Cheerleading Frequently Asked Questions
With your $200 Registration Fee your cheerleader will receive:
Game day/Competition Bow
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) Gear including:
*Pink Socks and
*Use of Pink pom poms
Game Day Pom Poms (if you cheerleader does not already have a set)
Practice T-shirt & *Practice shorts
Practice Space, field fees, competition buses and fees
*New This Year
Last year, we introduced individual uniform purchases. As expected, the uniforms will remain the same this year! Upon registration and team designation, you will receive an email with what items are required for your team to ensure you have all the pieces.
Each cheerleader is outfitted in: shell top, skirt, body liner, boy short and sneakers
Cheerleaders will now have two options for uniform purchases:
- Uniform / uniform piece exchange: Families can purchase /exchange pieces that no longer fit other cheerleaders to make your own uniform from other Lynnfield Cheerleaders using the Lynnfield Youth Cheer PARENT GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/333738761593220/ This will be open for the month of May, allowing time for meet up and try on prior to our June ordering deadline.
- Purchase complete uniforms or individual pieces that your cheerleader has outgrown through our OMNI Cheer Store. This year, it is anticipated that all pieces will be shipped directly to your cheerleader!
How do I know my cheerleader's size? We will have our fitting sessions again this Spring to ensure proper sizing.
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 grade
A Team- 6th,7th & 8th grade
*teams are subject to change or combination 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. The football season is 9 weeks. This includes post season games.
Games start the weekend after Labor Day. The game schedule should be available the week before Labor Day.
Practices begin August 1st. “Summer practices” will be held outside at Lynnfield Middle School. “Fall practices” will be held on various days, Monday – Friday (see below for days and times), typically beginning no earlier than 4:00pm, and ending no later than 8:00pm. Practices will be held in Lynnfield, with the possibility of a private cheer gym as competitions approach. Coaches will distribute schedules as soon as they are available to them.
Micro and Mini Mascots - 1 day a week 1 hour practices
Mascots- 2 days per week- 1-1.5 hour practices
D Team- 2 days per week- 2 hour practices
C Team- 2 days per week- 2 hour practices
A Team- 2 days per week- 2 hour practices
A tentative practice schedule will be distributed in early July. This schedule is based upon the availability of our coaches.
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.
Competitions are scheduled for Fall but actual dates will be announced as soon as we know. The "Cheer for a Cure" competition is held in late October with the location to be determined. The "MYCA" competition is held in early November with date and location to be determined.
Register now if your child is interested in cheering in the fall. If you cannot commit to the mandatory practices we will issue refunds through August 31.
No. Cheerleaders are placed on teams based on their school grade.
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 canceled 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.