2020 Cheer & Pom Season News & Updates
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2020 – Cheer / Pom Important Updates:
6/1 Registration opens
7/7 Registration Closed
8/17-8/20 Practice 6:00-8:00pm
8/18 Uniform handout 5:00-6:00pm - Baker
8/19 Uniform handout 5:00-6:00pm - Baker
8/24-8/27 Practice 6:00-8:00pm
8/20 IDs are Due
8/22 Cheer / Pom Car Wash
8/29 Opening Day - (Regular season games are every Saturday until 10/31)
8/31 School Starts - Practice drops to 2 days a week
11/7 Playoff Game
Competition 4 days a week practice - TBD
CDE Competition - TBD
11/8 CCFL Cheer and Pom Competition
11/14 Playoff Game
11/21 Super Bowl
DSA is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing an enjoyable, rewarding sport experience to children and their parents. We receive NO public funding and our success is the RESULT of the WORK DONE BY OUR VOLUNTEERS. Parent(s) of each participant are to volunteer in the Concession Stand located at Damascus High School. All parents/guardians are required to volunteer the number of hours requested to assist with their child’s current sport’s program. If a volunteer is unable to fulfill a position, a replacement must be found. If an assigned position is left open and unaccounted for, that volunteer’s membership will be assessed a fee of $100 (must be paid within 5 business days). Additionally, that family’s membership will be placed on hold after the 5 business days and no one registered through this membership will be permitted to participate in any sport until such fee is paid in full.
Important Information From the MVA Regarding ID Cards
Maryland Identification Cards are mandatory for all players to participate in DSA Cheer and Poms. ID cards can be obtained from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. All ID cards will need to be turned in to your coach by August 20, 2020! We highly recommend obtaining this identification card for your child as soon as possible, as it will take approx. 2 weeks to receive. The instructions on how to obtain a card are located here: (http://www.mva.maryland.gov/Driver-Services/Apply/id.htm.) All players should check the expiration date of their current ID cards.
Damascus Sports Swap
Are you wondering what to do with your children’s outgrown sport clothing and gear? We have a buy/sell page on Facebook to help with this problem called Damascus Sports Swap. It is a site where parents can either buy, sell or trade their gently used sporting gear.
Join Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549892968503945
Letter from the Board of Directors to all DSA Members
DSA now has a “Zero Tolerance” policy regarding inappropriate behavior from all of those involved with DSA. This policy will encompass all interactions during the course of the pre-season, regular season and post-season, which shall include but not be limited to the following: practices, games, opening day ceremonies, all-stars, tournaments and any other league sponsored event(s). By registering your child with DSA you are agreeing to abide by this policy effective immediately, which includes the following conditions:
1. All persons involved with DSA including parents/guardians, players, commissioners/coaches, Board Members and umpires/officials shall abide by the Zero Tolerance Policy and all the rules governing the league.
2. It is the duty of all commissioners/coaches to control their players and spectators at all times.
3. No parent or spectator will have any communication with MCPS/school employees or representatives at any time regarding a DSA event. Only commissioners/coaches are permitted to communicate with MCPS/school employees. Anyone in violation will be immediately removed from the field or field area and forbidden to return until disciplinary action(s)/decision(s) have been made.
4. Coaches should teach their players to respect the dignity of the game, the authority of its officials, the value of the opponent and the institutions they represent.
5. Cursing, obscene or threatening gestures or language, harassment of any kind, malicious or personal remarks between opponents, players, spectators or officials on or off the field will not be tolerated and will be subject to disciplinary action. Anyone in violation will be immediately removed from the field or field area and forbidden to return until disciplinary action(s)/decision(s) have been made.
6. Telephone/Verbal/Email/Social Media/In-person assaults, harassment and/ or threats are strictly forbidden and grounds for immediate ban from all DSA activities.
7. Any and all questions, concerns or reports regarding a disciplinary problem(s) and or action(s) can be directed in person to any DSA Board member or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any and all information and concerns are strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone other than the parties involved.