Posted Jul 7, 2014

Welcome to Westview Youth Cheer!

We are excited about our upcoming season!

Here are some quick frequently asked questions/answers that you may want to know. 

This information is beneficial for current registrants and also has basic information for those who may be interested in the future. 

Please feel free to reach out to us at westviewyouthcheer@gmail.com with questions to anything you do not see listed on our website.

When does the season actually start? The season officially starts in August.  We will have our team camp (Date TBD)  @ Westview High School.  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday it is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday is from 8:00am to 12:00.

When and where are practices held?  Practices will begin the week following cheer camp, and will be held on Mondays & Wednesdays at Five Oaks Middle School (North side).  Practices rtypically un through Octobers. If your football team goes to playoffs, the season may be a little longer!

Practices are held between 5:00-8:00, typically they are 1 1/2 hours.  Team coaches will determine practice times.

When are games? Every Saturday starting after Labor Day. Times will vary according to the THPRD schedule of the football team. A jamboree mayl be held the weekend before labor day.

What is expected of each cheerleader? This is a great question! Each participant is expected to be at cheer camp where new material such as dances, cheers, chants and other routines will be taught. Each cheerleader is responsible for upholding the WYC code of conduct and is required to be responsible with all equipment and uniforms that is issued to her/him.

Who will be my coach?  We are always looking to expand our coaching staff and welcome all those who are interested to contact us!  After registration concludes we will assign participants and coaches.  Once that occurs and coaches are provided team contact information, they will most likely reach out to your family.  You should expect communication from your coach by the end of July.

When will I receive my uniform?  Fitting Night will be in early June (date and location to be announced) and uniform pieces are provided right around camp time - early August.

Will there be travel involved? All practices will be at Five Oaks Middle School. Games do require some traveling. The football league tries to keep them at a minimum for the most part but know for sure there will be away games. 

(Locations to games: http://www.wvyc.net/home.php?layout=367066 )

What are the signs of a concussion? Like all team sports & activities, cheerleaders are active and there is a potential for injury.  Our coaching staff takes every precatuion regarding the safety and welfare of your daughter, however, if you have concerns about a concussion or other medical issue, please email WVYC.  Here is a link to concussion prevention and identficiation: http://brain101.orcasinc.com/4000/ 

What are the costs associated with joining? This year, we will be utilizing many of the same uniform pieces as last year.  Approximate cost will be $400-500 for 3rd to 5th grade and $250-300 for Kindergarten-2nd grade.

When are payments due?  Registration fee is due upon registration.  The remaining balance will be owed at Fitting Night (First week June) after you have a chance to offset participation costs through fundraising!

Will there be any type of fundraising opportunities to help offset costs? ABSOLUTELY! Fundraising packets will be handed out at Parent Information Night each spring. Your daughter may also participate in a mailing fundraiser where cheerleaders can send a letter to friends and family asking them to sponsor them this year. These are all great ways to help offset costs that will be owed at Fitting Night in June.

Can my child be on the same team as a friend? Typically we have one 8th grade team, one 7th grade team and one or two 5th/6th grade teams, one 3rd/4th grade team and one Pixie team (K-2).  If your child and their friend are in the same grade there is a very good likelyhood that they would be on the same team.