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CCC HALL OF HONOR

CCC Honored many coaches and organizations this year and at our Lake Erie National Championships, we had the opportunity to show our appreciation to some of these teams.  These teams and coaches will be added to our HALL OF HONOR for the amazing things they do.
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2017 INDUCTEES:
Rock N Rolls – LEADERSHIP AWARD
Step One All Stars North – GENEROSITY AWARD
Cheer Force All Stars – GENEROSITY AWARD
Steel Valley Cheer (12 events) – LOYALTY AWARD
Step One All Stars North – SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Steel Valley Cheer – FANATIC FANS
Additional Recognized Loyalty
Cheer Image (6 events)
Perfect Storm All Stars (6 events)
Step One All Stars (6 events)
Magic All Stars (6 events)
IEP I AWARD – Holly McKenzie from Magic All Stars
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2016 INDUCTEES:
Pennsylvania Storm Coaches – LEADERSHIP AWARD
Step One All Stars North – GENEROSITY AWARD
Steel Valley Cheer (8 events) – LOYALTY AWARD
WNY Outlaws – SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Additional Recognized Loyalty
North Coast All Stars (7 events)
Perfect Storm All Stars (7 events)
Step One All Stars (6 events)
IEP I AWARD – Melanie Vitale from Step One All Stars North
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2015 INDUCTEES:len17
Rakiesha Morrison – LEADERSHIP AWARD
Cheertastic Ohio and Xcel Athletics – GENEROSITY AWARD
Xcel Athletics – LOYALTY AWARD
Cheertastic Ohio – MOST FANATIC FANS
Xcel Athletics – SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Northwest All Stars – I AWARD
2015 SEASON’S BEST
Midwest Cheer Elite – Hard Rockin’ Nationals
Northcoast All Stars – Cupid’s Cheer and Dance Challenge
Off Limits All Stars – Lake Erie Nationals

PARENT INFORMATION

SPECTATOR FEES

REGIONAL EVENT PRICING

Adults – $6 – Ages 13 and up

Children – $4 – Ages 6 – 12

Children 5 and under are FREE

SUPER REGIONAL/CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT PRICING

Adults – $12 – Ages 13 and up

Children – $8 – Ages 6 – 12

Children 5 and under are FREE

NATIONAL EVENT PRICING – 1 DAY

Adults – $15 – Ages 13 and up

Children/Senior – $10 – Ages 6 – 12

Children 5 and under are FREE

 

HARD ROCKIN’ NATIONALS ADMISSION FEES

ADULT 1 DAY PASS – $20

ADULT 2 DAY PASS – $30

CHILD/SENIOR 1 DAY PASS – $12

CHILD SENIOR 2 DAY PASS – $20 (Child is ages 6 – 12)

CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER FREE!

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Please visit our HOTEL and LINKS Page Click Here for quick and easy reservations!

Global JBS is CCC’s Official Travel Partner

COMPETITION SHIRTS

Competition T-shirts are available at all events, however, we may sell out. Parents you have the opportunity to pre-order shirts prior to the event to guarantee the size and availability for your child.  Email ccckim@championcheercentral with your name, gym/school, phone number, tshirt size and we will have that shirt held at the event for you at which time you can pay for the shirt.

CELL PHONE

Out of respect for the athletes and other spectators, please turn off all cell phones and pagers upon entering the performance areas.

CROWD CONTROL, FAN AND HANDICAPPED SEATING

In the interest of public safety, CCC asks you to take a moment to identify your nearest exit, in event of an emergency, at the event. Keep in mind, the nearest exit may not be in your direct view. For safety reasons, please keep all aisles clear and open.  We appreciate your cooperation.  At most CCC events, there will be a FAN VIEWING AREA for friends and families of the team currently performing on the competition floor.  Once your team’s performance is finished, please exit quickly to make room for the next set of fans.  All other seating is general admission and seat saving is not permitted.  For assistance with handicapped or elderly seating please see one of our Champion Cheer Central, Inc. staff members.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Champion Cheer Central, Inc. asks that the following coed of conduct be adhered to during all CCC Events, to ensure a positive experience for all teams and individuals involved.

