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October 1, 2010 Dear Coach/Coordinator, Congratulations on your success this year! We are proud to have you represent your League at the Southeast Regional Championships! We hope you enjoy your stay at our beautiful host hotel, the Rosen Shingle Creek. Reminders: Absolutely NO decorations may be placed on the walls or doors inside or outside the rooms as this may cause damage. Rosen Shingle Creek will do everything they can to make our stay the best possible, in return they ask that we make sure that our folks follow the policy of no decorations. All children must be in their rooms by 11:00pm unless accompanied by an adult. This is for the protection of the children. Failure to follow either of these rules may result in: disqualification of the team from the Regional Championship, disciplinary action against the Head Coach and/or further disciplinary action against the Association and/or League. Let’s enjoy a safe and happy Championship! Good Luck and Have Fun!!

Jennifer Revels Southeast Pop Warner Region Cheer/Dance Coordinator

Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc

6847 Tango Lane N. Jacksonville, Fl. 32210 Dennis Connors, Region Director

Southeast Region

Southeast Region Cheer/Dance Championships MEMO TO: Advancing Head Cheer/Dance Coaches FROM: Jennifer Revels, Region Cheer & Dance Coordinator (RCDC)

Dear Coach/Coordinator & Team, CONGRATULATIONS!! You’re on your way to the Regional Championship and one step away from the National Championships! All your hard work and practice has earned you the right to compete for the title of Southeast Region Champion. We are so proud of you all!! Here are some things that you and your team will need to be aware of before you compete Thanksgiving weekend 2010: 1) There is an 11:00 PM curfew for all participants for their entire stay at the hotel. Any participant not in their room after 11:00 PM must be with a parent or rostered staff member. If they are not, they will not be permitted to compete. If their team has already competed, the SE Region Management Staff will determine the appropriate penalty. 2) All staff members must have a Pop Warner ID and be on the roster in order to enter the Arena with the team – no exceptions – including Association Coordinators. 3) If you have any participants that will not be able to compete, you must have an absentee form completed (including your ACDC & LCDC’s signature) and turned in at bookcheck the day before you compete (keep a copy in your book). 4) There will be a thorough book check the day before you compete. a. This is strictly for a team representative and the book, the team does not attend the book check. b. Copies of birth certificates must have the League stamp. c. If a child is determined to be ineligible (e.g. physical is too old, birth certificate has been falsified) the team will be disqualified and not permitted to compete at the Championships. d. If something was accidentally left at home and can be retrieved prior to the competition, the team will be permitted to compete once the item has been cleared. e. Double and Triple check your books and rosters to make sure that everything is in order 5) There will be the standard ‘weigh-in’ procedure for all teams when you arrive at the arena, pictures will be compared to the book. The form indicating the book check was performed and passed the night before must be in the book in order for the team to compete. 6) All participants must have a Pop Warner patch on the uniform. The patch may not be secured by straight, safety or any type of pin. 7) Fingernails, including artificial nails, shall be kept at a length appropriate for safe participation. The appropriate length for all members of a stunting squad means the nails are not visible beyond the fingers when viewed from the palm side of the hand. Please check your squad (this will be checked at weigh-in and nails will be clipped) 8) Hair – must be away from the face. Hair beads and ornaments that could injure the child’s head are prohibited 9) Bows/Ribbons should not interfere with the child’s vision i.e. they should not hang in the front of the face or in front of the eyes. Make sure the tails are the appropriate length. 10) Eyeglasses must be secured by a safety strap (not just in their hair). The safety strap may not be knotted or have beads on it and should fit the child’s head so that there isn’t

