Cheer Info

Updated Monday January 29, 2018 by Jia-Min Rosendale.

DJBD Cheer

Cheerleading is a demanding sport, requiring its participants to have a certain degree of athleticism and showmanship. This sport involves tumbling, dancing, flexibility, strength and teamwork.  DJBD Cheer strives to represent cheerleading, DJBD and SYF in a positive way by promoting good sportsmanship, age-appropriateness, defiance against stereotype,  and contagious spirit to the DJBD organization and community.

 

Football and cheer registration for 2018 is scheduled to open 1/25/18. Register here.

There are four squads: 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U (all 8th graders). Each cheerleader will be placed according to age, with grade as a consideration. For our 8U team, cheerleaders must be 6 by August 4th.

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Cheer Registration Fees: 

Early-- January 25th- February 15th: $185 + $50 Volunteer Deposit

Open-- February 16th- June 1st: $235 + $50 Volunteer Deposit

Late-- June 1st- August 4th: $285 + $50 Volunteer Deposit

***Monthly payment plans, including uniform fees (see below), are available. June 2nd would be the last payment.

Cheer Uniform fees:

Veteran Package: $125- includes shoes, backpack, jacket, practice shirt and shorts, poms, and bows

Newcoming Package: $250- includes main uniform (shirt, shell and sleeves), and veteran package

Main Uniform Package: $125- if needed

***Uniform fittings will be May 22, 23 and 24. Times TBA. 

Cheerleaders registered after June 1st may have an expedited uniform fee and are not guaranteed their gear in time for the first games.

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In-person registration dates for both Football and Cheer: Subject to change.

- January 28, Sunday 6-8pm Lampost Pizza Davis

- March 4, Sunday 6 - 8 pm Lampost Pizza Davis 

- April TBD

- May TBD

 *If unable to register online please contact the football registrar or cheer registrar

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Cheer Team

Registration fees cover facility rental, instructor stipends, badges for DJBD cheer staff, SYF league fees, SYF Competition Fees, and performance music. $50 will be refunded at the end of the cheer season if all 6 parent hours are served.

A full Spirit Pack will not have to be purchased every season. Game/Competition Uniforms will be cycled every 3 years, and can be sold or re-used for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Mandatory Info Meeting & Uniform Fittings

We will be having uniform fittings May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Both fittings will be 6:30-8:00pm. More detailed information is TBA. Please make sure your cheerleader wears a swimsuit, leotard or spankies and tank top.

Please bring:

  • Student Profile (if new). Davis students can access this form through School Loop.
  • Physical form stamped and signed by your doctor after April 15th.
  • Checkbook/Cash. DJBD Spirit Packs are $250 each. Uniforms will not be ordered without full payment. Our first uniform order will be submitted in July, so please plan accordingly.

Marla Dolcini is our uniform coordinator. If you are unable to attend any of the uniform fittings, or are registering after June 1st, you can contact Marla at djbdcheer.uniformcoord@gmail.com to make arrangements.  


*NEW- Cheer Camp and Clinics

Included in your registration fee is a one week Spirit Camp, scheduled for July 23rd-July 26th, 6-8pm. We encourage all cheerleaders to attend, as we will be teaching and reviewing cheer basics. This will give the cheerleaders a chance to all start the season on equal footing.


Practices

Practices will be Mondays through Thursdays starting July 30th from 6-8pm. Unless otherwise notified, practices will be held at Davis Senior High School. When school begins, practices will be 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Games will be on Saturdays.

Cheerleaders are required to wear cheer shoes (included in the DJBD Spirit Pack) at all practices, along with the assigned practice uniform. This is not only to encourage a team atmosphere, but helps with safety concerns. Street clothes and shoes, and some looser athletic clothing, can hinder safe tumbling and stunting. Flyers are required to have cheer shoes on in order to practice/perform stunts.ˆ

Stunting

As a big part of cheerleading, we will include stunting as part of our routines. Our coaches and instructors are trained to keep our cheerleaders safe and will always provide spotting and close supervision. Our season will begin with cheer specific conditioning that is conducive to safe stunting.

The safety of our cheerleaders is paramount. Stunt teams will be chosen carefully according to strength, skill, ability to focus, level of teamwork, and attitude. Unexcused absences will be grounds for being replaced on a stunt team.

For additional safeguards, at least one Parent Coach will be present during practices and games to provide spotting, mentorship, and extra good judgement.


Attendance & Games

Games will be on all Saturdays until the end of October, beginning August 19th (Subject to change). Showcase will be the first weekend in October.  Competition will be in early November. Attendance at practice is required in order to participate in half-time routines, showcase and competition. 


Coaches & Instructors

We are in need of Parent Coaches, Head Instructors (must have experience), Assistant Instructors (must be at least 15 years old). If interested, please contact the DJBD Cheer Coordinator