Welcome to Grayhawks Cheerleading!
We are so happy you are a part of the cheerleading team this year!
This season, we will have two squads:
- Junior Varsity (JV) – Grades 1-4
- Varsity – Grades 5-8
Even with two squads, we will all practice together and cheer at the same games. 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 of the game, allowing all to practice and cheer at their appropriate skill level.
Cheer Camp will take place at the RVA pavilions from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on the following days:
- Camp Day 1: Mon. Aug. 29
- Camp Day 2: Tues. Aug. 30
- Camp Day 3: Thurs. Sept. 1
Your child must attend the camp sessions. We will learn all the cheers, stunts, and dances during camp.
A note on the dates: We are entering the very last days of summer vacation, and many have their first day of school on Aug. 31. We are trying our best to squeeze in the camp to allow you to enjoy your 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, bag for carrying cheer items to games, and cheer bows. These items will be yours to keep. 🙂
Each cheerleader will be responsible for providing the following:
- 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
- long sleeve black dry fit or turtleneck shirt
- long black stretch pants or yoga pants
These items do not need to be new; feel free to use things you may already have.
Practices & Games
Following the camp, we will have practice one day a week (typically at the Boonton HS field)
- On Wednesday, Sept. 7, practice will be held from 4-5:30 pm
- Starting Sept. 13, practices will be on Tuesdays from 4-5:30 pm
The practice schedule is subject to change and may alternate for some weeks.
I do not believe the game schedule has been released yet, but many games have historically occurred on Sunday afternoons. As soon as I get visibility into the game schedule, I will pass this information along.
Please note that Grayhawks Cheerleading is run 100% volunteer-run. I am the only coach this season and will do my best to have Mountain Lakes High School cheerleaders assist in coaching (they will be at the camp). As they say, it takes a village, so I will send out a Sign-up Genius to all parents asking for your help! If you are interested in helping, feel free to reach out proactively.
Looking forward to a fun season! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Grayhawks Cheerleading Director