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slack to get hands or feet caught. It should not be decorated, or it will be considered a prop which is a violation. Glitter, face paint, tattoos & finger nail polish are all prohibited. If a child has a ‘real’ tattoo, it must be covered with a bandage. Make-up IS permitted, but it is up to the Head Coach to use discretion and prevent the girls from appearing that it is face paint. Jewelry is prohibited, you may NOT put tape over earrings, they must be taken out. This includes rubber bands or ponytail holders around the wrist. We have in the past had teams receive a 5 pt penalty for having a rubber band around their wrist. a. Exceptions: religious or medical alert medals must be taped to the body underneath the clothes. Remind your squad that if they use pom-pons in the routine, that if they step on them, it is a 5 pt violation every time they step on them. a. If you bring pom pons out to the floor you must use them, or they will be considered a prop and you will receive a 5 pt penalty. The use of signs during competition is prohibited (except for Advanced teams only), they are considered props. Your fans may use small signs in the stands. a. Advanced teams must submit a prop approval form at least 2 weeks in advance for Region and National approval. The performance area is 54’ X 42’, any form of CHEERING, dancing, stunting, jumping and/or tumbling off of the mat is considered a violation. MAKE sure your squad practices keeping their routine confined to the 54’ X 42’ area. Remind your teams that they must ‘SPIRIT’ onto the floor, an organized entrance is subject to a 5 pt penalty. The overall time is 2 minutes and 30 seconds; your music may not exceed 90 seconds (1 min 30 secs). Please have someone double check your time on both. If you perform a skill above the category that you declared, you will receive a 5 pt penalty and the skill will not be judged. a. Example: Novice team has a tumbler do a running round off, back hand spring. This is the only tumbling they have in their routine; they would receive a 5 pt penalty for performing a skill outside the novice category and receive a 0 in the tumbling section of the score sheet because it cannot be judged as part of the routine.

Score sheets will be available to the Head Coach immediately following the competition. Please make sure that you have reviewed the rules and regulations regarding spirit squads and competition in the National Rule Book. Everyone works hard to prepare, we do NOT want anyone to violate the rules and be penalized. Good Luck to everyone and Thank You for your dedication and hard work!!! 

Jennifer Revels Southeast Pop Warner Region Cheer/Dance Coordinator

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2010 Southeast Region Pop Warner Cheer/Dance Competition Thursday, November 25, 2010

Annual Golf Tournament Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel

Thursday, November 25th 2010

Book Check 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Rosen Shingle Creek 9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819

Head Coaches Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Cheerleading Competition

*Book only – not the participants

All Jr. Pee Wee, Midget and Advanced Squad Coaches

Silver Spurs Arena 1875 Silver Spur Lane Kissimmee, Florida 34744 ARENA PARKING - $5.00

Competition Start Time

8:00 a.m.

Spectator Doors open at 7:15 a.m.

Jr. Pee Wee Small & Large Novice Jr. Pee Wee Small & Large Intermediate Pee Wee Large Advanced Jr. Midget Small Advanced AWARDS

Competition Start Time

2:30 p.m.

Spectator Doors open at 2:15 p.m.

Midget Small & Large Novice Midget Small & Large Intermediate Midget Small & Large Advanced AWARDS

Friday November 26, 2010 & Saturday November 28, 2010 Football Championships

2010 Southeast Region Pop Warner Cheer/Dance Competition Saturday, November 27th 2010 Rosen Shingle Creek 9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819 Sunday, November 28th 2010

Book Check 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *Book only – not the participants

Head Coaches Meeting 6:30 p.m. All Pee Wee, Jr. Midget and Dance Squad Coaches

Cheer/Dance Competition

Silver Spurs Arena 1875 Silver Spur Lane Kissimmee, Florida 34744 ARENA PARKING - $5.00

8:00 a.m.

Competition Start Time Spectator Doors open at 7:15 a.m.

Pee Wee Small & Large Novice Jr. Midget Small & Large Novice AWARDS

Competition Start Time

2:30 p.m.

Spectator Doors open at 2:15 p.m.

Pee Wee Small & Large Intermediate Jr. Midget Small & Large Intermediate All Dance Squads AWARDS

