Upper merion All Stars

Updated Tue, 20-Feb-2018 11:16 PM

Upper Merion All Stars is a competitive All Star team that offers many policies that make it more family-friendly and less expensive than other local All Star programs.  All Star cheerleading programs are organized into six different age groups, six different levels, and up to three size categories.  Flyers, bases, and backspots get to dance, jump, stunt, and tumble, so there’s a role and program for just about everyone. 

All Star cheerleading is a year round activity:  tryouts are held in late spring; skill development and learning of choreography in the summer;  polishing the routine in the fall; and competitions in winter and early spring. 

For the latest info, download the Team Handbook below.

Staff

 

Documentation & Links

 

School Year 2017-18

Tue, Sep 5, to Thu, Apr 26
Summit-bound teams will continue with a modified schedule until the final day of the Summit competition. Tuition included in Summit fees.
Tuition is due no later than:
Sep 1, Oct 1, Nov 1, Dec 1, Jan 1, Feb 1, Mar 1, and Apr 1.

For those crossing over, you will only need to pay the higher monthly fee,
plus $300 once final placements are announced in September.

Team Monthly Fee

Monthly
Schedules

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Rain Drops
Tiny Prep 1

$60
Sep to Feb only

Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

5:00-6:00p
Glitter
Prep Youth 1
$110 5:00-7:00p 5:00-7:00p
Electric
Junior 2
$125

Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

5:00-7:00p 5:00-7:00p
Hail
Small Junior 3
$135 6:30-8:30p 6:30-8:30p 2:00-4:00p
Frost
Large Jr 3
$135 6:30-8:30p 6:30-8:30p 10:00-12:00p
Ice
Junior 4
$140

Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

5:00-7:00p 5:00-7:00p 12:00-2:00p
Reign
Senior 4
$140 7:30-9:30p 7:30-9:30p 4:00-6:00p
Royals
Senior 5
$150 7:30-9:30p 7:30-9:30p 6:00-8:00p

Pay Online
Discount and credit amounts will be refunded once UMDGC
internally processes the payment.

Select Team
UMDGC Credits? We'll refund the total back to you.
Cheerleader's Name & Birthday
Month(s) paid

Competition Schedule

Competition
Dates
Location
Raindrops
Glitter
Electric
Hail
Frost
Ice
Reign
Royals
Feb 17 Philadelphia, PA x x x x x x x x
Mar 3-4 Wildwood, NJ x

 

  x x x x x
Mar 10-11 Orlando, FL         x x x x
Mar 24-25 Myrtle Beach, SC     x x x x x  
Apr 7-8 Ocean City, MD  
x
x x       x
Apr 21 Philadelphia, PA   x x x x x x x
Apr 28-30 Orlando, FL               Bid required
May 4-6 Orlando, FLO     Bid required Bid required Bid required Bid required Bid required  

Payments and Details

Dates
Location
Competition
& Location
Details Online Payments
And Schedules
Feb 17

WSF
Philadelphia, PA

Teams: All
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall C
Purchase Tickets Online

Schedule
Updated 9:30p, Feb 15

Feb 24-25

UMAS Parent Social and
Sleepover at UMDGC hosted by UMAS Royals

Sign-up to donate food, drinks, and supplies

Mar 3-4 Mid-Atlantic
Wildwood, NJ
Teams: Raindrops, Hail, Frost, Ice, Reign, Royals Fees included in competition fees.
Mar 10-11 UCA Championships
Disney World, FL
Teams: Frost, Ice, Reign, Royals
Showcase: Wed, Mar 7 at UMDGC
Travel Days: Thu, Mar 8, and Fri, Mar 9
Report: Fri, Mar 9, at noon
Fee includes registration fee for cheerleader, hotel accommodations for cheerleader, park hopper for cheerleader, coaches travel expenses, and practice attire.
Directions to book hotel rooms
Waiver form for minors
Mar 24-25 Battle at the Beach
Myrtle Beach, SC
Teams: Electric, Hail, Frost, Ice, Reign
Showcase: Thu, Mar 22, at UMDGC
Travel: Fri, Mar 23
Report: Fri, Mar 23, at 8:00p
Fees included in competition fees.
Apr 7-8 Reach the Beach
Ocean City, MD
Teams: Glitter, Electric, Hail, Royals Fees included in competition fees.
Apr 21 Encore
Philadelphia, PA
Teams: Glitter, Electric, Hail, Frost, Ice, Reign, Royals Fees included in competition fees.
Apr 28-30 Cheerleading Worlds
Walt Disney World, FL
Teams: Royals if they receive a bid.
Payment schedule and amounts will be determined after teams have received their bids.
Online payments will be accepted once bids are received.
May 4-6 The Summit
Walt Disney World, FL
Teams:Any teams that receive a bid.
Payment schedule and amounts will be determined after teams have received their bids.
Online payments will be accepted once bids are received.

