FAQs - Cheer

1.  At what age can my daughter cheer for the GridIron League?

GridIron League Cheer is for girls ages 5-12 (age as of September 1st).

2.  How are the GridIron cheerleading squads formed?

The GridIron League is a zoned league.  The cheerleading squads will be made of girls that live in the same high school zone per Fort Bend ISD and LCISD zoning maps -- just as the GridIron Football teams are formed.

Freshman (Ages 5-6),  Junior Varsity (Ages 7-9), Varsity (Ages 10-12)

EXCEPTION:  A cheerleader may "cheer up" or "cheer down" one level only.  This exception will be made strictly for siblings in order to allow for sisters to cheer for their brother's team.  For example, a 6-year-old cheerleader may "cheer up" for the junior varsity football team if her brother is on that team.

Note:  The League reserves the right to make adjustments in squads to balance numbers where necessary.

3.  How much is the cheerleading registration fee, and what does GridIron provide?

The registration fee is $300 per cheerleader.   The GridIron League will provide a 4-day cheerleading training camp plus a 1-day “refresher session.”  (See below for more information.)  Each cheerleader will receive a uniform, which includes a shell, skirt, bloomers/briefs, hair bow, pompoms, and Camp T-shirt.  In addition, each cheerleader will receive a "cheer bucket" to be decorated.  Cheerleaders will provide their own shoes (all white) and white no-show socks.

4.  Will there be a cheer camp, and is this included in the price of the registration?

GridIron will provide a cheer camp for all cheerleaders at Apex Cheer in Stafford.  This camp is included in the cost of your registration.  Each girl will attend for four days (Monday through Thursday) for three hours each day, followed by a one-day “refresher” session closer to the start of the season.  At camp, the girls will learn cheers, dances, stunts and cheerleading basics.  Dates for this camp will be announced soon (TBD'd).  We ask that you plan your vacations around this week, if at all possible.  This is the time that the girls will learn the material for the season, dances and cheers. It is important that your daughter be there to learn this material.

Check out the Apex Cheer website - www.apexcheer.com 

5.  How many nights a week will there be a practice and/or a game?

For the first two weeks of practice beginning August 15th, squads will practice two to three days a week to get prepared for the season.  Once the season starts, squads will drop to one practice a week and will have one game on Saturday. 

6.  Where do the cheer squads practice?  

Cheer squads will practice at or near the same practice location as the football teams in your zone.  The cheer coordinator in your zone will determine the exact time and location for cheer practices and advise parents as soon as possible.  Every attempt is made to hold practices the same nights as the football players and in a location at or near where the football teams practice.    

7.  Will the squads participate in cheerleading competitions?

At this time, the squads will only cheer recreationally for GridIron Football games. Competitions may be added in the future.

8.  I am interested in volunteering to help with cheerleading. What should I do?

Please click here to contact us.  Cheerleading coaches will be subject to a background check.

9.  What is the Refund Policy?

Refund requests must be given in writing to your Cheer Coordinator or the Cheer Director.

Full refund will be given, less a $10 processing fee, up until uniforms have been ordered.  After uniforms have been ordered, the cost of the uniform will be deducted from the refund. 

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