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The SYFA Cheer program is open to students entering grades 3rd through 8th in the Fall for the upcoming school year. Squads are formed based on grade level and school. All squads will be supervised by a qualified adult and taught by cheerleaders from one of Skyline High School's award winning Cheer squads. There is a week of practice called Camp Week which is taught by head Skyline Cheer coach Stephania Gullikson who brings years of training experience. No prior experience or gymnastic background is required to be a cheerleader. All stunts will be age appropriate.
First practice is August 13th. August practices are Monday through Thursday from 6-8pm at Sunny Hills Elementary.
Mandatory Camp Week with Head Coach Stephania: Week of Aug 27-30th (time remains 6-8pm). This is a 100% mandatory week if your daughter would like to be part of a stunt group for the season. Cheerleaders will receive invaluable instruction on safety, technique and cheers.
SEPTEMBER-END OF OCTOBER SCHEDULE
Practice switches to only twice a week, Tues & Weds from 6-7:30pm. Practice MOVES to Pine Lake Middle School field so that we can utilize the track & lighting for practice. Mid/late Sept practice shortens to one hour (6-7pm) due to less daylight. One practice per week is mandatory to cheer in each Saturday's game. Ideally cheerleaders attend both practices especially for stunt groups since the group is unable to practice if one girl is missing.
Every cheerleader must have a minimum of 8 practices completed prior to cheering in her first game.
Games are every Saturday starting Sept 8th. Your cheerleader will cheer at home games at Skyline Stadium as well as some away games (Mt. Si, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newport etc). Times vary week by week. Games run through the end of October. If we make the playoffs , then games can continue into November. You are allowed a total of two missed games per season.
Additional FUN events are the Gridiron BBQ at Skyline, Salmon Days parade and Youth Night at a Skyline Varsity game!
Questions regarding Cheer, please contact Meghan Harden at SYFACheer@gmail.com