We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth cheerleader experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators.
Our mission is to promote sportsmanship, teamwork, and good character on the field and more importantly in the classroom. We believe that participating in our cheer program will help instill children with life-long values of teamwork, dedication and superior work ethic which will serve as a solid foundation for their journey. We are committed to teaching the fundamentals of competitive cheer in a safe and enjoyable environment which allows our children to flourish and learn.
The Cheer Division is a wonderful recreation for new and experienced cheerleaders ages 4 - 12 years old. We take pride in focusing our organization around cooperation, self confidence, respect, great friendships and all of the important foundations of cheerleading. Each football team can have an associated cheerleading squad managed by a cheer coach and we support the football players by cheering at games. There are no required tryouts and no previous experience is necessary. Youth Cheerleading, Dance and Step is a very safe sport at all ages with the proper training, technique and gear.
You must be 18 years or older in order to be a Cheer Head Coach, 16 years or older in order to be a Cheer Assistant Coach.
Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade
Third Grade, Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade
The Cheer squads will learn cheers, chants, a dance, tumbling and stunting. The Dance and Step squads will begin working on half-time routines. Coaches will emphasize proper warm up, conditioning drills, tumbling, stunting, game cheers and competitive performances.
Practices are generally 2-4 days per week until school starts. Once school starts, the practices are cut back to 2-3 days per week based on the YFL guidelines. Frequency and length of practice is determined by each head coach.
Freshman Cheer: TBD
Jr Cheer: TBD
Cheerleading Registration Includes:
Shell Top (uniform shirt),
Bloomers (under shorts)
Cheer NOT included:
Practice Gear/Camp Gear Needed:
Uniform cost is included in your registration fees. Practice Gear are NOT included in your registration fees. Uniform fittings and orders will be scheduled. Each squad will have required uniform purchases. Not all requirements will be the same. There are optional costs such as pictures. Note that registration fees can change every season.
Cheer Basic Information:
Cheer Registration payments must be made on time since uniforms must be paid in full before ordered. Any late uniform orders will incur extra shipping charges at the expense of the athlete or no uniform at all if it is not possible to order late from the vendor.
Athletes will be required to run, do calisthenics and practice basic jumps etc. Because this is a rigorous and challenging activity for some, you may find that your athlete is tired, possibly a little grumpy, and easily agitated. As your child becomes more fit and gains confidence, his/her attitude will improve. Continue to show support and enthusiasm to your child during this phase.
Please wear cool loose clothing (gym shorts and t-shirt) and cleats. Cheer should wear athletic shoes. Remember to drink plenty of water well before practice begins and avoid sugary drinks and greasy foods prior to practice.
All athletes are responsible for keeping their equipment clean and in good condition. Practice and game uniforms should be washed or dry cleaned at least once a week. Please follow cleaning requirements attached to the cheer uniform. Cheer shoes must be cleaned before each game. Cheer shoes WILL ONLY be worn at games and competition. Pom-poms should be kept clean and stored in a dry area.
LVYFL Is not a component of Lago Vista Independent School District (LVISD). LVISD does not endorse, recommend or favor any specific outside youth athletic club, group or organization. The views, opinions, practices and processes expressed by LVYFL do not necessarily state or reflect those of Lago Vista Independent School District or the district's athletic program.
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Proper Conditioning: Physically prepare and maintain your body’s strength, flexibility, and stamina for stunting and tumbling. Strengthen your core muscles (abdominal and lower back muscles) along with the upper and lower body and include aerobic (running, jogging, cycling, swimming) and anaerobic (wind sprints, circuit training) activities.
Exercise Reminders: Warm up, stretch and cool down for every practice or competition and be sure to rest.
Proper Equipment: Practice on mats or padded flooring until your routines are perfected. Make sure the mats are adequately sized and sufficient for the activities you are performing.
Spotting: Have trained spotters always present and engaged.
Knowledgeable Coaches: Make sure your coaches are certified in safety, first aid, CPR and AED use.
No Horseplay: Focus at all times during stunting and tumbling activities.
Communication: Request that your coaches review safety precautions, rules, and regulations with the squad on a regular basis, and that they establish and implement an emergency action plan.
Know Your Limits: Be aware of your ability level and do not attempt advanced level gymnastic stunting skills before mastering less advanced skills. Always have a supervisor present.
Treatment of Injuries: Promptly attend to any injuries you sustain. Your school or organization’s athletic trainer can assist in the proper treatment and prevention of such injuries. He or she can also offer an injury prevention education seminar and assist in creating the conditioning routine.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.