Sparkle All-Star Team

Special Needs All-star Cheer Team

Bayside Athletics’ ‘Sparkle’ cheer team is a special needs all-star team for those with developmental and physical disabilities. This team is comprised of athletes ages 6 and above with varying abilities. Our athletes practice once a week and take part in local competitions and performances.

The sparkle team practices once a week. Their season runs from September through the first week in March.

During practices they work on fine and gross motor, self-esteem, team interactions and language skills through activities aimed at developing a comprehensive cheer routine. The team learns the same routine sections as the competitive cheer teams do: jumps, motions, dance, stunts, pyramid, and tumbling. The routine is tailored to the abilities of each individual athlete so that all athletes can participate to the full extent of their abilities.

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Competition Schedule & Important Dates 2019-2020

Competition Schedule
We encourage all special needs families to stay and support ALL BAYSIDE TEAMS that are competing.

1/11 Badger Championship, West Allis
2/15 Duel in Dells, WIS Dells
3/7 The Showdown Grand Nationals, Schaumburg

Performance Event Schedule

September 21: Walk to End Alzheimer’s performances & support, All teams to attend
November 8th: Showcase and Team Pictures
December TBA: Performance UW Whitewater (does costs for ticket entry $5-8 per person)
January TBA: Performance (might costs for admission ticket entry)
March Date TBA: Showcase

Important Dates

September 2: Bayside Closed for Labor Day
September 21: Walk to End Alzheimer’s performances & support, all teams to attend

October 1-10: Double Good Pop-corn Fundraiser
October 26: Trunk or Treat

November 8: Diaper Drive for Food pantry at Showcase/Team Photos
November Dates TBA: Kringle Selling Fundraiser
November 25-29: Closed for Thanksgiving

Dec TBA: Competition Season Parent Meeting
Dec. 23 2019 – Jan 1, 2020: Closed for Winter Break
December TBA: Performance UW Whitewater (does costs for ticket entry $5-8 per person)

January TBA: Performance (might costs for admission ticket entry)
January 11: All Teams Competition West Allis, WI (Optional Stunt Teams too)

February 15: Competition WIS Dells, WI (Optional Stunt Teams too)

March 7: Competition, Schaumberg
March TBA: Annual Season Celebration
March TBA: Season End Showcase


Vacations
According to our attendance policy please plan your family vacations around the dates the gym will be closed. It is hard to practice routines without all the athletes in attendance.

July 4-12: Closed for Summer Break
Sept. 2: Closed for Labor Day
Nov. 25-29: Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 23, 2019 –Jan. 1, 2020: Closed for Winter Break (Back to practice Jan 2, 2020)