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Quakertown Midget Football Association - QMFA

Cheer

Welcome to QMFA Cheer!

  • Practice begins August 1st.
  • Your coach will let you know where your practice area is going to be located. 
  • Practices will be Monday thru Thursday nights from 6 pm - 8 pm.
  • Once school begins, practices will drop for non-comp squads to 2 nights a week.
  • Parents should check with coach or team parent to stay informed and up to date on all issues.
Clothing/Dress
  • Athletic sneakers MUST be worn to all practices. Sneakers MUST be tied. Without the correct sneakers; your child will NOT be allowed to practice. NO elevated sneakers, or slip on shoes are permitted.
  • NO spaghetti strap, belly shirts, ‘short' shorts, jeans or jean shorts are permitted.
  • NO jewelry, glitter products, and nail polish are permitted during practices, games or events.
  • Hair needs to be up and off shoulders.
Hydration
  • WATER BOTTLES should be brought to practice with WATER or GATORADE.
  • NO soda or juices.  They are not good for hydration and bee's are attracted to the sugar.
Transportation
  • It is the parent/guardians responsibility to arrange transportation to and from practices/games in a timely manner.
  • Every effort should be made for cheerleaders to arrive on time.
  • Cheerleaders arriving late will still be required to do their full warm-up.
  • Parent/Guardian should arrive for pick-up at least 10-15 minutes prior to the end of practice.
  • August is a learning month, if you miss any time in August, you will be behind in the cheer routines. It will be your responsibility to learn what you missed on your own time.
  • Two weeks of conditioning is REQUIRED prior to any stunting or tumbling.  If your cheerleader misses practice they will still be required to condition prior to stunting or tumbling.
Behavior
  • Respectable behavior is expected at all times.
  • Disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.
  • Foul language will not be tolerated, anyone found using foul language will be dismissed immediately.
  • All cheerleaders will stay with their Coaches or certified Team Mom during practices, games, and game half-times.
  • In the event a cheerleading squad advances to a higher level of competition, they will travel and stay as a team at the entire event.
Safety
  • Please make certain your child's coach knows of any medical conditions or physical limitations such as Asthma or Allergies.
  • If your child is asthmatic, a second inhaler is requested to be kept by the coach in case the child forgets to bring it to practice or games. 
  • If your child is allergic to bees, you must alert her coach.
  • Every parent must come to their child's practice area to get their child at the end of practice. The children will not be permitted to leave until the coach has acknowledged the parent or the person they've been told will be picking them up. Please inform your coach if someone other than you will be picking your child up from practice.
SNACK STAND
  • All parents are required to take a turn helping in the QMFA snack stand during the month of August and throughout the season; during your child's games, practices, and/or scheduled events. If you are unable to work at your scheduled time; as a courtesy, YOU must find a replacement and notify your team mom.
AGES AND ELIGIBILITY
  • A cheerleader cannot be over 14 years old as of July 31st. A flag cheerleader must be 5 years old by July 31st.  Cheerleaders will be placed on squads according to birthday's and their eligibility based on Pop Warner's age matrix.
PLAYER DISMISSAL
  • Cheerleaders can be dismissed without refund for the following reasons:
    • A cheerleader tells Coaches that she does not want to cheer.
    • A cheerleader attempts to intimidate fellow participants at practice by word and/or physical deed.
    • A cheerleader is an extreme discipline problem.
    • A parent has not followed the Code of Conduct.
    • Each situation will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
GAMES
  • Cheerleaders should arrive at the games at minimum one hour prior to a game and stay until the game is over.  Competitive squads may be required to arrive 1 1/2-2hours prior to the start of a game.
  • Parents must be present at the game by the end of the 3rd quarter.
  • Cheerleaders cheer in rain, snow, and cold weather conditions. If the football players play, cheerleaders cheer.
  • Cheerleaders should come prepared to the games with complete uniform available.
  • For inclement weather, sweatpants may be worn along with sweaters, gloves, hats and, if needed, jackets.
  • Cheerleaders are to stay with the team the ENTIRE game.
UNIFORMS
  • Uniforms are the property of the Quakertown Panthers.
  • You will be responsible for damage or loss.  
  • Care instructions sheets will be given when uniforms are distributed and should be followed explicitly.
    *Uniforms are to be worn ONLY for Official Quakertown Midget Football Association or Bux-Mont sponsored events (football games, competitions, Fun Day and pictures). Uniforms are NOT to be worn as Halloween costumes.
    *At the end of the season every cheerleader is responsible for returning their cleaned uniform at their designated time. 
    In order to maintain and accurate inventory of our uniforms your cooperation in this matter is needed.
ACCESSORIES
  • Cheerleaders are asked to purchase the following items to maintain a uniform look as a squad. This is at the parents/legal guardians' expense, and will be in addition to the registration fee: bloomers/boy shorts, socks, cheer sneakers, and crop top.  There may be additional expenses if the head coach deems that additional items require purchase (multiple competition bows, etc...)