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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answer to many Frequently Asked Questions

 Questions you have that aren't answered here can be directed Head Commissioner Brenda Blush  at  hayaacheerandpom@yahoo.com

Question:

Who will coach my daughter?
 

Answer:

Our coaches are  experienced, having been involved at various levels with cheerleading at the youth sports level.  We educated our coaching staff through the various cheer organizations, in accordance with the Michigan High School Athletic Association and National Spirit Federation guidelines for cheer safety.  We work very hard to continue to educate ourselves, staying in touch with all that is going on in cheerleading. We are extremely proud HAYAA Cheer and Pom, and would like to continue to feed the high school with the TRADITION of outstanding cheerleading and pom.   We regard cheerleading and Pom not as a hobby, but a SPORT and all that it entails – the hard work, sportsmanship, and enthusiasm for their sport and teammates.

Question:

How will my daughter be placed on a team?
 

Answer:

We have multiple teams at each age/grade level.  There are 2 teams at the Freshman, JV and Varsity levels.    Girls who have cheered in the past will automatically be placed with the team they last cheered with. Those who are new to the program will be randomly placed on a team. Squad sizes will be limited with available roster spots reserved on a first come, first serve basis. The draft is purely random to ensure teams are created randomly. Requests for specific teams are not considered.

Question:

How much will it cost for my daughter to cheer?
 

Answer:

The cost per cheerleader  is $225.  
 

Question:

What's included in the registration fees?
 

Answer:

All paid cheerleaders will receive a uniform (Shell Top, & Skirt),  and Duffle Bag.  These items will be turned back in at the end of the season.  In addition they will receive spiritwear items that may include a sweatshirt or t-shirts, shorts, hairbows and a few other miscellaneous items that they will get to keep!  Parents are responsible for providing cheer shoes, white no-show anklet socks, a bodysuit and under garments.  The recommended shoe style and vendor information will be provided at a later time.

Question:

How much of a time commitment is this for my daughter?
 

Answer:

Our season begins at the beginning of August, and goes through the end of October.

During the month of August, we practice  for a total of 12 hours each week.  The Instructional Cheerleaders practice no more then 6 hours.

 Once school begins, practice goes down to 6 weekly hours total for all teams.

Games will be held on Saturdays, beginning either the week before Labor Day or the week after Labor Day, depending on the schedule set forth by the football  league.  The game schedule for the 1st ½ of the season, with times and locations, does not come out until the end of August.  The remaining schedule is released ½ way through the season.

Practices and games are mandatory, and a signed Attendance Policy is required to participate in our program.

Question:

Do they compete?
 

Answer:

Yes, we participate in our league’s end of the season competition called CheerFest.  This is usually around mid-October on a Sunday, and the hosting school is on a rotation.  For the 2018 season, Howell will be hosting CheerFest.

It is mandatory for each team to compete in two rounds.  One round is a Pom Routine, and the second round is a Cheer Routine. 

Question:

Are there any preseason camps or clinics?
 

Answer:

Yes 

Cheerleaders will have the opportunity to attend a 1-day Stunt camp and 1-day Pom Camp  offered by HHS.   These camps are optional, but highly encouraged for JV & Varsity, as the girls who have attended in the past have learned a lot of valuable information.  This camp will cost a small fee, which may include poms, or lunch or a small gift and instruction from the High School Head Coaches.  More information to come at a later date!  We are also looking into offering smaller 1 hour sideline cheer clinics throughout the summer.  Per our league bylaws, we are allowed to offer camps/clinics in the off season up to 20 hours of instruction.


Question:

When do we get our equipment?
 

Answer:

There will be equipment hand out and sizing dates scheduled in June or July.  At these days/times, your daughter will receive her primary uniform pieces, as well as being sized for spiritwear.  You will also have the opportunity to order optional spiritwear at this time.
 

 

Once your daughter is registered, you will be added to our email distribution list to get regular updates from the Head Cheer Commissioner in regards to news and information about our program.  We love the TRADITION of Hartland Cheer and Pom and hope you'll join us!