Announcing the 2021 Academy Winter Youth Guard


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

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

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.