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Pride. Leadership. Success.
Coaching StaffHead Varsity Coach: Coach BrooksAsst. Coach: Coach BilekAsst. Coach: Coach Marissa
Head JV Coach: Coach PryorAsst. Coach: Coach Jamie
Head Freshman Coach: TBA
Coach BrooksHead Varsity Coach
4th Year with Oakton H.S.
Coaching Experience: Over 6 years
Certifications:AACCA, First Aid/CPR, Stunt Progression I & 2, UCA Tumbling, Stunts & Motions, NFHS Concussion, NFHS & VHSL Coaching, UCA 5 Star Coach
Outside of Cheer - Mommy to Quinten (4) - Married for almost 6 years to my amazing hubby, Fed - Senior Marketing Manager for Optum - Completing MBA end of 2012- Cant live without Starbucks every morning!
Coach Bilek (B)Assistant Varsity Coach4th Year at Oakton H.S.Coaching Experience: 4 yearsCertifications:AACCA, First Aid/CPR, Stunt Progression I & 2, NFHS Concussion, NFHS & VHSL Coaching, UCA 5 Star CoachOutside of Cheer - Mommy to Lola (my dog) - Aunt to 1 niece and 2 nephews - Program Manager of a team of 13 supporting Department of Veteran Affairs Mental Health applications - Favorites: Mexican Food & Country Music
Coach MarissaAssistant Varsity Coach
1st Year with Oakton H.S.
Coaching Experience: 4 years
Certifications:AACCA, First Aid/CPR, NFHS Concussion, NFHS & VHSL CoachingPersonally cheered for over 19 years! Outside of Cheer
- Mommy to Gabriel (19 months)- Working on Masters in Education at George Mason University - Wants to teach History and/or Math - LOVES Cheerleading- especially stunting!
Coach JamieAssistant Coach (Varsity & JV)
3rd Year with Oakton H.S.
Coaching Experience: Over 5 years
Certifications:AACCA, First Aid/CPR, NFHS Concussion, UCA Tumbling, Jumps & Motions, NFHS & VHSL CoachingPersonally cheered for over 10 years!
Outside of Cheer - Law Student at Catholic University - Works at Lake Braddock H.S.- Loves travelling, snowboarding, movies, working out, and the beach- Cannot live without chocolate & coffee
Coach MaryHead JV Coach1st Year at Oakton H.S.Coaching Experience: Over 1 yearCertifications:Coaching Certification, First Aid/CPR, NFHS Concussion, NFHS & VHSL Coaching, Tumbling Spotting CertificationOutside of Cheer - Works at Dell-AppAssure; in Sales for Backup and Disaster Recovery - My significant other is Sean Purcell, Asst. Football Coach for Oakton - Has 5 siblings, but only child between my mom & dad; three of us share the same dad, two of us share the same mom!
Why we love cheerCoach Brooks: Choreography for sideline & competition due to my background in cheerleading, dance, and gymnasticsbut cheerleading also allows you to be a role model in your school & community! Coach BilekPositive attitudes & teamwork!Coach MarissaLOVES Cheer (has cheered for 19 years)but especially loves stunting!Coach JamieCheered in high school, All-Star, and collegebut loves the stunting, enthusiasm and excitement during competition, and the all-around athleticism!Coach MaryLOVES all things Cheerhas cheered in high school, All-Star, and college!
Coaching PhilosophyPutting in 110% to be the best we possibly can as a team, individual athletes, and coaches, knowing that we respected our sport by following the rules and proper safety precautions, respecting our teammates by working together and showing support for each other no matter what, and being the best possible representation of Oakton on the sideline, at competition, or at events is more important than any ranking or title we will ever achieve as a team.
Cheerleading PhilosophyBecause of the difficult and diverse skill sets now making up cheerleadingfrom jumps and motions, to tumbling and stunting it has evolved into a true sport. However, what makes it unique from any other sport is its founding place in the school of promoting school spirit by motivating players and fans at school, games, and within the community. Competition is a chance to share the growing athleticism of the sport while elevating the demonstration of school spirit outside of the sideline. But successful high school competition squads first earn their respect on the sideline. Being a cheerleader is an honor and special privilege at any school because you are first and foremost representatives of that school. Cheerleaders have a tough job because it isnt just about the athleticism, but rather exemplifying what it means to be a great student, athlete, and citizen at Oakton.
Thats what makes Cheerleaders so special.
