Cheer ProgramUpdated Tuesday July 31, 2018 by Meghan Seaberg.
The 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 participants to support one another and encourage their teammates 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.
Sudbury Youth 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 SYFC 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.
SYC is extremely proud to have successfully competed in Local, Regional and National competitions!
Cheer season typically begins the third week of August and has the potential to run into week two of December, depending on successful completion of Competitions. Younger squads will likely only participate in one competition at the end of October. Our Kindergarten and 1st graders will not compete.
PRACTICE & GAME DAYS:
Cheer practice is held twice a week, Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:00. Games on Sundays begin on or after Labor Day weekend. Game times vary weekly. We will travel to cheer for away games. Younger squads will cheer for the flag football teams (games lasting 1 hour), while our older squads will cheer for the tackle teams (games will be longer).
Cheerleading has two different practice schedules; “summer” and “school”
Summer: Practices are Monday through Thursday and are held at Lincoln-Sudbury Fields, beginning in the middle of August.
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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Saturday practices will be held for competing teams, when necessary. Coaches will inform you of times selected. All practices leading up to competition are mandatory!
What Your Child Will Need:
-Please send your child with adequate supply of water and bug repellent for mosquitoes and ticks.
-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 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 or game.
-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
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. Please do not send your child in baggy clothing, as it makes stunting dangerous.
Cheerleaders are required to arrive at Games in full (clean) uniform. This includes bow, skirt, vest, body suit, spanks, cheer socks and white sneakers.
- Hair should be pulled back.
- Arrival time will be determined by the head coach. This will vary week to week.
Cheerleaders are required to arrive at Competition in full (clean) uniforms. Coaches will be in touch with further details in regard to what the girls will need.
-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. If your child has newly pierced ears, the earrings need to be covered with athletic tape or bandaids.
- Please send your child with adequate supply of water and money for snacks.
Your child will be given a skirt, bodysuit (sleeves) , “vest” and bow at the start of the season.
Parents will need to provide; white sneakers, red spanx and cheer socks. Your child’s coach will provide ordering information for these items prior to the start of the season.
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 dried, DO NOT PUT IN DRYER OR IRON.
Uniforms need to be returned at the end of each season (except for the bow) at a time designated by the cheer director. Uniforms are to be washed and put in a bag with the child’s name on it. You are responsible for replacing the uniforms costing $250.00 if lost, not returned or damaged (torn, bleached, altered)