Cheerleaders will need to wear comfortable workout clothing and their cheer sneakers to practice.
Cheerleaders will also need plenty of water.
The Long Pond Feild tends to be buggy in the summer months. We suggest that parents apply bug spray to children prior to practice. Sunscreen may also be applied prior to practice.
Cheerleaders should bring their shell, liner, skirt, cheer briefs, red socks or breast cancer socks (October games), red bow or pink bow (October games), sneakers, warm-up pants, jacket, black leggings, and water.
Cheerleaders may opt to use bug spray and sunscreen prior to reporting to the game.
Cheerleaders should confirm their hairstyle with their coach prior to reporting to the game.
Cheerleaders should report to the game with a clean and presentable uniform.
Cheerleaders are lent the uniform (shell, liner, and skirt). AJFC supplies the cheerleaders with socks.
Parents can purchase warm-up suits, bows, sneakers, and briefs during camp week. Purchases are made through the cheer director.
Cheerleaders will learn:
Stunting: Cheerleaders will learn how to perform stunts safely and effectively, including lifts, tosses, and partner stunts. They will also learn how to work together as a team to execute these stunts.
Dance: Cheerleaders will learn how to perform dance routines that incorporate various dance styles. They will also learn how to synchronize their movements with the rest of the squad.
Chanting and Cheers: Cheerleaders will learn how to lead the crowd in chants and cheers to support their team. They will also learn how to vary their tone and inflection to create enthusiasm and excitement.
Jumps: Cheerleaders will learn how to perform various jumps, such as toe touches, herkies, and pikes. These skills require strength, flexibility, and timing.
Physical Fitness: Cheerleading requires strength, endurance, and flexibility. Cheerleaders will participate in conditioning exercises to improve their physical fitness.
Teamwork: Cheerleading is a team sport that requires cooperation and communication. Cheerleaders will learn how to work together to execute stunts, dance routines, and cheers.
Leadership: Cheerleaders will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by motivating and encouraging their teammates. They will also learn how to be positive role models for others.
Sportsmanship: Cheerleaders will learn how to show respect for their opponents, teammates, and coaches. They will also learn how to compete fairly and with integrity.
Confidence: Cheerleaders will gain confidence in their abilities as they learn new skills and perform in front of crowds. They will also learn how to overcome fear and uncertainty.
You can communicate directly with your child's coach by text, phone call, or email. You can communicate with your child's coach and the entire team through the SportsEngine app. Please confirm with your coach their preferred method of communication.