Spring Fest is a themed competition. The coaches are given the theme of what their music must consist of & find a song or cheer mix that meets the requirements of the theme. Teams prepare a sideline cheer using signs & poms along with the themed music section showcasing stunts, jumps, tumbling & dance! Awards are given based on highest score on their score sheet. There is no placement at this competition. However, the highest scoring team of the session will win a Grand Champion award. Teams also make 2 spirit sticks to take to the competition, judges will select individual cheerleaders who stand out to them during each routine to give the spirit sticks to.
Fall Season (August)
Spirit Fest is a Game Day cheer competition. Teams prepare a sideline defense/offense cheer & a band dance to either marching band music or the high school fight song for their district. Awards are given based on highest score on their score sheet. There is no placement at this competition. However, the highest scoring team of the session will win a Grand Champion award. This is a great competition for teams to get judge feedback for the Cheer Fest competition!
Fall Season (Sept./Oct.)
Cheer Fest is our big competition that happens near the end of the regular season before playoffs. Teams prepare a 2 and a half minute routine with a cheer using signs & poms along with an entertaining music section with stunts, jumps, tumbling & dance! Teams compete based on declared level by the coach, Level 1 (thigh), Level 2 (prep/half), & Level 3 (extended). Awards are given based on placement in each level as well as highest scoring team receives the Grand Champion award in their session. Junior Cheerleaders do not compete with the team in this competition. However, they will learn a cute dance & perform with all Junior Cheerleaders at the end of each session of the competition!
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