Program Overview

Welcome to the 2022 Cheerleading Season!

We are looking forward to a great season. Our goal is to learn Cheers, Stunts, a Competition Routine and much more while having fun. We are very excited for the season to begin and welcome all the new Cheerleaders as well as all our returning ones.

Volunteering:

Volunteering 4 hours– 2 hours at the MSA Competition regardless of Football Volunteer hours. The additional 2 hours should be completed during the season as needed. A check will be collected in the amount of $100.00, and should be payable to “MSA Cheerleading” and should be post-dated December 31 of the current year.  Please note this check will be cashed if you do not satisfy your volunteer hours by the end of the season. Sign-up genius will be continued this season to help with organizing and keeping track of volunteer hours. There are limited spots for each event, be sure to sign up early to secure your preference. As a reminder, this program is solely run by volunteers, and without your continued support and dedication, our MSA Cheerleading Program would not be possible. We thank you in advance for any and all assistance this season!

Uniform Distribution:

Uniform distribution is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th at Airport Park. Times TBD.  Please bring a check payable to the “MSA Cheerleading”  post dated December 31 of the current year.  In the memo of the check, please include your child's name.

Conditioning week:

The entire program will condition together outside at the high school near the concession stand. Dates are TBD and will be sent out in a future email.

All paperwork, inclusive of medical clearance forms are due before your child can practice with their team. The paperwork can be obtained on the MSA website.

If conditioning hours are completed during camp, coaches are not required to hold additional conditioning times.

Choreography Camp:

Will be offered to all grades.

Dates for 2022 :

August 1st - 5th Grades 4-8.        9:30-1:30pm

August 22nd-25th Grades K-3.    9:30am - 12pm.

Camp is an additional fee, an invoice will be sent in June.  The fee for the camp is $150.  Camp is held at Extreme Force Allstars Gym, 121 Stillwater Road, Mahopac, NY.

Choreography camp is where the team learns their routine for the competition season, inclusive of placement.

Practices:

Practices are closed practices, with the exception of the last 15 minutes. Please drop off and pick up your child on time. Please remember your coaches are volunteers with family and work commitments as well.

Practices are 2 times a week for all teams with the exception of K/1/2 which is 1 - 2 times a week.

Tumbling:

In the past tumbling was part of the MSA Cheer Program registration.  This year we are making tumbling optional but it is highly recommended to join a class that fits your childs ability and schedule.  In August a link will be sent with class options.

Games:

All games are on Sunday and we will provide the times when we receive the schedule.

We will be cheering for the home games on the Mahopac High School turf field. We will meet on the grassy area behind the stands and walk in together as a team. Full uniforms are to be worn to all games, this includes lollipops/briefs, socks, bow, and cheer sneakers. No jewelry is to be worn and it is not your coaches’ responsibility to hold on to any jewelry. As the weather gets cooler cheerleaders are allowed to wear their warm-up suits or white leggings.

We will consider traveling to surrounding schools, pending schedules of away games and cheer competitions.

Competitions:

All competing teams will attend 3-5 competitions starting in October through early December.  Competitions are volunteer-run events hosted by various schools.

MSA Cheer hosts a competition every November.

Dates and times for competitions will be distributed as soon as we have all the information. Times can change, so it’s important to keep the entire day available for each competition. If there are competitions you will not be able to attend we will have to amend the routine so commitment to the short season is expected after choreography is created.

Attendance:

Attendance is very important from a safety aspect and especially for competitions. Please note if any cheerleader that misses multiple unexcused practices this season will not be allowed to cheer at any of the competitions and only cheer at the games. This will be left to the discretion of your coaches and discussed with the board on an individual basis.

Safety is always our main concern when making any and all decisions.

Team Moms:

All questions, comments, and concerns should be directed to your Team Moms during Cheerleading events, including games, competitions, and practices. Your coaches’ main priority while working with the team is to ensure safety during any and all instruction.