Any questions or concerns that affect a team’s performance must be expressed by one coach/advisor to the appropriate CCC official.

Any unruly behavior by the coaches/advisors, participants or spectators will result in removal from the event with NO REFUNDS.

There will be no contact with the judges from any participant, coach/advisor or spectator during the competition.

The judges decisions are final concerning deductions, specific rulings and final placement.

We expect all teams, coaches/advisors and spectators to represent themselves and their community in a positive way.

Each team must compete a Code of Ethics form in order to compete at any CCC event. This form is available on our web site under the registration form and waivers.

CHEER GEAR

Champion Cheer Central has Competition Specific t-shirts available as well as other Cheer Clothing such as Shorts, Sweatshirts, Sweat pants and T-shirts. Competition shirts are $18. All other cheer clothing ranges from $8 – $25.

PHOTOS

Pro Event Photo takes team and candid photos during all CCC Events. Pictures can be purchased at the event or online. Visit www.proeventphoto.com

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Although we make every effort to follow the performance order as closely as possible, the nature of any live event requires flexibility.  We encourage you to stay informed of any possible changes in performance times the day of the event.  CCC cannot be held responsible for parents and spectators who miss performances or award ceremonies.   All times are approximate, subject to change & can fluctuate by as much as one hour in each direction.

SCHEDULE:

In this day and age of technology and thinking Green. CCC will not have paper copies of the the schedule.  It will be available online and social media. It will also be posted in areas around the venue.

CAMERAS:

No Cameras with Professional Lenses will be permitted at either venue. Lenses longer than 3 inches (size of a credit card) are not permitted.  This is for the safety of the athletes competing. This will be strictly enforced.

FAN AREAS:

Fan Areas will be located on either side of the judges table behind the ropes. We will have CCC Staff to control these fan areas. Only fans of the performing teams will be permitted in those areas. Thank you for help in this matter.

CCC PHOTO OPS:

GET SOCIAL WITH CCC

CCC has many areas throughout the arena for kids to take some great pics with props and such. We’d love it if you’d share those pics with us on Social Media. Facebook: Champion Cheer Central  Twitter: @championcheerce  Instagram: championcheercentral. Please use our Hashtags!

 

 

The Battle of Lake Erie

“THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE CHALLENGE”

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At the Battle of Lake Erie Qualifying Events. Top 3 teams in each division will receive Bids for CCC’s Lake Erie Cheer and Dance Championships in Erie, PA at Erie Insurance Arena, April 8th, 2018.  Grand Champions will receive a PAID BID!

QUALIFIERS

11/4/17 – The Turkey Time Cheer and Dance Tournament –  Cleveland, Ohio

12/2/17 – Lights! Camera! Action! Cheer and Dance Extravaganza –  Erie, Pennsylvania

2/4/18 – The Falls Freeze Cheer and Dance Frenzy – Sanborn, New York

2/18/18 –  Cupid’s Cheer and Dance Challenge – Chardon, Ohio

3/4/18 – Carnivale of Champions Cheer and Dance Championships – Toledo, Ohio

3/11/18 – Over the Rainbow Cheer and Dance Championships – Geneva, Ohio

BID OFFERS CCC BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE QUALIFIERS These Bids are awarded to TEAMS Only!
GRAND Champion Bid Registration FREE REGISTRATION
1st Place Bid Registration $30.00 per participant
2nd Place Bid Registration $38.00 per participant
3rd Place Bid Registration $46.00 per participant
Crossovers $25 per crossover

BID UPGRADES
The Battle of Lake Erie per participant registration prices are based on the highest placement received at any BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE qualifier this season. Teams that earn a higher placement at another BATTLE qualifier,  CCC will honor the highest placement bid that a team earns during the season. If you register your team and they go on to earn a better bid, just submit your bid upgrade to us and we will refund any overpayment.

