Welcome to the 2023 Cheerleading Season!
FALL 2023 MSA CHEER
Aug 1 ’23
Dec 1 ’23
Welcome to the 2023 Cheerleading Season!
Registration is open from March 1st to April 14th.
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to have your athlete step into the world of cheer! Bringing the teams back together and welcoming new members is vital to our program. Each year we learn Cheers, Stunts, a Competition Routine, and much more while having fun!
Follow the link below to review all the details and exciting events this coming season!
If you have any questions regarding the 2023 season, please reach out via email to MSAcheerboard@gmail.com
We are looking forward to another successful season full of new memories for our cheerleaders!! Please follow MSA Cheer on Instagram at MSA Cheerleading and on Facebook at MSA Cheerleading !!
Volunteer requirement is 4 hours per family, NOT per child. TWO hours are mandatory at our Mahopac competition regardless of accumulated hours throughout the season. A check will be collected for $100.00 payable to MSA Cheerleading and post-dated December 1, 2023. Please note this check will be cashed if you do not satisfy your volunteer hours by the end of the 2023 season.
*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 all your assistance this season!
Paperwork drop off/Uniform fitting dates:
ALL paperwork is due at the uniform fitting dates listed below:
- Monday April 24th 6:00pm-8:00pm at Airport Field
- Monday May 8th 6:00pm-8:00pm at Airport Field
- You and your cheerleader MUST attend one of these dates to ensure appropriate measurements can be taken as we are purchasing NEW uniforms for all cheerleaders in the program. Uniform Distribution will be prior to camp – information to follow. A check will be collected for $175.00 payable to MSA Cheerleading and post-dated December 1, 2023. Checks will not be cashed if uniforms are returned timely, cleaned, and in good condition.
- Uniforms are ONLY to be worn for games and competition. If it is made aware that you are disrespecting the uniform and wearing it outside the designated spaces your uniform check will be cashed to cover potential costs of damages.
We will be holding spring clinics for all registered MSA cheerleaders during the following dates:
April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th. and May 24th. ALL clinics will take place at the Mahopac Falls School gym and will be free of charge. Clinics are NOT mandatory, but highly recommended as it will be a time for the cheerleaders to meet and spend time with their coaches, as well as fellow cheerleaders. Grades K/1 cheerleaders will meet from 5:00pm-5:45pm, and grades 2nd-8th will meet from 5:45pm-7:15pm. Stay tuned for a separate email with clinic registration information. We look forward to working with our incoming cheerleaders!
**Will be mandatory for grades 2-8**
Dates for 2023 :
August 14th - 17th Grades 5-8 from 9:30-2:00pm
August 21st - 24th Grades 2-4 from 9:30am - 12:30pm
Camp is an additional fee, and an invoice will be sent in June. 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 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 which is 1 - 2 times a week.
Tumbling will not be mandatory for the 2023 season, but is strongly recommended. In an effort to keep the cheerleaders progressing with their tumbling skills, we recommend joining a class that fits your child's ability and schedule. We will provide a schedule of class options that are available.
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 leggings.
All competitive teams (grades 2-8) will participate in 3 to 5 competitions during the season.
Event & Competition Save The Dates (all times are TBD):
- Carmel Cheerfest- weekend of October 21-22 (will be Saturday OR Sunday), 2023 @ CHS
- Yorktown Competition- weekend of October 28-29 (will be Saturday OR Sunday), 2023 @ YHS
- Red Hook Raiders Competition- Saturday, November 4 (time TBD), 2023 @ Germantown Central School
- American Youth Cheer Regionals- weekend of November 11-12, 2023 in New Jersey (**qualification for Regionals is dependent upon competition placements and is NOT guaranteed**)
- Mahopac Competition- November 19, 2023 @ MHS
- End of Year Dinner, Thursday, December 7, 2023. (All cheerleaders will be allowed 1 adult guest each.)
Dates and times for other possible competitions will be distributed as soon as we have all the information. Times can change, so it is 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 competition routine is required. If there is a scheduling conflict, please notify your coaches during the first week of practice.
*Cheerleaders are to arrive at the designated time provided by coaches for competition, any tardiness may result in that cheerleader not being able to compete. Practice and safety are key and if a portion was changed due to tardiness it will not be adjusted again to accommodate the tardy cheerleader.
Attendance is crucial from a safety aspect, and especially for competitions. Please note that if there is excessive tardiness from any cheerleader, the coaches will have the discretion to change the routine to ensure safety of the girls and team. If there are excessive absences, the coaches have the discretion to remove any cheerleader from the routine and allow them to cheer at football games. All of these items have been discussed at the MSA Cheer Board level as safety is our number one priority.
This season we will be utilizing TeamSnap for attendance and communications.
**Safety is always our main concern when making any and all decisions**
All questions, comments, and concerns should be directed to your Team Parents 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.