Oakton CheerPride. Leadership. Success
As a CheerleaderWhile CheeringIn the ClassroomAt OaktonIn the Community
Student Athlete Citizen
Cheerleading SquadsVarsityUp to 25 spotsTumbling, stunting, and jump skill requirementsJunior VarsityUp to 20 spotsOverall cheer and stunting experience requirementsFreshmanUp to 15 spotsNo experience necessary, but demonstrates athleticism and ability/willingness to learn
Try-outs August 6th & 7th : 4pm-7pm
August 8th: TBA- keep your day/evening free
Oakton High School Aux Gym
Attendance is mandatory- we must evaluate each candidate for at least three days since we do make potential cuts. Freshmen Team may have flexibility for extenuating circumstances if discussed with Coach Brooks early on, but not guaranteed depending on turn-out.
What were looking for
Try-out RequirementsForms due to Activities Office by August 1st Physical on Virginia High School League (VHSL) Form, dated AFTER May 1, 2012Fairfax County Emergency Care FormOnline Concussion Testing Forms due to Cheer Mailbox or Walk-in Registration by August 1st Teacher Recommendation (on form)Cheer Application with photoCommunicable Disease form
Try-out Requirements, cont.Attendance at Cheer Clinics & Try-outsAugust 6th & 7th: 4-7pm, Oakton Aux GymAugust 8th: TBA soon, keep day/evening open3 days of observation required by Fairfax County! *Freshmen Team Only: If there is a serious conflict with dates, please contact Coach Brooks to discuss
AcademicsSpring 2012 GPA: 2.0 or better, did not fail two or more classesAll Freshmen eligible
Try-out Requirements, cont.August 6th & 7th Attire: Cheer or Tennis Shoes, shorts or yoga pants, t-shirt, hair in pony tail
August 8th Attire: White shirt, black shorts, hair in pony tail with bow, white tennis/cheer shoes, no show white socks
Bring a full water bottle
NO jewelry of any kind or gum
NO OAKTON CHEER CLOTHING
August 8th Try-outs Perform what is learned at clinics with group of 3-4 (you will know your group assignment on the 6th) Individual Tumbling Individual Jumps Individual Chant (made up by candidate) Group Cheer (learned at clinics 6th-7th) Group Dance (six 8 counts learned at clinics 6th-7th) Group shouts Oakton Fight Song
*Stunting: This is evaluated on the 7th, Mile Run: This is completed on the 6th
Pre-Season Practices Green Day Cheer PracticesSummer days begin June 14th Thursdays 4:30-6:30 Tumbling, stunting, jumps, flexibility, motions
ConditioningMondays and WednesdaysWeight lifting and running or fitness video/aerobics, plus flexibility
Oakton Cheer VideoAll our Oakton cheers to learn and practice your motions at homePick one up at Green Day practices or conditioning
Pre-Season Practices, cont. To participate, you must
Have physical on VHSL form, dated after May 1, 2012, on file in Activities OfficeProvide a complete Emergency Contact Card to the Oakton Cheer Coaches Complete a Weight Room Release formBe a rising 9th - 12th grader at Oakton H.S.
This rule begins week of June 11th- please get up to date so we can hold practices and condition!
Pre-Season Paid Camps Paws & ClawsFundraiser for Oakton Cheer by Oakton Cheer CoachesCo-hosting with Lake Braddock & Chantilly CheerSaturdays in June: 9, 16, 23, 30th Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9am-12pm$45 one clinic + t-shirt, $40 each additional
NVRCCA ClinicsFundraiser for Northern Region Cheer CoachesHosted by all Northern Region Cheer CoachesSaturdays in July: 14th, 21st, 28th At South County High School, 10am-2pm$20 per clinic
Pre-Season Paid Camps, cont. Cheer TymeOakton Practices Tuesdays from 3-5:30pmPlease contact Kevin McDonald for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheer Tyme Summer CampMonday-Thursday, July 16-19, 9am to 4pm; Friday, July 20, 9am to 1pmFull-day - 9am-4pm = $299; Half-Day - 9am-1pm = $199Individual Days available as well:$75 for full-day$55 for half-day
Commitment to SquadThe FULL Season- August 6th through early November (Varsity can run until end of November for Football play-offs)This is a sport- conditioning/athleticism 4-6 days of afternoon practice and/or activities, depending on squad levelWeekly games (Thursdays or Fridays)Home Varsity team dinner & game attendanceCompetition (Invitational(s), VHSL competition) participation or attendanceFinancial obligations Fundraising Community Service (3+ hours)To CoachesRepresenting Oakton High Schools Spirit & Pride
Attendance PolicyUnexcused absence examplesVacationsClubs/Activities (at and outside Oakton)Normal homework, extra credit, and non-graded eventsR