Special Athletes

REGISTRATION INFO FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON – HANOVER GYM LOCATION ONLY

Registration for the 2017-2018 Special Athlete program season will be held on the following nights:

Monday, May 22nd 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Monday, June 5th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Monday, June 12th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Contact Sharon Myrick, Program Administrator, prior to registration for paperwork and additional information.
Storm Chasers: coacheschasers@outlook.com
Eye of the Storm: [email protected]

PROGRAM DETAILS:

The Maryland Twisters take great pride in our Special Athlete cheer program. Our teams provide athletes the opportunity to compete and exhibition in their own division alongside their peers at all-star cheerleading venues. They perform an all-star routine just like any other team, choreographed with stunting, tumbling and dance.

Organized in 2002, Eye of the Storm was the very first Twister cheer team for athletes with special needs. Eye of the Storm has earned numerous national titles over the last 15 seasons. They are 3-time NCA, 3-time Cheersport National Champions and 2-time At-Large Bid Winners to The Cheerleading World’s to be part of the Special Performances at HP Center.  Eye of the Storm competes and travels the same schedule as the Maryland Twisters travel teams.

Our second team, Storm Chasers, was organized in 2007 to show our continuing dedication to athletes with special needs with interests in cheerleading at the local level. Storm Chasers is our exhibition team. They perform at 4-5 local competitions each season.

Thanks to the dedication of the coaching staff and the unwavering support from the entire Twisters cheer program, Maryland Twisters has one of the most decorated Special Athlete programs in the country!

Please come and join the Twisters family!

EYE OF THE STORM (Competition Travel Team) 2017-2018 Season

Fees: No monthly fees are assessed to participate in this program but each family must be a member of Cheer4All Booster Club, Inc. by the date of the first scheduled practice. There is a one-time booster club registration fee of $100.00 for new members plus $100.00 yearly dues for all. Fundraising participation is required to help offset expenses as a Cheer4All Booster member to provide the best opportunities for our cheerleaders.

Other Expenses: The travel schedule requires that each athlete have one family member accompany them at this time. Cheer4All Booster Club is committed to funding the cheerleader’s portion 100%. The family member will be responsible for paying for their own competition entry fees, parking, 50% of hotel cost (if room is not shared with another cheerleader/chaperone) and 100% of personal travel cost.

Uniforms, practice wear and cheer accessories: Provided
Practice: 2 days a week (up to 3 hours per practice session)
Age Requirement: Athlete must be at least 12 years of age as of May 31, 2017 no upper age limit.

Placement on Eye of the Storm is confirmed only after evaluation by the coaching staff and meeting with the familiy to review all expectations.

STORM CHASERS (Exhibition Local Team) 2017-2018 Season
Fees: No monthly fees are assessed to participate in this program but each family must be a member of Cheer4All Booster Club, Inc. by the date of the first scheduled practice. There is a one-time booster club registration fee of $100.00 for new members plus $50.00 yearly dues for all. Fundraising participation is required to help offset expenses as a Cheer4All Booster member to provide the best opportunities for our cheerleaders.

 
Other Expenses: Cheer4All Booster Club is committed to funding the cheerleader’s portion 100%. The family member that accompanies the cheerleader to competitions must pay their own competition entry fee and any possible parking fees.
Practice: 1 day a week (one hour)
Age Requirement: Athlete must be at least 4 as of May 31, 2017 no upper age limit.Placement on Storm Chasers is guaranteed.The special athlete cheerleaders are fully funded due to the dedication of the Maryland Twisters team fundraising efforts and Cheer4All Booster Club, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) specifically organized to raise funds for our special athlete teams

Special Athlete Program Helpers Sign Up 2017-2018

Cheerleaders interested in being a helper for the special athletes can sign up during the 3 registration nights 5/22, 6/5 and 6/12 or by contacting Sharon Myrick at [email protected].

Helpers mentor athletes on both Storm Chasers and Eye of the Storm. Helpers have the opportunity to be on the floor during performance in accordance with Special Athlete division rules. The completion of an information form and short instruction session (TBD) is required for the 2017-2018 season.

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