1. Membership is open to 1st though 6th grade girls attending
and the surrounding areas and must sign up during spring
2. Girls registering must:
1. Be willing to commit to attend ALL
2. Be willing to use good grooming and high
3. Be willing to put forth her best efforts in
A. All girls will be placed on squads according to grade
B. Squads are determined by number of football teams.
C. Squads will be assigned to a football team.
If we have 2 teams and only 1 cheer squad for a grade, squads will cheer
D. All cheer placements on squads are final for
A. Practice and Game attendance is mandatory. Your Squad depends on
you as a part of their team!
B. Attendance at regular and post season games for the entire game is
C. Competition is offered for grades 3rd through 6th and is
squad Coach will determine if the squad attends a competition.
optional and must be decided prior to competition practices. Once a
is made to attend competition all practices are absolutely mandatory.
fees apply (approx. $35-$50).
E. All girls must be at the field 30-45 minutes prior to the
game (Coach sets the time). If late, she
will not be allowed to perform during the first quarter and must sit on
F. Pick-up from camp, practice and games must be within five
minutes of the end
of said scheduled event. Girls who are not picked up within the
time period on
two occasions (need not be consecutive) will be benched at the next
coaches have volunteered to coach during scheduled events, it is very
for you to be on time to pick up your child. Coaches cannot
cheerleaders to and from practices or games.
A. Coaches need to be notified of an absence prior to the event
in order to be
B. Situations needing special consideration for absence will be
dealt with on an
C. Going out of town will only be excused one time per
D. A girl cannot perform in the first quarter of the
game and during half
time, if she did not attend the preceding practice.
E. More than two unexcused absences from games will result in
1. Each cheerleader is expected to attend ALL
are mandatory unless a cheerleader is ill. In the event a
practice must be
missed, the Coach should be notified. It is important to be on time to
practice. Missed practices and not being on time to practice may
result in non
participation during parts of games.
2. Cheerleaders should wear appropriate clothing and shoes to
Athletic shoes, socks, t-shirt and shorts are appropriate. Girls
flops or jeans to practice will sit out. Athletic cheer or dance
stretchable clothing is very important.
3. Cheerleaders should come to practice prepared and ready to
learn. There is a
limited amount of time and lots of things to work on. Coaches
parents and cheerleaders with information regarding appropriate
practice and games. Information will also be provided about
actions taken when
a cheerleader’s behavior is inappropriate or un-sportsman
are not allowed to
transport cheerleaders to and from games and practices.
5. Coaches will determine all practice times and
6. Practice time regulations: Mighty-mite cheerleader may
practice a maximum of three days per week. Each practice shall not exceed 1
˝ hour in length from the scheduled start time. Third or fourth
cheerleader may practice a maximum of three days per week. Each
shall not exceed two (2) hours in length from the scheduled start
Fifth & sixth cheerleader may practice a maximum of four days
Each practice shall not exceed two (2) hours in length from the
7. A Coach may set extra
practice as needed,
but must not exceed the maximum hours as indicated above
8. NO CELL PHONES at Practices or
will take cell phones that are seen during practices or games and
return them to
ONLY a parent, after Practice or Games.
1. Cheerleaders need to be at the football field 30-45
minutes before each game (Coaches will set times).
This allows the squad to find each other and do some warm up stretches
going on the field. If a cheerleader is going to be absent, the
Coach needs to
be notified before the game.
2. Each cheerleader should be in full uniform to
cheer. Full uniform
includes: cheer shell top, cheer skirt, briefs, cheer or dance shoes, white
socks, and ribbon in hair. Uniformity is important!
Everyone on the squad
needs to look the same. If cheerleader is not in complete
uniform, she will not
perform at half time. For cooler weather, mid turtlenecks and /or
jacket is required. Other cheer accessories such as ear-warmers
and gloves will
be deterimined by the Coach.
3. Each cheerleader should wear her hair up and off her
face, so it does not
bother her during practices and games. She is required to wear a
ribbon in her
4. Cheerleaders should be ready to cheer and pay attention
to the game.
Between cheers each cheerleader is expected to stand at attention with
behind her back, facing the field to watch the game.
5. Each cheerleader is expected to cheer a full game
unless she becomes sick.
6. Cheerleaders should bring their own water bottle to
each game. Girls should
eat before the game so they are not hungry during the game.
