2020 Viking Cheerleading Information

See what the Viking Cheer program has in store for 2020.

UpdatedMonday March 2, 2020 byViking Cheer.

Welcome to Wallingford Youth Football and Cheerleading

The time to register for Wallingford Youth Football and Cheerleading!!!

Register now at: http://wallingfordvikings.com/site/

For questions about cheerleading, e-mail: WYFCVikingcheer@gmail.com

Wallingford Vikings Cheerleading welcomes all youth ages 5 – 14 (age as of 7/31/20)

The standard practice schedule begins with conditioning Monday, July 27th, 2020. Cheer will practice Monday – Thursday 5:45 – 8:00 pm at Pragemann Park through the end of August.

Once School is in session practices will move indoors and will be held an average of three days a week with additional practices taking place as required. Specific practice days and location TBD.

Football games begin Sunday, August 30th, 2020 and continue each Sunday thru playoffs in early November. Cheerleaders are expected to attend each game rain or shine. All Viking home games will be played at either Sheehan or Lyman Hall High Schools. Viking teams will play the holiday weekends of Labor Day and Columbus Day and travel to away games may be required

Attendance

Attendance at all pre-season practices is crucial to the learning process for each cheerleader and their team. Practices will focus on safety and technique for stunting and learning the season’s cheers and dances. As per the WYFC Attendance Policy, athletes must attend 75% of the total pre-season practices beginning Monday, July 27th, 2020 in order to gain maximum benefit of the learning process. Stunting spots will be determined in August, therefore each cheerleader must be in attendance to learn that position.

Any pre-scheduled vacations scheduled to take place between July 27th, 2020 and August 27th, 2020 must be communicated to your child’s cheer coach prior to the start of season practices.

Many Hands Make Light Work

All WYFC board members and coaches volunteer their time to ensure a safe, positive and engaging athletic experience for your children. In accordance with the League Volunteer policy ALL Cheer parents (or age appropriate representatives) must volunteer a portion of their time in assisting at league events and various duties during the season and exhibit a positive team spirit and energy. Also parents must ensure that each cheerleader is on time and prepared for all practices / games. Additionally all parents are also expected to assist with additional fundraising efforts and volunteer at the Local & State competitions.

Registration Information

 

March 1 – June 30, 2020

Exhibition

Competition

$200.00

$225.00

 

NOTE: Sibling discounts will apply for families registering multiple children.

Registration Information

Registrered Cheerleaders will receive a practice wear tank top, Game Day Cheer vest, bodyliner and skirt, and a cheer game bow.

All cheerleaders will be required to purchase Cheer Gear for practice wear.  The Cheer Gear package will consist of 3 t-shirts and 4 pairs of practice shorts. Returning cheerleaders may order pieces ad hoc BUT because the order will be placed prior to the start of practice parents should take in to account any possible growth spurts. Cheer gear will be worn on designated practice days throughout August and during competition practices.  Gear will be available for order at paperwork hand in.

NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED to practice until ALL PAPERWORK is COMPLETE!   NO EXCEPTIONS!

The Medical Clearance form must be signed and stamped by your child's pediatrician. The Medical Clearance form must be dated after January 1, 2020. Please schedule an appt. with your child’s physician early to ensure the timeliness of this form. The Medical Clearance form must be handed in prior to the first practice on Monday July 27th. Cheerleaders missing this form will sit-out practice until it’s received.

Registration paperwork can be completed by logging into your account on: http://wallingfordvikings.com/site/

Every cheerleader (new and returning) MUST upload a photo (required) to complete the registration process.

Photos must be face on, from the shoulders up in clear lighting.

All athlete account information must be accurate, complete, and up to date including their school and contact information. Parents will print off all of the forms from their child’s account and present them at paperwork hand in night (dates tbd). Forms must be completely filled out and signed by a parent/guardian and the athlete where noted.

The following forms can be printed once your registration is complete.  These are required as per American Youth Cheerleading (AYC) Rules:

AYC Participation, Tracking and ID

Pages 1 and 2

Emergency Medical Consent & Information

AYC Cheer Medical Clearance

(stamped and signed by pediatrician)

AYC Image Release – Minor

AYC Liability Waiver – Minor

AYF AYC MTBI Concussion

AYF AYC Code of Conduct

WYFC Attendance Policy

WYFC Code of Conduct

Final Report Card for the school year ending in June 2020

Birth Certificate:

  • New Cheerleaders:  Provide a raised seal birth certificate with a photocopy
  • Returning Cheerleaders: Provide the SYFC certified stamped copy containing the ‘SYFC 2020’ stamp

Competition Cheer Contract – Competition cheerleaders ONLY

 

Cheerleading Offerings

Exhibition Cheer

Exhibition Cheer is for anyone age 5 – 14 (as of 7/31/2020). Exhibition will cheer at weekend football games during the regular and post season and will participate in the Shoreline League Locals Competition (October 2020) and may also perform at the AYC CT State Cheer Competition (November 7th, 2020). Exhibition cheerleaders are expected to attend all practices, participate in all league fundraisers and represent the Vikings at all planned community events.

