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Fall Rec Cheer

By Admin, 04/10/24, 12:00AM EDT


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Brenna Matthews

Brenna Matthews

Cheer Commissioner

New for Fall 2024!

Due to the recent popularity of cheer participation the past couple of seasons, SYC Cheer will be expanding its program this fall.  We will be trying a different kind of recreational cheer squad - one that will focus on performances (of course they will still learn cheers).  This new squad will be classified as "Rec - Performance" while our regular squads will be "Rec - Sideline".  Nothing will change with our Rec-Sideline squads, they will still cheer at football games and create a routine to be performed at our end of season Pep Rally.

What will the logistics of the Rec-Performance squad look like?

This squad will still go to Kick Off and Pep Rally, and have one weekday indoor practice, like normal.

Additionally, they will have one outdoor practice on game days at the football stadium.  At the end of this practice they will perform during the halftime of the football game.  After the performance they will be free to go.

Rec - Performance Squad Requirements

Cheerleaders will need to be in grades 2-4 during the fall season.  Additionally, they MUST have participated in at least one season of SYC Cheer.

There are no tryouts or evaluations.  Everyone interested will be entered into a lottery, which will be chosen randomly.  If a chosen cheerleader has a sibling, eligible siblings will be included as well.  

Season Dates

  • Start Date:  Early September
  • End Date:   Early November


EARLY BIRD - Now through April 30th

  • $135

ON-TIME - May 1st  through July 31st or until capacity reached.

  • $145

LATE - August 1st - Until Capacity Reached

  • $155

$10 discount for each additional child from same family participating in fall cheer.

$200 hold check for uniform use. (Only cashed if uniform set and poms are not returned after the season.)


Grades 1 - 9 as of Fall 2024


Practices: Once a week. Practices are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. Day/time/location is selected by cheer coaches in late August. Practice start times are generally between 5:30PM-6:30PM and last between 1-1.5 hours, depending on the age group. 

Games: Normally on Saturdays, sometimes Sundays, or other days for makeups.


Practices: Greater Springfield/Burke/Lorton area elementary school gyms

Games: Northern Virginia

Sports Equipment/Uniform Items*

Equip/Uniform Provided by SYC Required Cost
Cheer top, skirt, poms Yes, for use with $200 hold check Yes
Team cheer bow Yes, for purchase at clinic or coach Yes $10
Navy briefs No Yes (any bloomers or dark shorts that fit under skirt)
Plain white cheer shoes No Recommended. Plain white sneakers are acceptable.
Cheer socks No No, but low or no-show socks are highly recommended

*Prices are subject to change.

Please Note: Information is subject to change.