2021-2022 Program Expectations

Please read the Program Expectations and fill out the form at the bottom to acknowledge and agree to the information.

TNT Elite All Stars Season 4 Program Expectations

Hello Family! Welcome to Season 4 at TNT Elite All Stars!

 We look forward to working with your athletes and coaching them to the best of their abilities. In order to do so efficiently and effectively the following expectations have been set in place.

Cheers to a great and exciting season!

Pricing

Tuition:

TNT Elite All Stars is an affordable all-star cheerleading program in South Jersey. When you commit to a team in our gym, whether at season start or anytime thereafter, you are expected and required to pay tuition AND the program fee for each athlete at that time. A credit card is required to remain on file and this card will be charged on the first of each month. As we do understand that life happens and things may arise, please communicate with Becca Fink the Program Director or Dawn the Office Manager immediately if you are experiencing financial difficulties. Athletes will not be eligible to participate in practice or enter the building if there is an outstanding tuition balance.

If your athlete is an active team member there is no break in tuition payments or credits issued. This includes injuries/illnesses. Tuition is a yearly cost broken into 12 monthly payments, so it is owed in its entirety by each team member for the year. Tuition is not prorated for ANY missed practice time.

Competition, Uniform, Apparel Fees:

Competition fees, uniform, and apparel are separate from tuition. They are to be paid on time by each team member through the website. If they are not paid on time athletes may not be eligible to compete or continue with the team until payment is received. Fundraising is offered for these fees and these fees only.

Leaving the Program:

If you wish to leave the team you must send written confirmation to Dawn at tntgymnasticsnj@gmail.com 30 days prior to exit. If your athlete chooses to quit or is asked to leave the team for any reason, there are no refunds issued.

All fees are non-refundable.

Attendance

Practices are MANDATORY!! Full attendance at every practice is expected as well as arriving to practice on time. Athletes should only miss practice if they are sick with a fever over 99.5 and/or vomiting or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Athletes are expected to make attending every practice a full priority. Athletes that are repeatedly absent or late may result in removal from the team and there will be no refunds granted. 

  • Athletes are granted 3 excused absences per season
  • Illness with a doctor’s note
  • Death in the family
  • Mandatory school function (does not include extracurricular activities including other sports/activities)

*Any excused absences beyond 3 may be considered excessive and may result in removal from the team. *

Athletes are granted a maximum 3 unexcused absences per season. If an athlete exceeds 3 unexcused absences, they may be removed from the team.

Excessive lateness is not tolerated. In the event you are running late to practice or may be running late to practice please notify a staff member ASAP. Any athlete that is beyond 15 minutes late without notifying a staff member will be marked as an unexcused absence. Excessive lateness may result in removal from the team.

If an athlete is absent it is expected that another athlete will be working in their spot in their absence. It is top priority to keep the team moving forward.  Athletes that miss practice within 2 weeks of a competition may not be eligible to compete. Their eligibility to compete will be at the sole discretion of the TNT Coaching Staff. Any athlete that misses a competition will be subject to removal from the team. 

Athletes that are injured are still team members and therefore required to attend all practices and TNT events. Attending practice while injured ensures that they remain up to date with material upon their return. Injured athletes are required to still attend competitions and other requirements of the team. The attendance guidelines previously mentioned still apply to injured athletes and they too will be subject to removal from the team.

TNT expects that all athletes and families follow any and all travel guidelines related to COVID-19 set forth by the New Jersey Department of Health for vaccinated and unvaccinated athletes. Taking all necessary precautions to help keep our staff, athletes, and families safe is top priority for TNT Elite All Stars and TNT Gymnastics. Please understand that any recommended quarantines and COVID-19 procedures are to be followed in their entirety. Refunds or credits will not be issued due to COVID-19 safety measures. 