PAID BID / GRAND CHAMPION BID
All Grand Champion teams at any qualifier event will earn a PAID BID to The Lake Erie National Cheer and Dance Championships. GRAND CHAMPIONS will be awarded for DANCE, SCHOOL/REC, JR/SR ALL STAR, YOUTH/UNDER ALL STAR.  Additional Paid Bids may be given out at the event producer’s discretion at any qualifier event.

MUSIC LICENSING

This upcoming 16-17 Cheer and Dance Season, if you plan on attending any cheerleading or dance event, you will need to supply music that complies with the new music guidelines. The new music guidelines state that due to copyright infringement concerns, cheer and dance music producers can no longer create or edit cheer music with popular songs (unless they obtain all necessary licenses from all parties involved, which is expensive and time consuming). The music guidelines state that cover recordings of popular music may be used in remixes only of the purchase and license of the cover recording includes an explicit right to alter the cover recordings and create new works from these cover recording elements.

You can:

A. Create your own original songs for your cheer mix.

B. Bring a legally purchased copy of a popular song, from I-tunes, Amazon, etc.  The song may not be remixed in any way (no sound effects, tempo changes and or layering with another recording) but timing edits are allowed only. Ie, removing a chorus or bridge to the length of the team’s performance.

C. Purchase a custom made mix created by a music producer that will license your music.

We will require that you have a copy of the license to show that your music follows the copyright laws.

Champion Cheer Central Inc recommends Full Out Music Productions!

FULL OUT Music Productions offers you Custom & Premade original cheer music!  Appropriate for all ages and levels:  industry-leading vocals, a vast library of original beats and royalty-free music will give you a once-in-a-nation sound.  Go FULL OUT every time!

Website:
Sale:
Use promo code CCC15 for $15 off any premade mix and $40 off any custom mix!  Ending 5/31/18.

USASF Press Release

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MUSIC LICENSING AND COPYRIGHT LAWS CAN BE FOUND AT:

http://usacheer.net/presssafety/music

CCC Most Fanatic Fans

Do you have the most FANATIC FANS?

This year CCC will be looking for those teams who’s FANS are FANATIC! We are not looking for those ordinary fans, everyone has those. We want to see the fans that bleed their teams colors, who are loud and proud of their kids. We are talking faces painted, team colors, boas, hats, etc. Don’t hold back,  show us what your team families are made of. We can’t wait to see you in the stands this season!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE FANATIC FANS!

STEEL VALLEY CHEER FANS HOLD THE RECORD FOR FANATIC FANS WITH 12 EVENT TITLES IN THE 2016 – 2017 SEASON

USASF UPDATES

17 – 18 USASF UPDATES

http://usasf.net/members/gym_studios/memberinfonew/

 

NEW AGE DIVISIONS for the 17 – 18 SEASON

Click Here

DANCE RULE UPDATES

UPDATED 17-18 RULES CLICK HERE

 

CHEER RULES
2015-17 Cheer Rules Posted

Following the rules vote by coaches and owners last August, and final preparation by the Rules Committee, the rules for the 2015-17 cycle are now available online.

CHEER GUIDELINES
Image & Appearance Reminder
As a reminder, the final phase of the Cheer Image & Appearance Guidelines established in 2012 will go into effect in the 2015-16 season. Uniform tops for Tiny, Mini, Youth and Junior teams may not include exposed midriffs (crop tops). Full details, examples of approved and unapproved uniforms and how the USASF will manage non compliance are posted online.
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The enTITLEment Cheerleading and Dance Video Competition

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CHEERLEADING AND DANCE

VIDEO COMPETITION

 DEADLINE EXTENDED

Entries due by:

March 31, 2017

 

Judging held on:

April 1, 2017

 


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The enTITLEment Cheerleading and Dance Video Competition is your way to earn 1 of 24 Invitations to the IEP’sThe TITLE Premier Event held at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX. This event is for Youth, Junior and Senior teams, Levels 1 – 4, 4.2 and Restricted 5.  Youth and Junior Hip Hop Dance teams are also eligible. Worlds Team divisions are not eligible.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Independent Event Producers The Title Event, be sure to visit www.winthetitle.com.