Ticket Type

Adult Price

Student Price

$16 $16 $22

$8 $8 $10

$18 $18 $24

$9 $9 $12

$20 $20 $26

$10 $10 $13

Purchased Online FRI AM OR PM SUN AM OR PM FRI/SUN ALL-DAY

Purchased at Hotel FRI AM OR PM SUN AM OR PM FRI/SUN ALL-DAY

Purchased at Arena FRI AM OR PM SUN AM OR PM FRI/SUN ALL-DAY

2010 Southeast Region Cheer/Dance Competition Information REGISTRATION: All participating teams must fill out the Southeast Region Registration form. This form must be sent to Jennifer Revels no later than ONE week after the League Competition with a payment of $50 for each team. This fee will include a ½ page ad for each team in our Championship program. Please include a picture of the team or a ½ page ad for the team. A copy of the registration form must also be sent to Wendy Darby. HOST HOTEL: The Rosen Shingle Creek is our ONLY Host Hotel (9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819). If your team will not be staying in any hotel (commuting), there is an additional $125 fee. If your team stays at a hotel that was not booked through Rosen Shingle Creek, there is an additional $250 fee. ** these are in addition to the $50 fee for all teams. Please make the check or money order out to Southeast Region Pop Warner and mail to Jennifer Revels (address on registration form).

There is a S.E. Region fine of $500 if your team is a no show at Regionals. Nationals has a $1500 fine if your team is a no show at Nationals. There is an 11:00 PM curfew for all participants at the hotel. Any child found out of their room after 11:00 PM without their parent or coach will not be allowed to participate in the competition. If this occurs after the team has competed, the Region Management Team will determine how to handle. NATIONAL PAPERWORK: No one can compete at the Regional Event until all paperwork has been received by the National office. BOOK CHECK: Will be done the day before your team competes. Thursday from 11 – 4:30 for teams competing on Friday and Saturday 11 – 4:30 for those competing on Sunday. Do NOT bring the children. Books must contain: the League One certified Roster and the Coaches Clinic certificates for ALL coaches on your roster. For each cheerleader/dancer a Player ID card with a League stamped picture, a birth certificate (if foreign, must have a notarized translation; if copy must have the League Stamp), participant contract (signed by the parent), physical (must be performed in 2010) and a 2010 report card. Each participant must meet all Scholastic requirements. These must be placed in the order of the roster. Any absentee forms (available at www.popwarner.com) must be signed by your League Coordinator and must be in your book by the participant that is absent. All documentation must have the appropriate League stamp. The day of competition the volunteers at the check-in table will be verifying that the form certifying the book passed review is in the book, and have the children give their names and dates of birth while they match the participant to the ID in the book. PRACTICE AREA: We will have a practice room open from 11 AM – 7 PM on Thursday the 25th and Saturday the 27th at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. The head coach may register for practice times on the SE Region website until Monday the 22nd or until all slots have been reserved. Walk-ups will be permitted if space/time permits. The practice area will have a full size mat. SPECIAL NOTE**Proper practice attire will be enforced. COACHES MEETING: Head Coaches Meeting will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel at:  6:30 p.m. Thursday November 25th for teams competing on Friday  6:30 p.m. Saturday November 27th for teams competing on Sunday Head Coaches and the Association/League Coordinators Only. We will review times, arena layout, and answer last minute questions concerning the next day’s events. NOTE: Any stunting or rules questions should already have been addressed prior to this meeting by your Conference/League Coordinator. RULES AND REGULATIONS: 1

Follow all rules and regulations in the Pop Warner rule book and the National/Regional Articles of Understanding. www.popwarner.com TIES: Will be decided by the judges and the fundamental categories scores from your score sheet. ENTRY INTO THE COMPETITION ARENA: Each Coach, Coach Trainee, Student Demo, Team Mom, etc. MUST have a League ID badge and be on the certified roster to enter the arena with the squad. The person playing your music must also be on the roster and wear their ID badge. SIGNS/VIDEOS: Signs, banners and Video Cameras are prohibited during the performance and in the seating areas. Spectators will not be allowed to bring large signs, banners, or video cameras into the arena. Small hand held signs, poms or flags, etc. are allowed. WARM--UP AREA: Three 54’x 42’ matted floors will be set up in the warm up area. Each team must be at the warm-up area and complete their warm-up at the scheduled times. There will be no spotters in this area. Coaches must spot their own teams. PICTURES: See the schedule for team picture times which will be taken prior to their performance. MUSIC: You are required to have a back up tape or CD with the music person who must be on the roster. SCORESHEETS: All score sheets, penalty sheets, and legality sheets may be found on the Pop Warner web site. The top five (5) teams in each division will receive their score sheets at the awards ceremony. All other score sheets will be given to your Conference/League Coordinator and handed out immediately after the awards. In the spirit of sportsmanship a list of placement will be posted on the Southeast Regional web site. The final score for each of the top five teams only will be shared on the web site. AWARDS CEREMONY: When the winners are announced (5th through 1st) we will ask for the Head Coach and two cheerleaders to come up to receive their award.  We ask that you clear the arena immediately following the awards as quickly as possible so that we may continue with the competition  The process will be repeated for the next division/category. AWARDS: All cheerleaders will receive a memento of the event. The teams that receive a first place trophy will receive individual gold medallions for each team member; teams that receive a second place trophy will receive individual silver medallions for each team member. CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM: Each team will have a ½ page ad in the Championship program. We would like to include a picture of every team. If you do not provide us with an ad or a picture, we will list each of the team’s members in their space. EMERGENCY: Southeast Region Pop Warner will appoint a Director of Security and staff who will follow National Requirements for security including a Certified EMT, qualified Nurse or Physician on site and pre-arranged contact with Ambulance or Medical Service. Every injury/accident must have an incident report written up.

