American Pride Cheerleading offers a Spring Cheer season which is approximately 8 weeks and cheers for Flag Football. Registration will be open February 1through April 1 with practices beginning in early April. Cheerleaders must be 5 years of age by December 31 of the preceding year. The fee is $115 per registrant (save $15 if register by March 1).
Squad determination is based on the number of cheerleaders registered in the program. Though we cannot guarantee, we will do our best to accommodate requests (based on skill/ability) to keep siblings on the same squad.
There are four squads within the league; assignments are generally determined by age as follows:
Practices will begin in early April
Squads will practice 1-2 times per week maximum
Cheer practice locations are independent of football practice locations
Please be on time for practices
Dress appropriately (t-shirt, athletic short/leggings/shoes, no denim)
For safety reasons, no jewelry should be worn - rings, bracelets, necklaces, hoop earrings. There will be no exception to this.
Hair must be pulled back and away from face
No gum chewing
Bring water bottle, emergency medicine (i.e., EpiPen or inhalers - please discuss with coach)
Cheerleaders will only cheer SUNDAYS at APYFL Warriors HOME GAMES
Squads will cheer at 1 game each weekend (Sundays)
Games are approximately 50 minutes
Games start the end of April and will go through early June
Tournaments are played in early June
No games are played Memorial Day Weekend
Uniform fittings take place in and be distributed by coaches prior to the first game.
Shells, skirts and poms will be loaned to cheerleaders and must be returned in good condition at the end of the season. *If any item is not returned, parents will be responsible for the replacement cost.*
Hair Bow(s) and black bloomers are also provided to the cheerleaders and are required for all games as part of the uniform.
Cheerleaders/Parents are responsible for:
ALL white no show socks
ALL black fitted or cropped bodysuit (for cold weather)
ALL white athletic shoes - no characters, lights, glitter or dangle charms (cheer shoes are highly recommended)