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Practice information

During the month of AUGUST, ALL squads will practice 3 nights per week - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - from 5:30-7:30 at Pottle Street in Kingston, August 5th through August 28th.  (As soon as I can request gym space, I will; a schedule will follow, but that will likely not be until the end of August.  Your patience is appreciated!)

A few reminders, for all practices:

  • Arrive on time - Practice starts at 5:30 (not 5:35) so don't be late - the warm-up is as important as stunting
  • Be picked up on time - your coaches and coordinators also have families at home
  • Be dressed appropriately - you all know what that means :)
  • Bring water and bug spray (for outside practices)
  • If you are going to miss practice, it is YOUR responsibility to contact your COACH (don't ask your friend to tell her) at least one hour ahead of time - not during practice
  • Parents - please be sure that an adult coach and/or coordinator is present BEFORE dropping off and leaving your cheerleader
  • Check the Cheer Information tab on the SLWarriors website often - it's updated regularly

Cheer Camp 2014!

An e-mail with all the information you need about our 2014 Cheer Camp is going out today (6/20/14).  Be sure to read it in its entirety as it should contain all pertinent information. 

A few reminders - peanut free snack/lunches; bring water (name on it); be dressed like a cheerleader, including new cheer sneakers; balance due by July 10th along with medical release form; parent/cheerleader code of conduct completed online; SMILE!; be ready to learn and have fun!

Medical Release Form

Cheer Informational Flyer


Why it's important to purchase a new pair of Sneakers each season

We are often asked "why do I have to buy a new pair of cheer shoes?" or hear "they still fit".  Here is a great explanation as to "why" a new pair of cheer sneakers is required each season.  Enjoy! 

Why Cheerleaders need to purchase New Cheer Shoes each season.

Sneakers - Order soon!

Please remember to order you sneakers soon - before mid-June as quantities may begin to diminish as other programs are also ordering sneakers at this time. 

We are selling the sneakers from the size run, $24/pair.  If you're intersted, please contact me ASAP (  I still have Y10-Y13, Y3 and A5 available.  

They can be purchased online and we suggest Omni Cheer or Campus Teamwear.  They are "Chasse" (brand) "Star shoe" (style) cheer sneakers.  The price should be @ $22.95/ea (plus shipping).  Cheerleaders MUST wear them to camp in July.  Your cooperation is appreciated!

Cheer Motions

Basic Cheer Motions that ALL cheerleaders should practice and know by name for camp in July.

2014 Cheer Information

2014 - Information for Parents

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 (link above).  This is "FYI" only as information does change and is updated throughout the season.

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 your 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 - we'll help you to learn what you need to know!  If you would like to be considered for a varsity squad, a try-out is required (April 14-17, KES).   We will have 'stunt clinics' in the Spring as well as a 3 day camp in the summer (we do consider this mandatory and there is an additional fee for it).

The Cheer season is August - November and includes practices, cheering at games, performing a routine at half-time, and participating in competitions.  

The "levels" are Mites (grades 2-4), PeeWees (grades 5-6) and Midgets (grades 7-8).  Depending upon our registration numbers, we will have both a varsity and JV squad per level.  Each squad is coached by a head coach (adult), 2-3 junior assistant coaches (youth who have 'graduated' from our own program!), and often an assistant coach (adult). 

If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Jones, Head Cheer Coordinator, or Jennifer Ingersoll, Assistant Cheer Coordinator, through the "Contact Info" page on the left.

Cheerleader "Check-list"

Tips on how to be a "Great Cheerleader!" here


ALL of the cheerleaders are encouraged to take some tumbling classes in the off-season to help improve their skills for the season, which will also help the SLYFC cheer squads place better at competitions.  (You are welcome to try out any gym that offers classes!  Cheer Essentials in Hanover offers many different classes for different levels.)

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!) 

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