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Cheer & Dance Practice Information

Cheer Practices Begin on the 1st Monday in August and take place from 5:30pm to 8:00pm 

All Cheer Practices shall take place at Potter Junior High School
**Location may change after September 1st for an indoor option***


Non-competitive teams will practice 2-3 days a week for 1-2 hours in the evenings.
Competitive teams will practice 4 days a week for 2 hours in the first two weeks of August and 3 days a week for 2 hours when school starts.

Practice Schedule will be as follows:
Monday - Thursday for first 2 weeks of August
Tuesday - Thursday when school starts

Days and Times of practices are subject to coaches' direction

Practices are mandatory; All participants MUST attend practices. It is also required to be at practice on time.  If practice time conflicts with transportation, please inform your coach and they will be able to assist with making sure your child can attend practice at the appropriate time.

Certification

Game Day Requirements and Certifications

Pop Warner national rules dictate that all who participate in any cheer and dance program, shall be certified prior to commencement of season, as well as before each game and competition. Please review the following important information on certifications and other game day requirements:

Mandatory Initial Certifications:
Mandatory initial player and cheerleader certifications take place in August of each season. The league requires that ALL Participants attend. During the mandatory initial certification, players and cheerleaders will be verified by conference representatives, then approved for the coming season. Please be sure and check the Fallbrook Pop Warner Website Calendar for this season's mandatory initial certification date. Your team's coach will provide the time, and location 


Game Day Certifications (Team Check In):
Check in certifications shall also take place prior to each game. All players and cheerleaders are required to arrive at least one hour before each game so their team's coach and/or business manager can have them certified by the opposing team's staff.

Uniform, Dress Code Requirements:

All participants are required to wear league provided uniforms.
Please also be sure that your cheerleader wears the following in
addition to the league provided uniform:
*W
hite socks
*Tennis shoes
*High ponytail (Long Hair).

*Cheerleaders must have properly cut & filed nails.
*NAIL POLISH is NOT ALLOWED during games.

*Prescription EYEGLASSES must be secured by a
neoprene band - no knot, bead, or extra material
hanging in the back.



Competition

Cheer Competition

LOCAL COMPETITION:
West Coast Conference (WCC)

All squads participate in the local competition to be held in October. Please check with your coach or team parent for WCC Competition details. Please Note: Flag do not perform at the local competitions; however, they will perform the dance they learn at JAMZ camp in August.

REGIONAL COMPETITION: 
 
The competitive teams that qualify at local competition shall compete at the regional level. Regional competition event details shall be provided by your squad's coach. 

NATIONAL COMPETITION: 
When a team qualifies at regionals by placing 1st or 2nd, they are invited to attend National Championships in (TBD).

Please Note: Parents are responsible for the cost of travel for themselves and their cheerleader(s) for National Competitions. Teams are encouraged to solicit sponsors and hold fundraisers for travel expenses. 

Games

Games or Sideline Cheer


The football season runs from August to December.  Games begin on the first Saturday in September.

Parents are responsible to ensure their cheerleader is provided with transportation to and from all games.  If you cannot get your child to a game, please notify your coach or team parent so alternate transportation arrangements can be made

Team coaches will provide all parents with game schedules that include times and locations. Your squad's coach or team parent will notify you of any game schedule changes.

All cheerleaders are required to arrive a minimum 1 hour before the game's start time.  This will allow the team time to check in, warm up, and go over the routine.

Please communicate with your coach or team parent right away if your child will be late for or absent from any game.

Camp

JAMZ Camp

 
All cheerleaders are encouraged to attend JAMZ camp. Camp fees are included in your registration $$.
Camp provides important training and instruction that will help the overall squad perform better. Parents may attend a demonstration put on by their cheerleader at the end of the day. 

JAMZ Camp
takes place in August of each year. Please be sure and check the FPW Calendar and verify with your coach for exact date, time and location.


Camp attire:

Red team shorts and grey shirts (Provide by league)
High ponytail (Long Hair)
Tennis shoes with no show socks
Eyeglasses secured with a neoprene strap: no knot,
bead, or extra material that hangs off.


Lunch/Snacks:
Please bring a packed lunch and snacks

WATER ONLY!  *No other liquid is allowed in the gym*

Other Items:
Brush, extra hair ties


Parents may drop their cheerleader(s) off or stay and watch. 
No pictures are allowed during Camp.

Parents may bring:
Pop ups for shade
Chairs
Coolers with water & food.

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