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Pop Warner Spirit Program

Cheerleading was officially recognized in the 1970's, but has been a part of the Pop Warner program for several decades. The first ever National Cheerleading competition was held in DeKalb County, GA. Today, 160,000 children are participating in cheerleading and dance around the United States.

Participation in the Pop Warner Spirit Program provides kids an opportunity to perform in an organized, supervised, safety-oriented environment. Pop Warner programs emphasize fun for all and encourage the development of qualities important long after Pop Warner days are gone .

Instructional Level of Cheer

The Tiny and Mitey Mites are the future of our cheer program.  Our coaches will teach the girls what it means to be part of team and the fundamentals of cheer.  The Tiny-Mite and Mitey Mites are non-competitive. They will perform in two cheer competitions which will  be the Princess Gala and Chicagoland Pop Warner Cheer Conference.

Competitive Level of Cheer 

The competitive levels are Jr. Pee Wee Level and up. Cheerleaders will be placed on teams based on their age and level of experience.  At the competitive level our girls have to be dedicated and committed to their teammates. The competitive level of cheer will perform in two cheer competitions which are the Chicagoland Pop Warner Cheer Conference and Mid-America Regional's. We will also compete for Nationals in Florida.

What's Included


Cheer will include Midriff, Spanks, (1) Hair bow for Competition & Games. Cheerleaders will also receive a Cheer Jacket or Cheer Bag with their name. Uniform Rental will be provided which includes Shell & Skirt and will be returned at the end of the season. The cost will also include the entry fee to two Cheer Competitions.

Parents are responsible to purchase Cheer Shoes for Competitions and Games.  The loss of any item will be replaced at the parents expense.

 
Practices & Games

Practice will begin on August 1st, Monday - Friday from 6pm to 8pm until Labor Day.  After Labor Day we will begin practicing three days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.  We will practice at Joliet Catholic High School.

Our Home Games will be held at Joliet West High School on Sunday and away games will be either Saturday or Sunday.  The 2019 Pop Warner Schedule will not be released until mid to late August. 


Instructional and Competitive Cheer Divisions

DivisionAge
Tiny-Mite: Instructional5-6-7
Mitey-Mite: Instructional7-8-9
Junior Peewee: Competitive8-9-10-11
Peewee: Competitive9-10-11-12
Junior Varsity: Competitive10-11-12-13
Varsity: Competitive12-13-14-15-16



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Joliet Steelers Youth Football & Cheer Organization

 
Joliet, Illinois 60431
Phone : 815-782-6656
Email : [email protected]
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