Cheerleading

Updated Tuesday March 31, 2015 by Kelly Hoar.

OUR MISSION:
Sudbury Youth Cheer program is designed to inspire youth through teaching dedication, team work, friendship, leadership and good sportsmanship. We encourage all of our girls to meet each new task with a "can do attitude", and to believe and trust in themselves as well as each other. It is our goal to teach them to support one another and to encourage their team mates through positive reinforcement and mutual respect for their team, their coaches, and SYC. We hope to develop in your child a feeling of accomplishment and success in a fun-filled atmosphere.
 
OUR PHILOSOPHY:
SudburyYouth Cheer strives  to make cheerleading a fun, learning experience with lessons that follow them far beyond the spirit of cheering. Each squad is designed to work as a team representing fellow football teams at games and demonstrate their athletic abilities on the field and at competitions. Coaches and volunteers are dedicated individuals who enjoy working with and teaching these young girls while embracing AYC's National Philosophy.
 
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
SYC is extremely proud to have successfully competed in Local, Regional and National competitions!

CHEERLEADING SEASON:
Starts the first week of August and has the potential to run into week two of December depending on successful completion of Competitions. Please be aware that this is a rewarding sport that requires a dedicated commitment and flexibility

PRACTICES:
Cheerleading has two different practice schedules’ “summer” and “school”
Summer, practices are outside and begin in early August. Practices’ are Monday through Thursday, practices’ are held at Lincoln-Sudbury Fields
School, once school is in session, practices will move inside the school; we will be using Lincoln Sudbury’s cheer gym. All squads’ practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays; or days provided

Saturday practices will be held for competing teams; coaches will inform you of times selected.
ALL practices are mandatory!!!!

 
-Please send your child with adequate supply of water and bug repellent for mosquitoes and ticks.
-Coaches will contact parents with specifics on times and further details through a welcome letter.
-Coaches do have Saturday practice as it gets closer to competition (except E-squad) 
-Participants must arrive at the scheduled time and meeting place specified by the coaches.
-Please be sure that there is a coach present before dropping your child off at practice.
-Children must stay together with their team and must not wonder off by themselves.
-Coaches must be made a aware if a child leaves the practice or game area for any reason.
-Please check with your child’s coach before taking your child home at the end of a practice.
-When inside practicing, coaches will walk children out of the school, parents must be outside to receive them.
-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 have to get home to their families.
 
* In the event of inclement weather coaches will contact you with instructions. Do NOT assume practice is canceled it might just be moved to an indoor facility.


WHAT TO WEAR
PRACTICE
Cheerleaders are required to wear comfortable clothing. T-shirts, sweats, shorts, socks, and support sneakers. No denim, buttons, zippers, or jewelry allowed. Fingernails must be kept short at all times.
 
GAME DAY and COMPETITION
 
-Cheerleaders are required to arrive at Games’ and Competition in full (clean) uniforms that includes:  bows, skirt, vest, body suit, spanks, cheer socks and sneakers.
-Hair (including bangs ) MUST be pulled back in a tight high ponytail. Absolutely no jewelry! This means no earrings, necklaces, finger rings, body piercing, etc. Any nail polish (including clear) is prohibited. Fingernails must be kept short at all times.
-Arrival time will be determined by the head coach.
-Please send your child with adequate supply of water and bug repellent for mosquitoes and ticks.

 CARE OF UNIFORMS
Uniforms are the property of Sudbury Youth Football and Cheer and are NOT to be worn and used outside of the league sponsored functions (ie. Halloween, school etc.). Please ask your child to be extremely careful when eating and drinking while in uniform.
You are responsible for keeping uniforms clean and in good condition. Uniforms can be hand washed and air dryed, DO NOT PUT IN DRYER OR IRON.
Uniforms need to be returned at the end of each season at a time designated by the cheer director. Uniforms are to be washed put in a bag with the child’s name and squad letter 
on it. You are responsible for replacing the uniforms costing $250.00 if lost, not returned or damaged(torn, bleached, altered)
Uniforms are not to be worn as costumes on Halloween or other occations.