Brockton Youth Cheerleading was founded by LaRonda Campbell in the fall of 2001. This program was created with all girls in mind. She wanted to instill the value of dance and creative exercising to her daughters and nieces and what better way than with cheerleading :) What once started as a small 10 student after school class has grown into a full evening program averaging between 80 to 125 girls each year. Ronda also expanded the program by offering stunt and tumble classes, and an all star cheer team.
BYC is a fantastic community-involved program. This program enforces mannerism in behavior, alot of positive energy and a great attitude towards teamwork. This cheerleading program is a great introduction to cheerleading for all ages (3 to 14) and it places a strong emphasis on fitness, teamwork, self-esteem and social skills.
What a great group of people to be around and you will feel it the minute you walk through the doors at the Baker School on a Tuesday or Thursday evening.
The regular season runs from September through March of each year. Practices are on Tuesday or Thursday nights . Classes are split for ages 3-7 and ages 8-14.
All cheerleaders will learn the fundamentals of cheerleading such as: · Saftey · Importance of Stretching · Cheer Poisitions/Techinques · Cheers/Chants · Jumps · Basic Tumbling · Voice enhancements · The basic steps to building a pyramid · Simple stunting · Lightweight lifting · Light aerobics · Most importantly teamwork!!!!!
They will march in the Brockton Holiday Parade, perform at various nursing homes in the community. Celebrate with a Harvest festival in late October/early November at Skatetown, Walk-A-Thons in November to promote health and fitness, holiday celebrations in December and February along with various fundraisers and the season finale show which is held in March.
Cheerleaders ages 8-14, who believe they are ready to advanced are welcome to try out for the all-star team in February. Auditions will be announced. BYC strongly recommends that all 1st time cheerleaders participate and commit to at least one year of the regular season program.
FIVE STAR ATHLETICS - ALL STAR CHEERLEADING
Five Stars Atheltics is the all-star team for Brockton Youth Cheerleading It is a competitive team which travels to competitions in the local Massachusetts area. Tryouts to become a part of this team is usually offered in February. Audtions are done individually. The program is built around teamwork, performance, skill and level progressions.
Age Requirements: ages 9 and 14 (must be under 14 by March of the following year)
Level Requirements: Cartwheel and backwalkover, must know the basic cheer postions and jumps. Must have strong and clear vocals.
Physical Health Requirements: Must be in good health (physcial exam is required upon being on the team).
Cost Requirements: Tryout fee is $10. Anticipated cost varies and can cost between $900-$1200 for the season (9 months), which includes uniform and class fees. Detailed info is given upon being selected on the team.
STUNT AND TUMBLE
This is a 7-week course. Classes are held from APRIL THROUGHOUT MAY at the Baker School on Tuesdays.
REGISTRATION FEE: $100 (Stunt and Tumble Gear is included) AGES: 5-7 (6PM-7PM) AND 8-14 (7PM-8PM)
This is one time fee. These classes are designed to help strengthen and build the basic tumbling skills used in cheerleading such as: Forward Rolls, Bridges, Back walkovers, Cartwheels and Back handsprings. Very few cheering is done in these classes, but teamwork and fun activities are included.
Alot of the class is focused on technique and conditioning. Classes fill up very quickly.