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SJ-HAA Cheerleading Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to SJ-HAA Cheerleading!  Below is some information regarding our program for 2023-2024 season.  Please review the information contained in this document prior to the first practice.  A mandatory Parents Meeting will is scheduled for August 29, 2023 to review this information, and to answer any questions you may have regarding our program.

Cheer Coordinator/Coach: Deborah Roy 

Varsity Assistant Coach: Sam Henderson
Junior Varsity Head Coach: Jamie Rynkowski 

Competition Coordinator: Crystal Johnson 

Angel Coaches/Parent:  Debbie Christie, Iris Vaccarino, Nicole Bunting, Mandy Luckanish

Registration Deadline: REGISTRATION BEGINS 5/31/2023 REGISTRATION CLOSES August 27th, 2023
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/skill level entering the 2023-2024 school year and will include the following: 

(non-competitive)*: grades kindergarten through eighth 

Junior Varsity "E" (JVE) (Elementary level competitive): grades Kindergarten through fifth

Varsity (competitive): grades *fourth through eighth

(competitive): grades *fifth through Twelfth

*for the 2023-2024 season, JVE, Varsity & Rec will be competing in a minimum 3 events.  All Competition members are expected to cheer in a minimum 5 football games and all championships.

Practice times?
 Fall Practices are 2 times a week  

JV: Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm *UPDATED
V: Tuesdays & Wednesday 7pm-9pm
Rec: Begins October 2023: Saturday 8am-10am 
*Tryout date will be posted by September 15th

Where are practices held? Holy Angels School Gymnasium, Athletics Building or Field

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.

GAME UNIFORMS: game-day SHIRT and (Warm weather) solid black shorts, (cold weather) solid black leggings (no tights or sweats) white ankle socks, game bow and white cheer sneakers will be distributed at the before the 1st game. Please ensure your cheerleader attends. 

PRACTICE UNIFORM will be distributed as soon as they arrive and must be worn during EVERY practice,  The practice uniform will also include a practice bow.  

COMPETITION UNIFORMS: Uniform fittings will be in October and distributed in November. 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. 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.

Volunteer discount commitment opportunity : There are several events where your volunteer commitment can be satisfied.  One is during Fall Family Sports night September 9th, or gear sales during football games.

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 29, 2023.

Contact Us

St. John-Holy Angels Athletics (SJ-HAA)

82 Possum Park Road 
Newark, Delaware 19711

Phone: 302-731-2439
Email: [email protected]

St. John-Holy Angels Athletics (SJ-HAA)

82 Possum Park Road 
Newark, Delaware 19711

Phone: 302-731-2439
Email: [email protected]
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