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Lenape Valley aims to create a positive environment where girls can be themselves and have fun while learning teamwork, self-discipline, sportsmanship, and perseverance, all while learning and perfecting their cheer skills.

Commitment 
Games: Cheerleaders are required to cheer at home and away football games. Per Pop-Warner rules, all cheerleader must attend at least 8 games during the season. In addition to sideline, cheerleaders will also learn and perform a half-time routine. Cheerleaders are expected to arrive 30-minutes prior to the start of the game in there full game day uniform, shoes, bow and bloomers.

Competitions: Lenape Valley Cheerleading is a competitive cheer organization. All cheerleaders will be required to attend weekly practices  3-nights per week which will be 2-hours. Cheerleaders must commit to attending all competition prior to the start of the season which includes attending Nationals in Orlando, FL. 

Team Placements
All cheerleaders will be placed on teams end of July based on age and the number of athletes registered in the program. Lenape Valley teams are based on Pop Warner age guidelines which are as follows:

Non-Competitive Teams

  • Flag: Ages 5 & 6
  • Tiny-Mites: 6 & 7

Competitive Teams

  • Mighty-Mites: 8 & 9
  •  Jr. Pee Wee: 10 & 11
  •  Pee Wee: 11 & 12
  •  Junior Varsity: 12 & 13

*Please note that Lenape Valley reserves the right to move girls based on skill level. 

Practice Schedule
Practices begin the first week of August, and will be held Monday thru Thursday at North Branch Field in Chalfont, PA. All teams are required to participate in 20-hours of conditioning prior to the start of the traditional practice season. Following conditioning all non-competitive cheer teams will practice two nights per week. Competitive teams will practice a third day weekly.  Beginning in September cheer teams will move to indoor practice space upon availability.

What's Included in the Registration Fee?
All cheerleaders will receive a Lenape Valley uniform to use for the season. The uniform shell and skirt need to be returned at the end of the season. The bloomers, body liner, sneakers and bow(s) are yours to keep.

Registration fees cover the following items: 

  • Uniform package: bloomers, body liner, bow, and sneakers
  • LV insurance coverage
  • Field/ Gym fees
  • Practice location fees*
  • Halftime choreography/ music
  • Competition Uniform for all comp participant

*If a team advances to Regionals/ Nationals, additional fees will be collected to cover practice space costs.

Attendance 
Since cheerleading is a team sport, the team only succeeds when everyone is in attendance.  Therefore, 100% attendance is expected at practices and games unless there is an approved absence (illness/pre-planned family event). Please schedule family vacations during June/ July, as August is a critical month where skill sets are being evaluated and team positions are determined.

Competitive Cheer & Travel 
All competitive cheer squads will compete in the Bux-Mont Cheer Classic held late September/early October. If a squad advances past Bux-Mont, they will compete in Regionals held in November, from there if a squad advances past Regionals they will move to Nationals held in Orlando, FL the 1st week of December. Additional fees will incur for all comp cheer teams including, but not limited to:

  • Pop-Warner Certified Choreographer & Music
  • Practice Space
  • Travel expenses
  • Competition registration fees
  • Spirit Wear for Nationals (includes: shirt, shorts and bow for each day) 
Competitive cheerleaders must attend 3-day a week practices for 2-hours. During the competition season cheerleaders are not permitted to participate in additional extra-curricular sports. 

Teams will travel together to all competitions. This means the Head Coach will select a meeting location prior to the competition for the team to meet and head over to the competition as one team. 

Team Dues
All participants are required to pay team dues for the season. This covers a variety of items throughout the year, which include:

  • Pink Bows for October
  • Team Shirts
  • Trophies
  • Competition Bows 
  • Competition Expenses
  • End-of-year Party
  • Miscellaneous expenses
Winter Cheer Program 
Lenape Valley's Winter Cheer Program will begin on January 1st and run through mid-May. Participants will practice 2-nights per week for 2-hours. Team placement, practice times and location will be announced the last week of December. 

Teams will focus on tumbling with a professional tumbling instructor, stunting and choreography. 

Teams will compete in 3 competitions between January and May. 

All cheerleaders will receive a competition uniform for use which must be returned at the end of season. Additional fees will apply to new registrants who did not participate in the traditional season for competition shoes and bows. 

Please note that Lenape Valley reserves the right to place participants on a team that best suits their skill level. 

Camp 
In August, cheerleaders will have the chance to participate in a 4-day overnight camp at Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp in the Pocono Mountains. Registration for camp is $300.00 with a $100.00 deposit required at the time of registration. 

Cheerleaders will have the opportunity to learn tumbling, stunting, cheers and choreography from UCA (Universal Cheerleading Association) staff.

Squads will stay in private bungalows with showers & bathrooms. Meals and snacks are provided to the girls. 

Additional camp fees include: Spirit Wear for all 4-days and transportation to and from the camp. 
 
Information will be provided to parents after registration is complete for the traditional cheer season. 

Forms 

Parents must complete and the return the official Pop-Warner forms located under the FAQ & Forms tab on the Lenape Valley website by August 1st.  All physicals completed must be the official Pop-Warner physical, no other physical form will be accepted. In addition, parents must submit a copy of a birth certificate, 2 copies of a report card, and a current wallet sized photo. Any participant who is missing a form will not be permitted to practice at the start of the season, but will be required to attend practices as a spectator.

Spirit wear
While not required, many of our cheerleaders enjoy the opportunity to purchase Lenape Valley Cheer warm-up jackets, backpack, and other spirit wear available throughout the season.  

Questions?
For questions and inquiries about Lenape Valley Cheerleading, please reach out to [email protected]



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