HOW TO ENTER:

Simply send in a video of your Cheerleading or Hip Hop Dance routine with your team performing in it’s entirety. Video must be of High Quality (720p or higher) and of all participants in the frame.  Video must be send in a MP4, AVI, MOV, or WMV format and copyright free.

Send in payment with your video and your USASF team Rosters.

Complete the Waiver.

COST:

$100 for CCC customers that have competed at a CCC Event this season

OR

$150 for NEW CCC Customers

JUDGING/AWARDS:

A full panel will judge each division. Teams will be scored and placed accordingly. Top 3 teams in each division will trophy. Each division winner will receive an Invitation to THE TITLE! The Grand Champion of the entire video event will win PAID REGISTRATION.  Score Sheets will be mailed to the coaches along with awards for the winners.

This video cheerleading and dance competition is ONLY OPEN to All Star Youth, Junior and Senior Cheerleaders Levels 1 – R5  and Youth, Junior Hip Hop Teams. Sorry Tiny and Mini Teams are not eligible as well as Worlds Team Divisions.

REGISTRATION PACKET

Register Online

We will reveal on Social Media the EnTITLEment Champions as well as teams that have earned invitations to THE TITLE EVENT in Dallas, TX.

For further information please call us at 1-888-912-4337.

November Spotlight Gym – Turner’s All Stars

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Turner’s All Stars

Johnstown, PA

Gym Owner Tracey Moss-Koontz

Opened in 1995

85 Athletes in the Gym

13 Coaches

 

List accomplishments of your gym last season

Our teams claimed numerous National Titles last season, full paid One Bids and D2 Summit Bids.

What goals do you have for your teams this year?turners1

Our goal is for each team to Hit Zero at all competitions. We really enforce that if we do our best at competition then that is all we can ask from our teams. The National Titles and Special invitations to competitions is icing on the cake for a job well done!

What are some of the struggles you have as a gym owner/coach?

Being from a small gym, it is hard to balance a schedule that is conducive to everyone. We come from a small area but cheerleading is a popular sport and many of our athletes cheer for their home schools. It can be frustrating at times but it is worth the effort for us to all work together because it is all about the kids!

Words of Wisdom for gym owners/coaches out there

You will never please everyone and know that you have a program that families can feel good about being a part of. It is not just the athlete that you are there for. All Star Cheer provides an amazing opportunity for the entire family. It is nice to hear from the OLD Alumni parents that the time they spent at your gym was the best days of their families lives and that they miss those days so much! It is a good feeling. Some days are harder than others but know what you do matters!turners2

What do you feel is the most important job as a gym owner?

As a gym owner, I feel it is important to communicate with your parents and make all athletes from Level 1 to 5 to feel equally important in your gym. Teaching life lessons is the ultimate goal for any athlete to gain from any sport.

How important is keeping up on coach education?

Keeping up on coach education is vital to coaches. The All Star Cheer industry is relatively young and the rules and expectations of athletes and coaches changes every year.

What are some of the expectations you have from your coaches?

I expect my coaches to be passionate and dedicated to their athletes by staying up to date with the necessary education that they need and I expect them to be present and available for their athletes. Coaches have the power to influence, shape and change lives for young men and women. The honor to coach any sport should not be taken lightly.

What other programs does your gym offer?

Our gym has a tumbling program and a dance program.

 

September Gym Spotlight – HotCheer

hotcheerWHAT MAKES HOTCHEER

SO HOT?

