Weather Forecast – June 15, 2020

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.

If you have any questions about this new age grid or where to register your athlete, please do not hesitate to contact us at edm@perfectstormathletics.com.

Team Placements & Tryouts
We have new dates set for team placements & tryouts.  Please be sure to register as soon as possible so that we can be properly prepared for these.  If you are unable to make one of your dates, please let us know by emailing edm@perfectstormathletics.com.

Summer Training Registration is Open

Registration is now open for our summer training programs.  If you plan to try out for a team, we highly recommend that you register for one of these classes.
Monday – Level 1 all-star

Tuesday – Level 2 all-star and open non-tumbling teams

Wednesday – Level 3 all star and open tumbling teams

Thursday – Level 4 plus Level 1 prep & all-star

Athletes will train both cheer and tumbling skills.  Each session (cheer & tumbling) will be 45 minutes with a short break between for a total of 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Open team training will be 90 minutes.  Cheer will include conditioning, motions, jumps, base & flyer training, and dance.  Tumbling will focus on conditioning, shapes, and drills. We will have all necessary protocols in place to ensure athletes and coaches are physically distanced and following all the guidelines outlined by the Province of Alberta.  

Summer Camp Registration is Open

In response to new regulations and requests from families, we have adjusted our summer camp schedule to accommodate both half and full day programs.  Athletes who would like to participate in a summer camp can choose mornings (9am-12pm), afternoons (1pm-4pm) or full days (9am-4pm).  All necessary protocols in place to ensure athletes and coaches are physically distanced and following all the guidelines outlined by the Province of Alberta.  Camps are being offered the week of July 6, 13, 20, Aug 4 and 10.

Summer Virtual Training Registration is Open

In addition to evening classes and day camps, 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).  Register now through your customer portal.

Summer Private Lessons

Starting in late June we will be offering both in person and virtual private lessons.  More information is coming soon.

Program Handbooks

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.

Sidewalk Sale & Pick Up Times

Join us Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm for a physically distanced sidewalk sale.  Purchases will be “on account” only and therefore anyone purchasing must have a valid payment form on file and their account must be in good standing.  During the sale you can also pick up photos and other items you have ordered.  In addition to the sidewalk sale times, merchandise pick up will be available Tuesday, June 16 from 12-3pm.  Please text 780-993-2116 when you arrive.

Wednesday Evening Info Sessions

All Storm families are invited to participate in our special Wednesday evening information sessions.  This week Kierra Steil will give tips on how to do a great pedicure at home and how to take care of your athlete’s feet.  The session will start at 8pm and participants can join the Zoom link (emailed to Storm families) starting at 7:55pm.