Welcome to the 2013 Cheer Season! LHPW would like to introduce Aida Campbell as your 2013 Cheer Coordinator. Aida will be available at practices and games if you would like to contact her. Please bookmark this page to stay informed about news and current events related to Silver Hawk Cheer!
The mission of Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. is to enable children to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, Pop Warner programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that children will use throughout their lives.
Participants will be placed on squads based on age and experience. If you have any questions / concerns regarding squad designation, please contact the Cheer Coordinator.
Tiny Mites Ages 5, 6 and 7
Mitey Mites Ages 7, 8 and 9
Jr. Pee Wee Ages 8, 9 and 10. Age 11 if there is a football player of the same age.
Pee Wee 9, 10 and 11. Age 12 if there is a football player of the same age.
Jr. Midget 10, 11 and 12. Age 13 if there is a football player of the same age.
Midget 11, 12, 13 and 14. Age 15 if there is a football play of the same age.
Practice begins on Wednesday, August 1st. Practice tentatively begins:
August 1st through August 2nd, Thursday through Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday August 3rd, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
August 5th through August 8th, Monday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Beginning Monday August 12th, practice will be on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Please send the following to practice:
Large Thermos/Bottle of Water or Gatorade (drinks get warm fast, so please consider a thermos or cooler)
Towel: The participants will be sitting on the ground for their warm-up exercises.
Sunscreen: Please apply before they come to practice
Bug Spray: We do practice at dusk, so there will be bugs
THE CHEER SEASON
The Cheer season runs from August 1st through December 31st.
Tiny Mites and Mitey Mites will be finished after the Exhibition on sometime in mid to late October.
The Competitive Squads (Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr. Midget and Midget) will complete their season after Competitions (Mid-Florida and hopefully Southeast Regionals and Nationals!).
* Chauncey Cheer Off Open to all who compete at the Mid Florida Cheer Competition but do not move on to Regionals.
** Regionals Participants determined at the Mid Florida Cheer Competition
*** Sunshine Classic By invitation only. Open to teams who did not make it to Regionals.
RULES AND EXPECTATIONS
Rules and Expectations will be handed out during the 1st week of practice. We will require that each participant and parent sign the document to ensure that rules and expectations are clear.
Some other things to remember:
DO NOT allow your child to have their ears pierced right before or during the season. No jewelry is allowed per the Pop Warner National Rules. This is to protect the children from injury. If your child is wearing jewelry, it will need to be removed or they will not be allowed to practice or participate on game day.
National Pop Warner Rules require 20 hours of conditioning before we can begin to stunt.
No outside practices are allowed. If you have any concerns about this, please contact the Cheer Coordinator.
We need team parents for each squad. (Please let the Cheer Coordinator or your Head Coach know if you are interested in helping out.)
Possible Team Mom/Dad Responsibilities: Help the coach provide communications to the squad parents (i.e. Practices, fund raisers).
Prepare the fruit at the games and coordinate snacks for the end of the game. Fruit will be provided for the 3rd quarter.The Team Parent will put the fruit and provided drinks into cups for the squad.
Coordinate the preparation of the spirit sticks. (each squad usually prepares 2 spirit sticks per cheerleader to throw out into the crowd during games. Spirit sticks are toilet paper rolls filled with candy and wrapped in aluminum foil).