Cheerleading for Basketball

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Season:  Winter
Ages:  5-12
Age Cut Off:  Age as of December 31, 2023
Registration Period:  September-October
Cost:  $15
Coaches Meeting:  Mid-November
Practices:  Once/week beginning after Thanksgiving
Practice Location:  Elementary School Gyms
Games Schedule:  8-12 games from January – Early March
Game Locations:  Lee M. Waid Elementary, Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Franklin County High School
Equipment Needed:  Tennis Shoes required on gym floors. 
Uniforms:  Coach finds sponsor to pay for uniforms

Cheer squads are based on a combination of age and school district. Participants may be grouped in a wider range to accommodate practices closer to home. Coaches will meet mid-November to receive rosters and choose practice times. Coaches will contact participants directly after this meeting. Squads can begin practices the week after Thanksgiving. Teams will practice until winter break and then resume practice and games when school resumes in January. The squad will cheer for a basketball team chosen by the head coach of the cheer squad. Because we do not have a cheer team for every basketball team, we cannot accommodate requests to cheer for the basketball team of a sibling. The season is approximately 8 weeks long with 2 weeks reserved at the end for makeup games. Refunds are given until the deadline (November 1). No refunds on late registration. If you are interested in coaching, please contact Nikki Custer at or 540-483-9293

*Late registrations will be accepted November 2-29 for an additional $15 late fee. Late registrants are placed as needed. Registration Deadline: November 1, 2023