7. Every cheerleader is expected to stand and salute the
flag during the Pledge
of Allegiance at the beginning of each game whether cheering for that
not. Parents and relatives should stop and salute the flag during
8. If a cheerleader should be come ill, or needs to use
the restroom during a
game, she will be sent to her parents so she can get the necessary
9. No gum or candy is allowed.
10. No nail polish.
11. No jewelry allowed-- this includes earrings.
This is an INFC rule, and
CYFA can be fined if girls are wearing jewelry. Newly
pierced ears are no
exception, but can be covered up with band-aids.
12. In the event that a football player from either team
becomes injured and
the game is stopped, all cheerleaders need to face the
inured player on
knee. This requires one knee on the grass and both hands on
the other knee.
When the injured player gets up, cheerleaders may stand again and cheer
13. Each cheerleader will have the opportunity to be the Captain
game. Captain’s duties include calling out cheers and chants and
14. The Coach will find out from the Football Coach if a
game is canceled due
to weather conditions. The Sponsor will then call and e-mail
everyone on the
squad as soon as the cancellation has been announced. If you do
not hear from
your Sponsor, assume that the game is on as scheduled.
NO CELL PHONES at Practices or Games! Coaches will take
phones that are seen during practices or games and return them to ONLY
after Practice or Games.
UNIFORM AND PERSONAL
A. Girls should be well groomed.
B. The official uniform consists of CYFA shell top, skirt,
briefs, white no show socks, hair bow, mid turtle neck, and CYFA warm up. All
other items are not allowed unless the coach approves and all squad member
wear the item, such at leggings, gloves, ponchos, sweatshirts, or pink out
C. Uniform must be kept clean, neat, and in good
D. Appropriate undergarments should be worn.
E. Hair must be kept clean and away from face and shoulders.
F. No gum chewing or candy eating during camp, practices, or
G. No jewelry allowed.
H. No nail polish for all cheerleaders!
Conservative use of make-up
for 5th & 6th grade.
I. If Coach determines that extra gear is required such
as sweatshirts, wind
suits, ponchos, or gloves, each cheerleader is responsible for buying
wearing such items.
A. Listens to instructions.
B. Is cooperative and enthusiastic.
C. Helps and encourages others.
D. Does not use profane, obscene, or rude language.
E. Is punctual and maintains a good attendance record.
F. Shows respect for Coaches and instructors.
G. Uses time well (does not waste time).
H. Thinks of cheerleading/pom as a squad effort, rather than an
I. Makes Sponsor aware of impending absence or problems.
J. Refrains from hurtful comments to or about others and is
sensitive to other’s
K. Refrains from negative behavior toward other
A. Any girl who fails to comply with any of the rules and
subject to discipline. Such discipline will be for conduct
unbecoming of a CYFA
member or any CYFA activity. This includes conduct that brings
distracts from the image of the group.
B. Discipline will follow the progressive format:
1. Verbal warning by
the Coach. Push -Ups, Crunches, and Running.
2. If the behavior continues following the verbal
warning, the girl will be
isolated from the group until the
behavior is under control.
3. If the behavior continues, the Coach will make
4. If the behavior continues following parental
contact, a discipline report
will be submitted to CYFA for disciplinary action, which may
1. Cheerleaders are encouraged to wear their cheer uniform to
school the Friday
before each game to promote school spirit. However, the skirt
does not meet
school dress policies so your child will need to wear leggings or warm
under her CYFA skirt.
2. Game admission is $3-$4.00 for adults and $2-$3.00 for
children. Cheerleaders get in free when wearing their cheer uniform.
3. Games are generally 1 hour long for Mighty Mites, and 1.5 to
2 hours for 3rd
through 6th grades. The clock stops for time-outs, and some games may
overtime. Cheering at ALL games is mandatory (Rain or Shine).
4. Maps and driving directions to all fields, can be
found on the
5. Game schedules are released about three days prior to
the first game.
6. Parents are encouraged to stay during practices and
games, but please remember to let the cheerleading Coaches do their
for any reason a problem should arise, contact the Coach after the
game and not during.
GOALS FOR ALL
A. Shows good spirit and sportsmanship at all times.
B. Good audience interaction.
C. Good strong jumps.
D. Good timing.
E. Completes all movements.
F. No lazy, flying arms.
G. Good tight fists.
H. Good sharp movements.
I. Pointed toes.
J. Good voice projection.
K. Uses a variety of jumps.
L. Able to memorize routines.
M. Shows good rhythmic ability.