Fallston Recreation Cheerleading

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About Us...

Fallston Cheerleading is a wonderful recreation program for new and experienced cheerleaders, ages 3-14 years old. Our volunteers take pride in focusing the organization around cooperation, self confidence, respect, great friendships and all of the important foundations of cheerleading. We support the Fallston football players by cheering at games and also participate in many local competitions.

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Basic Program Information:

Our program's age groups are determind based on registration numbers, there are teams available to accomodate children ages 3-14 years old.
(25 children allowed on each team unless otherwise noted.)

We are also offering a Cougar Cub Cheer Clinic for ages 3-6, the cost will be $85! This is a beginner program that serves as an introduction to cheerleading.  Practice will be once a week starting in August and ending mid-October. The clinic team will not compete but will cheer at football games!

Teams are divided by the age groups above, however children must be- 3 years old (as of July 1st of the current season and potty trained) up to 14 years old (as of August 1st of the current season)

Teams may be removed if there is not enough interest for that age division.

No experience is required to join.

Cheerleading is a true TEAM sport. Those who have been with us know the importance of the team working together towards a common goal. Due to the commitment level of this sport we want you to read through the info included in this email to know what is expected from you as well as what you should expect from US. If you feel this is too much of a commitment, please reconsider participating in this sport because cheerleading at any level requires true dedication from the athlete and their guardians. 

 

Attendance is a huge factor in this sport. All athletes are assigned a position and if anyone is absent it affects the whole team. There is no "bench" in cheerleading, every cheerleader has a role. We have rules and policies in place to protect those that follow them and so those that do not can be disciplined. Please consider this when scheduling vacations and events. Absence can affect your child's ability to compete. 

Our program is 100% volunteer driven. Most of us are/were cheer parents just like you and jumped in to make a positive impact in the program and the community. We all receive coach skills training as well as CPR, first aid and concussion training - however, we aren't professionals and appreciate your understanding and respect as we do our best to keep your child safe and their team successful, all while they have a great experience. Please communicate any concerns before they become an issue and know we will do our best to address them as fair as possible. With your cooperation we can all be at our best! 

 

This year we hope to encourage more parent involvement, with a program FOR the parents to join. Much like a PTA or Boosters club at school. You can participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. We are also interested in adding some coaches to our program, so if you or someone you know is interested, please contact me. We will be sure to send new coaches to training so they are up to par with the rules and expectations of cheerleading in the competitive world.

If you are interested in donating some time and energy to help & encourage a positive atmosphere, please inquire. Good, dedicated help is always appreciated and hard to come by!

Squad Placement:

We cannot guarantee which squad your child will be on until all registrations are considered. You will receive a call or email from your coach within 2 weeks after registration for notification of placement. If your child does not secure a placement we will refund your deposit.

Practice Info:

Practices start the 1st week of August and are every Tues, Wed & Thurs. in August, at Youth’s Benefit Elementary School (outside) or inside the Roni Chenowith Center/Fallston Rec Center Gym. Your specific team's time and location will be announced by your coach.

Once school starts squads will practice 2 days a week, days/times vary with each age group. Practice lasts for 2 hours (or possibly less for younger groups).

Football Games:

We cheer for Fallston Rec. football games every Saturday (some Friday nights) starting the end of August, and depending on how well the boys rank we will support them throughout play-offs, which may go until late November.

Cougar Cheer Challenge:

We will again offer a fun and productive alternative to cheer camp for competing teams, this event will be held in August.

Competitions:

We usually compete in 3-4 local competitions, which are held on weekends.

Fundraising Info:

We may offer optional fundraisers to go towards YOUR child's fees. If a fundraiser is chosen for the season, you will receive the info at registraion. As always we are more than happy to take any direct donations made by your friends, family, or businesses towards your child's cheerleader fee. If you raise more than your Cheerleader's fees our program will use that money to directly fund this season of cheerleading, and help keep your costs down throughout the season.

Fee Info:

We have combined items such as the registration fee, fundraising requirements and various other expenses, to determine the “Cheerleader Fee” (see cheerleader fee breakdown).

Cheerleaders will need our Cheer shoes, warm up suit and some other "cheer related" items. The fee also includes one free practice tee shirt and one pair of shorts. You will also need to turn in a refundable deposit check for the uniform, at the first practice. For practice cheerleaders can just wear any cotton t shirt and shorts.

We do need your child to be at registration in order to be sized .

TOTAL AMOUNT $------- we are doing our best to cut costs and fees again this season!

Cheerleader Fee Breakdown

Personal Item Fees:
Hair bows
Practice uniform (shirt & shorts)
CD of competition routine music
Competition Registration fees

Equipment Maintenance Expenses:
Practice Mats and Space
Uniforms
Poms
Storage

Social Event Expenses:
Homecoming/Cougar Rally
Spirit Night
End of Season Banquet allowance

Other special events may be added

Safety/Medical Expenses:
Volunteer’s First Aid, CPR & Safety training
First Aid Kits/Ice packs

Liability Insurance

Operational Fees
Fallston Recreation Tax
HBCCL (League) Dues

Administrative/Professional Expenses:
Paperwork/copies/handouts
Advertising/web maintenance
Program member/coaches training

Please contact the Director for any further information!

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