 

Important Dates

Team Bid Type

Payment 1
$150

Payment 2
$150

Payment 3
$305

Report Day First Day of
Competition
Ice Wild Card Jan 15 Feb 10 Apr 10 8:00p on
Thu, May 3
Fri, May 4
Frost Wild Card Mar 10 Apr 1 Apr 10 8:00p on
Thu, May 3
Fri, May 4
Reign Wild Card Mar 10 Apr 1 Apr 10 12:00p on
Thu, May 3
Fri, May 4
Teams qualifying in March Apr 5 Apr 5 Apr 20    
Teams qualifying in April Apr 10 Apr 10 Apr 20    
For Summit purposes, cheerleaders that qualify on multiple teams must follow the payment schedule of the team that qualified first. See "Crossover" info below.

 

Details

  • UMDGC's fee includes:
    • Summit commuter package
    • Extra practices & Summit/Worlds Send-off
    • Summit practice attire, tank, & gear
    • Travel expenses for two coaches
  • Varsity Summit Webpage: https://www.varsityallstar.com/the-summit
  • Competition, Not Vacation: The goal of attending Summit is to win and/or advance as far as possible. Because of this priority, Summit requires additional expenses, expectations, and commitment. The UMAS staff has the right to replace a member who is unable to perform the entire routine safely, consistently, and with minimal deductions. Cheerleaders are expected to be in attendance for all performances and presentations until the final UMAS team is eliminated or accepts awards. Only after these happen can vacations start.
  • Additional Practices: Qualifying teams will have mandatory extra practices in April and/or May. April dates were released December 17 and are available for download on the "School Year" tab above. UMAS staff, upon confirming with the UMDGC owners, reserves the right to replace or remove any cheerleader not able to attend the practices, without credit or refund. The practice schedule will be finalized and released once the qualifying teams are known.
  • Commuter Package & Accommodations: UMAS will be selecting the Commuter Package for Summit. This package includes: 3-day Walt Disney World park Hopper Pass, Celebration Party wristband, Summit registration fees, admission to Summit for all days. The commuter package does not include accommodations or transportation. This option will allow participants to add on various travel packages, including accommodations at the All-Star Resorts, through the Varsity website once Varsity provides a registration key.  The commuter option allows for a more personalized experience for each family by staying at other Disney resorts, off-site at another hotel, or to book a timeshare through AirBnB and similar sites.  Families can also decide what their transportation needs will be so that they could explore off the Walt Disney World Resort if time permits.
  • Payment Arrangements & Late Payments: Failure to pay by the due date will lead to the cheerleader not being able to attend Summit; no exceptions. A very limited number of payment arrangements MAY be available and will be passed out on a first-come-first-serve basis and will be based upon previous payment history. Because UMAS/UMDGC does not build in any cushion/profit into the Summit payments, arrangements are only available if other cheerleaders make prepayments.
  • Crossovers: Regular season crossovers are not guaranteed to compete on multiple teams at postseason competitions even if both teams qualify. After all the teams for a postseason competition have qualified, the coaching staff will decide to which team(s) the crossovers are assigned. The decision will be based upon the rules for the postseason competition, minimizing the risk injury, maximizing the productivity of practices, providing the teams with the best opportunity to win, and minimizing potential scheduling issues at practices and competitions. If selected to be a crossover, there may be additional entry fees, and other types of fees associated with the competition. For the purpose of Summit, cheerleaders must follow the payment schedule of the team that qualified first. Failure to make Crossover payment by the Crossover deadline will result in the cheerleader being removed from one team at the UMAS staff's discretion. Failure to make any other payments on time will result in the cheerleader being removed from both teams.
  • Bid Types: Only select divisions are eligible to attend Summit. There are three types of bids to Summit. The type of bid determines the first day of competition, and the qualifying process.
    • Wild Card: First day of competition is Friday, May 4, in the Wild Card Round. Can upgrade to a paid bid at future competitions.
    • At-Large: First day of competition is Saturday, May 5, at the Semi-Final Round. Can upgrade to a paid bid at future competitions.
    • Paid Bids: If a team receives a paid bid, only the cheerleader's Payment 3 will be due. If previous payments were made, the Payments 1 & 2 will be used to pay off any past due fees, and any remaining balance can be refunded within 30 days or credited immediately. Members of a team receiving a paid bid will receive up to 4 nights of accommodations at Disney All-Star Resort in quad-rooms. UMAS staff and/or assigned chaperones will only be supervised during the nights. Paid bids also receive: 4-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper Pass, Bus transportation to all scheduled events, Disney Magical Express Transportation to/from the airport, and Celebration Party wristband.
  • Competition Format: There are three rounds of competition at Summit.
    • Wild Card Round: Friday. First and second place teams during the Wild Card round will advance to Finals on Sunday. Third place teams will advance to the semi-final round on Saturday.
    • Semi-Final Round: Saturday. All divisions with 10 or less teams in Semi-Finals will have 5 teams advance to finals. All divisions with 11 - 19 teams in Semi-Finals will have 50% of the division advance to finals. All divisions with 20 or more teams in Semi-Finals will have 10 teams in the division advance to finals.
    • Finals: Sunday.
  • Withdrawals, Refunds, and Credits: Fees are non-refundable after the due dates. UMDGC/UMAS is not responsible for any fees related to the travel to/from or participation at Summit. This includes, but not limited to, injury, illness, conflicts with other functions, dismissal or suspension from the team, injury, or other disciplinary action.
  • Prepayment:Teams that have not qualified to a postseason competition (Worlds, Summit) are welcome to start prepayments in order to spread out payments. If the cheerleader does not qualify to the Summit or Worlds, the funds are completely reimbursable with a bonus. The bonus is a thank you for reducing the office load and for allowing us to temporarily use the funds to help those that need payment arrangements. To request the reimbursement, complete a Withdrawal Request Form anytime after the April 9.
    • UMDGC Credit - receive a UMDGC credit equal to 115% of the amount that was prepaid.
    • Refund - receive a refund for 105% of the amount that was prepaid.

