The following page contains a list of the most common questions related to our West
Linn Youth Cheer program. Please review to clarify any questions you may have. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please contact our Youth Cheer Coordinator at:
Q: When will the teams cheer?
A: The teams will cheer on Saturdays at West Linn High School. Games are anytime between 9am and 7pm start times.
The younger teams are earlier and the 8th grade teams will usually be late afternoon to early evening.
Will there be away games to cheer for as well?
Possibly, if we have enough kids to make more than 2 teams per age group, then we
will have the teams rotate and cheer at an occasional away game.
When do the teams practice?
A: Each team will be practicing once a week at a specific
time for an hour. Specifics regarding dates & times are being worked out with the school district for space and will be available as the season nears. Practices will likely be
grouped by grades, with 3rd - 5th practicing as a group and 6th - 8th practicing as a group.
What if my child plays another fall sport, can she still participate?
A: We understand there may be some kids that play another sport. By keeping the practices to once a week, our hope is that your child will be able to do both. If
there is overlap, it's ok for your child to miss an occasional game. However, we are hoping to prepare your child for a High School Cheer squad and strongly encourage grades 6,7 and
8 to be at all games and practices.
What does my $200 registration fee cover?
The $200 covers the uniform which includes (skirt, top, shell, briefs, pompoms,
camp t-shirt, warm up jacket and pants). It also includes an insurance fee, registration fee and 4-day camp in August (see Key Dates for Cheer for details).
Are there any other costs not included in the
The only other costs you will incur are for a white pair of tennis shoes and
tumbling classes. Neither are included with the registration fee.. In the past, we negotiate an affordble price for white shoes at Dick's. Tumbling is not mandatory, but strongly
encouraged for grades 6,7,8.
Q: What if my daughter cheered last year and her uniform still fits?
There will be a $60 registration fee to cover registration, insurance, camp and
camp t-shirt. There is also a charge for the new skirt we are replacing this year (approx. $18). All girls will want to be fitted in the Spring to make sure they have this new item.
During fittings, you will be able to order other items that your daughter needs to replace. If you are needing several items, it may be cheaper to just order a new uniform and pay
the $200 then have the items broken down. We do get a reduced cost when purchasing the entire uniform.
Q: When is the Cheer Camp?
We will be having a 4-day Cheer Camp in Augst. Camp is typically scheduled in the
evening to accommodate working families. We are currently coordinating with the school to secure dates and location. Please check the Key Dates for Cheer Page for
Q: What if we are gone the week of camp?
It would be great if your child could be there as this is the time that your child
will learn all of their material for the season. However, we will try to have 1 day of make-up session before the season begins to learn their material. they will also have an
opportunity during practice to get caught up.
Q: What if my child can't do the splits, or tumble?
No worries,they don't need to know how to do the splits. However, this year we are
encouraging grades 6-8 to attend one day of tumbling classes outside of cheer practice. More on this exciting new addition to
Q: Who is coaching and how many teams will there be?
A: We have hired two coaches for our teams. They are safety certified and have great
cheer experience. Alyssa and Courtney will work with the girls to develop skills at practices and at camp. We are asking parents to consider
volunteering as a "team mom" to support the coaching staff selected this year. You will have an opportunity to let us know in your registration if you are interested in helping.
More details to follow.
Will there be opportunity to volunteer other than
Yes, we are looking for other parent volunteers to help with other aspects of the
program and keep the program for years to come.