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Welcome to the Arlington Heights Cowboys Competitive Cheer Program!  We are looking forward to a great season.  Our goal is to keep our athletes engaged and active during these uncertain times, as well as for your athlete to walk away with advanced cheerleading skills to prepare them for Junior and High School teams, high self-esteem, and new friends!  
 

Arlington Heights Cowboys Cheer is part of the Arlington Heights Youth Athletic program. It is a Not-for-Profit organization run by parent volunteers.

 

OUR TEAMS

  • Sideline Teams Cheer for Arlington Cowboys Football (August-October)
  • Competition Teams compete through ICA  (July-December)

*Competition team are made of 3 consecutive grades and must have  a minimum of 6 athletes to compete

*Teams will be decided post registration numbers

 

OUR SIDELINE TEAM

Sideline Cheerleaders will learn fundamental cheers and chants, as well as developing the skills to perform exciting halftime routines!  If your child has team spirit, high energy, enthusiasm, and want to have fun,  our Sideline Cheer program is for them!

 

The Sideline Cheer program is designed to provide a positive and nourishing environment that focuses on teamwork, building self-confidence, and having fun!

  • Practice 

    • 1st grade - 1.5 hour practice, 1 day/week -Frontier Park

    • Grades 2nd-8th - 2 Hour practice, 1 day/week - Frontier Park

  • Cheer for Arlington Cowboys Football Teams 

    • Games vary from 1 hour to 2 hours

    • Weekends - Location and times TBD (generally Pioneer Park or Sunset Meadows)

  • Uniform

    • To be purchased separately from Registration Fee

    • Bows (Provided by AHC)

    • All white gym shoes (need to be purchased, separately)


 

OUR COMPETITION TEAMS

Our competitive cheer squads will learn stunting, tumbling, jumps, and a high-energy routine to compete at ICA (formerly IRCA)  competitions,! Competitive Cheer squads will be established based on registration numbers, and all participants will be placed on a squad should participation numbers allow.

 

This program is designed to provide a positive environment that focuses on teaching our athletes the value of commitment, hard work, integrity, leadership, self-confidence, and a positive attitude to develop a love for the sport of cheerleading.

 

Although the level of commitment is higher, we want everyone to have fun! No Tryouts! 

 

Arlington Cowboys Competition Cheer Teams will practice twice a week. Practices will begin mid-July. All practices will be held at Frontier Park.

Due to the nature of the sport, a practice missed by one athlete has a significant impact on the team; when the coach must re-teach material to those who have been absent, the whole squad’s practice time suffers.  As a result, attendance at all practices is a must.

 

Scoring Item:

Points

Voice/Expression/Projection

10

Motions

10

Jumps

10

Tumbling

10

Stunts

10

Pyramids/Basket Tosses

10

Formation & Transitions

10

Synchronization

10

Degree of Difficulty

10

Perfection of Routine

10

Total

100

 

Practice Attendance Policy: Athletes will be allowed to miss up to two (2) excused practices throughout the season. If a athlete misses more than the allotted amount of practices, their continued participation in the program will be reviewed and decided upon by their Head Coach and the Director of Cheer. Please note teams cannot stunt if the whole team is not present.


  • Practice - 2 evenings per week 

    • Frontier Park

    • Times/Dates TBD

    • Must cheer at 2 Cowboys Home Games and Homecoming for the team to qualify for ICA

  • Uniform:

    • To be rented from AHC

    • Bows (Provided by AHC)

    • All white gym shoes (need to be purchased, separately)



 

OUR REGISTRATION FEES

SIDELINE FEES $190 (excludes Uniform):

  • Cheer Shirt and Bow

  • Practice Space and Football Field Fees

  • Coaching, Insurance and Administrative Fees

  • Homecoming, Banquet, and Awards

 

COMPETITION FEES $405 (excludes Uniform Rental)

  • Cheer Shirt and Bow

  • Practice Space and Football Field Fees

  • Coaching, Insurance and Administrative Fees

  • ICA Membership and 3 Competitions ( Excluding State) 

  • Music and Choreography

  • Banquet and Awards

 

BOTH SIDELINE AND COMPETITION FEE $510