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Welcome to the Highland Youth Cheerleading Program!!

Fall is just around the corner which means it is time for youth football and cheerleading to kick-off!
 
Highland cheer prides it’s self on a NO TRY-OUT program for all Kindergarteners to 7th grade!

7th – 12th Graders are needed for coaches as well!
 
Details provided are to ensure that you are aware of some important information and upcoming dates for the season.
  
Should you ever have any questions or comments throughout the season, please don’t hesitate to contact
Melisa Russell at:  highlandcheerdirector@gmail.com

 

Practice


We strongly encourage that your cheerleader attends ALL practices.  It helps them learn the cheers, dance and develop teamwork with their fellow cheerleaders.  Please do your best to have your daughter(s) to practices on time.  
The practices will be Behind Highland Middle School starting August 1, 2016 at 5:45. 

If the weather is bad, practices will be moved into the gym when available.  We will do our best to send out e-mail messages no later than 5:00 pm if practices are cancelled for any other reason.
 
Please keep in mind that there is no gym access or access inside the Middle School until the school year starts. 
 
PLEASE MAKE SURE GIRLS USE RESTROOMS BEFORE COMING TO PRACTICE!!!
 
On August 1st each child must be checked in by an adult to insure that all of the necessary paperwork has been submitted. At 6:15pm there will be a Mandatory Parent Meeting during practice.
 
Required items by or before the first practice:
  1. Current picture
  2. Copy of birth certificate (Please be sure it is a copy, and everyone needs to provide one)
  3. Physical Form – No cheerleader will be allowed to participate without a current physical on file with the organization.  Note:  There is a physical form available to print on this website under “Downloads”.  
 

Games


Girls should arrive 45 minutes Before Game Time in Full Uniform!!!!
 
*Uniform top * Skirt * Spanks * White Leather Shoes * White Ankle Socks * Bow
 
With cheer bag that includes!!!!
 
*Pom-Poms *Warm-ups (Jacket & Pants) * Water-bottle * Raincoats (Mandatory) * Gloves * Headbands 

Any cheerleader that does not have the required items will have to sit the bench for the game!
 
The football schedule along with directions to the field locations will be posted on the websitewww.ohiogridiron.com once available.  I will provide a field address list with the practice calendar by email.
 

Squad Assignments

Squad Assignments will be emailed out before the season starts please watch for that email.  We work diligently to do our best to accommodate all squad requests however; we cannot guarantee everyone their requests.  Please understand that this process takes a lot of time and coordination. 

We appreciate your understanding in accepting your daughter(s) squad placement and do not expect to make any changes unless extremely necessary.
 
Sibling requests will be honored first!

Uniforms

When practice begins each Cheerleader will receive a bag, 2 pom-poms and their full uniform which consists of a top, skirt, Warm-up jacket and pants (please write your daughter’s name on the label inside the warm-ups),and a hair bow. 
 
Extra hair bows will be available to purchase at an additional cost. The same headbands we used last year can be purchased at an additional cost. 
 
Uniforms must be clean and neat for all games.  At the end of the season, cheerleaders will be expected to return their uniform tops, skirts, pom-poms and bags.  These items are the leagues so they must be returned.
 
All remaining items are yours to keep.  If any of these items are misplaced, damaged, or are not returned you will be responsible for the replacement cost of those
 
In an effort to coordinate the cheerleaders please purchase plain white tennis shoes (no canvas or hi-tops).

Cheerleaders are to wear plain white ankle socks or the spirt socks ordered at signups!
 
For the colder games we have Full Warm Ups this year.  Please make sure the girls have the warm ups at every game.  Under Armor or similar style shirt and pants may be worn for extremely cold games under the warm ups.  Plain black gloves may be worn in colder months or the hornet gloves also available.  Raincoats must be worn at all games that it is raining!  
 
Any cheerleader that does not have the required items will have to sit the bench for the game!
 
All cheerleaders will be required to sign and abide by a uniform agreement. 
 
Remember, we represent Highland Youth Football and always want to look our best!