The Lady Bobcats
Welcome all Bobcat Cheer Parents!
We are always very excited at the beginning of each football and cheer season. We are celebrating our !1th year in existence and with all of our families support we are in for a very fun and exciting year! We take pride in our girls by promoting unity and moral developement.
With the Bobcats Cheer Squad we coach each child on an individual and wthin a group on their level using age appropriate divisions.
Here is some important information you will need:
Girls League Rep/Cheer Director: Brandie Carter
We adhere to the same work ethic as football. We practice/cheer in weather conditions including heat, rain and snow.
Practice Location: Southeast Middle School
Attire for Practice:
T-shirt/Sweatshirt/Shorts/Jogging pants (weather appropriate)
Personal Water Bottle
Towel/Blanket for exercising (every practice)
No open toe shoes, jeans, midriff tops, jewelry, long nails
No Gatorade, Juice, Soda as they attract bugs/bees during practice and games
Note to Parents: Parents are expected to remain at the practice field the entire time unless discused and accepted by the coach prior to practice. This is for safety reasons in the event we dismiss early for weather, etc.
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What is AYF Cheerleading?
If you are new to AYF cheerleading, all cheerleaders participate in sideline cheering for football. The Union Cross Bobcats Cheer program offers D8, D10 squads. They will perform an exhibition routine at the local cheer competition at the end of the season. Cheerleaders are expected to fully participate in games and exhibition / competition until completion of the season.
When are practices?
Cheerleaders typically practice Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights 6:15pm -8:00pm.
When are games?
Games are Saturdays, beginning approximately the second or third week of August and running through the end of the season. Yes, we cheer in the rain. All cheerleaders are expected to be at all games. We have a strong connection with our football teams and we are proud to cheer for them.
How does competition work?
Cheer competition is progressive from local (PYFCL) to regional to the national level. In order to advance to the next level, a team must earn 1st or 2nd place in their division. Teams who do not have competitors in their division must earn a minimum score. There is no “automatic advance”. Teams must perform their 2 ½ minute routine at their best. No second chances.
When is competition?
Competition is exhibition style for D8 only, the other divisions are expected to participate in local, regional and national competition if they place high enough.
Local Competition is typically the last Sunday of October. Regional Competition is typically the Friday following Thanksgiving. Locations vary year to year. Travel is usually required. Teams travel on Thanksgiving. National competition is held in Florida. It is usually the second week of December
AYF Cheer Divisions and Ages
D8 age 5,6,7,8 exhibition performance at local competition
D10 age 7,8,9,10
D12 age 9,10,11,12
D14 age 11,12,13,14
D18 age 14,15,16,17,18
All divisions except D8 are expected to travel and compete at local, regional, and national competitions.
What is included in the registration?
Uniforms will be issued after season starts. Uniforms are loaned and returned to the Bobcats at the end of the season. We have compiled a list of what you will generally need, including what is provided as part of the registration fee as well as additional required and optional purchases.
Are there any additional expenses?
The following items are available for purchase through our Bobcats Store: poms, team warm-up suits, and hoodies / sweatshirts.
Tumbling Classes & Cheer Camps
Information will be provided to the families about available classes, camps, and clinics. These are optional yet highly encouraged.