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Spirit Cheer Guidelines & FAQs


2021 RYSI CHEER SEASON – (updated 4/14/21)

SPIRIT CHEER INFORMATION & FAQS

 

 

REGISTRATION?

Open for K-6th grade                          Ends June 15, 2021

WHEN DOES CHEERLEADING START?

Season begins:

Grades K-2       Week of:  8/23 (Mon-Thu); 8/30 (Mon-Thu) 6:00-7:30 PM
Grades 3-8      Week of:  8/23 (Mon-Thu); 8/30 (Mon-Thu) 6:00-8:00 PM

HOW MANY TEAMS WILL THERE BE?

Grade as of September 2021

Team selections will be based on the numbers of registrants in each grade group and the availability of appropriate coaches.

Athletes in grades 7t& 8th who are interested in cheerleading, please go onto our website and review information for Competition cheerleading.

ARE PRACTICES MANDATORY? 

RYSI Cheerleading has an attendance policy for the Spirit program.  Grades K-2 are not subject to this policy but absences at any age are discouraged.

This policy applies for Spirit cheerleaders in grades 3 through 6:  

In order to fully participate, attendance at the August practices is required. Instruction in cheerleading is progressive and missing practices can result in a cheerleader missing important stunting instruction.  Consistent attendance leads to better technique and a reduced risk of injury.  If a cheerleader misses more than one (1) practice her participation in stunting will be at the coaches’ discretion.

·    Stunting instruction/evaluation will take place during the first week of practice in August.  If a cheerleader misses any practice during the August schedule, the cheerleader will be given an ‘alternate position’ in a stunt group and performance within a stunt group during the season will be at the coach’s discretion. 

·    The only excused absences are for religious holiday observance or illness

·    Cheerleaders who miss a weekly practice after school begins may forfeit their stunting position for that week’s game or upcoming performance.

·    Cheerleaders who miss the pre-game warm up will not be allowed to stunt in the halftime routine

AFTER LABOR DAY, WHEN DO WE PRACTICE?

One weekday evening outdoors and one hour before games

All weekday practice days will be announced as soon as possible, pending field availability.

Spirit teams practice on Bernards Township fields in the fall.

DO WE CHEER FOR FOOTBALL GAMES?

All teams (K-6) will cheer a football game each week.  Football games on Saturdays usually begin the first Saturday (September 11th) after Labor Day.  The K-2 Spirit teams may have the opportunity to participate in games on select Friday evenings.  Further details will follow.  Grades 3-6 will have Home and Away games.  Playoffs and championship games for grades 3-5 continue through and including the Saturday before Thanksgiving (November 20th) and cheerleaders are expected to participate. Saturday game times vary depending on the grade.  Game schedule will be distributed during pre-season.  K-2 grades last games are around the end of October.

WHAT ARE THE COSTS:

 (K-2)           $200.00

 (3-6)           $225.00                                                     

Fees include:

Field usage/rec fees, supplies, practice t-shirt for all cheerleaders, poms*, game bow, safety training for adult coaches/EMT’s, insurance/office support, administrative fees, Cheerfest (outside)

UNIFORMS:

Click HERE for photos and prices for NEW cheer uniforms for 2021.

 Styles and prices remain the same from 2020.

ONLINE ordering information for new uniforms will be forwarded to all registered. 

Specific ONLINE re-sale information will be forwarded to all families shortly.   There will be no in person re-sale.

New uniform purchases will be online again this year.  The uniform costs are below:

Everyone needs a midriff, bloomers and shoes which are not available during resale.  RYSI operates an on line store for other team items. The store will open prior to the season to purchase practice clothing, team jackets, team bags, shoes and accessories. RYSI provides a bow and one practice t-shirt.

The approximate cost of Cheer shoes is $55.00 (Youth/Adult)

Required midriffs and bloomers total another estimated $32.00

Check our website for updates and information. An email will be sent to all registered participants in May with relevant uniform and clothing information.  Information on uniform re-sale will be coming.  

ARE REFUNDS ALLOWED?

Refund Policy:

RYSI base program registration fee of $225.00 is REFUNDABLE:

Prior to Monday August 16, 2021 – 100% less $25.00

Between August 16 – August 19, 2021 – 50% less $25.00

August 20, 2021 and after – 0% refund

Uniform Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE

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IMPORTANT DATES for SPIRIT CHEER

 

Aug 23rd 6:00-8:00           Season begins!


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