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AMERICAN PRIDE CHEERLEADING

FALL SEASON



The Fall Cheer Season is approximately 14 weeks and cheers for Tackle Football. Registration is now open. Cheerleaders must be 5 years of age by September 1. A parents meeting will be held prior to the first practice to go over the season, introduce coaches and answer any questions.The fee is $175 per registrant (save $25 if register early).

*Refund Policy: If a written refund request is made prior to squad assignments, a 50% refund will be issued. If a written refund request is made after squad assignments, no refund will be issued. Refund requests should be sent to treasurer@apyfl.org.


SQUADS:
Squad determination is based on the number of cheerleaders registered in the program.  Though we cannot guarantee, we will do our best to accommodate requests (based on skill level/experience/coaches discretion) to keep siblings on the same squad. Assignments are generally determined by age but skill level and experience are also a heavily weighted factors.


PRACTICES:

Pre-Season

  • Pre-season practices begin mid-August. 
  • A parents meeting will be held during the first day of practice to go over the season as well as answer any questions.


Regular Season

  • Regular season practices typically begin the last week in August.
  • Expect two OR three days a week (time, days and location will vary by coach) which will be determined and communicated by coaches during the last week of pre-season practice.  
  • Cheer practice locations are independent of football practice locations.


Practice Requirements

  • Please be on time for practices.
  • Dress appropriately (t-shirt, shorts, athletic shoes, no jeans). 
  • For safety reasons, no jewelry should be worn - rings, bracelets, necklaces, hoop earrings. There will be no exception to this.
  • Hair must be pulled back and away from face.
  • No gum chewing.
  • Bring water bottle, emergency medicine (i.e., EpiPen or inhalers - please discuss with your coach)


GAMES:

  • Cheer squads will cheer for APYFL football teams in all weight divisions.
  • Game schedules will not be available until the first week of the regular season (mid-September); therefore cheer schedules will not be released until then.
  • During the regular season, we usually cheer for HOME GAMES on SATURDAYS.
  • There may be a couple of AWAY games or SUNDAY games, depending on the master schedule determined by Fairfax County Youth Football League.
  • Our squads will cheer for different football teams each week as we have more football teams than cheer squads.
  • Games take place from September to November (including playoffs/championship).
  • We cannot guarantee your child will cheer for their siblings’ football team. 


UNIFORMS:

  • Uniform fittings take place in and be distributed by coaches prior to the first game.
  • Shells, skirts and poms will be loaned to cheerleaders and must be returned in good condition at the end of the season. 
    *If any item is not returned, parents will be responsible for the replacement cost.*
  • Hair Bows are also provided to the cheerleaders and are required for all games as part of the uniform.  

Cheerleaders/Parents are responsible for (subject to change):

  • ALL white no show socks
  • ALL black fitted or cropped bodysuit (for cold weather) VIEW SAMPLE
  • ALL black bloomers VIEW SAMPLE
  • ALL white athletic shoes - no characters, lights, glitter or dangle charms (cheer shoes are highly recommended)


FUNDRAISING:
Fundraising helps keep our registration costs down and covers costs for game fields and practice locations. Please note the following requirements:

  • Participation in the APYFL Raffle ticket sales is mandatory for all cheer and football families.
    • There is an option to “opt-out” of fundraising at the time of registration for a $40 fee per registrant.  
    • If you do not “opt-out,” each cheerleader will be responsible for two books of 10 raffle tickets. Additional ticket books are available to sell, upon request.
    • Ticket books and money must be returned to your cheer coach or squad mom by the indicated date.
  • Each cheer squad will also do a fundraising event during the season (this is not covered by the "opt-out"); which will be coordinated by each squad’s coach.


QUESTIONS?
Contact APYFL Cheer Director - .