ACE of Hattiesburg
Welcome to the 2017-2018 ACE Tribe Family. We are very excited
about all of our teams. I want to take a few minutes to introduce myself and
also to give you important information.
Roberts –Owner of ACE Cheer Company: As a graduate of the University
of South Mississippi and with over 18 years of cheer and dance experience at
both the high school and collegiate level. Over the past 6 years Brandon
Roberts, Happy Hooper and Jr Zeringe have grown ACE Cheer Company into the
largest All-Star Cheerleading and Dance program in the Southeast. Brandon has
coached and choreographed High School and All-Star teams throughout Southeast
to many National Championships. With a knack for choreography, tumbling and
vision, Brandon takes every moment as a blank canvas that he gets to put his
paint his mark. Brandon has traveled across the United States judging for
several different cheer events, both regionally and nationally, including
Athletic Championships, Cheersport, Varsity Brands, Jam Brands, Mississippi
High School and Private School Athletic Associations. Currently serving on the
National Advisory Board for the United States All-Star Cheerleading Federation
and the coach of The University of Southern Mississippi, Brandon is excited to
work with each of your athletes.
New Age Grid- We had some parents upset because their
athlete was not placed on a certain team this year. We explained that this year there are NEW
division requirements for certain levels.
Mainly to be on a senior team you MUST be at least 10! If you are younger than 10 you are not
allowed to be on a senior team. To be eligible for a Worlds 5 Team your athlete
must be 12.
Senior Team- Being on a senior team does NOT mean a better
team. Several parents are concerned because their athlete was on a senior team
in previous years but has now been moved “down” to a younger team. In no way does being on a team with your
athletes like ages mean that your athlete has been moved down. It simply means that we were able to form a
team that includes your athlete and other athletes similar in age and level.
Which translates to a stronger program.
Years at a level- There is no set rhyme or reason to years
at a level. I do not know why but more and more with each year a larger number
of parents are upset because they have already done a year at level 3 or level
4 and so on. There are 5 levels in
cheerleading (excluding college). So for some parents they must feel that there
should only be five years worth of cheering? We begin at age 3 so by 8 for an
athlete to be finished is not feasible nor safe. Why is it not ok if your
son/daughter is a level 2 for life? In the past we had athletes that loved
being level 2. They owned Junior level 3.
The parents of those athletes were excited and proud for year after year to be
a Rubie mom! It is OK for your athlete to be a MARVELOUS Level (any) athlete.
When parents try to push their athlete into a level it is
usually followed with mental blocks. It is possible to improve each year within
a level. There are so many elements that
make this sport so unique in each level so why not inspire your child to be the
best that he or she can be at any level?
Positions (TOP GIRL) within a team- You are NOT guaranteed a
certain spot (top) on any team. Each
athlete must earn their spot on the team. We do not support the philosophy that
any athlete is above any other on the team.
This is a TEAM sport and a team is comprised of many members. Your athlete will be a better more rounded
athlete if they spend a year as a base.
Most all athletes on Chiefs have based at some point during their ACE
careers. I truly believe that basing and
being a back makes you a stronger top as you get the true feeling of what each
Teams are FLUID- Teams are fluid at ACE.
If you feel that your athlete should have been placed on a different
team you have every right to speak/meet with your All-Star Director to find out
why your athlete was placed on said team.
Absences from the team or tumbling practice: If you have a school
function that you have informed me about or are throwing up and/or have a fever
you will be excused from practice. Any other absences must have my approval.
Please do not call me the day of practice to tell me you can’t make it when it
is something you have known about for a while. We plan every practice carefully
and what we do is dependent on who is at practice. If you have 3 tardies to
practice it is an unexcused absence. WE MUST HAVE EVERYONE AT PRACTICE TO
SAFELY STUNT AND HAVE A SUCCESSFUL COMPETITIVE SEASON.
We feel that all elements of cheerleading are equally as
important; being clean, jumps and motions, flexibility, dance, tumble, stunts and
TEAM WORK. The stronger and more in shape your child is the easier it will be
for them to perform the skills needed for our division. It is most rewarding to
see the athlete’s progression and develop as and individual and cheerleader. We
promise to motivate and push your children to be the best cheerleaders they can
The key to
a successful team is TEAM WORK. It takes RESPECT, HARD WORK, and DEDICATION on
the part of ALL the athletes, coaches and parents.
Level: Senior Large All-Girl Level 5
Coaches: Brandon, Carlos, Johnny
- Wednesday 6pm-9pm
- Sunday 4pm-7pm
Level: Senior Large All-Girl Level 3
Coaches: Sloane, Brandon, Melissa, Cheryl, Xavier
- Monday 8pm-9pm (Team Tumbling)
- Tuesday 7pm-9pm
- Sunday 2pm-4pm
Level: Large Junior Level 2
Coaches: Johnny, Brandon, Cheryl, Dakota
- Monday 6pm-8pm
- Thursday 7pm-8pm (Team Tumbling)
- Sunday 2:30pm-4:30pm
Level: Junior Level 1
Coaches: Deanna, Carlos, Brandon
- Tuesday 5pm-7pm
- Thursday 5pm-6pm (Team Tumbling)
- Sunday 2pm-4pm
Level: Junior Level 2 Prep
Coaches: Carlos, Brandon
- Monday 5pm-7pm
- Thursday 5pm-6pm (Team Tumbling)
- Thursday 6pm-8pm