Spirit Cheer Program Overview & Highlights

Welcome to the Park Ridge Spirit Cheer Program! We are looking forward to a great season and to help our young athletes get the most out of Spirit Cheer. Our goal is for your child to walk away with good cheerleading fundamentals and new skills, high self-esteem, new friends, and a smile!

Park Ridge Spirit Cheerleaders cheer recreationally for the Park Ridge Youth Football teams during an 8-week fall season (September-October). We are not a competitive cheer squad and we welcome all girls at any level of experience. Our focus is on teamwork, respect, and positive attitudes. Cheerleading is one of the fastest-growing sports and Park Ridge Football and Cheer are very proud of our well-established cheerleading program.

What We Teach Student-Athletes

SPORTSMANSHIP

We teach our players the importance of having respect for all players coaches and referees, as well as following all the rules. 

TEAMWORK

All our players learn and the importance of how to be a part of a team so that he or she and his or her teammates can all succeed. 

WORK ETHIC

We not only teach our players the importance of hard work to improve but also that it is fun to accomplish the goals they set. 

RESPECT

We teach our young athletes how to be well-mannered individuals on and off the field so they represent our organization with pride.

Spirit Cheer Program Structure

The Park Ridge Spirit Cheerleading program is for girls from Kindergarten (5 years old) to 5th grade (10 years old)

Program

Mini Level

Mighty Level

School Grade

K – 2nd 

3rd – 5th

Sideline Cheer

Flag Football

Flag/Tackle Football

Stunting

No

No

Spirit Cheer Program Details

Squad placement is determined by the Director of Cheer. Squads will be formed by grade with a maximum of 8 and a minimum of 6 cheerleaders.

  • Mini Level – Sideline Cheer for Park Ridge Flag Football
  • Mighty Level – Sideline Cheer for Park Ridge Flag of Tackle Football

Returning cheerleaders will be placed with the squad they were on the previous year unless otherwise requested.

Volunteers

Our Spirit Cheer program is run 100% by parent volunteers. We cannot be successful without the support and involvement of our parents. Ways you can help:

  • Head Coach or Assistant Coach – you do not need to have prior cheerleading experience to be a coach, however, we do require a background check. We will assist you with learning cheers and motions, and there will be an orientation clinic in August to teach all of our cheers to you and your squad. Coaches will also receive a complimentary hoodie sweatshirt (2 per squad). If you are interested in becoming a coach, please contact the Director of Cheerleading as soon as possible. 
  • Team Mom – coordinate a snack schedule for games, coordinate homecoming activities, and assist coaches with any needs.
  • Team Photographer – assist with photographing cheerleaders, collecting, and sharing photos with the squad throughout the season, or create your squad’s very own Facebook page.

Park Ridge Spirit Cheerleaders in Action

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