Grafton Cheer Home Page

UpdatedSaturday August 3, 2019 byShannon Harris.

Welcome to the Home of Grafton Youth Cheer

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.

2018 AYC Divisions
Divisions 2018 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



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.



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

         Division 8

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

o    Sept-Nov.: Practice 1-2 times a week. One to two week nights between 5:30 and 8pm M-F (Day TBD) and Sat between 8AM and 12PM

·         Divisions 10, 12 and 14

o    August: Practice 1.5-2 hours 3-4 times a week between 5:30-8:00PM M-Th. 

o    Sept-Nov.: Practice 1.5-2 hours 2- 3 times a week between 5:30-8:30PM M-F and Sat for 2 hours between 8AM and 12PM. 

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.



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

The tentative competition schedule for 2019 is as follows:

  • Pre Season Kick Off Thursday August 15th 7pm SGES
  • Jamboree Saturday August 17th
  • Tuesday 9/10 is PICTURE DAY. GMS 5:30
  • South FUN COMP Saturday 9/21 in Worcester
  • LOCAL COMPETITION: Saturday 10/19 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium
  • STATE COMPETITION (if qualified): Saturday 11/2 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium
  • Cheer Showcase November 13th GMS tentatively 
  • REGIONAL COMPETITION (if qualified): Saturday 11/23 at SNHU
  • NATIONAL COMPETITION (if qualified): early December in FL

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




Cheerleaders are required to purchase the following for the season:

  • Briefs (D8 only)
  • Mid-drift top (D8 only)
  • 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.