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ABOUT OUR CHEER PROGRAM

CHEER FOR THE V-I-K-I-N-G-S

The Vikings Cheer program is an instructional level program. All girls 5 through 14 years old are eligible to participate. There are no tryouts and tumbling is not mandatory but recommended.  We pride ourselves on building our athletes fundamentally for success on the next level.

The main obligation of our cheerleaders is to cheer and support the Vikings football players. Therefore, if football players have a game, the girls are required to cheer (rain, shine, cold, etc.) The girls are able to meet this obligation by following the NIUYFL Cheer governing principals, which include:

  1. Safety First and foremost we want our girls to be safe and learn the importance of being safe while doing various cheer stunts.
  2. Sportsmanship Regardless of the outcome, its important for the girls to understand that winning isn't about a trophy but about the lessons learned and the strive to continue to do your best.
  3. Full Participation Girls are taught the importance of teamwork and being apart of a team. "A team is only as strong as its weakest link". When one person doesn't pull their weight, it's reflected in performance and the team dynamics.

All cheer teams participate in Regional and National league competition. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does registration include?
Cheer registration fees are All-Inclusive of organization operating and competition fees as well as following accessories: Custom Uniform, Warm Up Suit, Backpack, Shoes, Game and Compeition Bow, and Competition and Camp Fees.  

What types of things will my cheerleader learn?
Cheerleaders will learn sideline cheers to perform during games as well as various half-time routine. Toward midseason, girls will learn and perfect their routine for competition. The level/skill will determine the difficulty level. Cheerleaders will learn the proper technique needed to complete jumps, stunts, and hand movements

Is this a traveling organization?
Yes. All participants are required to travel to all away games. Many of our teams compete at a national level. In the event that teams win at the Regional Cheer Competition, they are required to participate at the UYFL National Competition in Tampa, FL the first week of December.

How far away are the teams?
Travel times can range from 30 minutes to about an hour and a half. On average travel time is about 45 minutes. 

Does my daughter need to try out to be on the team:
No. Anyone interested in joining is able to participate. Solidify your spot early. Our teams have a limited number of available spots and once they are filled, the remaining participants will be placed on a waiting list.

What age does my daughter need to be to participate?
A child must be five  (5) years of age on or before July 31 of the current season through 14 years of age. 

When does registration begin?
The registration process begins in January 1st. Early registration discounts are provided to participants who pay in full on or before the first registration date. Please see our registration page for more information. 

What is the registration fee?
The registration fee is $400. Fee includes Custom Uniform, Warm Up suit, Backpack, Socks, Competition and Game Bows, Shoes,.  Competition Fees may apply at a later date.  Multiple children discounts are available as well as a payment plan option. 

Is volunteering required?
Yes. Our organization is operated fully by volunteers that have a desire to provide for the youth in their community. In order to continue with the success of the program, participating families are required to provide no more than four (4) hours of service per child. 

When does the season begin?
The first day of practice is mid to end of July. The first game is at the end of August. 

Where is the practice?
During the summer months, all practices are held at Apollo Park in Homewood, IL. The park is located at 187th and Morgan Street.   During the fall/winter months, practice is moved indoors to various schools in the Homewood - Flossmoor area. Exact locations will be determined once the season starts and communicated by someone on the team's coaching staff.

What is the practice schedule like?
During the summer, practice is held Monday - Friday from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Once school begins, the practice changes. Changes to the schedule will be announced on an as-needed basis by the team's coaching staff. 

Where are home teams played?
Home games will play at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

What teams do the Vikings play against?
To see a full list of the teams in the conference, please visit the Northern Illinois United Youth Football and Cheer website for details. The season consists of eight (8) games plus playoff games. On average half of the games are played at home. 

What equipment am I responsible for providing my daughter?
The registration fee includes all components of the base uniform your daughter will need. 

Homewood Flossmoor Jr. Vikings

 PO Box 662
Homewood, Illinois 60430
Phone : 773-988-2679
Email : [email protected]
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