New Age Grid
Earlier this spring, the age grids for cheerleading were adjusted by the International All-Star Cheer Federation (IASF). These adjustments affect all programs in Canada as Cheer Canada uses the grids set out by the IASF with a few modifications. Please see the chart below to determine what age division your athlete is in for the 2020-21 season. The most notable changes are to the youth (now U12) and the junior (now U16) divisions. Please note that while “U” does mean under, when a division is named U8, it means the athletes are 8 and under (not under 8). In addition to this, due to the early end to last season, one year has been added to both the U16 and U18 divisions for this year only so for 2020-21 they will be U17 and U19. Some of the age ranges are actually greater than listed below, but Perfect Storm will strive to keep age groupings more limited.
We ask that athletes please register in the division noted on the chart below. Athletes wishing to register in an “older” division must seek permission from a gym manager and will not be able to register themselves. Athletes will be moved to an older division as needed.
|Division Name||Old Name||Born In||Notes|
|U5||Pre-Tiny||2016-2017||This is a non-competitive age. We will offer rec programs for kids 5 and under. KIds need to be at least 3 ½ at the start of a program to be eligible.|
|U17||Junior||2003-2007||Most athletes will be at least 13 years old. |
Next year this division will change to U16.
|U19||Senior||2001-2007||Next year this will change to U18.|
|14+||Open||2007 and later||Most open athletes will be 17+.|
If you have any questions about this new age grid or where to register your athlete, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Team Placements & Tryouts
Please mark your calendars for August 17-20 and Aug 24-27. We will announce specific days and times for each age level and division in the next week. Registration is open and we encourage you to register as soon as possible so that we can better prepare for placements and teams for 2020-21.
We are working on location specific handbooks that will hopefully be released later this week. We appreciate your patience as we make the necessary adjustments for a later starting season.
Summer Virtual Training Registration is Open
In addition to evening classes (registration coming soon!), we will continue to offer some programs virtually. The schedule includes a fitness class bundle (classes Mon-Thurs 12-12:45 plus 3 adult classes), flyer training & stretch (2 classes to choose from), jumps & conditioning (one class), and adult fitness classes (3 classes to choose from). We are also offering two dance classes; one is cheer style and the other is freestyle pom. Register now through your customer portal.
PICK UP is Tuesday June 23 from 4:30pm – 6:30 pm @ 3619 61 Ave SE, Calgary (Tim
Hortons / Staples Parking Lot)
Next fundraiser will be PrePak Meats. Info will be posted on our fundraising page soon!
SAVE THE DATE – Parent Association AGM Monday June 29 @ 7:00pm
In light of COVID-19 Pandemic the parents’ association will be running their AGM a little differently then they have in the past.
The current board is willing to run for their current positions and stay on for another year. We would like to reach out to anyone who is interested in being on the board as a board member as you are more than welcome to run. We will be looking for someone to fill the position of secretary as this position has no one in the running.
If you are interested please send an email to [email protected] with the position you are interested in running for and a brief description as to why and what you can bring to this position. Emails must be received by no later than June 25th, 2020. The parents’ association will be creating a survey with this information about the positions and people in the running to email out and have everyone from Perfect Storm Calgary hopefully vote. With weather permitting it will be an outdoor AGM and results will be announced then.
Yearbooks are being held by customs. We are working to get them released. We unfortunately will not have the books to hand out at tomorrow’s pickup . We will keep you updated on if yearbooks will be in for the weekend. Our apologies as this is out of our control. We will still be handing out individual photos at our designated drop off sights please click on the attachment for information. No online pro shop merchandise will be handed out at these locations.
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Merchandise Pick Up
If you have ordered any merchandise, Stan will be at the Seton Cineplex VIP (19683 Seton Crescent SE) on Friday from 12:00-2:00pm. Merchandise includes anything you have bought on our online pro shop. Photos and Yearbook will be handed out in different locations.