Our mission is to emphasize the importance of safety, conditioning, tumbling, and discipline, and to enjoy the thrill of this sport. Most importantly, we focus on kids having fun. Although our goal is to make each team competitive, we really want our Twister athletes to learn lifelong lessons in friendship, teamwork, time management, and helping others.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
OUR MISSION AT THE MARYLAND TWISTERS IS TO EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY, CONDITIONING, TUMBLING, AND DISCIPLINE, AND TO ENJOY THE THRILL OF THIS SPORT. MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE FOCUS ON THE KIDS HAVING FUN. ALTHOUGH OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE EACH TEAM COMPETITIVE, WE REALLY WANT OUR TWISTER ATHLETES TO LEARN LIFELONG LESSONS IN FRIENDSHIP, TEAMWORK, TIME MANAGEMENT, AND HELPING OTHERS. EACH TWISTER ATHLETE IS REQUIRED TO HELP RAISE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY FOR OUR TWO SPECIAL NEEDS TEAMS, THE EYE OF THE STORM AND STORM CHASERS. THE ATHLETES ALSO PARTICIPATE IN OUR ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE OVER THE HOLIDAYS. WE HOLD OUR MEMBERS TO A HIGH STANDARD AND ARE PROUD TO SAY THAT THEY ARE NOT ONLY HARD WORKING ATHLETES, BUT ALSO INDIVIDUALS DEEPLY ROOTED IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE TRULY ENJOY GIVING BACK AND COMMUNITY SERVICE IS AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF THE TWISTERS PHILOSOPHY. WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN PROMOTING THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCING YOUR EDUCATION WITH THE SPORT. OUR GRADUATING SENIORS HAVE GONE ONTO CHEER FOR TOP COLLEGES, WITH SCHOLARSHIPS, TO INCLUDE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, NOTRE DAME, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST VIRGINIA.