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AEROBIC DANCE, CHEERLEADING, SPORT DANCE
LOCATION: Cleveland Convention Center, 500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, Ohio
DATES: Wednesday, August 4, 1999 Celebration Ceremony - Gund Arena (7:30 pm)
Wednesday, August 4, 1999 Cheerleading Athlete Check-in and Practice
Thursday, August 5, 1999 Cheerleading Draw and Team Competition
Thursday, August 5, 1999 Aerobic Dance Athlete Check-in/Practice/Draw
Friday, August 6, 1999 Cheerleading Individual Competition
Friday, August 6, 1999 Dance Competition
Saturday, August 7, 1999 Dance Competition
Saturday, August 7, 1999 Dance and Cheerleading ShowTime
AAU MEMBERSHIP: All athletes and coaches must be members of the AAU and be able to present their 1999 AAU membership card at the time of Check-In. AAU membership cards will be available for purchase at a cost of $10.00 per youth athlete and $12.00 per coach. The cost of the membership card is in addition to the entry fee. To become a member of the AAU, register on-line at www.aausports.org or contact your local AAU Association at 1-800-AAU-4USA.
ENTRY FEE: Aerobic Dance: Individual Fee $26.00 per athlete (No Team Fee)
Cheerleading/Sport Dance: Team Fee Small Team* (16 athletes and under) $250.00 per team
Large Team** (17-25 athletes) $375.00 per team
Individual Fee $26.00 per athlete not competing on a Cheerleading team
$15.00 per athlete if also competing on a Cheerleading team
Sport Dance: No Individual Fee
*1 complimentary cheerleading coaches credential for small teams
**2 complimentary cheerleading coaches credentials for large teams
ENTRY DEADLINE: All items must be received no later than Friday, July 2, 1999 at the following address: University Hospitals Health System 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games, 1468 West 9th Street, #220, Cleveland, OH 44113. All entry fees must be in the form of either a cashier's check or money order made payable to: 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games. No personal checks will be accepted. Please do not send cash. The entry fee is in addition to the AAU Membership card.
ANY ENTRY FORM (S) NOT RECEIVED BY THE ABOVE-MENTIONED DEADLINE DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS SPECIAL PERMISSION IS GRANTED! Guaranteed Overnight delivery is strongly advised and will become necessary if it is the only way to ensure that all forms are to be received by the published deadline date. It is important that the following forms are completed and returned together!
1. Aerobic Dance, Cheerleading or Sport Dance Individual Athlete Entry Form(s) and/or Coaches Entry Form(s)
2. Aerobic Dance or Cheerleading/Sport Dance Team Summary Form*
3. Signed Athlete Waiver/Release
4. Correct Entry Fee(s)
*IMPORTANT NOTE: One copy of the Aerobic Dance Team Summary Form must be returned to the AAU Aerobic Sports Committee, Gloria Henson, P.O. Box 2342, Falls Church, VA 22042-2342 or fax (703) 536-4914 by the deadline date. One copy of the Cheerleading/Sport Dance Team Summary Form must be returned to AAU Cheerleading Director, Chris Hill, 6700 SW 118th Ave, Miami, FL 33183-2836 or fax (305) 595-6853 by the deadline date.
The Local Organizing Committee has spent many hours planning and preparing for this AAU Event. In order to make it a great success, we ask for your cooperation. It is the responsibility of the coach, designated person of a team, or athlete to return all the necessary monies and completed forms by the deadline date. It is not the responsibility of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) or the AAU to make sure all are forms are fully completed and received on time. HOWEVER, THE LOC AND AAU SHALL HAVE FULL AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ENTRY (S) BASED ON THE CONTENT OF THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED AND/OR THE DATE RECEIVED!
QUALIFICATION: This is an open event for all three divisions: Aerobic Dance, Cheerleading and Sport Dance. No pre-qualification is required. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limited to twelve (12) entries in each size event per age group. Any dance style may be used.
FORMAT: The Technical Committee reserves the right to eliminate or combine events in response to number and distribution of entries.
AEROBIC DANCE - Competition will be held in the dance category only (no step competition). Aerobic Dance competition will be held is a single round. Aerobic Dance is for Singles, Doubles and Full Teams. Any style of dance may be used, but floor movements are not allowed. All styles will be judged in one category.
CHEERLEADING - Competition will be held in team and individual categories. Cheerleading will have 2 rounds of competition.
SPORT DANCE Competition will be held in the team category only. Sport Dance will have 2 rounds of competition. Sport Dance is for teams only, including small teams (up to 16 athletes) and large teams (17 25 athletes). Any style of dance may be used. Floor movements are allowed. All styles will be judged in one category.
CHECK-IN: Pre-Registration: It is extremely important that all entries be received in Cleveland no later than the above-mentioned deadline date. ENTRY FORM (S) RECEIVED BEYOND THAT DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT SPECIAL PERMISSION! Of course, we want as many athletes as possible to participate, so please get all entry forms in on time. Again, guaranteed overnight delivery will become mandatory if it is the only way to ensure compliance with the deadline.
On-Site Check-In: Check-in for all athletes, coaches, clubs, and teams participating will be held at the Cleveland Convention Center located at 500 Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon arrival at the Convention Center, please follow posted signs to the check-in area. For check-in hours, mapping, and specific directions from locations throughout Greater Cleveland, please consult your Athletes', Coaches' and Parents' Handbook.
CHECK-IN DIRECTIONS: From the South: Take either I-77 or I-71 North into downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic light.
From the East: Take I-90 West to downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Turn left (South) at the light. Then two lights to St. Clair Avenue and make a right. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on your right after one light.