Payments

PAYMENT 1 - Select Team
UMDGC Credits? We'll refund you the total
Cheerleaders' Name & Birthday
Team(s) if making prepayment
PAYMENT 2 - Select Team
UMDGC Credits? We'll refund you the total
Cheerleaders' Name & Birthday
Team(s) if making prepayment
PAYMENT 3 - Select Team
UMDGC Credits? We'll refund you the total
Cheerleaders' Name & Birthday
Teams(s) if making prepayment
Crossover Fee
Will be release after crossovers
are placed on teams

Important Dates

Team Bid Type

Payment 1
$320

Payment 2
$320

Payment 3
$320

Report Day First Day of
Competition
Royals At-Large Feb 20 Mar 10 Mar 30 Thu, Apr 26 Sat, Apr 28

 

Details

  • World's Website: http://usasf.net/worlds/championship/cheer/
  • UMDGC's fee includes:
    • cheerleader's competition registration
    • 5-night hotel accommodatations for the cheerleader at a Disney All-Star Resort (Thursday, Apr 26 to Tuesday, May 1)
    • Disney Magical Express service to/from Orlando Airport and your Disney Resort
    • Disney Park Hopper tickets valid Apr 23-May 14, 2018
    • 5-day admission into Worlds at ESPN Wide World of Sports (Wednesday, Apr 25, to Monday, Apr 30)
    • Transportation within the Disney World, including from the All-Star Resorts to ESPN Wide World of Sports
    • Celebration party at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Monday, April 30, 2018
    • Extra practices & Summit/Worlds Send-off
    • Worlds practice attire, tank, & gear
    • Travel expenses for two coaches
  • Competition, Not Vacation: The goal of attending Worlds is to win and/or advance as far as possible. Because of this priority, Worlds requires additional expenses, expectations, and commitment. The UMAS staff has the right to replace a member who is unable to perform the entire routine safely, consistently, and with minimal deductions. Cheerleaders are expected to be in attendance for all performances and presentations until the final UMAS team is eliminated or accepts awards. Only after these happen can vacations start.
  • Additional Practices: Qualifying teams will have mandatory extra practices in April. April dates were released December 17 and are available for download on the "School Year" tab above. UMAS staff, upon confirming with the UMDGC owners, reserves the right to replace or remove any cheerleader not able to attend the practices, without credit or refund. The practice schedule will be finalized and released once the qualifying teams are known.
  • Payment Arrangements & Late Payments: Failure to pay by the due date will lead to the cheerleader not being able to attend Worlds; no exceptions. A very limited number of payment arrangements MAY be available and will be passed out on a first-come-first-serve basis and will be based upon previous payment history. Because UMAS/UMDGC does not build in any cushion/profit into the Worlds payments, arrangements are only available if other cheerleaders make prepayments.
  • Crossovers: Regular season crossovers are not guaranteed to compete on multiple teams at postseason competitions even if both teams qualify. After all the teams for a postseason competition have qualified, the coaching staff will decide to which team(s) the crossovers are assigned. The decision will be based upon the rules for the postseason competition, minimizing the risk injury, maximizing the productivity of practices, providing the teams with the best opportunity to win, and minimizing potential scheduling issues at practices and competitions. If selected to be a crossover, there may be additional entry fees, and other types of fees associated with the competition.