*Any planned vacations please submit to Milare at tntcheermilare@gmail.com ASAP. *All absences must be sent to Milare at least 1 hour prior to practice or ASAP.*

Apparel

Practice Attire:

At TNT Elite All Stars we practice uniformity. Each athlete is expected to wear the appropriate practice wear attire based on the day of the week. The practice wear schedule will be given to the athlete/parent at the beginning of the season and is expected to be followed beginning the first day of team practices. Each practice wear set includes a top, bottom, bow or scrunchie, and white Nfinity cheer sneakers. It is expected of each athlete to be in the proper practice wear attire EVERY practice for the entirety of the season. Practice attire shall be form fitting. Athletes will be allowed to wear loose fitting clothing such as sweatpants, sweatshirts, oversized t-shirts into the building but will not be permitted to practice in that attire. All athletes on a Youth or Mini team must be in a tank top not a sports bra at practice. 

It is MANDATORY that ALL athletes wear the bow or scrunchie assigned to their practice wear set on said days. All athletes are required to wear their hair in a neat high ponytail that sits on top of their head for EVERY practice and competition. If and only if your athlete’s hair is not conducive to this style, please make the best decision for them that ensures their hair remains out of their face and not a distraction.

Competition/Uniform:

Again, it is imperative that each team is dressed in unison. It is not only expected but required that each athlete attend competitions dressed in their full uniform. Full uniform includes uniform top, uniform bottom, bow, sneakers, white no show socks, and makeup. Competition hair will be a neat high ponytail that sits on top of the athlete’s head unless otherwise stated by the coaching staff.

Social Media

All athletes/parents/families are expected to treat staff, team members, families of team members, and opposing teams with the utmost respect inside and outside of the gym. This also includes all social media platforms.

TNT Elite All Stars is not responsible for any behavior that occurs outside of TNT Gymnastics or TNT Elite All Star activities including social media. TNT Staff are not responsible for monitoring social media behavior unless it is negatively impacting the team and the team’s progress. 

It is our preference that athletes do not participate or create group chats and use the athlete team BANDs to communicate instead, however we are fully aware that is highly unlikely to occur. We promote respectful, inclusive behavior in the gym and expect our athletes to display that outside of practice time as well. We do not tolerate any sort of negative behavior on the team and any athlete or parent found engaging in such behavior may be subject to removal from the team. 

When your athlete is wearing TNT Elite All Stars paraphernalia they are expected and required to behave professionally and respectfully. They are a representation of our brand and should act accordingly. There is a zero-tolerance policy for profanity, violence, and lewd acts for TNT Elite All Star athletes. This includes and is not limited to social media. Those who are found in violation of these expectations will be removed from the team.

While TNT staff members will not be actively policing social media of athletes and parents, any concerns or allegations brought to our attention will be investigated and handled accordingly. 

We expect that any social issues that occur outside of the team will be handled in a respectful and timely manner outside of practice time.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns please speak to a staff member directly and refrain from engaging on social media about any issues including BAND. 

Furthermore, any disrespect to a TNT staff member whether verbal, physical, or via social media will not be tolerated. Failure to comply will result in your athlete being removed from the team.

Team Placement

Athletes are placed on a team suitable for their age and skill level at the discretion of TNT staff. While questions regarding your athlete’s progress and future are always encouraged, discussions regarding why your athlete was not placed on the team you or your athlete wanted will not be tolerated. TNT staff will not engage in conversations regarding an athlete’s progress if said athlete is not your child. (I.e. – Sally is on the Senior 3 team and my child has better skills and is on the Junior 1 team).

Child Protection/Safe Sport

Here at TNT Elite each staff member is trained on Safe Sport and Megan’s Law. It is our duty to protect our athletes against all predators and we take the protection of our athletes seriously. If at any time your athlete feels uncomfortable with any staff member it is to be brought to the attention of the director immediately so that the necessary actions can be taken. TNT will take all necessary steps and cooperate with the athlete and their family to the fullest capacity.

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