Tips for Coaches:
Read through all material thoroughly. Try to make small changes to routine prior to arriving in Orlando (i.e. if round off handspring layout is not clean, change to tuck or a skill that will hit 10 out of 10 times). Keep good records of them, but this will allow you to order everything exactly as you need it prior to the event.
Plan in detail your trip timetable:
- Meals - Note: Only Friday Breakfast & Dinner and Saturday Breakfast are included in the Meal Package.
- Practices - Though these shouldn't be strenuous, it is good to run through everything to get jitters out of your system.
- Free Time - Don't give them tons of time to themselves before they perform. Girls have a tendency to make themselves nervous.
- Free Day - Whether a theme park or something fun on hotel property, give them the specifics of departure and return times.
Plan in detail your trip budget:
- Meals which are not included in the Registration Fee
- Transportation (if you are renting a vehicle, remember gas as well)
- Shuttle service
- Rental van/ car
- Parking (at theme parks)
- Event Programs ($3)
- Team Pictures (more info will be posted online soon with great package deals and gift ideas)
- DVD Purchase (more info will be posted online soon)
Get your Administration on board:
- Raise money to bring them to Orlando with you
- Fill out the VIP Administrator Form so that FCC will take great care of them during the competition
- Make sure and include them on all tickets (their VIP Pass from FCC will give them admission to the entire competition, but NOT the Awards Show, Meal Package, or theme parks)
- With Parents:
- Hours they can be with their cheerleader in Orlando
- Performance times & Practice times
- Meal times (if they are eating with you)
- Free time
- Provide FCC's website and Shingle Creek's website to them so they can be informed
- No Video Taping is allowed
- Priority Seating will be provided during your team's performance ONLY -- where you can go to the front and watch them perform with the best seat in the house. Staff will be there to assist them.
- Pictures will be available to purchase at the event
- With Cheerleaders:
- Detailed schedule
- Packing list
- Expectations of Focus, Fun, and Family time
- With Administration & School:
- Emergency Contact information for your complete squad
- Flight information
- Explain your team's Excitement
- When in doubt, READ through the info again, then CALL us!!
At the Event:
- Ask Questions! We, the FCC Staff, are there to serve!
- Set hours when cheerleaders can be with their parents/families
- Bring copies of all communication with the FCC office to Registration
- Pre-Purchase all tickets (Additional Ticket Order Form)
- You will receive all tickets at Registration for Family and cheerleaders be ready to count and double count for accuracy.
- Do not schedule trips to theme parks the day prior to performances; you may risk injury or fatigue which may diminish performance ability.
- Be Flexible, nothing will ever go exactly as planned. Your cheerleaders and parents will feed off of you and your attitude. Remain calm and confident, and you will have the time of your life!
- Step #1 at Sebastian Registration Desk: there will be 2 lines at registration
- Line 1 - No changes or additions (this line is a relatively quick registration process)
- Line 2 - Changes and/or additional tickets needed to purchase
- Once you register you will:
- Proceed to Step# 2 - Double Checking all meal package, theme park, awards show and other tickets with FCC representative**
- Proceed to Step# 3 - All music for ANY performance will be downloaded to production company computers
- Proceed to Step# 4 - Pick up coaches and participant gifts at Panzacola Registration Desk**
- **You will be asked to sign off on all tickets received (step #2) and gifts received (step #4)
Packing List for Coaches:
- 2 copies of your music; -- and keep one on you and give one to an assistant who is VERY responsible
- Radio/CD Player for practice times (Note: in your scheduled warm-up, music will be provided)
- Money for FCC Missions
- Small First Aid and Sewing Kit
- Safety pins
- Athletic Tape & Pre-wrap
- Hair pins
- Copy of all Registration Forms, Additional Ticket Order Forms, Medical Release Forms, and Additional Insurance Forms
Packing List for Cheerleaders:
- Practice Clothes
- Sunday Attire (for Awards Show)
- Money for FCC Missions
- Spending Money (got to get the new event T-shirt it's hot!)