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Updated Monday August 21, 2017 by GYFC.

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Please be sure to read all the information before registering your children!

 

Grafton Youth Cheer will create teams based on the divisions outlined by AYC. The divisions fielded and team placement will be determined based on registration totals. The following table outlines the possible configurations.

2016 AYC Divisions
Divisions 2016 Ages
Division 8 5,6,7,8
Division 10 7,8,9,10
Division 12 9,10,11,12
Division 14 11,12,13,14

 

COMPETITIONS

Central Mass Cheerleading has 2 competitions every year and we as members are required to attend.  Fun Comp usually takes place in September, and then Locals in October.  If teams place in the top 5 for their division at Locals, then they move on to compete at States. The top 3 teams there go to Regionals and if they do well at Regionals then they may have the opportunity to compete in Nationals in December.

Competition dates will be posted below under "IMPORTANT DATES" as they become available.

Note:  All Cheerleaders on a Division 10 team and above will be considered competing
cheerleaders, while all cheerleaders on a Division 8 and under will be considered exhibition cheerleaders.

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULES

Dates for the upcoming season are tentative. The typical practice schedule is as follows:

         Division 8

o    Practice one hour 1-2 times a week between 5:30 and 8pm M-F. August –Sept. 

o    Practice 1-2 times a week. One week night  between 5:30 and 8pm M-F (Day TBD) and an occasional Sat 9-10am. Sept-Nov.

·         Divisions 10, 12 and 14

o    Practice 3 times a week from 5:30-7:30pm or 6-8pm M-F. Aug-Sept

o    Practice 3 times a week from 5:30-7:30pm or 6-8pm M-F and Sat for 2 hours.

Practices times can change as the season gets closer and practice locations get finalized. Also additional practices can be added at the cheer coordinator and coach’s discretion.  All practice times and additional practices will be confirmed by your coaches as the season begins.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

CHEER COMPETITIONS:  All teams compete in at least 2 competitions during the months of September, October and November.  

The tentative competition schedule for 2017 is as follows:

  • South Fun Comp: Saturday 9/23 at Marlborough
  • LOCAL COMPETITION: Saturday 10/28 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium
  • STATE COMPETITION (if qualified): Sunday 11/5 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium
  • REGIONAL COMPETITION (if qualified): Saturday 11/18 in Rhode Island
  • NATIONAL COMPETITION (if qualified): 12/7 in FL

FOOTBALL JAMBOREE:  Saturday 8/19

GAMES:  Most games are on Sundays but occasionally there can be a Saturday game.  The league tries to schedule games whenever possible so that the younger players play earliest.  

PRACTICES:  See above

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

 

Cheerleaders are required to purchase the following for the season:

  • Briefs
  • Mid-drift top
  • Sneakers
  • Bows - included in registration cost
  • T-Shirt - included in registration cost


Girls are given skirts, tops, and pom poms. A uniform deposit is required. This will be returned at the end of the season.