CLYFL CHEERLEADING GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE FALL 2021 SEASON
Cheerleading is very popular and fast growing sport for children. Cheerleading is an activity that uses organized routines made up of elements from dance and gymnastics.
CLYFL cheerleading provides cheer and dance instruction as well as performance opportunities for children ages 4 thru 14, whether first time cheerleaders or seasoned veterans. Our program is structured to progress at each level so that the cheerleaders are prepared for High School try-outs. In addition to cheering, the cheerleaders are taught to develop self-confidence, how to be a productive team member, the basics of football and most of all, how to have fun!
Dates for the Fall 2021 Season are still being established.
Our season typically starts the first or second week of August and runs through early November.
Some events you can expect for Cheer during the season.
Cheer Car Wash
End of Year Cheer Off
8th Grade Banquet (Only for A League Cheer)
D-Division: Ages 4 & 5
The cheerleaders will be taught basic cheer motions and jumps, along with simple formations. Stunting will not be higher than a thigh stance.
C-Division: Ages 6, 7 & 8
The cheerleaders will be taught jumps, motions and simple formations and ripples as well as stunting, no higher than a prep or (half).
B-Division: Ages 9, 10 & 11
The cheerleaders will be taught jumps, motions, formations and ripples as well as stunting, extension and cradle (pop down).
A-Division: Ages 12, 13 & 14 (through 8th grade)
The cheerleaders will be taught jumps, proper spotting techniques, mounts, dismounts & basic extensions and advanced stunt techniques.
CLYFL cheerleading does not have try-outs or cuts.All cheerleaders will be placed on a squad until all squads have reached their maximum number of cheerleaders.
Due to safety reasons we do not move cheerleaders out of their age group. All placement decisions will be made on a case by case basis and we offer no guarantees that any request will be fulfilled.
CLYFL does provide each girl with a uniform*, bloomers and pompoms* for the season based upon what a parent registers for. Parents are responsible for registering for the correct size for their daughters. Please see our up to date uniform policy under Documents on the main page of our website.
Our registration fee does not cover cheer shoes, or additional coach requested items up to $70.
Most teams practice 1-2 times per week for 1-1.5 hours per practice. It is very important that girls are at every practice to ensure they do not fall behind when learning routines etc.
Teams will typically have games on Saturdays, with the possibility of having a game on a weeknight evening. Cheer Squads are expected to be at every game unless otherwise approved.
We cannot overemphasize the importance of participating in games. The majority of stunts and dance routines require ALL cheerleaders be included in order to be performed properly. Each girl plays a vital role in the squad′s presentation so it is important to be in attendance at all games which are held on Saturday and perhaps one game during the week.
CLYFL is a non-profit organization run solely by volunteers; most with their own children are in our football and/or cheer program. We do not compensate any of our volunteers, including coaches, board members and team moms, yet they and many others devote a substantial amount of their time and energy to support our youth sports program. Without volunteers, we would not have a program for our children.
In order for the league to run smoothly, the participation of the parents is crucial. So please, donate your time to the league and help us make this a better and stronger organization. We could always use Cheerleading Coaches for all age groups.
NOTE: Parents will be asked to volunteer for one 2-3 hour shift at the concession stand during the season. It is an easy job and is actually a lot of fun! Watch out for more information from your child′s coach.
**For more information on the Central Loudoun Youth Football League Cheer Program, please see the CLYFL Cheerleading Operations Manual by clicking here, or under documents.**
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Director of Cheerleading, Brittany Luce.