REGISTRATION CLOSING APRIL 1ST!!!UpdatedTuesday March 10, 2020 byMeghan Seaberg.
2020 Sudbury Youth Cheerleading
Welcome to another exciting season with Sudbury Youth Football and Cheer!
The Sudbury Youth Football and Cheer program is designed to inspire youth through teaching dedication, team work, friendship, leadership and good sportsmanship. We hope to develop in your child a feeling of accomplishment and success in a fun-filled atmosphere.
February 1, 2020 - April 1, 2020
*$50.00 Late Fee will apply after April 1st, with a hard close date of April 15th*
Competitive cheer: $250 for the season
(some additional costs - see camp & uniform requirements below)
Sideline-only Cheer: $200/athlete, with no additional cost
*If you would like your child to only cheer for games, make sure to choose “game day cheer only” when registering. Kindergartners will only have the option to cheer game days. *
The season could potentially run into the second week of December, if our squads advance to that point. 8U will not go past States in November. 10U and older will advance as far as they can with a few restrictions (see below).
(Optional) Team Buliding/Kick-off to the Season August 18 & 20, 4:30-6:00
(Mandatory) Get Game Ready August 24, 25, 26 & 27 9:30-12:00
Mighty Mites & Warrior Squad
Get Game Ready - review/learn Sideline cheers Aug. 24 9:30 -12:00
3 day cheer camp at Champion Athletix, in Hudson, MA August 25, 26 & 27
Begins the first week of September (Aug. 31-Sept. 3) for all squads.
Cheer practice is held twice a week, with a game on Sunday. (K squad practices once a week)
Regular season practices are tentatively scheduled, and subject to change on weeks with school holidays.
As we prepare for competition, practice intensity increases. It is not mandatory for all cheerleaders to compete. If a cheerleader has other obligations and cannot make practice on a regular basis, a decision can be made by the parent and/or coach that it may be in the best interest of all for the cheerleader not to compete.
2020 practice times
*Times have been pushed a bit later due to the new school start/End times at LS*
K Sideline Squad (non-competitive squad for Kindergartners)
Tiny Mites (8U grades 1-3, ages 6-8)
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 7:00
Mighty Mites (10U grades 4-5, ages 8-10)
Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 8:30
Warrior Squad (14U grades 6-8, ages 11-14)
Monday & Wednesday 6:30-8:30
*AGE AS OF JULY 31st*
EMASS INVITATIONAL (Fun Comp.) - IF we are ready (we are usually not 😉) -10/3 OR 10/10
PEP RALLY - @LSRHS - 10/22
EMASS LOCAL COMPETITION - New Location this year, TBD - 10/24
STATE COMPETITION (if we place in the top 3 @ Locals) - 11/7
NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL COMPETITION (if we place top 3 @ States) - 11/21 & 11/22 (2 day format - youngest squads usually go day #1)
NATIONALS - TBD (Orlando Florida)
8U will not advance to Nationals. 10U needs to place top 2 to move on. 14U will go if they place top 3.
*We will NOT move on if we win by default. Meaning; if we are the only squad in our division making us win no matter what, we will stop at States.
All squads will cheer for games on Sundays beginning after Labor Day weekend. Game times vary each week. We aim to cheer for mostly home games, but will also travel. If your child is competing, they are required to cheer at more than 50% of the Sunday games in order to compete.
8U will cheer for 1/2 & 3/4 flag football teams (games lasting 1 hour).
10U will cheer for grade 6 tackle (sometimes grade 4/5 Flag)
14U will mostly cheer for the 7th & 8th grade tackle teams.
Cheerleaders should arrive in full (clean) uniform. This includes bow, skirt, shell, body suit, bloomers, cheer socks and white cheer sneakers. Hair should be pulled back in a high ponytail. If cold or wet, girls should try to match their warm weather gear to the uniform if possible.
WHAT TO WEAR TO PRACTICE/IMPORTANT PRACTICE INFORMATION
Cheerleaders should wear their practice uniform (Red tank and navy gymnastics shorts) with cheer sneakers. Hair should be pulled back in a high pony tail (PLEASE do their hair before practice!).
*No jewelry!! This applies to all girls - flyers, stunters, tumblers, etc.
*Please send your child with adequate supply of water and bug repellent for mosquitoes and ticks when outdoors.
*Please be sure that there is a coach present before dropping your child off at practice or game.
Check with your child’s coach before taking your child home at the end of a practice or game.
*When inside practicing, coaches will walk children out of the school, parents must be outside to receive them.
*ONLY those adults who have an APPROVED CORI Form completed by, and on file with SYFC are allowed inside the gym during practice. ONLY coaches and assistant coaches will be allowed on the field or in the gym with the cheerleaders during practice.
*It is the parent’s responsibility to be prompt when dropping off and picking your child up from practices. Our coaches are volunteering their time and must get home to their families.
*SYFC recognizes that absences may occur, but please understand that if one teammate is missing it affects the entire squad. We ask that if your cheerleader must miss a practice, please contact your child's head coach (via e-mail and text message) as soon as you know about the absence.
Your child will be provided with a game uniform, bow and poms. They will also be given pink LS socks and a "HOPE" bow for our October games, to raise breast cancer awareness. Children may keep the bows and pink socks, but the rest of the uniform is on loan from SYFC and should be treated as such.
Addition Required Items/Expenses: (Families order and pay for these items)
White Cheer Sneakers - $69
LS Game Day Cheer Socks - $17.95
Red Practice Tank & Navy Practice shorts: Custom LS Set = $66.36 OR $29 for plain version
3 day Cheer Camp (for 14U and 10U squads) - $150 (or $50/day if you can’t make all 3)
Red Bloomers - $13.95 (as needed)
Game Bow (If lost from previous year - new girls receive a free bow) - $15
White ankle socks for competition (if needed - most girls own these)
*There will be lots of optional inclimate weather gear, as well as other LS cheer swag for parents and athletes, available for purchase on our team stores with Varsity & Graphic Connections.
We will provide ordering information for these items, to those registered, around Mid-April. The squad needs to look uniform, so there will be specific items to purchase and where to purchase them.
Uniforms need to be returned at the end of each season. Families are responsible for replacing uniforms costing approximately $350 if lost, not returned or damaged (torn, bleached, altered without permission)
Families are responsible for keeping uniforms clean and in good condition. Uniforms can be hand washed and air dried, or machine washed on the gentle cycle - DO NOT PUT IN DRYER OR IRON.
Uniforms are the property of Sudbury Youth Football and Cheer and are NOT to be worn and used outside of league sponsored functions (i.e. Halloween, school etc.). Please ask your child to be extremely careful when eating and drinking while in uniform.
Please contact Cheer Director: Meghan Seaberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) Or Assistant Cheer Director: Ali Cronin (email@example.com) with questions.