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2017 Cheer Season

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPAA CHEERLEADING

CHEERLEADING INFORMATION

Cheerleading season begins August 1st.

Each squad cheers at 8 regular season games and any additional play-off games.  We recommend parents prepare for at least 10 games.
 
Competitions begin in October and can last through December depending upon our advancement.  Please be prepared for your cheerleader to continue practicing until early December, especially our older squads.

 

ASSIGNMENT OF TEAMS
Cheerleaders will be assigned to teams on the basis of age. Teams can consist of up to 35 cheerleaders.
 
Each team is required to have one certified adult coach for every 12 team members. 
 
All cheerleaders, Tiny Mites through
Varsity, will be wearing the same uniform.
 
Parental Financial Obligation:
 
Other than the registration fee, paid to the association, financial obligations are the responsibility of the parents. Once uniforms are ordered there are no refunds given. Uniforms must be neat and in good repair for the duration of the season.  If you lose any piece of your uniform before the end of the season, it must be replaced immediately or you could forfeit any further participation on your cheerleaders behalf. 

 

REGISTRATION FEES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
Full uniforms:
Shell
Skirt
Bodyliner
Briefs
Shoes
Pep Rally shirt
Pep Rally shorts
Poms
Hair bow
 
Cheerleading shoes are selected by the coordinator with the uniform pieces. Additional cheerleading shoes may be purchased by the parent to wear for practice.  All cheerleaders must wear the same uniform pieces on gamedays and competitions. 

 

TEAM SPIRIT

Cheerleading is a team sport that requires FULL participation from everyone. If your child is involved in other activities that will not allow her to attend all practice days and games, please do not register her for cheerleading.  Each squad has to prepare during the season for competition.  It is imperative that your cheerleader attend every practice and is on time.

 

PRACTICE INFORMATION

Practice begins in August.

All squads can practice up to 8 - 10 hours per week, Monday thru Friday until Labor Day (this is your head coaches call).

After Labor Day, squads can practice 6 hours per week until the end of the season.

Every cheerleader must attend all practices.

There are specific guidelines for excused absences.

If a cheerleader has 3 or more unexcused absences, they will not be permitted to compete and may be dismissed from the team.

 

GAME INFORMATION

All games are played on Saturdays.

There is an admission charge for all spectators (including parents). 

Half of our games will be home and half will be away- our game schedules are always subject to change. 

All cheerleaders are responsible for their own transportation. 

Cheerleaders are required to attend all games and any post season games.  This is a requirement of Pop Warner. 

We are looking forward to the next season with our cheerleaders, both new and established.  If you have any further questions, please contact Mandi Herndon at 904-401-2242.

GO RAIDERS!!!

 

Cheer Leagues

Team Ages
Tiny Mites 5,6,7
Mitey Mites 7,8,9
Junior Pee Wee 8,9,10
Pee Wee 9,10,11
Junior Varsity 10,11,12
Varsity 11,12,13,14,15