As always, Summer Camps have just been so much fun. We get to entertain and coach 100s of kids every summer and it's a dream job. Here's some highlights!
As we hit the halfway mark of another season at Cougars, here’s a round up
of all the news!
Cougars @ 21CC
Cougars routine results were as follows: Ultraviolets 4th place, Platinum and Titanium 3rd place, Gold 2nd place, Sr Open 3 1st place, Coed Extreme 1st place and overall competition Grand Champions. We also took home 1st and 2nd in solo junior dance, and all of our stunt groups performed well with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place among the trophies!
We couldn’t be prouder of our achievements at this competition. Titanium performed for their first time as a team together and there was only .5 points between 2nd and 3rd place! The routine went incredibly well and we’re very excited for the future of the squad. Gold too, had many first time members but performed amazingly and were just beat marginally. Great work coming from both of our locations! And of course our level 3 senior coed team took Grand Champions. For those of you who don’t know, it is incredibly hard to “max out” the score sheet at levels 3-5 so for a level 3 team to take this accolade was a big surprise to us and we’re delighted that the teams hard work is being rewarded with great results! Already looking forward to next year’s comp on home turf and very excited to see our level 1 teams continue to grow!
Salthill parents may notice the floor we train on has increased in size lately – we are now in a position to have a 7 panel floor in Salthill. We’re delighted that the facilities are improving. At our gym, you may also notice a new air track (which all the kids are scared of!). We strive to invest in the club as often as possible and sometimes this is in the form of equipment you can see but more often in training and other things you can’t see. This past year Hilton received his Level 5 USASF credentials, and Level 5 Future Cheer BGU instructor certificates. Jamie received his Level 3 USASF creds and Paul and Aoife passed their Level 2 USASF creds! This month both Jamie and Paul will travel to the UK to take a course in trampoline Rebound Therapy, a trampoline discipline for our special needs athletes.
Our Christmas Show will be held late this year on the 22nd of December. The event will take place at the Galway Lawn Tennis Club as per usual and will kick off at 11am. We expect the event to run for no more than an hour. Please ensure all participants arrive at 10.30am – no later. The event will see performances from all of our cheerleaders and trampoline gymnasts. The cost for entry is €3 – this is our annual fundraiser. Please note that fundraising helps us to buy equipment for the club. Any volunteers willing to help out for an hour would be appreciated!
Cougars Christmas break officially begins on the 22nd of December and we welcome classes back on the 6th of January. Please ensure your term fees are paid up to date before we finish for Christmas break.
Cougars will be attending the Irish All Star Nationals as per usual in Breaffy, Castlebar on March 1st and 2nd. We will tell each team in January whether they will be competing or not. There has been a number of lineup changes and stunt groups switched around in the last number of weeks which will affect whether teams will be ready or not.
St Patricks Day
As always, Cougars will perform in the St Patrick’s Day parade, please ensure that if for any reason your child cannot make the parade, you let your coach know! We plan for this event months in advance so knowing all the info will help!
Fundraising Day July 4th
We need some ideas for our annual fundraiser on the 4th of July. This is usually in the form of a bucket collection in the city centre, however it typically hasn’t worked well for us. If you have any ideas you’d like to share, please contact us. We have lots of time to organise this but we need some inspiration!
Term dates / Trials / Fees
Please note the following dates:
Midterm Camps from: Feb 17th (dates will be given nearer the time) No classes from the 17th-23rd
Irish All Star Nationals March 1st
Term 3 begins March 3rd – May 30th Same term fee as this term
April 14-18 Tryout clinics for team placement 2014/15 will take place
Summer camp dates are as follows:
June 30- July 4 Level 1 Gold Camp July 7th-11th Level 2 Camps Senior and Junior
July 14th-18th Trampoline Camp July 21st-25th Full Day Activity Camp
Aug 5th-8th Level 4 Camp Aug 11th-15th Level 3 Camp
Aug 15th-17th Level 1 Platinum Camp Aug 18th – 19th Level 1 Ultraviolet Camp
Thank you for continuing to support the club. We have gone from strength to strength in the last 4 years and could not do that without the support of our athletes and families.
We promise to continue to strive to get the best experience possible for your child, to continue to instil discipline and fun in equal measure and continue to teach mind blowing skills for as long as your child is an athlete at Cougars.
We've had a great summer so far here at Cougars. Here's some pics!
And here's a few from our Level 3 sleepover night!
Cougars hosted a level 1/2/3 midterm camp in February with the Salthill and Stuntworx Squads. Since then, everyone has improved greatly so well done to all!
Cougars will be hosting a cheer clinic on Feb 16th and 17th for Levels 1&2 Seniors, Juniors and Youth. The cost of the clinic is €20 per cheerleader and will run for either 3 or 5 hours each day.
Level 2: Thursday and Friday 9am-2pm
Level 1: Thursday and Friday 2-5.30pm
We will be working new skills and practising for your competitions in March and April - don't miss it!
What's going on!