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Cheer FAQ's

When is the first practice? 

August 5, 2024 is the start of conditioning week from 6-8:30, location TBA. 

Where is practice held ?

Cooney field (behind Hurd Stadium). After conditioning week practice will run Monday-Thursday 6-8;30 pm until school starts. During the school year practice will be 3 nights per week with added practice during the month of October to prepare for competition. 

Cooney field, East St., Beverly MA

Rte 128 No; exit 18; rt off exit and follow route 22 toward Beverly for @ 1.5 miles; after Railroad tracks take 2nd left on Corning St; take 3rd right on Victor ave; right at end onto East St into Cooney field parking lot.

How old does my child need to be to cheer? 

Your child needs to be entering grades K-8 in the fall.

What are the divisions?

Exhibition Cheer - U6

Titan Division =U8

Crusader Division=U10

Spartan Division=U12

Gladiator Division=U14 

What uniforms do I need to have or buy?

The top and skirts are provided by the organization. The tank, shorts, shoes, bows, and warm-ups are purchased by the family.

What happens at the first few practices?

The first two weeks of practice are for conditioning, and learning cheers. Cheerleaders should wear t-shirts, shorts, sneakers and bring water and bug spray. The cheerleaders are grouped together by age. Coaches will lead the program, under a structured  practice environment.

When will we know what team we are on? 

Cheerleaders will be assigned teams by August 12th.

When will practices take place once school and the season starts?

Through the month of August practices run Mon-Thurs 6-8:30 depending on teams. Practices will be 3 days a week once school starts, your coach will inform you of the schedule for your team at that time. Sometime in September the practices move indoors to the schools, once the schools have been assigned, your Head Coach will let you know of your location.

When are the games?

Games are played on Sundays; you may have a Saturday or 1 night game during the season as well. Actual game schedule will be posted on the web site.

Who can train?

Trainers don't need any experience at the K-6th grade levels but they do need at least 1 year experience for the 7th and 8th grade levels.

How can I volunteer?

  • Each cheer squad is required to have 2 parent volunteers to do the 50/50 raffle during their home games.  The cheer coach will contact you before the season starts to get these positions filled. 

  • Concession Stand @ Home Games

  • Teams may seek parents to host team parties or competition morning breakfasts.

It takes all of us as volunteers to run this program so please volunteer as you can.  An hour of your time goes a very long way!