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SJ-HAA Cheerleading Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to SJ-HAA Cheerleading!  Below is some information regarding our program for 2019-2020 season.  Please review the information contained in this document prior to the first practice.  A mandatory Parents Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2019 to review this information, and to answer any questions you may have regarding our program.

Cheer Coordinator/Coach: Deborah Roy 

Assistant Coach: TBA 
Peer Coaches: Erin, Paige, Sydney

Cheer Parent: TBA

Registration Deadline: REGISTRATION BEGINS 6/6/2019, REGISTRATION CLOSES 8/5/2019
Who is eligible for SJ-HAA Cheerleading? 
Our cheerleading program is open to all girls in Grades K-8; however, teams will be divided according to grade level entering the 2019-2020 school year and will include the following: 

Jr. Junior Varsity
(Jr. JV) (non-competitive)*: grades kindergarten through fourth

Junior Varsity "E" (JVE) (exhibition competitive): grades three through fifth

Varsity (competitive): grades fifth through eighth

*for the 2019-2020 season, Jr. JV will be performing at two local competitions (TBA)

Practice times?
 Practices are 2 times a week for 1 ½ -2 hours each night 5:30-7:30 (Kindergarten cheerleaders will be 1 hour practices only)

Where are practices held? Holy Angels School Gymnasium 

What should my child wear/bring to practice? Team shirt, shorts or leggings, well-fitting sneakers, and hair must be pulled back and away from the face.  All athletes must have a refillable bottle of water.

When are games held, and how long do they last? Football games are Sunday afternoons 12 - 2 pm. Please refer to your Welcome Package (to be distributed in September) for more information or reach out to Coach Deborah Roy - schedule is not available, at this time.

UNIFORMS: game-day top and skirt will be distributed at the fourth practice. Please ensure your cheerleader attends. A $100 security deposit will be due in order to receive the uniform.  All checks will be written to "SJ-HAA".  Every cheerleader will need a deposit check, even if multiple cheerleaders are from the same family. NO CHECKS ARE DEPOSITED UNTIL AFTER THE UNIFORM COLLECTION AT THE END OF THE SEASON

WARM UP JACKET uniform will be distributed before the first game and must be worn with the top and skirted uniform before games.

PRACTICE UNIFORM will be distributed at the first practice and must be worn during EVERY practice,  The practice uniform will also include a practice bow.  

ACCESSORIES: cropped bodysuit, bloomers, and socks will be distributed with the game-day uniform

SNEAKERS: Solid white sneakers must be worn at all games / events and can be purchased from OMNICHEER.COM (Chasse Ace II Cheer Shoe, $31.00); *Chasse Ace II Cheer Shoe is required for all competition team members no matter the division.  

BOWS: Game-day bows will be distributed on or before the 1st game and must be worn at all games/functions/events when the game-day uniform is required. Practice bows will be distributed with the practice uniform.  October "Breast Cancer" bows will be distributed on or before the first October football game.

Volunteers needed: The success of Angels Cheerleading means the participation of parents throughout the year.  Currently, a JVE and a JV Halo Coach are needed. If you are available for most practices and games, and are willing to become part of the leadership team, please contact Coach Deb as soon as possible.

Cheerleading is a year-round activity. If your child will be participating in additional activities throughout the year, please let me know.  We will make accommodations as needed to support all student athletes. All cheerleaders are expected to cheer in support of the SJ-HAA JV and Varsity football teams.  Typically, cheerleading competitions take place between the months of January through March.  All competition dates will be provided a the mandatory parent meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington's Catholic Youth Ministry of Delaware (CYM DE) will be hosting a performance event for all CYM DE cheer teams this season!  This is a great addition to our teams' performance events!  The CYM DE event will not be considered as a Delaware Cheerleading Coaches' Association (DCCA)-sanctioned event.  All other competitions will be DCCA-sanctioned events.  
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