Offering Youth Cheerleading for grades 2 - 8

  Yorktown Athletic Club, Cheerleading  Offering Youth Cheerleading for grades 2 - 8  
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  • Cheerleaders should bring water only to practices and games (no food or other beverages).
  • Practice time – Practice will begin promptly. Coaches and staff appreciate prompt drop off and pick up.
  • Please check with your cheerleader after practice for any news coming home.
  • Remind your cheerleader to use the bathroom at home before coming to practice.
  • No jewelry, tattoos, nail polish or artificial nails or glitter – subdued make-up only. Nails should not be over the fingertip.
  • Hair should be pulled back off the face securely and should be off the shoulders.
  • Anyone wearing glasses must have them secured to their head using a short elastic band. This is a required piece of safety equipment.
  • Siblings are not allowed to participate in practice or games. It is neither safe nor fair for the children on the squad. Please refrain from allowing siblings to distract squad (children should not be running in practice area).
  • Parents should also refrain from interacting with their child during practice and games (unless your child needs you).
  • Anyone caught fighting or stealing is subject to dismissal.
  • Alcohol, tobacco and drug use is prohibited. Violators are subject to dismissal.

Cheerleaders are required to cheer at football games. Game schedules include games on Saturdays or Sundays. Attendance is monitored and will impact the ability of both the individual cheerleader and the squad as a whole, to participate in any or all competitions


  • Call your coach to report an absence at least 2 hours prior to the game
  • Cheerleaders must arrive at least 60 minutes prior to game time. At any function all cheerleaders are required to stay with their coach and team at all times. Once reporting to your coach you may never leave the team without permission. ZERO TOLERANCE WILL APPLY.  You must wear your complete uniform to all games
  • Hair should be pulled back and off shoulders. Glasses secured with elastic strap.
  • No jewelry.
  • Please show courtesy and respect toward all people. Should you encounter a problem notify your coach immediately.
  • Cheerleaders will kneel or squat when a player from either team is hurt on the field.
  • Cheerleaders will not talk during the National Anthem
  • Cheerleaders will not talk, fidget, move out of their lines or fool around between cheers. Always give 100% of your attention to your coach and the game.


T-shirt, shorts and sneakers are required for EVERY practice. Full YAC uniform required for EVERY game.

Please be aware the uniform is on loan only. A deposit check of $200.00 is required before uniform distribution and will be returned to you at the end of the season when the uniform is returned intact and clean. All uniforms NOT returned will be subject to our cashing of the deposit check.

Cheerleaders are expected to demonstrate courtesy and cooperation to spectators, opponents, opponents’ coaches, volunteers and each other at all times.
Should a cheerleader display an attitude contrary to the one stated above, a squad coach will approach them in private. If after this discussion their attitude doesn’t improve, they will meet with the cheer coach and commissioner and their parents for a possible solution. Should there be no change; the situation will be brought before the board for discussion of probable cause for dismissal from the squad.