  • Spectators:
    • Worlds: $40 per day
    • Wristband to attend the Worlds Celebration Party: $40
    • Park Hopper: may be purchased through the worlds webpage for $280-$340.
    • Hotel packages are available through the Worlds webpage from April 25 to May 1.
  • Bid Types: There are two types of bids to Worlds. The type of bid determines the first day of competition, and the qualifying process.
    • At-Large: First day of competition is Saturday during the Preliminary Round. Can upgrade to a paid bid at future competitions. If there are 10 or fewer at-large bid teams, there will be no Preliminary Round; all at-large and paid teams will compete on Saturday.
    • Paid Bids: Members of a team receiving a paid bid will receive up to $650 per cheerleader and up to 2 coaches towards the accommodations package. If a team receives a paid bid, only the cheerleader's Payment 3 will be due. If previous payments were made, Payments 1 & 2 will be used to pay off any past due fees, and any remaining balance can be refunded within 30 days or credited immediately.
  • Competition Format: There are three rounds of competition at Worlds.
    • Preliminary Round: Saturday. At-large teams. Top 10 teams in the Preliminaries will move to the Semi-Final Round. If there are less than 10 teams for the division, there will be no Preliminary Round and all teams will move to the Semi-Final Round. The Senior Small and Senior Small Coed divisions will be split into two preliminary rounds if there are more than 40 at-large teams in the division. The top 10 in each Preliminary Round will move onto the Semi-Final Round.
    • Semi-Final Round: Sunday. All Paid bid winners and qualifiers from the Preliminary Round. The top 10 semi-final teams will move onto the Final Round. If there are more than 40 teams in a Senior division, 15 teams will move onto the Final Round.
    • Final Round: Monday. Top 10 teams will be awarded. First, second, and third place teams receive medallions. First place teams also receive a banner and ring.
  • Withdrawals, Refunds, and Credits: Fees are non-refundable after the due dates. UMDGC/UMAS is not responsible for any fees related to the travel to/from or participation at Worlds. This includes, but not limited to, injury, illness, conflicts with other functions, dismissal or suspension from the team, injury, or other disciplinary action.
  • Prepayment: Teams that have not qualified to a postseason competition (Worlds, Summit) are welcome to start prepayments in order to spread out payments. If the cheerleader does not qualify to the Summit or Worlds, the funds are completely reimbursable with a bonus. The bonus is a thank you for reducing the office load and for allowing us to temporarily use the funds to help those that need payment arrangements. To request the reimbursement, complete a Withdrawal Request Form anytime after the April 9.
    • UMDGC Credit - receive a UMDGC credit equal to 115% of the amount that was prepaid.
    • Refund - receive a refund for 105% of the amount that was prepaid.

Payments

PAYMENT 1 - Due by Feb 20
UMDGC Credits? We'll refund you the total
Cheerleaders' Name & Birthday
PAYMENT 2 - Due by Mar 10
UMDGC Credits? We'll refund you the total
Cheerleaders' Name & Birthday
PAYMENT 3 - Due by Mar 300
UMDGC Credits? We'll refund you the total
Cheerleaders' Name & Birthday