Chelsea Parks & Rec Cheerleading is an exciting way to make new friends, develop skills for cheering, and motivate our football and basketball players towards victory! We expect our cheerleaders to lead by example and show what true sportsmanship and teamwork are all about.
Youth Cheer is designed for girls entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Girls are divided into age groups. K-1st Grade, 2nd-3rd Grade, 4th-5th Grade, & 6th Grade. Girls will be put in their age-appropriate division unless requested otherwise. These age groupings are for cheer squads only and may not reflect the age group that they cheer for. This is simply done to keep all girls at their appropriate skill levels and to help develop friendships with other girls their age that will last throughout their school days.
Cheer season begins in early August with a 3-day cheer camp where the girls learn or review basics, learn cheers, learn a halftime routine, and get to know their squads and coaches.
Practices will generally be 1 hour 2 times per week until games begin. Once games begin, there will be 1 practice per week and 1 game per week. Practice days, times, and locations are set by each coach to maximize flexibility.
Football Games will begin in mid-August and run through the end of October. Games are generally played Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays. While most flag football games are played here in Chelsea, some games could be played at Briarwood.
Flag Football vs Tackle Football: The number of teams for each type of football depends strictly on registration. Because of this, it is very difficult to accommodate requests for who your child cheers. Most of our teams in Chelsea are flag football. If a tackle team is formed in a specific age division, that age division of cheerleaders will be given first priority for tackle football. With tackle football, there is more travel involved, as our football team plays other teams around the Birmingham Metro area.
Blue & White Day is our season opener for all of football in Chelsea. It is held on a Saturday and is a really fun-filled day for our football teams and cheerleaders to show what they have learned so far and kick off the season. The day begins with the youngest division and runs all the way through the oldest youth division, then on to Middle School and High School. Date TBD.