Update for 2020-21 Season
Edina Cheer Families,
I wanted to follow up on some details regarding cheerleading at Edina High School. Following the Minnesota State High School League decision earlier this month, we have worked with the EHS athletic department and decided to move forward with our season as planned. We are committed to give our athletes a fun and safe experience of being a part of the team.
This season will look different. And we anticipate changes as we learn and gather more information, so we will be ready to not only adapt but thrive in these new opportunities. At this time, we do not know what our winter/competition season will look like, we will continue to monitor the situation and work with administration to make safe and appropriate decisions in regards to the teams. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate and communicate throughout the season.
What you can expect as a team member
• We will hold practices and work on all different elements of cheerleading (motions, jumps, routines, stunting, tumbling).
• We will work on a cheerleading routine that may be competed and/or performed throughout the year.
• Coaches will provide feedback to individuals and the team as a whole to promote progression of skills and reaching goals set by individuals and the team.
Coaching staff will create a meaningful, team building environment.
Teams will follow both MDH guidelines and EHS guidelines of safety, sanitization, and any return to play protocol following a positive COVID 19 test or positive close contact exposure...details can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ak-O9FwI9IbJIE9Sa- mgirY6o1Cwb8H3/view?usp=sharing
We will be practicing in pods of 25 including athletes and coaching staff.
Athletes and coaches will be wearing a face mask while practicing indoors. Following the direction of the MDH, “if social distancing is maintained and the level of exertion makes it difficult to wear a face mask, athletes may temporarily remove their face mask”.
While stunting athletes will be wearing face masks.
Your coach will connect with any specific guidelines for each team.
Practice Schedule, Competition/Performance Schedule
We expect to communicate these details 4-6 weeks at a time. Right now the coaching staff is working through a fall schedule that will limit the amount of athletes/coaches in the facilities at one time. I would anticipate we will have less practice time in the gym, per team, to accommodate this. I hope to communicate dates and times before the end of the month. In terms of competition, the local cheerleading programs have been talking through options for competitions that will limit contact with other schools/athletes, Edina’s decision in regards to competition will be made with the EHS athletic department. We are looking at all options.
Registering for EHS Cheer
• Varsity & JV athletes need to register with EHS for cheerleading, registration is open and information can be found here: https://1922a.cf.wordwareinc.com/
• Middle School athletes will be registering in a different system and more information will follow in the next few weeks.
Middle School Cheer
Middle school cheer will start practices after school starts, most likely the week of September 14, practicing 1-2 times per week. Registration, practice schedules, and financial commitments will be made available in the next few weeks.
We hope your family is safe and healthy. We look forward to working with the athletes to create a special, one of a kind year, at Edina cheer. We absolutely understand and respect any decisions not to participate in the program this year. Good luck with school decisions and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Cheer Director Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Zwieg, email@example.com
Libby Aritt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Staci Gardiner, email@example.com