Cheerleading Frequently Asked Questions
With your $150 Registration Fee your cheerleader will receive:
Game day/Competition Bow
Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Bow to be worn during games in October
Pom Poms (yours to keep!)
Practice Space and field fee
At registration, you will pay for your child's uniform. These uniforms are yours to keep!
*A-Team will NOT be purchasing uniforms, they will borrow from the league as they were purchased in 2019*
Additionally, for all cheerleaders, the items listed below will need to be purchased separately to complete the cheer uniform. Links for purchase will be emailed by Directors after fittings.
- Boy Shorts (to be worn under cheer skirt) (approximately $15)
- Cheer sneakers (approximately $35)
A Team Store will open too! You will have the option to purchase items including:
Warm up suits
Cheerleaders are assigned to teams according to grade as follows:
Micro Mascots- Kindergarten
Mini Mascots- 1st grade
Mascots- 2nd grade
JVD- 3rd grade
D Team- 4th grade
C Team- 5th & 6th grade
A Team- 7th & 8th grade
*teams are subject to change or combine per directors
Only new cheerleaders to the program must provide a copy of their birth certificate. If you cheered last year, you do not need to provide one.
Games are held on the weekends only. Home games are typically held on Sunday at Lynnfield HS. Away games may be scheduled on Saturday or Sunday, and will be played against other teams in the Cape Ann Youth Football League (CAYFL). Towns in this league include Masco, North Reading, North Andover, Danvers, Newburyport, Marblehead, Ipswich-Triton, Gloucester, Hamilton/Wenham, Amesbury & Pentucket.
Games start the weekend after Labor Day. The game schedule should be available the week before Labor Day.
Practices may be held Monday – Friday, typically beginning no earlier than 4:00pm, and ending no later than 8:00pm. Practices will be held at a private cheer facility unless otherwise communicated by your child’s coach. There is a chance that our practice location will change to a Lynnfield school if COVID protocol allows.
Mini & Micro Mascots - 1 day a week 1 hour practices
Mascots- 2 days per week- 1 hour practices.
D Team- 2 days per week- 1.5-2 hour practices
C Team- 2 days per week- 1.5-2 hour practices
A Team- 2 days per week- 1.5-2 hour practices
A tentative practice schedule will be distributed in early July. This schedule is based upon the availability of our coaches. We do not receive final confirmation of LMS gym space until mid-August, so schedules are not finalized until then.
Practices are mandatory for cheerleaders barring illness, injury, or family emergency. Practice is key to success! During practice we have the opportunity to increase each child's familiarity with cheers, competition routines, and continue skill building.
While we encourage all cheerleaders to attend and cheer at football games, they are not mandatory. We do expect that advance notice of the absence is given to your child’s coach. CAYFL does require that an A cheer team and a C cheer team be at all A and C football games.
Competitions are scheduled for Fall but are subject to change according to updated COVID guidelines and LPYFC Directors discretion. The "Cheer for a Cure" competition is held in late October location TBD. The "MYCA" competition is held in early November location and date are TBD.
Register now if your child is interested in cheering in the fall. If you cannot commit to the mandatory practices, participating as a game day cheerleader is an option. If that option is not of interest, we will issue refunds through August 31.
Per MYCA policy, each cheer team must not exceed 30 girls.
Per CAYFL policy, if football players play, cheerleaders cheer. Cheerleaders need to be present unless the football game is cancelled or their team is excused by both Cheer Directors of the home and away teams.
Micro Mascots (K) will participate on Competition Day! In order to give them the experience and the chance to demonstrate what they have learned they will be participating in an exhibition.
Cheerleaders on C team, D team, JVD team Mascots, Mini & Micro Mascots will not be borrowing uniforms, so attendance is mandatory for uniform fitting. Uniform fitting will take place in early June to ensure that your child’s uniform is a comfortable fit. For ease and to make sure all embroidery is correct, LYPFC will place the order for the uniforms and your child will receive their uniform at a scheduled practice.