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Quakertown Midget Football Association - QMFA


Welcome to QMFA Cheer!

  • Practice begins August 2nd.  A parent meeting will be scheduled prior to the start of practice.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WATER BOTTLES should be brought to practice with WATER or GATORADE.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.  Parents may be assigned at any time and volunteer work will be tracked to ensure that all help. 
  • A cheerleader cannot be over 14 years old as of July 31st (though if we do not have a level for your child, he/she will be referred to your local school program). A flag cheerleader must be 5 years old by July 31st.  Cheerleaders will be placed on squads according to birthdays, their eligibility based on Pop Warner's age matrix, and their experience.  We will do our best to have squads determined by mid July and the roster will be set for August 1.  During the month of July, you should expect communication via e-mail from your head coach informing you of your team as well as other season details. We offer competitive cheer, non competitive and challenger squads are available through Pop Warner.  All squads will compete in the Buxmont local competition (even flag).  For competitive cheer (MM level and up), the teams often cheer beyond the regular football/spirit cheer season based on their performance during competitions.  This level of cheer requires serious commitment and often additional fundraising efforts.  If you choose not to compete, please inform your head coach when you are assigned to a team so that they can make the proper accommodations for performance routines. 
  • 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.
  • 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 1/2-2 hours 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 are the property of the Quakertown Panthers.
  • You will be responsible for damage or loss and will sign off on the condition of the uniform when distributed.  
  • 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, 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.
  • Cheerleaders will receive 2 bows with registration: A QMFA Season bow and a Pink Breast Cancer bow for the month of October.  They will also receive pink/October socks.  Parents may be asked to purchase the following items to maintain a uniform look as a squad, which is at the parents/legal guardians' expense, and will be in addition to the registration fee: bloomers/boy shorts, white no show socks, cheer sneakers, and a crop top.  Your head coach or the cheer director will distribute details about these items.  For competition squads, there may be additional expenses if the head coach deems that additional items require purchase or a squad may have a "team dues" to help with these resources.