20 pp (at the door, in cash). Open to athletes ages 15 years and older (no exceptions please).
Vancouver – Friday, Oct. 23 from 7-9pm – Panthers Cheer Athletics
Saskatoon – Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5-7pm – Prairie Fire
Ottawa – Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5-7 pm – Black Widow
London – Friday, Oct. 30 from 4-6 pm – PCG Vipers
Halifax – Friday, Nov. 6 from 7-9 pm – Halifax Cheer Elite
Montreal – Saturday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 pm – RND Elite
Toronto – Saturday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 pm – Limelight
Edmonton – Friday, Nov. 13 from 8-10pm – Perfect Storm Athletics
Winnipeg – Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm – Central Cheer
Once you register we will send you an E-mail containing forms and details. See you soon!
Introducing Team Canada Skills Clinics and University and College Meet and Greet
Team Canada is made up of some the finest cheer athletes in the nation, and certainly coached by the best we have – come learn skills in a fun and friendly environment. We are currently offering two dates – but are looking for more across the country
Recommended for athletes in grade 11+. Athletes should be 10 years old minimum to attend. All skill levels welcome!
1. SOLD OUT February 28th at Kingston Elite in Kingston, ON – perfect for Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal cheerleaders
Kingston Elite is located at 785 Sir John A Macdonald Blvd. Kingston, ON
Time: 1-4 PM
2. March 6 at Ultimate Canadian Cheer in Pickering – perfect for GTA cheerleaders
UCC is located at 1420 Bayly Street Pickering ON
Clinic is 6:00-9:00 PM
You’ll be taught the latest in stunt skills at all levels. Expect 3 hours of fantastic fun!
Cost for the clinic is $50.00 pp and we HIGHLY recommend you bring your stunt partner or group. For those hoping to make a University team next season there will be University and College coaches on-hand to meet and to answer any questions you may have.
Please CLICK HERE pre-register by filling out the online form. Payment is due at the event – $50.00 CASH ONLY. Proceeds go directly to the athletes of Team Canada.
Team Canada All Girl and Coed Premier athletes are seeking the help of family, friends, local businesses and the Canadian Cheerleading community to help fund our run at the Podium in 2015.
The International Cheer Union World Championships will be help on April 24th in Orlando and each participating member of Team Canada has been asked to raise $1000 to cover the cost of training and incidentals.
Your generous donation will help send one of Canada’s best cheerleaders to represent the Red and White this year. Please be sure to note the name of the Team Canada athlete you are supporting in the comments.
Its the most wonderful time of year! A time filled with the potential of what can be….with amazing athletes beginning to send in their applications and vids for the 2015 version of Team Canada.
There have been a number of questions all along the same theme. So we’ll try to cover them off in this post:
1. When in doubt, try out. While the skill requirements are high we KNOW that we’ve got the athletes in the country to make two amazing teams. So don’t doubt yourself. Do it…you won’t regret it.
2. All video footage should be current. DO NOT include old footage. We want to see what you can currently do and not what you used to be able to do. If there is an injury that limits your ability make note of it along with your prognosis and planned rehab.
3. One video per person. While you are trying out with a group or pair and your group skills should be the same, you should only include your jumps and tumbling. We don’t want to watch 4 girls jumps, then 4 girls tumble. It gets confusing for the committee. One vid per person – your skills only.
4. Non sprung floor tumbling only.
5. When in doubt about a grip requested, do what you know.
6. If a stunt skill is impossible…leave it out.
7. If a stunt skill is almost there but not perfect….put it in.
8. Yes, you can try out as an individual.
9. Yes, you can try out as a tumbling specialist as a male…but know that at one point you are going to throw a basket or base a pyramid…so show you can. Tumbling only WILL NOT get you on the team.
10. Be on time with your submission. Irrespective of situation once the deadline has past we don’t not accept them.
Best of luck to everyone. Remember the deadline is midnight November 15th!