Cheerleading information

Updated Tuesday August 8, 2017 by FYFC.

2017 Framingham Youth Cheerleading

Welcome to all returning and new cheerleaders to another fun and exciting season with Framingham Youth Football and Cheerleading.

COACHES

Welcome to our coaches. We are thankful for their continued support to our program. All of our coaches are volunteers and donate an enormous amount of time to our program. Without our coaches we would not have a program. THANK YOU!!!!!

Our coaches for the 2017 season are:

7th & 8th Grade – Dolores Velez - Head Coach    Email: tito0223@hotmail.com

5th & 6th Grade - Keith Nichols - Head Coach     Email: goose86318@gmail.com

2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade - Brittani Lumbert - Head Coach   Email: Lumbertbritt1983@gmail.com

 

Cheer Coordinator:

Kerry Carney
Email: kerry624824@yahoo.com

If you have any questions about registration:

Jacqui Goldberg

Email: jgoldberg23@gmail.com 

508-405-4258

or Alex Perez (Espanol) Colombia2539@gmail.com or 508-243-9109

or Brittani Lumbert (Portuges) Lumbertbritt1983@gmail.com

 

We are still in need of Assistant Coaches.

 

PRACTICES

Practice will start Monday July  31st, on the Keefe Tech’s baseball field/lower fields.  They will be held Monday through Thursday evening from 6-8 pm. Please have your child to the field for practice by 5:45 pm. Once the softball season is over, we will move to the upper fields behind Loring Arena.

YOUR CHILD SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THE BATHROOM, HAVE A LABELED WATER BOTTLE AND BE SPRAYED WITH BUG REPELLANT.

The coaches and assistant coaches will go with the cheerleaders out to the field. People who have completed a CORI Form and this form are approved and on file with FYFC are allowed on the practice fields. All other parents will watch from a viewing area where other parents are located. This is for security reasons.

Practices end at 8:00 pm. At 7:50 pm, please walk to where your cheerleader’s team is and pick-up your cheerleader. A parent/guardian must physically pick up their child from the coach. If you need to make other arrangements, please let the coach know.

YOU MUST ARRIVE BEFORE 8:00 pm FOR YOUR CHEERLEADER.

Parents/Guardians are allowed on the practice fields for drop off and pick up. Once school starts our outside practices will be held Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6-8 pm. Indoor practices will be scheduled as space permits. Indoor practices may take place any day of the week and Saturday. Indoor practices may replace outdoor practices.

MANDATORY PRACTICES

Stunt groups and dance routines are customized for all squad members. If a cheerleader is absent the stunt group which they are a part of cannot practice therefore, that stunt group is not prepared for games or competition. We do recognize that from time to time, absences will occur. We ask that if your cheerleader must miss a practice, that you contact the coach. If a coach has advanced notification of your cheerleader’s absence, the coach can modify the practice for the evening. If your cheerleader does not show up, adjustments cannot be made and the stunt group will suffer. If your cheerleader can not make it at the last minute - EMAIL YOUR COACH AND CALL OR TEXT THE COACH’S CELL PHONE.

Please note: If a cheerleader misses more than one practice during a week, the cheerleader will not be able to cheer at the game that week. If a cheerleader is missing practices on consistent day(s), the coach will contact the parent and a conversation will occur as this is not beneficial to the team.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

It is the parent’s responsibility to inform us if their cheerleader has any food or insect allergies or if their cheerleader requires an inhaler. Please inform us in writing at the first practice if your cheerleader has any allergies or requires an inhaler so that we can update our records accordingly.

PRACTICE ATTIRE

Cheerleaders should practice in gym shorts with bike shorts underneath, fitted shirt, sports bra, socks and cheer sneakers. Hair should be pulled back in a high pony tail. No jewelry or nail polish or make-up. For safety reasons, clothing needs to be fitted. Girls will no longer be allowed to wear baggy shirts (even if they're secured with a pony tail or rubber band) or loose, bulky sweatpants or sweatshirts to practice. In the cold weather, we recommend compression pants and compression shirts or fitted leggings and fitted jackets.

COMPETITION

As we prepare for competition, practices increase. It is not mandatory for all cheerleaders to compete. If a cheerleader has other obligations and cannot make practice on a regular basis, a decision can be made by the parent and/or coach that it may be in the best interest of all for the cheerleader not to compete.

CANCELLATIONS

An e-mail will be sent out to everyone if there is heavy rain or thunder in the area, or if Framingham Parks and Rec choose to close out the fields.

UNIFORMS

Cheerleaders will be provided with a vest and a skirt.

Grades 5th to 8th will need to purchase the following:

  • Omni Cheer
  •  White V Neck Crop Top
  • Navy Boy Shorts
  • Nike Sideline 3 sneakers. 

Grades 2nd to 4th will need to purchase the following:

  • Omni Cheer
  • White V Neck Crop Top
  • Silver Boy Shorts
  • Chasse Apex sneakers

Practice after Aug 28th 

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th Grade

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 PM

5th and 6th Grade

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6:00 - 8:00 PM

IMPORTANT DATES MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Home games will be played on Sunday’s at Framingham State University (FSU) football field located at 220 Maple Street. First game will be played the weekend of Labor Day, details will be posted soon.

For all practice and game cancellations, please refer to the website. Coaches will send an email as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please address them first with your coach either before or after practice or you can email them. 

Cheer Competitions:

- October 15th - FSU

- October 28th - Locals/Bellingham (We need 5 volunteers)

- November 5th - States at Lowell Memorial Auditorium

- November 18th - Regionals in Rhode Island 

- December 9th and 10th - Nationals