OC STARS CHEER

2020/2021
ELITE AND EMPIRE SQUADS

2018/2019 Shooting Stars

2018/2019
PURPLE & TEAL SQUADS

OC STARS & Shooting Stars -​ OC Stars are competitive cheer teams sponsored by the Okmulgee County Family YMCA. Team participants will have an opportunity to improve their cheer skills while preparing for cheer competitions and exhibitions throughout the year. The Shooting Stars are a pre-team group who will have the opportunity to perform at various local events throughout the year. Both the Stars and Shooting Stars are sponsored for youth who love cheering and would like to develop their skills and showcase their talent! Due to the competition aspect of the program, team tryouts will be required to participate​. Contact Coach Kaylee at kvaughn@okmulgeeymca.org with any questions.

AGES:

​6 - 17 years old. We will have 3 teams based on age & skill level.

Level 1 Requirements - Athletes should have a round-off & back walkover. They will also be required to do a toe touch.

Level 2 Requirements - A standing & round-off back handspring is required. A back handspring series is preferred. Athletes will be required to do a double toe touch & a pike.

Level 3 Requirements - Athletes must do a standing back handspring, running round off back handspring, and a round-off back tuck. A pike, a double toe touch, and a toe touch hurdler will be required at tryouts.

TRYOUTS 2021:

-2021 Tryouts will be held Saturday, MAY 22nd
-There will be a $10 tryout fee & you must pre-register for try outs at the YMCA.
-Participants will learn and perform a dance as well as jumps and tumbling in front of coaches and judges at tryouts. If your child wants to be a crossover athlete (competing on both squads) please let Coach Kaylee know and she will give them a specific tryout time. Please wear black shorts and a solid top to tryouts.
-Level 1 Requirements - Athletes should have a round off & back walkover (or at least working on it). They will also be required to do a toe touch. Tryouts will be 10am -12:30pm. This is a closed clinic and tryout so parents will be asked to drop their child off and return at 12:30pm.
- Level 2 Requirements - A standing & round off back handspring is required. A back handspring series is preferred. Athletes will be required to do a double toe touch & a pike. Tryouts will be 1:30pm- 5pm. This is closed clinic and tryout so parents will be asked to drop their child off and return at 5pm.
-Level 3 Requirements - Athletes must do a standing back handspring, running round off back handspring, and a roundoff back tuck. A toe-touch back handspring, a pike, a double toe touch, and a toe touch - hurdler will be required at tryouts. Tryouts will be 1:30pm- 5pm. This is a closed clinic and tryout so parents will be asked to drop their child off and return at 5pm.

PRACTICES:

As of right now practice days have not been set. Each team will start out practicing one day a week. A second day will be added by August, Additional practices prior to competitions and or performances will be added! There will be at least one full day camp in the summer. All team members are encouraged to enroll in a tumbling class as well.

COMPETITION:

OC Stars will compete as a Youth Rec Level 3 (back tuck is the highest level of tumbling allowed) OC Stars Black will be competing Senior Rec level 4 (no full twists allowed in tumbling) NUMBER OF COMPETITIONS- ​1 or 2 per year. This number may increase as the program grows.

COST:

OC STARS $75.00 per month, $10 off sibling child tuition. Choreography fees, music & licensing, competition fees, coaching fees & team a shirt are included in tuition. Athletes are also allowed to attend tumbling class once a week in addition to regular cheer practices. Uniforms & shoes will be purchased by participants. Further information will be provided at the parent/guardian meeting. There is no cost for tryouts, payment is due monthly once you are a member of the squad.

Coach K

Kaylee has 20 plus years of experience in all areas of tumbling and cheer! Kaylee cheered while attending OSU. While living in Weatherford, TX, she was a tumbling & cheer coach at The Rock of Sports and Performing Arts. She has coached High School cheer at Morris & Beggs, and started our tumbling program here at the YMCA. Kaylee has worked with beginner level tumblers of all ages as well advanced skill tumblers.

Assistant Coaches:

Haley Glass, Keeley Bagby, Calvin Warren, Brihana Lewis, & Tafv Sanders.