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2010 Southeast Region Championship Program Each Team competing is required to purchase a ½ page ad for $50 or you may choose to purchase a full page team ad for $125

Ad Sizes Half Page Ad $50 (Ad Size 8” wide by 5” tall)

Full Page Ad $125 (Ad Size 8” wide x 10” tall)

All Ads Black & White (Ads must be ready to print, exact size)

**These prices are strictly for your required team ad and do not go towards the 50/50 fundraising opportunity. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR TEAM PHOTO/AD IS NOVEMBER 4th! If no picture is submitted, a ½ page with the participants names and team name will be placed in the program. PDF format preferred! Must be Exact size of ad! Printer will not size the ad for you!

Conference/League Name: Association: Team Name: Division: (JPW, PW, JM, Mid) Category: (Nov, Int, Adv, Dance) Size: (Small or Large) Coach’s Name: Coach’s Email: Coach’s Address: Coach’s City: Coach’s Zip: Coach’s Cell Phone:

Mail Form, Payment and Ad to: Jennifer Revels SE RCDC, 7519 Dover Cliff Dr N Jacksonville FL 32244! Make Association Check or Money Order payable to SE Region Pop Warner (Payment and ads must be received by November 4th!)

December, 2010 Re: Commuting to Nationals

Here are the final details regarding commuting to Nationals and those groups required to stay at a WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort Hotel. Only the following conferences may commute: Mid Florida, Timucua and Tampa. Any group that wishes to commute must complete the Disney Sports Waiver for each roster participant and coach. You will need to take the waivers to Celebrity Hall to receive your credentials. The fee is $20 per person to cover your credentials, which must be paid in cash or credit card at the Disney Sports Registration area at Celebrity Hall behind Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. You must have credentials to enter ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Groups from these conferences may also elect to stay at a WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort Hotel per the criteria below. If they do, their credentials are included in the cost of their hotel. Teams/squads from all other SE conferences must stay at a WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort Hotel. They will also have to complete the Disney Sports Waivers. There are packages available for Florida groups for the hotel only starting at one-night only for about $50 per person (based on 4 people per room). These rates are for Disney’s All-Star Resorts. Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort are also available at $59 per person (based on 4 people per room). A one-night stay is all that is required. If you stay more than one night, the nights do not have to be consecutive. Admission credentials are included in the cost. Reservations must be booked through the Disney Sports Reservation number listed in the National package. Be sure to identify yourself as a Florida group. Other packages are also available that include WALT DISNEY WORLD® Theme Park Tickets. Pricing is available from Disney Sports Reservations. Please forward this information to your cheer coordinators and football directors and instruct your teams/squads to direct all inquiries through their conference officials. Thanks NO GROUPS ARE ALLOWED TO STAY AT HOTELS OTHER THAN WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORT HOTEL PROPERTIES AT ANY TIME DURING CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK. VIOLATIONS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc

6847 Tango Lane N. Jacksonville, Fl. 32210 Dennis Connors, Region Director

Southeast Region

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