Cheerleading is so much more than just cheering 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!
Go Raiders! Kelli Pruet, Cheer Director
2021 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 2021 cheer season, the cheerleader must be in grades K-5 for the 2021-2022 school year. Example: if a cheerleader is zoned for Walton High School, 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
Typically, games likely start after Labor Day and end 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 at Fuller's Park.
* Game schedules will be announced in August . Generally speaking, games are played on Saturdays. Games are played both at home in Raider Valley at Walton High School and away at high schools in and around surrounding counties.
*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. 📣
* 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.
Registration fees 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. Each cheerleader will receive one ticket to the Corky Kell classic on August 21, 2021 at Mercedes Benz Stadium.
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.