Exhibition Cheer is an excellent way to introduce your cheerleader to the world of competitive cheer in a lower stress environment. We strongly encourage all cheerleaders to participate in Exhibition cheer for at least one year before moving to a Competitive Team.  Participation in outside tumbling classes is recommended.

An exhibition cheer contract must be signed by all exhibition cheerleaders.  The contract includes a merit point system that will ensure full participation in all practices, games and fundraising activities.

Exhibition cheer teams are required to participate in a weekend choreography camp to be held during the summer months. All practices are mandatory. Cheerleaders should plan tentatively for practice two days a week after school begins in order to learn and master their performance routine. The final schedule will be communicated after registration closes.

Competition Cheer

Competition Cheer is for those who are highly competitive and not afraid to work very hard to be successful.  Competition teams are age based.  There is no guarantee that cheerleaders in the same grade will be on the same competition team.  The age cut-off date is July 31, 2020, therefore if your child is 10 on July 31, 2020 they will be placed on a D10 team.  Team assignments will be determined after registration has closed.

Competition cheer provides a much more intense, focused and fast paced training program where all practices are mandatory.. Practices will be held 3-4 days a week after school begins.

All Competition cheerleaders must be available July 27th – mid December to travel to local, state, regional (Connecticut) competitions, and the AYC National Championships in Kissimmee Florida, TBD 2020. Additionally Competition Cheerleaders who are interested will be given the opportunity to participate in YCADA Globals the weekend of January 2021. That practice schedule will be communicated once the Regional competition has been completed.

Competition Cheerleaders are required to attend all practices, participate in all league fundraisers and represent the Vikings at all community events. Participation in outside tumbling classes is expected.

A competition cheer contract must be signed by all competition cheerleaders.  The contract includes a merit point system that will ensure full participation in all practices, games and fundraising activities.

Competition cheer teams are required to participate in a weekend choreography camp and required to attend each team practice a minimum of 3 - 4 days a week once school begins. Practice times are tentatively scheduled for Mon - Thurs from 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm and Saturday’s (tbd).  Split schedules may apply to accommodate equal mat time for each team. The week leading up to a competition may include an extra day. NOTE: All Competition cheerleaders must cheer at all in season and post season football games.

*** VERY IMPORTANT ***: If your daughter participates in other extracurricular activities that require a large time commitment during the week, please think carefully about joining competition cheer. This is a big decision and will require a time and financial commitment to be fully invested in the team and its schedule by the cheerleader and her family.

Competition is a time and financial obligation. WYFC and the community cannot guarantee annual financial assistance to teams attending Nationals; therefore cheerleaders and their families must participate in each fundraising opportunity and budget for $1200.00 per person to attend Regionals/Nationals. This estimate includes airfare/hotel/food and other related expenses.

 

Cheerleading Apparel

The following items are available online at:  www.omnicheer.com 

Items marked as required must be purchased and ready for wear by the first practice.  Purchase early to ensure availability and size.

Cheerleaders must have their cheer sneakers by July 27, 2020 and all remaining items must be in hand that same day. Competition Cheerleaders may want to consider the purchase an additional pair of cheer sneakers.

Item

Item #

Color

Required?

Chasse Ace II Shoe

S1701

White

Yes

Chasse Boy Cut Brief

BR200

Black

Yes

Chasse Primary Backpack

B561

Black

Yes

Clear Rain Jacket With Hood

RC450

Clear

Recommended

No-Show Ankle Socks

Walmart/Target

White

Yes

Fleece Cheer Jacket:  Orders taken at paperwork hand in.  Price tbd includes personalization (approx. $35)

Cash or Check.


*** Refer to the sizing charts and reviews for each item to ensure proper size when ordering ***

Backpacks will be personalized for $5.00 cash when handed in. Backpacks will be embroidered along with the Fleece Cheer Jackets.

For each practice: Cheerleaders will wear the designated practice outfits for each day of pratice.  Absolutely NO Bobby-Pins or jewelry (including any type of earrings) will be allowed. Proper Cheer Sneakers must be worn at all times during practice and games. Cheerleaders not wearing cheer shoes will not stunt.

All cheerleaders must wear their hair tied up tightly in a high cheer bun or high tight braided ponytail for each practice and game.

 

Notice About Head Lice

Please begin preventative treatments to prevent the catching and spreading of head lice. Cheerleaders work very close to one another and head lice can be easily transmitted. It is the parent’s responsibility to check and treat their daughter for head lice. No cheerleader will be allowed to participate if they actively have head lice. Please avoid any embarrassing situations by checking your child for head lice.

 

Do not share pillows, combs, brushes, headbands, hats, beach towels or other items that could spread lice.

Personal hygiene and prevention best practice to avoid the spread of illness must be observed.