Cheerleading! Dance! Friendship! The objective of the Irving Girl's Cheerleader Association is to promote the active interest of young people in cheerleading, drill team and football. We strive to make this a learning experience to build a strong character and a greater sense of responsibility within our young people.
The Irving Girls Cheerleader Association is made up of interested and caring volunteers who donate their time and energy to work with your children. All volunteers must pass a background check prior to working with any team.
I.G.C.A. is a non-profit organization, co-sponsored by the City of Irving.
Irving Girls Cheerleader Association is always recruiting for Field Cheer and Competitive Cheer. There are openings for placement in all leagues for children ages 3-14 for field cheer and up to 18 for competitive cheer.
If you like to cheer and dance, you are going to love I.G.C.A. Children are instructed in cheer, dance, teamwork, leadership, self-confidence and most importantly - SPORTSMANSHIP.
Coordinators and Assistants are also needed. If you are 18 years or older, are interested in coaching and love working with children, this is the experience for you. In depth training and guidance is provided.
Why Join I.G.C.A.? I.G.C.A. offers a comprehensive program that can't be beat in the metroplex. Children from surrounding communities travel to Irving to participate in I.G.C.A. because of the advantages our system offers. We offer a program of cheer and dance and we also offer several 1-day cheer clinics and our big end of the year show, Grand Finale, in December. In addition, if our recreational teams are not challenging enough, you can participate in our competition cheer and dance teams. We have something going on year round.
Why Be A Cheerleader? Cheerleading builds self-confidence, friendships and teamwork. It is also great fun to learn the cheers and dance steps. There are no tryouts for the recreational teams. For our competition teams, an audition is required. I.G.C.A. prepares you for cheerleading and drill team in junior and senior high. Previous I.G.C.A. members are well represented in all the area drill teams and cheerleading squads.
How Are Teams Formed? The league directors will assign all interested to a team in their own age group. You may request a certain team if you have friends on one. Teams are also available in mixed age groups if two sisters need to cheer together.
How Much Does It Cost?I.G.C.A. is non-profit. Budgets vary depending on teams and fundraisers are available.
Tell Me About Practices. Teams practice two to three nights a week for 1 ½ to 2 hours beginning June 15th. Our season ends in December. Coaches set practice schedules.
Irving Elite offers competition cheerleading for children in the 12th grade or lower. The Senior team will form in April and the remainder of teams will form in Sept. and practices begin shortly thereafter. Contact Angel Ervin for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What About The Competition Teams? The IGCA Sparklers offer three dance/drill competition teams. Lower Elementary (K-3rd), Intermediate (4th-6th) and Junior (7th-9th). The IGCA Sparklers perform at area events throughout the year with competition season running January - April. They have competed successfully on the regional, state and national level for over 10 years. Call a League Director at 972-293-5556 for more information.
How Do I Get Started? That's the easy part. Just give one of the Directors listed a call or you may register online and a director will contact you. The Directors will be able to answer any questions you may have, plus sign you up for a team.
IGCA is a 501 (c) 3
Irving Girls Cheerleader Association was granted a 501 (c) 3 determination letter June 1984.
Donors can deduct contributions as provided in IRS Section 170. You're also qualified to receive tax deductible requests, legacies, devises, transfers or gifts under IRS Sections 2055, 2106 and 2522.
For information or ways to donate please contact Sabrina Ragland, President of IGCA.
Thanks in advance for your interest in helping the youth of IGCA.