Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
Currently, the Eye of the Storm all star competitive cheerabilities team is tuition-free for athletes, which means they do not pay a monthly fee for coaching/gym use/tumbling instruction.
Upon signing up for Eye, athletes (or their families) are expected to pay the following fees:
- One-time registration fee of $100 (new program members only)
- Yearly dues ($100) which are to be paid by July 31st
What is covered for ATHLETES ONLY:
- Hotel (NOTE: If two athletes share a room, the entire room is paid for – even if parents stay in the room with the athletes.)
- Transportation (airfare).
- Competition Entry Fees
What is NOT covered for chaperone/parent(s)/family members:
- Hotel, unless sharing with another athlete and their family.
- Transportation, unless approved for LISS (see below)
- Competition Entry Fees
- Meals for athletes/chaperones/parent(s)/family members (unless specified by Coach Sharon)
Other Possible Sources of Financial Support
Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) funding for Eye athlete(s) may be available based on eligibility requirements. For more information about LISS and eligibility requirements, please visit: https://dda.health.maryland.gov/pages/liss.aspx.) If my cheerleader receives LISS funding, chaperone expenses may be covered based on LISS amount awarded vs invoice submitted.
If you have any additional questions regarding financial commitment, contact the Cheer4All Booster Club at firstname.lastname@example.org (www.cheer4all.net).
Is prior experience necessary?
Yes, prior cheerleading and/or dance experience is necessary due to the level of competition. If you aren’t sure if you have the experience required to be on Eye, please contact coach Sharon at email@example.com
How old do I have to be?
Eye of the Storm is accepting athletes who are 12 or older.
Maturity and the ability to follow verbal commands with little-to-no direction is a must.
Do you travel?
Eye of the Storm typically competes in and around the State of Maryland. Many of our competitions are local – Upper Marlboro, Baltimore, DC-area; however, in past years, we have also traveled to Atlantic City, New Jersey; Dallas, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and Orlando, Florida. For the 2020 competition season, we anticipate at least two (2) overnight two-day competitions.
The competition schedule will be released by the end of August or beginning of September.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions currently in place we are, at this time, unsure what the travel schedule will be like for the 2020-2021 season (i.e. travel via plane).
When does the cheer season start and end?
Eye’s season will begin shortly after tryouts, which would typically begin in June; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we don’t have a date for tryouts yet. Registration is open beginning May 1st and, once your information is received, Coach Sharon will contact registrants with further instructions.
Eye’s competition season typically ends the last week in April (sometimes the beginning of May, depending on the competition schedule).