Trophies - Nameplate
An e-mail was sent by me (Joanne) today (12/2/13) to all registered cheerleaders to please reply with correct spelling of your first and last name by Friday, December 6th. If you did not receive it, please check your "spam" folder or send me an e-mail with the information. Thank you!
OCYCA Competition - Saturday, 11/23/13
All of our Silver Lake cheerleading squads competed at the annual OCYCA competition. The cheerleaders, with the help of their adult and youth coaches, did an AMAZING job and their routines were incredible. Their talent, dedication, and hard work shined through in an amazing way this season. OCYCA always brings tough competition to the mat and yesterday was no different.
Please join me in congratulating all of our cheerleaders!!
~Mite Junior Varsity placed 8th in Mite Division 3B.
~Mite Varsity placed 3rd in Mite Division 2B
~PeeWee Varsity placed 3rd PeeWee Division 1B
~Midget Junior Varsity placed 3rd n Midget Division 2B
~Midget Varsity placed 4th in Midget Division 1B
The OCYCA competition “ends” our cheer season and the day is always filled with LOTS of emotion. Our 8th grade girls will move on but hopefully some will want to come back to coach next season (more information about that after January 1st). Our 4th and 6th graders will move up a level to new and exciting adventures with old and new friends, new coaches, and learning new skills. And, we look forward to meeting the new girls who sign up. We hope to see all of you back next season!
SLYFC Cheerleaders have the opportunity to participate in three (3) competitions this season!!!
1. New England Cheer & Dance (NEC&D): Saturday, November 9th; Reggie Lewis Arena, Boston
(Squads competing: Midget V, Midget JV, PW V, Mite V)
2. Cheer Essentials Competition (CE) - Saturday, November 16th; Whitman-Hanson High School
(Squads competing: Midget V, Midget JV, PW V, Mite JV)
3. OCYCA Competition - Saturday, November 23rd; Reggie Lewis Arena, Boston
(ALL Squads will compete at OCYCA - Midget V, Midget JV, PW V, Mite V, and Mite JV)
Eligibility to compete at NEC&D and/or CE is based on a complete, clean, SAFE routine. SLYFC Cheer Coordinators (Jen and I) have FINAL say on a squad's eligibility for ANY/ALL competition.
As in past years, transportation will be provided for the cheer squads, coaches and team moms to/from the events held in Boston, only. (Cheerleaders will provide their own transportation to/from the CE event.) We will also allow parents/family members to ride the bus, for a small fee, based on availability, on a first come-first served basis. As we get closer to the events, we will reach out with specific, pertinent information related to the competitions.
Game Day, Your Uniform - the Basics
Game Day Reminders:
Arrive at the field designated by your coach
Arrive dressed in FULL uniform which consists of a Vest, a Skirt, a Bodyliner - worn under your vest, Briefs/Lollipops/Boy Shorts - worn under your skirt, SOCKS, Sneakers, Bow (this is to be worn up HIGH, on the TOP of your head, with your hair in a ponytail). All of these items have been given to you, either to borrow for the season (vest/skirt) or your parents purchased them.
If it is chilly, you may wear your Warm-ups (or all black) OVER your uniform
Eat before you get to the field or eat after the game - you are NOT allowed to visit the concession stand at home OR away games. Water on the sidelines only (no "colored" drinks - they stain).
You MUST cover your uniform completely if you are wearing it while eating - there are no exceptions to this
Don't forget Sunscreen - the sun is very bright!
WASH your Vest and Skirt (in cold water, a small amount of detergent, on 'delicate', lay flat to dry - NO dryer); they wash and dry very easily; the uniforms absorb your sweat and you wouldn't wear a smelly shirt over and over.
Peanut/Nut Free List
Please refer to the attached list for "safe" food/snacks for camp. We have a few cheerleaders with allergies and it's important that we work together to keep them safe! Remember to wash your hands after eating, whether during your break at camp or in the car on the way to the practice!
General Cheer Information
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Do you have questions about the SLYFC cheerleading program? General Information about try-outs, stunt clinics, practices, approximate costs, etc. are in the attached document ("click here to download").
The SLYFC cheerleading program is open to children in grades 2 through 8 (squads are based on the grade you are entering in the Fall, not age). We love seeing our returning cheerleaders and are excited to have new cheerleaders join us, whether you're entering grade 2 or grade 8! Previous experience is not necessary to participate in our program.
For additional questions, please contact Joanne Jones or or Jennifer Ingersoll (our contact information can be found on the "contact info" tab on the left).
Being a Cheerleader and what you can Learn
As coaches and coordinators, there is so much we teach the kids and so much more they take from this program outside of the actual mechanics of cheer.
- RESPECT yourselves and others
- PERSEVERE and stick with things - progress is slow but it comes
- be POSITIVE young ladies, value yourselves
- SHARE your abilities
- HELP your peers
- TEACH the things you know
- BE a positive leader in your COMMUNITY
(Thank you Coach Maryann!)
Silver Lake Youth Football and Cheerleading, Inc.