***SPECIAL UPCOMING EVENTS***
SATURDAY AUGUST 16TH IS OUR SILENT AUCTION AND JAMBOREE AGAINST THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES. PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR CHARLOTTE LIONS!!
CHEERLEADERS, PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE CMS FOOTBALL FIELD AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED GAME TIME. MAKE SURE YOU WEAR YOUR COMPLETE UNIFORM WITH HAIR PULLED BACK IN YOUR BOW. WEAR WHATEVER TENNIS SHOES YOU HAVE UNTIL YOUR CHEER SHOES COME IN. PLEASE SEE YOUR COACH AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE TO GET YOUR REMEMBERANCE RIBBON PINNED ON. THIS IS IN MEMORY OF JUNIORS HEAD COACH CHASTITY THORNTON WHO PASSED AWAY THIS PAST MONDAY.
PARENTS PLEASE REMEMBER, UNLESS YOU ARE A ROSTERED COACH PLEASE STAY OFF THE FOOTBALL FIELD. COACHES AND DIRECTORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CROWD CONTROL. ONLY CERTIFIED COACHES/PLAYERS/CHEERLEADERS ARE TO BE ON THE SIDELINES. THERE IS AMPLE BLEACHER SEATING FOR EVERYONE AT ALL HOME GAMES. WE ASK THAT YOU USE THOSE FIRST. CHAIRS ARE OFTEN NEEDED FOR AWAY GAMES.
Charlotte Jamboree Schedule
FOOTBALL PLAYERS, CHECK WITH YOUR INDIVIDUAL COACH FOR ARRIVAL TIMES.
PEEWEE DICKSON VS CHARLOTTE 1:00 PM
PEEWEEE BURNS VS WHITE BLUFF 1:00 PM
JUNIORS BURNS VS WHITE BLUFF 2:00 PM
JUNIORS CHARLOTTE VS DICKSON 3:00 PM
MINORS BURNS VS WHITE BLUFF 4:00 PM
MINORS DICKSON VS CHARLOTTE 5:00 PM
MAJORS BURNS VS WHITE BLUFF 6:00 PM
MAJORS DICKSON VS CHARLOTTE 7:00 PM
PEEWEES WILL PLAY ON 1/2 FIELD. EVERYBODY ELSE WILL PLAY FULL FIELD. NO SPECIAL TEAMS. THERE WILL BE A SILENT AUCTION GOING ON AND WE WILL RAFFLE OFF 2 TENNESSEE TITANS VS CLEVELAND BROWNS TICKETS AT HALF TIME OF THE MAJORS GAME. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.
REGULAR SEASON NEWS
Game Schedules have been posted to the left under Schedules, in the drop down menu choose North Division and the team your inquiring about. Right now there are a few counties who still do not have enough players rostered to make a team, if this continues your coach will let you know in the event that your game is cancelled as soon as they know.
We have 2 different Jamborees scheduled for August 9 th in McEwen and August 16th in Charlotte. Cheerleaders will only attend the Jamboree in Charlotte on the 16th. Times are to be announced. We ask all parents with a child in our program to please bring one item for our silent auction on this day. If you need donation forms please see Jimmy Murphy or Dawn Lovell. Baked items sell very well, as do gift certificates and themed baskets. It does not have to be much but we need your help to make it successful. Also, we do not plan to do any big fundraisers at this point but we ask if there's any way that you can, please bring in an item for the concession stand at our PRACTICE FIELD such as a 12 pack of drinks, gatorade, water, hot dogs, buns, pickles, individually packaged chips, etc. All monies from concessions goes directly back into the league, it is much easier on parents to bring in an item or two than it is on them to sell items for fundraisers. We need as much parent involvement as we can get to run our program smoothly. If you are wanting LIONS tshirts or sweatshirts, we have forms available to order them, the order is due on August 20th and must be prepaid. We do not plan at this time to purchase extra merchandise for sale. A proceed of these sales also go directly back into our organization to keep the fundraising at bay.
Our practice schedule is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 pm-7:30 every week. Games are played on Saturdays, beginning with Peewees at 4 p.m., Juniors 5 p.m., Minors 6p.m. and Majors at 7p.m. Cheerleading will add in Friday practices as well beginning September 1st to begin our competition routine practice. This year competition is being held on October 18th. We do still practice during fall break, the girls are expected to attend as ususal unless they will be out of town on family vacation. In the event vacation is scheduled they will still be required to attend one of the two weeks of practice.
Registration for one child is $65, two children $120 and family of 3 or more is $180.
Cheerleading will have an additional $70 cheer package per child in which we will offer a fundraiser to help offset cost for those who participate. I have fundraiser cards to help offset this cost should you choose to participate. This fee will be due by August 7th in order to get items in before our first game. These package items include warm-up, shoes and hairbow that are required, these items will be yours to keep. Cheer uniforms and poms will be league issued with paid registration and returned at the end of the season.
IF YOUR CHEERLEADER HAS A WARM UP THAT STILL FITS FROM LAST YEAR, THE FEE WILL ONLY BE $30 FOR SHOES AND HAIRBOW.
All Charlotte Lions Directors, Football and Cheer Coaches are tested and certified by the USA Football's Coaching Education Program. This program educates coaches, parents and young athletes about the nature, risk and symptoms of concussion and head injury. This is a program Tri-County has made available to every Organization this year to ensure the safety and well being of our youth is top priority. We look forward to working with parents in achieving this goal.
For more information contact: Jimmy Murphy, Program Director with football questions@ 615.418.0113
Marci Suggs, Cheerleading Director with cheer questions@ 615.812.3479