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2018 FALL CHEER REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Registration is open for the following:
Fall Cheer  •  Free Try It Days  •  Summer Mini Cheer Camp


>>> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER <<<

 
DANCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Half Year Recreational & Full Year Competitive Programs
Dance Camp 7/28  •  Open to girls & boys, ages 5-19


>>> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER <<<
 

Please read below for information on our cheerleading program.
Email us at   if you have any other questions.


Congratulations to our 2018 Spring MARA Dance Company on their first competition:
Valorie S - 1st place solo performance & 9th place overall solo
Madison, Sophia, Isabella, Sydney & Valorie - 1st & Gold Elite in their group category and 3rd place overall

 
Congratulations to our 2017 Fall Cheer squads who
ALL PLACED at our 2017 Pop Warner local cheer competition!
Jr PeeWee - 2nd Place • 
PeeWee - 1st Place • Jr Varsity - 2nd Place

 


 

Congratulations to our 2016 JV cheerleading squad for placing 2nd at Regional Competition
and for finishing 12TH IN THE NATION at the 2016 Pop Warner National Championship in Disney!
Way to go ladies!
Allie, Bella, Emmelyn, Emma, Ellie, Taylor, Kendall M., Megan, Kate, Kendall W.


We're also proud of all of our 2016 squads' performances at local competition:
Jr. PeeWee - 2nd place • 
PeeWee - 1st place • Jr. Varsity - 1st place & Highest Overall Score
 

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest info!
Facebook.com/MARAColtsCheerleading


 

 

FALL CHEER INFORMATION

 

PROGRAM FEES
Registration Fee: $125
Uniform Fee: $110*

Total for new participants: $235
Returning participants who already have a uniform do not have to pay the uniform fee!

*Uniform fee includes a brand new uniform: shell, skirt, briefs, hair bow, pom poms, and one other piece of apparel/gear TBD. These pieces are all yours to keep after the season ends! We host a consignment sale before the season begins with slightly used uniform pieces available for purchase at a discount from new uniform prices.


EXPERIENCE

No previous cheer experience required! We love teaching the sport of cheer to all levels. We only ask that participants show up to every practice with a can-do attitude, bright smile, and loud voice!

PARTICIPANT'S AGE
Registration will be open to ages 5 through 15 (age for the season is the age the participant is on July 31, 2018)

AGE BRACKETS (age determined as of 7/31/18)
Tiny Mites: 5, 6, 7 
Mighty Mites: 7, 8, 9
Jr Pee Wee: 8, 9, 10, 11
Pee Wee: 9, 10, 11, 12
Jr Varsity: 10, 11, 12, 13 
Varsity: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15


COMPETITIONS
All squads will perform at a local competition held mid-late October. Tiny & Mighty Mite squads will exhibit only and will not be judged/scored. Jr PeeWee and older squads will compete locally, and can qualify to advance to Regional/National competitions.

Regional competition is held in Virginia Beach the day after Thanksgiving. Competing squads will be required to be in Virginia Beach Thanksgiving night. National competition is held at Disney World in FL around the first week of December. All participants will be required to book a 3-night minimum stay at one of the resorts. More info on competitions will be discussed at a parent meeting at the beginning of the season.

SEASON
Practices begin August 1, and games begin end of August. The football season runs through early November. Competitive squads seasons may extend through the first week of December depending on their results at competitions.

We will not cheer at any games on Labor Day weekend, but we do ride on a float in the Matthews Alive Labor Day parade that Saturday. The number of spots on the float are limited, so unfortunately not all cheerleaders will be able to participate. 

CAMPS & TRY IT DAYS
We host 2 "Try It" Days, one in May and one in June. These are completely free and are a great way for anyone new to cheer or MARA to try us out before registering. 2018 dates TBD. We will host a mini camp mid-late July for a small fee.


ASSESSMENTS
We do our best to place all participants on age/skill appropriate teams. You can request in the notes on the registration page that your participant be placed on the same squad as a friend(s)/sibling, but no guarantees can be made. Friends/siblings may be on different teams based on Pop Warner age brackets and determined skill levels assessed during the first two weeks of practices.
 
PRACTICES

Location: MARA - Arthur Goodman Memorial Park - 1200 S Trade St, Matthews NC 28105*
All participants will be required to attend ALL practices. This will be strongly enforced this season. If you cannot commit, please do not register!

Practices will be held 2-3 nights a week for the competing teams (Jr PeeWee & older)
Practices are 1-2 nights a week for Tiny & Mighty Mite squads (non-competitive)
Practice days are TBD. As we are a volunteer-ran organization, practice schedules will be based on our wonderful volunteer coaches' availabilities. We are always looking for more coaches/volunteers. If you or someone you know are interested in coaching, please email Amber at

*Some practices for competitive squads may be held at Charlotte Allstars Cheerleading, located less than 2 miles from MARA.

FUNDRAISING
We will do fundraising throughout the season. All cheerleaders/families will be expected to participate!

REQUIRED PAPERWORK

  • Contract/Parental Consent
  • Physical Fitness/Medical History (physical must be performed in the 2018 calendar year and filled out on our official Pop Warner physical form)
  • Competition Interest Form (only required for participants who will be ages 8 or older as of 7/31/18)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (originals will be required for regional competition)
  • Copy of Report Card with ALL FOUR quarters grades

CLICK HERE for links to the first three forms
 

QUESTIONS/MORE INFO?
Have any other questions not covered in the above information? Please email us at

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