GRAYHAWKS CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION Info
Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Grayhawks Cheerleading team.
We look forward to welcoming your child to the Grayhawks Cheerleading program this season. Our program will focus on learning the fundaments of the game of football, cheerleading essentials, as well as age-appropriate safe stunting. In addition to the fun and friendships our program will provide, our program also serves as great preparation for those who intend to move on to high school cheerleading.
Registration for the 2023 Grayhawks Cheerleading Season will close August 1, 2023 and will be capped at 40 participants.
This season, we intend to have two squads:
· Junior Varsity (JV) – Grades 1-3
· Varsity – Grades 4-8
We will all practice together and, depending on the number of volunteer coaches, may cheer at separate games aligned with the football teams.
Throughout the season, we rely on the Varsity girls to serve as role models for our younger teammates. However, JV and Varsity teams will be in separate areas for most practices/games, allowing all to practice and cheer at their appropriate skill level.
Depending on the enrollment numbers and individual skill level, we reserve the right to shift individuals between squads if needed.
Cheer Camp will take place at the RVA pavilions on the following days:
· Camp Day 1: Mon. Aug. 28, 4:30-6:30
· Camp Day 2: Tues. Aug. 29, 4:30-6:30
· Camp Day 3: Thurs. Aug. 31, 4:30-7:00
Your child must attend the camp sessions. We will learn all the cheers, stunts, and dances during camp.
A note on the dates: We recognize camp takes place during the last days of summer vacation, and many will have their first day of school on Aug. 30. We are trying our best to squeeze in the camp to allow you to enjoy your last full week of summer and Labor Day weekend. We did the best we could and appreciate any flexibility you have on your end to ensure your child’s participation.
Grayhawks will provide the cheerleading uniforms and pom-poms. You will be required to return these at the end of the season. We will also purchase each cheerleader a personalized Grayhawks Cheerleading jacket/sweatshirt, a bag for carrying cheer items to games, and cheer bows. These items will be yours to keep.
Each cheerleader will be responsible for purchasing the following items and ensuring all items are in their cheer bag for each game:
· short black spandex shorts (can wear at practice and under skirts at games)
· black sports bra
· black tank top
· white ankle socks
· all white cheer shoes or tennis shoes