CHEER MISSION STATEMENT
To promote safety, leadership, responsibility and fun while providing an environment in which the cheerleading athlete is both academically and physically fit.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Pop Warner is the largest youth football and cheerleading organization in the United States and is the only national youth sports program to require satisfactory academic progress to participate. Our mission every season is to promote safety, leadership, responsibility and fun while providing an environment in which the cheerleading athlete is both academically and physically fit.
We have squads for children from 5 to 16 years old. Each squad consists of 35 cheer members and will be divided by age and grade level. Each season may be different based on enrollment and team sizes.
Our practices begin on August 1st with teams practicing up to 10 hours a week. After Labor Day, the practices will decrease to 6 hours a week. Tiny Mites end their season at the end of October as the annual exhibition routine performance at our local conference competition has been cancelled this year. Competition teams cheer through Thanksgiving weekend at Regional competition and in December on to National Competition.
Our focus for the upcoming season will be on fun and physical fitness while maintaining a strong emphasis on scholastics. The season begins with cheering for our respective football teams. Games are held on Saturdays and will require local travel. As we move into September, we will begin to work on competition preparation where the focus is on tumbling, stunting and dance. The East Coast Conference Cheer Competition which is annually held at the end of October has been cancelled this year. All teams will compete at Regionals which is held during Thanksgiving weekend at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. This year all teams will compete at Nationals which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in December. Please continue to check the website for more updates as well. We look forward to welcoming returning and new members to the Panthers Family.