Announcing the 2021 Academy Winter Youth Guard

Membership

The Academy is excited to offer this great program for our 16th year of activity. This program is designed for elementary & middle school students, ages 5-14. This activity is a great way to prepare students for high school guard programs or marching bands by introducing such elements as marching & drill. In addition, students will learn basic color guard skills & how to perform them!

The Academy Winter Youth Guard (AWYG) program begins this year in February & continues to mid-April.  This year, to best accommodate health and safety protocols (see below), the program will be split into two teams, YELLOW (ages 5-9) and RED (ages 10-14). 

Membership fees will be reduced for the 2021 season to only $150.00! Fees cover the 2021 show shirt, instruction, and equipment rental.  To sign up, review the rehearsal schedule & register online today!

Register here

First meeting/Open House/Equipment Check Out/Practice will be held Sunday, February 14. Please note that this will be a full rehearsal that will span the entire scheduled time. All rehearsal etiquette, safety protocols, and parent information can be gathered on this day. This meeting is a MANDATORY and one parent must be at the meeting. Thanks so much!

Rehearsal Schedule

Academy Youth Guard YELLOW
Ages 5-9
Rehearsal Dates
Sundays from 12:30-2:00
February 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
*April 11

Academy Youth Guard RED
Ages 10-14
Rehearsal Dates
Sundays from 2:15-3:45
February 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
*April 11

Location:
Summit Academy (outdoor basketball courts)
1560 W. Summit Pl.
Chandler, AZ  85224

*April 11 will be an opportunity for the teams to perform for each other, so that rehearsal time frame is TBD

Questions? Contact Jamie Warhus at academyyouthguard@gmail.com.

Safety Protocols

To ensure the health and safety of all performers and staff, ALL participants are required to follow safety protocols in order to be a part of our 2021 season:

  • Masks are required for ALL staff, participants, and family spectators at all times during youth guard rehearsals and while on the facility site.
  • Masks must fully cover the face. Masks with holes and/or vents are not acceptable.
  • Families must complete the AWYG Health Screening Questionnaire (can be done from phone with google form) prior to EVERY rehearsal in order to participate.
  • Participants will have their temperature taken upon arrival to rehearsal and will be immediately sent home if their temperature is above 100˚F.
  • Participants must bring a filled water bottle to all rehearsals. There will be no shared snack this season.
  • Failure to adhere to the safety protocols by participants and their families will result in removal from the 2021 program.