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COACH SPOTLIGHT

Coach Nicole Pasqualino

We do lots of things to keep team members interested and enjoying the process.  Within our year long season there are mini seasons.  In the summer we have time to work on individual skills while working on synchronizing and perfecting our team skills.  We identify team members who exhibit different types of leadership to their peers and we also do nightly wrap ups in their team facebook groups summarizing our accomplishments, challenges, and goals from the night and moving forward.  We have “Hot Tumblers” each week.  These are not necessarily they most skilled tumblers but anyone who catches a coaches eye during their team tumbling by listening, making corrections,  getting a new skill, or another character trait that was witnessed as making a positive contribution.  We also do lots of contests in the gym during the year.  These are contests are meant to be a blend of positive reinforcement and accountability.  We theme them to match the time of year so you can earn pumpkins in your patch, cookies on a tray, snowflakes, etc…  Each contest is a little different so as to give each team equal opportunity to win and the winning team usually gets a party after a practice where they earn pizza, a chocolate fountain, ice cream sundaes etc…

GYM SPOTLIGHT 

fullsizerender-1Our gym is unique because it focuses on character development, leadership, and life long lessons while offering a competitive cheerleading program.  Many gyms say they do this and to extent they may as a natural consequence of working with children.  However, at HotCheer these values are systematically implemented through Powerful Words Character Development Curriculum, our leadership program, and regular service opportunities that engage all members of our families not just team participants.  We strive to offer a top of the line facility and equipment and treat our clients with respect and gratitude.  As owners Jenn Smith and Kelly Makay invest regularly in upgrading the experience for both the athletes and parents by consistent staff training, bringing in or consulting with various industry professionals regarding best practices in all star coaching, creating positions within our business such as safety director, we use the latest technology in billing and payment collection, offer cable, wifi, and free coffee to our parents in the waiting area, and particularly unique is our care coach system.  Each family is assigned a “care coach” who serves as their customer care representative.  They acknowledge birthdays and special achievements.  They also check in with those families regularly to make sure all is well and for suggestions on how to improve our services. 
CHECK OUT THESE VIDEOS THAT HOTCHEER USES TO DEVELOP THEIR LEADERS!
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USASF Worlds Cup Race

Champion Cheer Central, Inc. is proud to partner with the USASF for the Worlds Cup Race!
Earn points and you could earn a bid to the 2017 Cheerleading Worlds from the USASF!

 

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Champion Cheer Central’s Worlds Cup Race Event is:

HARD ROCKIN’ NATIONAL CHEER AND DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

January 28 – 29, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio

for more information on Hard Rockin’ Nationals Click Here!

Overview:
All Level 5 and 6 Teams that enter one or more of 49 designated USASF Worlds Cup Race events will earn points that are tracked all season long. At the end of the season, the top six Level 5 and 6 Teams with the highest point totals will receive Paid or At-Large Bids to the 2017 Cheerleading Worlds.
New Worlds Bids Awarded by USASF:
Three Paid Bids ($650 per athlete/plus two coaches) and three At-Large Bids.
Process:
  • At the conclusion of each designated event, the Event Producer will post their Level 5 and 6 Team results in the Worlds Cup Race database to be calculated and ranked nationally.
  • Current standings will be available on USASF.net at the end of each week.
  • Points are calculated based on final rankings and the number of teams in the division. (When divisions are combined, the Event Producer will enter results as if the divisions had not been combined.)
  • A maximum of the five highest calculated scores per team will be used in the Worlds Cup Race totals.
  • After April 10th, 2017, once all USASF Cheerleading Worlds Cup Race results are complete, the USASF will award three (3) Paid and three (3) At-Large bids to The Cheerleading World Championship to the Level 5 and 6 Teams with the six (6) highest point totals (Paid: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams / At-Large: 4th, 5th and 6th place teams). If any team already has a Paid or At-Large Bid, the Cheerleading Worlds Bid(s) will go to the team(s) with next highest score(s).