Cheerleading is so much more than just rooting on the team. It teaches leadership, confidence and teamwork. The skills learned during practices and games translate far beyond the field. At Walton Youth Cheer, we work hard to provide a fun environment where character building takes priority. Each year we watch as cheerleaders find their voice, make new friends and learn new skills and we LOVE to see it happen!Walton Youth Cheer is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization. We are so grateful to all those who come together each year - and all year - to make this program possible. At WYC, we aim to provide a FUN experience for the cheerleaders in an environment that helps them build CONFIDENCE and foster FRIENDSHIPS!
2020 Program Info WYC is a traditional sideline cheer program, not a competition cheer program, in which cheerleaders cheer in support of the Walton Youth Football (K-5) teams. No cheer experience is necessary and we do not conduct tryouts. Cheerleaders MUST be in grades K-5 for the corresponding school year and MUST cheer for the school district for which they are zoned. Example: for the 2020 cheer season, the cheerleader must be in grades K-5 for the 2020-2021 school year. Example: if a cheerleader is zoned for Walton HS, they will cheer for Walton Youth Cheer. (If you are not zoned for Walton, please reach out and we can attempt to get you in touch with the program you are zoned for as each district's youth program runs independently.)
Practices & Games
DUE TO COVID-19 UNCERTAINTY, THE SEASON DATES ARE CURRENTLY TBD. We are looking at an abbreviated season with games likely starting after Labor Day and ending before Thanksgiving, depending on how far the football team you're cheering for goes into the playoffs. Practices are usually held on Monday and Wednesday nights. This is also TBD.
* Game schedules will hopefully be announced in August . Generally speaking, games are played on Saturdays, though once in a while there might be a Thursday night game. Games are played both at home at Walton HS and away at high schools in and around Cobb County, Roswell and Paulding County.
*Squads are coached by current and former Walton High School cheerleaders and they work HARD to make sure the cheerleaders are having fun and learning skills! The Youth Cheerleaders learn the same (or slightly modified) versions of the cheers and chants used by the Junior (Middle School) and High School cheerleaders. 📣
Squad Formation * Cheerleaders are paired with siblings who cheer or play Walton Youth Football to accommodate game day logistics for families. Squads are formed after the football draft. This year will be especially challenging so please be patient.
Registration will include the following:
Uniform rental, coaching, league registration fees and the purchase of shoes, bloomers, bodysuit, sweatpants, hoodie, red-blue bow (for regular games), pink bow (for October games), an end-of season trophy. Cheerleaders will receive practice wear in lieu of the Corky Kell ticket this year.
All uniforms are on loan from the Walton Youth Cheerleading program and a $100 refundable uniform deposit check will be due upon receipt of uniform. Deposit check will be shredded once uniform is returned clean and undamaged.