From the West: Take I-90 East into downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic light.
COACHES AND All coaches and officials should be registered members of the AAU. Participating officials qualify for certification
OFFICIALS: and ranking. All officials should be dressed in white.
RULES: The 1999 FISAA Sport Rules of competition shall apply for Dance. To order a copy of the Aerobics Rulebook, send $20.00 plus $3.00 postage and handling to Gloria Henson, National AAU Aerobics Chair, 3468 Mildred Drive, Falls Church, Virginia 22042-3910 or call (703) 536-9063 (You may send $2.00 for rules summary information only). The 1999 National High School Federation Spirit Rulebook shall apply for Cheerleading. Copies available at 11724 Northwest Plaza Circle, Box 20626, Kansas City, MO 64195 or (861) 464-5400.
AGE DETERMINATION: The competitor's age is determined effective the first day of January (1) of the calendar year. Whatever the age of the competitor on the first day of January is competitor's official competition age for the remainder of the year. Proof must be provided if challenged (certified birth certificate or comparable legal document).
AWARDS: AAU Junior Olympic Games medals will be awarded to the top three (3) individual athletes per event in each age category of each division. All participants will receive a T-shirt and participation certificate commemorating the event. Technical Committee may change awards given.
SOUND EQUIPMENT: Sound equipment will be provided. Each individual or team is responsible for providing their accompaniment to the Sound Manager on a standard audiocassette tape. The accompaniment must be the only sound on the tape and must be recorded at the very beginning of a standard audiocassette tape. Tapes should be clearly marked with the competitor's team name. The accompaniment must be recorded at the flat line of the equalizer to assure comparable volume for all teams. No volume adjustments will be made. The volume and quality of the accompaniment are the responsibility of the competitor and not the Sound Manager. Volume or quality of sound will not be judged.
HOUSING: All requests for housing will be handled by LCI Travel. Simply call our toll free number at 1-888-524-8785. A list of hotels and areas in which they are located can be found in the Athletes', Coaches', and Parents' Handbook, review this information and then call the reservations number. Be sure to have the following information ready:
· the sport you will be competing in
· the number of people in your party
· the number of rooms you need
· your arrival and departure dates
· your credit card number
IMPORTANT: Please note all hotels will send a confirmation with their individual cancellation policies. Each hotel may differ. If you have not received a confirmation within 30 days of making your reservation, please contact LCI Travel.
Dormitory housing will also be available at Cleveland State University and Baldwin-Wallace College. Ask the operator for details!
CELEBRATION CEREMONY: The Celebration Ceremony will be held at the Gund Arena on Wednesday, August 4 at 7:30 pm. To facilitate your arrival at the event, the Local Organizing Committee is setting up a hassle free transportation system that will make scheduled pick-ups at convenient locations throughout the Cleveland area and deliver you right to the arena doors. At the conclusion of the Celebration Ceremony, you will board the shuttles and be returned to your parking location. In order to arrive at the arena in time for the festivities, please plan to use the transportation system by utilizing the parking lots located close to your hotel. (A detailed map and parking directions will be provided at athlete check-in at the Cleveland Convention Center). Enjoy the spectacular show without the hassle of restrictive parking. Please be sure to fill out the appropriate section of your Event Registration Forms so that we can accurately plan to have enough shuttles at designated locations to pick you up! We look forward to seeing you at this year's Celebration Ceremony!
COMPETITION AND MEETING SCHEDULE
(Competition times - Subject to change based on number of entries)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1998
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Cheerleading Athlete and Coaches Check-in (Cleveland Convention Center)
TBA Cheerleading Practice (Cleveland Convention Center)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cheerleading Judges Meeting (Cleveland Convention Center)
7:30 PM Celebration Ceremony (Gund Arena)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1998
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Cheerleading Coaches and Judges Meeting (Cleveland Convention Center)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Cheerleading Draw to Determine Order of Competition
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Cheerleading Team Competition (Cleveland Convention Center)
Cheerleading Awards Ceremony
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Aerobic and Sport Dance Athlete and Coaches Check-in (Cleveland Convention Center)
TBA Aerobic and Sport Dance Practice (Cleveland Convention Center)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Aerobic and Sport Dance Draw to Determine Order of Competition
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Aerobic and Sport Dance Judges Meeting (Cleveland Convention Center)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1999
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Coaches and Judges Meeting (Cleveland Convention Center)
TBA Aerobic and Sport Dance Competition (Cleveland Convention Center)
TBA Cheerleading Individual Competition (Cleveland Convention Center)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1999
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Aerobic and Sport Dance Coaches and Judges Meeting (Cleveland Convention Center)
TBA Aerobic and Sport Dance Competition (Cleveland Convention Center)
Awards Ceremony (Cleveland Convention Center)
TBA Aerobic Dance, Cheerleading and Sport Dance ShowTime (Cleveland Convention Center)
|AAU NATIONAL AEROBICS CHAIR:||AAU AEROBICS YOUTH CHAIR:||AAU CHEERLEADING DIRECTOR:|
|Gloria Henson||Josh Henson||Chris Hill|
|P.O. Box 2342||P.O. Box 2196||6700 S.W. 118 Ave|
|Falls Church, VA 22042||Falls Church, VA 22042-0196||Miami, FL 33183-2836|
|TEL: (703) 536-9063||TEL: (703) 560-3310||TEL: (305) 596-4497|
|FAX: (703) 536-4914||FAX: (703) 560-6699||FAX: (305) 595-6853|
AAU NATIONAL STAFF:
Web site: www.aausports.org
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